ImANewUser Amazing Race 4
Season Run April 18, 2007
– August 16, 2007
Winning Team Jon and Aaron (Acalithos)
No. Of Legs 13
Continents Visited 6
Countries & Territories Visited 12
Cities Visited 20
Distance Traveled 61,685 miles (99,270 kilometres)
All-Stars Charlotte & Hayley (6th), Abigail & Jeannette (1st), David & Leanne (9th)
Season Chronology
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ImANewUser Amazing Race 4 is the 4th installment of the fictional series, ImANewUser Amazing Race. This season was originally called ImANewUser's Amazing Race 3, but with the inclusion of Season 2, the season became the fourth in the series. This season features twelve teams, some of which originally raced on the show, The Amazing Race.


Development and Filming

The route spans around 62,000 miles and covers 6 continents. Previously unvisited countries include Canada, Chile (Easter Island), Angola, Kosovo and New Zealand. Previously unvisited territories include Curaçao, the Netherlands Antilles, Réunion, Cabinda, New Caledonia, Turks & Caicos Islands and the Aleutian Islands. Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) and India (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) were also visited.

The greeters on this Race were the eliminated teams in Season 2. In Leg 3, former racers Megan & Heidi had a cameo appearance in the Last Clue option.

There was an extended Pit Stop on Leg 9.


Survivors Nate & Parvati and a team known as Sean & Katie were chosen, but backed out at the last minute. They were replaced by Melissa R. & Chelsea and Brandon & Annika respectively. Abigail & Jeannette did not know each other until a chance encounter. They then decided to apply together for the ImANewUser Amazing Race.

Brandon & Annika stayed in 6th place for 5 consecutive legs, beating the record set by Melody and Sharon from IANU AR 1.

Abigail (of Abigail & Jeannette) moved in with her twin, Jeannette, for a while but moved out when Jeannette got married.

Charlotte & Hayley, Abigail & Jeannette and David & Leanne were chosen to represent the season in Season 7.


Team Relationship Position (by leg) Roadblock Tally
1 2 3 4 5 6 <7> 8 9 10 11 12 13
Jon & Aaron
TAR 6 Contestants 7th 6th 8th 5th 3rd 4th 3rd 2nd 4th+ 1st 4th 3rd2 1st Jon 6, Aaron 6
Tyler D. & Tyler M.
TAR Contestants 3rd 1st 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 4th 1st+ 2nd 3rd< 2nd 2nd Tyler D. 7, Tyler M. 6
Charlotte & Hayley
Friends 2nd 2nd 7th< 4th 6th 5th 2nd 1st 2nd+ 3rd 1st 1st 3rd Charlotte 6, Hayley 7
Abigail & Jeannette
Longlost Twins 5th 7th 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 7th 5th1 3rd+ 4th 2nd> 4th2 Abigail 6, Jeannette 5
Lori & Monica
TAR Contestants 8th 5th 2nd> 6th 4th 1st 5th 3rd 5th+ 5th 5th Lori 4, Monica 6
Brandon & Annika
Dating 1st 3rd 5th 7th 7th 6th 6th 6th 6th+ 6th Brandon 4, Annika 5
Danielle & Lauren
Mother / Daughter 9th 8th 6th 8th 5th 7th 4th 7th Danielle 4, Lauren 4
Rin & Mac
Kuchiki Byakuya
Dating 4th 10th 9th 1st 8th 8th Rin 2, Mac 3
David & Leanne
Siblings 6th 4th 3rd 9th David 2, Leanne 2
Jack & Deena
Kiwi Jay
Married / Retired 10th 9th 10th Jack 2, Deena 1
Melissa R. & Chelsea
Co-Competitors 11th 11th Melissa 1, Chelsea 1
Jeremy & James
TAR Contestants 12th Jeremy 1, James 0

Note 1: Abigail and Jeannette arrived fifth in Leg 8, but had a 30-minute penalty to wait out. This did not affect their placing.
Note 2: There was a tie for last place, so a tiebreaker was conducted to settle the tie.

  • Red means the team was eliminated.
  • Blue means the team came in last at a non-elimination leg and was thus "marked for elimination," meaning that if that team did not place first on the next leg, they would receive a 30 minute penalty.
  • Green means the team won the Fast Forward clue. A green leg number means no team took the Fast Forward this leg.
  • A < means the team was Yielded. A > means the team used their Yield. A <> indicates an unused Yield.
  • Matching colors of symbols indicate teams who worked together during part of the leg as a result of the Intersection route marker.

Episode Quote Titles

Titles for legs are often taken from quotes made by the racers. The quotes are sometimes slightly changed for humorous effect.

  1. "I Don't Know, I Don't Speak Geometry" – Leanne
  2. "I'm Freezing My Buttocks Off, In The Carribean!!" – Deena
  3. "Help The Turtles Or I Quit!!" – Leanne
  4. "I Dunno, You Know This Game Better" – Mac
  5. "After Hours Of Mindlessly Driving Through Angola..." – Phil
  6. "At Least I Have Two Legs" – Annika
  7. "Nothing Else Good To Say, Eh?" – Phil
  8. "The Clothes Don't Even Fit On The Model Properly" – Aaron
  9. "Yeah Please. We Only Have 3 Legs!" – Brandon
  10. "And I Bet Bolo Is Saying The Same Thing" – Monica
  11. "No Danielle Please. She Always Groans" – Tyler D.
  12. "Gee...Bad Time For The Computer To Stop Working" – Jeannette
  13. "It May Be On Another Galaxy For All We Know!" – Hayley


  • Leg 1 – $10,000 per person
  • Leg 2 – A trip to the Caribbean
  • Leg 3 – A trip to Alaska
  • Leg 4 – A cruise around Bahamas
  • Leg 5 – A Kodak camera
  • Leg 6 – A trip to Brazil
  • Leg 7 – A cruise around Antarctica
  • Leg 8 – A cruise around Mexico
  • Leg 9 – A trip to Patagonia
  • Leg 10 – A trip to Europe
  • Leg 11 – An African safari
  • Leg 12 – A trip around East and Southeast Asia
  • Leg 13 – $1,000,000

Elimination Station

The first six eliminated teams were sequestered in Surtsey Island, off the coast of Iceland. Subsequent eliminated teams continued to run the race as decoys.

  • After Leg 1, Jeremy & James were the first to enter the house.
  • After Leg 2, Melissa R. & Chelsea joined them.
  • After Leg 3, Jack & Deena entered the sequester villa.
  • After Leg 4, David & Leanne entered the sequester villa next. Teams were shocked to expect this frontrunner be eliminated next.
  • After Leg 5, the four teams waited for another team to arrive, but Melissa R. said that it could've been a non-elimination round. To pass the time, teams decided to have a castle-building contest, with the team of David, Deena, Chelsea and James beating out Leanne, Jack, Melissa R. and Jeremy.
  • After Leg 6, Rin & Mac arrived at the villa. Rin was relieved to have finally found a soft bed, while Mac expressed relief in finally being able to relax and enjoy the scenery instead of frantically running around to avoid last.
  • After Leg 7, while the girls were talking about how their nails were all in need of a manicure, the guys waited in vain for another team to arrive. Pretty soon, they gave up and joined the girls in a "Truth or Dare" game. Deena admitted to nearly using up all their money, Mac admitted to being a playboy and both Melissa R. and Chelsea admitted some regrets during Leg 2.
  • After Leg 8, Danielle & Lauren entered the villa sixth. The mother/daughter tandem was given separate beds and chit-chatted with Chelsea, Leanne, James and Mac. They all thought that it was finally Brandon and Annika's time to go.
  • After Leg 9, teams fell asleep and forgot to wait for an eliminated team.
  • After Leg 10, teams got a phone call. With Rin and Mac and David and Leanne hoping for a call telling them to come back, Brandon & Annika told them on the phone that they keep dreaming on. They told the rest at the villa that they'll be following the teams for the last three legs. After the call, the teams decided to play cards.
  • After Leg 11, teams were shown exchanging gifts when Lori & Monica called. The girls informed them of how beautiful New Caledonia was and made Deena start a group sharing. They all expected the Tylers to make it to the Finals since they can't decide on who gets eliminated next leg.
  • After Leg 12, Abigail & Jeannette calls up the teams. The girls tell them of the tie-breaker challenge that they lost to Jon and Aaron.
  • After Leg 13, the eliminated teams pondered on their experiences and expressed their thoughts on the Final Three.

Race Locations

Flight Logo Air travel    Ferry Logo Water travel   

Detour Detour    Roadblock Roadblock    Fast Forward Fast Forward    Yield Yield    Intersection Intersection    PitStop Pit Stop


IANU AR 4 Route Map.

Leg 1 (United States Of America → Canada)


The first clue of IANU AR 4 directed teams to St. Jude's Cathedral in Nunavut.

  • Los Angeles, California US-California, United States Of America UnitedStates (Mann's Chinese Theater) (Starting Line)
  • Flight Logo Los Angeles (Los Angeles International Airport) to Iqaluit, Nunavut CA-Nunavut, Canada Canada (Iqaluit Airport)
  • Iqaluit (St. Jude's Cathedral)
  • Iqaluit (Inuksuk High School)
  • Qikiqtaaluk Region (Foxe Peninsula) Fast Forward Roadblock Detour
  • Iqaluit (Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum) PitStop

For the Roadblock, that person must recreate an inukshuk to receive their next clue. In the Detour, Lost In Snow or Lost In Translation, teams chose between digging snow piles for a fur coat or translating three Inuit phrases to English. To get the Fast Forward, that team had to search Foxe Peninsula for the flag of Nunavut.

Additional Task

  • At Inuksuk High School, teams had to search for one of three departure times.

Leg 2 (Canada → Netherlands Antilles)


The Pit Stop for this leg of the Race was the Curaçao Sea Aquarium.

  • Flight Logo Iqaluit (Iqaluit Airport) to Willemstad, Curaçao Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles NetherlandsAntilles (Hato International Airport)
  • Willemstad (Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge) Roadblock
  • Willemstad (Amstel Beer Brewery) Fast Forward
  • Willemstad (Blue Bay Beach) Detour
  • Willemstad (Curaçao Sea Aquarium) PitStop

For the Roadblock, that person must cook five Creole dishes the old-fashioned way to receive their next clue. In the Detour, Blue Drink or Blue Ocean, teams chose between drinking Blue Curaçao liqueur or searching the ocean for a buoy with their next clue. The unused Fast Forward required a team to drink Amstel beers.

Leg 3 (Netherlands Antilles → Chile)


After a stop in Santiago, teams flew to Easter Island.

  • Flight Logo Willemstad (Hato International Airport) to Santiago, Chile Chile (Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport)
  • Santiago (Virgin Mary Statue) Detour
  • Flight Logo Santiago to Hanga Roa, Easter Island CL-EasterIsland (Mataveri International Airport)
  • Easter Island (Rapa Nui National Park) Yield Roadblock
  • Easter Island (Anakena Beach) PitStop

In the Detour, First Clue or Last Clue, teams chose between searching Codelco Building for the picture of Chuquicamata with their next clue attached or searching Cerro Santa Lucia for Megan and Heidi. For the Roadblock, that person must search the park for the only kneeling moai to receive their next clue.

Leg 4 (Chile → Réunion, France)


Barachois, where teams performed the music Roadblock.

  • Flight Logo Hanga Roa (Mataveri International Airport) to Saint-Denis De La Réunion, Réunion, France France (Roland Garros Airport)
  • Saint-Denis De La Réunion (Column of Victory) Detour
  • Saint-Denis De La Réunion (Austral Hotel) Fast Forward
  • Saint-Denis De La Réunion (Barachois) Roadblock
  • Saint-Denis De La Réunion (Moufia Mosque) PitStop

In the Detour, Flying Fox or Flying Yourself, teams chose between stuffing a model of an extinct animal known as the Lesser Mascarene Flying Fox or skydiving into Réunion's coastline. For the Roadblock, that team member had to translate three Réunion Creole phrases to receive their next clue. The Fast Forward required a team to play sega music inside the Austral Hotel.

Leg 5 (Réunion, France → Angola)


The Taboo Dance option required teams to perform the Capoeira Angola.

  • Flight Logo Saint-Denis de la Réunion (Roland Garros Airport) to Cabinda, Cabinda AO-Cabinda, Angola Angola (Cabinda Airport)
  • Cabinda (Cabinda Port)
  • Cabinda (Cabinda Oil Reserve) Fast Forward Roadblock Detour
  • Luanda (Fortaleza São Pedro da Barra) PitStop

For the Roadblock, that team member had to assemble a map of Cabinda to receive their next clue. In this Detour, Taboo Dance or Tribal Glance, teams chose between dancing the Capoeira Angola or dressing up and looking like a tribesman shown in a chosen picture to receive the next clue. To get the Fast Forward, that team must assemble a flag of Cabinda in the middle of the ocean.

Leg 6 (Angola → Serbia)


For the Roadblock, each team member had to perform certain jobs at the Priština National Public Library.

  • Luanda (Estádio da Cidadela)
  • Luanda (Parque Nacional Da Kissama) Fast Forward
  • Flight Logo Luanda (Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport) to Priština, Kosovo Kosovo, Serbia Serbia (Priština International Airport)
  • Priština (Priština National Public Library) Roadblock
  • Priština (Stadiumi i Qytetit) Detour
  • Priština (Mother Teresa Boulevard) PitStop

In this Roadblock, that team member must perform several library jobs to receive their next clue. In this Detour, Eating Contest or Ethnic Concert, teams chose between eating a local fish soup in less than 5 minutes or playing a music piece using a çiftelia, an authentic Albanian instrument, in front of locals to receive their next clue. For this Fast Forward, teams must head to the Parque Nacional Da Kissama and feed the gazelles. Once they receive the Fast Forward, they'll make their way to the airport where they'll be taken to their next destination via luxurious jet.

Leg 7 (Serbia → Russia)


The Yield for this leg is located beneath the Brandenburg Gate.

  • Flight Logo Priština (Priština International Airport) to Kaliningrad, Kaliningrad Oblast RU-KaliningradOblast, Russia Russia (Khrabrovo Airport)
  • Kaliningrad (Kaliningrad Center Square)
  • Kaliningrad (House of Soviets) Roadblock
  • Kaliningrad (Brandenburg Gate) Yield
  • Kaliningrad (Kaliningrad Zoo) Detour
  • Kaliningrad (Königsberg Cathedral) PitStop

For this Roadblock, that team member must search the House of Soviets to receive their next clue. For this Detour, teams had to choose between Animal Speech and Animal Sculpture. In Animal Speech, teams must take a voice recording of a "talking animal" to receive their next clue. For Animal Sculpture, teams must take a picture of three animals "immortalized" in the zoo's statues to receive their next clue.

Leg 8 (Russia → India)


Teams flew to the city of Srinagar.

  • Flight Logo Kaliningrad (Khrabrovo Airport) to Srinagar, India India (Srinagar Airport)
  • Srinagar (Shankaracharya Temple) Detour
  • Srinagar (Sharika Hill) Roadblock
  • Srinagar (Shalimar Gardens) Fast Forward PitStop

In this Detour, teams chose between Sitar and Sari. For Sitar, teams must play a sitar piece to receive their next clue. For Sari, teams must model a sari around the temple to receive your next clue. For this Roadblock, that team member must search Sharika Hill for a girl named Sally in a sari to receive their next clue. For the unused Fast Forward, teams must sell 5 shawls from a sealed room. When they finish the task, they will be set free and they can run to the Pit Stop.

Leg 9 (India)


Teams were Intersected at Dal Lake. After arriving at Car Nicobar, teams were no longer Intersected.

  • Srinagar (Dal Lake) Detour Intersection
  • Srinagar (Roza Bal)
  • Flight Logo Srinagar (Srinagar Airport) to Port Blair (Vir Savarkar Airport)
  • Ferry Logo Port Blair (Port Blair Ferry Terminal) to Car Nicobar, Nicobar Islands
  • Car Nicobar (Beach) Roadblock
  • Car Nicobar (Malacca Village) PitStop

In this Detour, teams chose between Curry Flavor or Cherry Color. In Curry Flavor, teams must make a curry to receive their next clue. In Cherry Color, teams must use the provided items to make a mark on the partner's forehead to receive their next clue. After the Detour, teams faced an Intersection. At the Intersection, teams had to join with one other team to complete tasks and make decisions together until further notice. After arriving in Car Nicobar Island, teams were not intersected anymore. There, they encountered a Roadblock. For this Roadblock, that team member must perform a tribal ritual. After that, they'll receive a map to the next Pit Stop.

Leg 10 (India → New Zealand)


Teams received their next clue from the Wizard of New Zealand.

  • Ferry Logo Car Nicobar to Port Blair (Port Blair Ferry Terminal)
  • Flight Logo Port Blair (Vir Savarkar Airport) to Christchurch, New Zealand NewZealand (Christchurch International Airport)
  • Christchurch (Cathedral Square) Detour
  • Christchurch (Christ Church Cathedral) Fast Forward
  • Christchurch (Wizard of New Zealand)
  • Christchurch (Spotted Shag Nest Colony) Roadblock
  • Christchurch (Christchurch Art Gallery) PitStop

In this Detour, teams chose between Kiwi or Maori. In Kiwi, teams must eat through an entire bucket of kiwis to reveal the clue beneath. In Maori, using carving tools, teams must carve a Maori tribesman's face onto a block of wood to receive a tiki idol and their next clue. In this Roadblock, that team member must search the spotted shag colony for a shag with their next clue attached. To receive the Fast Forward, teams must first decipher the passage, "For this Fast Forward, search ChristChurch for a guy holding it." This passage means to search Christ Church Cathedral for a guy holding the Fast Forward award.

Leg 11 (New Zealand → New Caledonia)


Teams visited the Tjibaou Cultural Centre in Nouméa.

  • Flight Logo Christchurch (Christchurch International Airport) to Nouméa, New Caledonia NewCaledonia (La Tontouta International Airport)
  • Nouméa (Tjibaou Cultural Centre)
  • Nouméa (Henry Milliard Horse Racing Track) Yield Roadblock
  • Nouméa (Place des Cocotiers) Detour
  • Nouméa (The Amédée Lighthouse) PitStop

For this Roadblock, that person must bet on a horse to win. When the horse race that begins in 12:00 nn ends, the team that bets on the horse arriving first will leave immediately, while the one that bets on the horse arriving second leaves 5 minutes later and so on. When teams arrive at the Place des Cocotiers, they encounter a Detour: Shop or Schlep. In Shop, teams must buy five ingredients for a local chef. In Schlep, teams must transfer five boxes of coconuts on foot to three marked stalls using only a provided map.

Leg 12 (New Caledonia → Turks & Caicos Islands)


Teams had to search for the Molasses Reef Wreck at the Turks & Caicos National Museum.

  • Flight Logo Nouméa (La Tontouta International Airport) to Cockburn Town, Turks & Caicos Islands Turks&amp;CaicosIslands (JAGS McCartney International Airport)
  • Cockburn Town (Front Street)
  • Cockburn Town (Grand Turk Lighthouse) Detour Roadblock
  • Cockburn Town (Turks And Caicos National Museum)
  • Cockburn Town (Hawk's Nest Anchorage) PitStop

Before the Roadblock, teams encounter a Detour: Rafts or Crafts. In Rafts, teams must paddle out to sea on rafts unto a buoy with your next clue. In Crafts, teams must carve their teammates' face in old Carribean fashion unto a piece of wood. When both partners are done, they'll receive their next clue. For the Roadblock, that team member must swim out to sea and retrieve a rock from the ocean floor. Once back to shore, they must crack it open to get the clue inside.

Additional Task

  • At the Turks and Caicos National Museum, teams had to search the Molasses Reef Wreck for their next clue.

Leg 13 (Turks & Caicos Islands → United States Of America)


The Finish Line is located at the top of the Mount Roberts Tramway.

  • Flight Logo Cockburn Town (JAGS McCartney International Airport) to Providenciales (Providenciales International Airport)
  • Providenciales (Conch Farm) Detour
  • Flight Logo Providenciales (Providenciales International Airport) to Unalaska, Alaska US-Alaska, United States Of America UnitedStates (Unalaska Airport)
  • Unalaska (Unalaska Elementary School)
  • Unalaska (Unalaska Port) Roadblock
  • Flight Logo Unalaska (Unalaska Airport) to Juneau (Juneau International Airport)
  • Juneau (Red Dog Saloon)
  • Juneau (Mount Roberts Tramway) PitStop (Finish Line)

Teams encounter a Detour upon arrival at the only conch farm in the world: Hill or Hole. In Hill, teams must make your way to the set of ruins shown in a provided picture. Once there, they must search the ruins for their next clue. In Hole, teams must make their way to "The Hole" at Long Bay. Once there, they must pull a string to fish out a clue envelope. However, only 5 out of the 100 envelopes contain an actual clue. For the final Roadblock of the Race, that team member must catch five Alaskan king crabs for their next clue.

Additional Task

  • Teams had to finish a geography puzzle once before they could run to the Finish Line.

External Links

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