Former NFL teammates, married ER doctors, childhood friends and baseball wives are among the 11 teams trekking across the world in The Amazing Race Season 23. In their quest to win $1 million dollars, the teams traverse 35,000 miles through four continents and nine countries competing in various feats and challenges that test agility, strength and courage. Along the route the teams paraglide in Chile, plunge into freezing Norwegian waters, and compete in an Abu Dhabi-set Formula One race. Contestants and viewers see the return of the Double Express Pass, which grants the first team at a specified pit stop two challenge-skipping tickets: one for themselves and one for a team of their choosing. The 23rd installment of the reality series aired from September 2013 to December 2013. The Amazing Race has earned ten Outstanding Reality-Competition Primetime Emmys.