Does second place win anything on Amazing Race? Prizes for season 32 explored

As Amazing Race draws to a close, viewers are wondering whether the runner-up is awarded for their efforts. Here are the season 32 prizes!

The two teams in the 32nd season travelled against the clock from France, Germany, Kazakhstan, and Brazil, to name just a few places.

Viewers saw *spoiler alert* team Will and James be crowned for their quick trip to the Superdome in New Orleans.

But do the second place winners get a prize? Is it just the top winners that are awarded? Let’s find out…

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What do the winners of Amazing Race get?

  • $1 million

After trotting across the globe in a bid to win the CBS contest, the winning pair are given a big lump sump of money.

The three remaining teams go to New Orleans for the big finale.

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Then, whoever races into the Superdome before the other two teams wins.

What does second place win on the show?

  • $25,000

While it’s only a small percentage of the winning team’s prize, they aren’t left short of money by ending the show as runners up.

The third place team win $10,000, while the first team to be eliminated are sent home with $1,500. So all participants leave with some cash!

For the 32nd season, married couple Hung and Chee placed second.

The Amazing Race: Prize list

For each leg of the competition, the winning teams get a prize.

Due to the CBS show’s nature, it’s usually paid-for trips to a new country.

Here’s a list of season 32’s prizes for each leg:

  • Trip for two to Switzerland – Hung and Chee, Leg 2
  • Trip for two to Bali – Will and James, Leg 3
  • $5,000 for each team member – Will and James, Leg 4
  • Trip for two to Vietnam – Riley and Maddison, Leg 5
  • $7,500 each – DeAngelo and Gary, Leg 6
  • Trip for two to Las Vegas – Will and James, Leg 7



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