Amazing Race announces first two teams

From a media release:

CTV Announces First Two Teams Competing on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

Canadians auditioned by the thousands, but only nine teams were chosen to compete in the race of a lifetime. Now, the wait is over. Today, CTV unveiled the first two teams competing on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, this summer’s most-anticipated television series. Hosted by Olympic Champion Jon Montgomery (@jrmonty12), the first team announced to embark on the thrilling, all-Canadian race around the country is Jody, a Canadian Forces veteran from Ottawa, and his dedicated brother Cory, from Edmonton. Joining them are Kristen and Darren, a couple of avid outdoor enthusiasts in top physical condition from British Columbia, who share a passion for positive thinking and a love of all living things. In total, nine teams will compete for the historic half a million dollar grand prize, with three more teams announced tomorrow (June 25), two on Wednesday (June 26), and the final two pairings on Thursday (June 27). Set to anchor CTV’s Summer 2013 schedule, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 15 on CTV (visit to confirm local broadcast times).

Below are the first two teams announced to compete in THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.


JODY and CORY – Brothers

Name: Jody Mitic
Age: 36
Hometown: Ottawa, ON
Current occupation: Army Sniper (Ret.)/Motivational Speaker
Twitter: @JODYMITIC, #jodyandcory

Name: Cory Mitic
Age: 32
Hometown: Edmonton, AB
Current occupation: Labour Relations Officer
Twitter: @Miticthecritic, #jodyandcory

Audition Video

Motto: “They are the enemy and we shall destroy them.”

How will they plan to win the Race: Focus, hard work, calculated risk.


KRISTEN and DARREN – Dating Couple

Name: Kristen Idiens
Age: 32
Hometown: Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
Current occupation: Outdoor Adventure Guide
Twitter: @KristenDarrenBC, #kristenanddarren

Name: Darren Trapp
Age: 26
Hometown: Fairmont Hot Springs, BC
Current occupation: White-water raft guide, lifeguard
Twitter: @KristenDarrenBC, #kristenanddarren

Audition Video

Motto: “We believe strongly in equity for all living creatures and creating our own realities through positive thinking and sharing love everywhere we go.”

How will they plan to win the Race: “Using our fitness level, logic, resourcefulness and maintaining a positive attitude towards each challenge.”

Thousands of teams have entered, but only one team will run away with the historic grand prize for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Valued at more than half a million dollars including $250,000 in cash, the prize also features the opportunity to fly free for a year for two anywhere Air Canada flies worldwide (175 destinations) in Executive First Class (based on 10 trips for two), and two 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays. In total, the prize is equal to 167,224 hockey pucks, 178,572 cans of beer, and 33,356 half-liter jars of pure Canadian maple syrup.

With the knowledge that most Canadians have not travelled beyond their own province, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA gives Canadians the opportunity to race around Canada and discover the country they love in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Teams will race to the finish line, criss-crossing up to 23,000 kilometres. A stunning depiction of the Canadian fabric, the teams will travel through both the country’s urban centres as well as the most remote outposts in the land, all while exploring its broad cultural and ethnic diversity, wildlife, and iconic landmarks. Fans are encouraged to follow @AmazingRaceCDA and stay tuned to the CTV Facebook page for updates.

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will also air TSN on Tuesdays at midnight ET beginning July 16, on RDS2 Wednesdays at 6 p.m. ET beginning July 17, and TSN2 on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET beginning July 17, as well as on demand across CTV’s digital platforms: including, the CTV App, the CTV Mobile channel on Bell Mobile TV, and through video on demand partners such as Bell Fibe TV following the broadcast.