The staff of E! Live Events gathered this Saturday for one of the most elaborate races we’ve ever run! This race was nothing like the glitz and glamour of Hollywood that these teams were used to — this was a challenging day long race all over Los Angeles, in places that a lot of contestants never knew existed.

Teams got a taste of LA history in an elaborate puzzle in Pasadena, as well as the taste of various Chinese “delicacies” in Chinatown; they explored the beautiful Rose Bowl and Downtown LA; and got down and dirty at a salvage yard challenge in Silverlake.

In the end, the gray team Shaun Smith and Stephanie Alpert came in first, narrowly edging out the other finalists, green team Kristen Marcinkowski and Erika Smith (2nd) and red team, Gerry Johnston and Linsay Sawzak (3rd). Congratulations to everyone for a great race!

 

GAME RESULTS:

Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5
Shaun & Stephanie 3rd 5th 5th 2nd 1st
Kristen & Erika 9th 4th 3rd 1st 2nd
Gerry & Linsay 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd 3rd
Nate & Dave 1st 1st 2nd 4th 4th
Julia & Sonja 7th 3rd 1st 5th
Matt & Aaron 6th 7th 6th 6th
Michelle & Michelle 10th 8th 7th
Jen & Collin 5th 6th 8th
Andrew & Andrew 4th 9th
David & Beck 8th 10th

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Another successful race!

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Ten teams competed in our most intense Race yet this past Saturday! This five leg, ten hour event took teams through Hollywood, Echo Park, Silverlake, Griffith Park, Glendale, Pasadena, McArthur Park, Downtown, and Chinatown.

The competition was intense; one team’s car broke down, teams were stumped by puzzles, they experienced the culture shock of not being able to speak the language in China Town and Mexican Alvarado Street, everyone got lost along the way, and six teams were eliminated. In the end, it came down to an intense final leg between the final four teams. But it was the white team, Pat O’Donnell and Matthias Schildwachter who narrowly beat out the blue team, Dan Shott and Talia Harari, to cross the finish line in first place.

Congrats to all of our teams for a great race!

 

GAME RESULTS:

Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4 Leg 5
Pat & Matthias 7th 6th 6th 1st 1st
Dan & Talia 4th 4th 1st 4th 2nd
Jim & Leroy 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 3rd
Kimmy & Chris 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Heather & Jonathan 10th 5th 5th 5th
Felicia & Justin 5th 8th 4th 6th
Ashley & Ivee 6th 3rd 7th
Colleen & Chris 9th 7th 8th
Tim & Chris 1st 10th
Monica & Marty 8th 9th

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This Saturday, we had an AMAZING race all across Los Angeles, the city of angels! Although we had a small group of just ten contestants / five teams, they more than made up for it with their intensity. After a hard-fought battle, Jim Cartwright and Evangeline Favia narrowly edged out Brad Milison and Meredith Bixby to cross the finish line in first place.

Destinations in this race included the Santa Monica pier, Westwood, Koreatown, Hollywood, Echo Park and Griffith Park. Some of the challenges included selling cookies to strangers on the street, shopping at a Korean grocery store (with a Korean shopping list), and solving puzzles on Hollywood’s famous Star Walk.

 

GAME RESULTS:

Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4
Jim & Evangeline 2nd 4th 1st 1st
Brad & Meredith 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd
Joy & Larry 1st 1st 4th 3rd
Brandon & Morgan 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th
Jerod & Jackie 5th 5th 5th

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