The Epic 10-Episode Series Produced By MGM Television and Hosted and Executive
Produced by Bear Grylls along with Lisa Hennessy,
Eric Van Wagenen, and Mark Burnett
Premieres Worldwide in 2020 on Amazon Prime Video
CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 1, 2019 - Amazon Prime Video announced today that over 60 teams
from 30 countries will be competing in World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji. The series is
hosted and executive produced by Bear Grylls (Man vs. Wild, Running Wild), and from executive
producers Lisa Hennessy (Eco-Challenge, The Biggest Loser), Eric Van Wagenen (Survivor, The
Amazing Race, The Apprentice), and Emmy Award-winning producer Mark Burnett (Survivor, The
Voice, Shark Tank). Renowned as epic, gritty and unpredictable, the race will take place in Fiji
this fall. The human drama, produced by MGM Television, will be captured in a 10-episode
series to premiere worldwide on Amazon Prime Video in 2020.
World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji is the ultimate expedition race in which teams will race non-stop, 24 hours a day, across hundreds of miles of rugged backcountry terrain complete with mountains, jungles and oceans. Each race team is comprised of four competitors, including at least one member of the opposite sex, and one assistant crewmember that will be helping their team from base camp. Each team will race under a single country flag while making their way through some of the most impenetrable terrain Fiji has to offer.
The race will encompass a variety of non-motorized forms of transportation and other various
challenges including outrigger paddling, mountain biking, rappelling, climbing, whitewater
rafting, paddle boarding, and canyoneering, which teams must pass assessment tests in.
Navigation must be done with a map and compass only and teams will be required to use
expedition problem-solving skills in their quest to the finish line. If any team member quits or is
unable to complete the race, the entire team will be disqualified. Only teams that can work
together under extreme stress and fatigue have any hope of reaching the finish.
"Challenging oneself in the outdoors is as relevant today as it was 25 years ago when Eco-
Challenge began. It’s the ultimate test of human spirit, teamwork and honoring our planet,” said
Mark Burnett, Chairman, Worldwide Television Group MGM. “I can’t wait to see the drama
unfold as these teams test themselves beyond what they ever thought possible.”
“The Fiji course is truly epic. It’s incredibly demanding and will force our competitors far out of
their comfort zone as they race against themselves, their competitors and the fiercest elements
of mother-nature,” said Executive Producer and Host Bear Grylls. “Only the teams that work
together can ever hope of making it to the finish line.”