Race Across The World 2023: location, air date and latest news

Race Across The World 2023 teams share their strategies for victory in Canada and reveal what they've really packed for the trip



The BBC hit global competition series, Race Across the World, returns with a nine-part series, this time to a new home on BBC One and iPlayer.

The third instalment of the BAFTA-winning series from Studio Lambert is the most extreme to date. Five pairs of intrepid travellers will race across Canada. Ocean to ocean.

This year’s fierce five pairs consist of: best friends Cathie and Tricia; brothers Marc and Michael; husband and wife Mobeen and Zainib; and two father and daughter duos – Kevin and Claudia, and Ladi and Monique.

Starting out at the very edge of the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver – the teams will travel over 16,000 kilometres across six time zones all at ground level to the finish line perched on the rugged Atlantic coast, North America’s most easterly city - St John’s Newfoundland.

Without the use of air travel or any of the trappings of modern-day life, the pairs must navigate their way through the very edges of civilisation, taking in vast prairies, untouched wilderness, and great lakes, with only the cash equivalent of doing the same journey by plane to their final destination.

Taking place against the stunning backdrop of Canada but with no mobile phone, internet access or credit cards to assist them, the competing travellers will discover that to reach the finish line quickest, and win the £20,000 cash prize, they need to rely on their travel skills and ingenuity as well as the kindness of strangers.

Race Across the World, a 9x60' series for BBC One and iPlayer, was commissioned by Catherine Catton, Head of Commissioning, Factual Entertainment and Events and the BBC Commissioning Editor is Michael Jochnowitz. Tim Harcourt, Mark Saben and Stephen Day are the Executive Producers for Studio Lambert.


The new season will kick off on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on Wednesday 22nd March at 9pm.

Source BBC One

March 16, 2023 2:00am ET by BBC One  


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