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Relative Race is a TV show!

Now casting for Season 16!
Season 14 will begin airing in September this year.
Visit relativerace.com to watch.


Watch the trailer!

Relative Race is a 10-day journey across America where 4 teams discover biological family and compete for the chance to win $50,000. If you are selected to be on the show, our expert genealogists use your DNA to find your relatives. Once on the show, you will compete in daily challenges, travel to new cities, and knock on a new door each day. At each doorstep is a new family member waiting to meet you.
APPLY BELOW TODAY!
Now accepting applications for 2025.

Compensation:

  • $1000 / day per team each day continued in the race
  • 1st place team will win the $50,000 prize

CASTING APPLICATION


PLEASE READ THE REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY BEFORE COMPLETING THE APPLICATION

  1. Must be between the ages of 19-55
  2. Teams must consist of individuals with some type of family relationship (for example: spouses, siblings, parent/child, cousins)
  3. Must be willing to submit to a DNA screening test and family tree research for genealogy eligibility
  4. Must have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and carry medical and auto insurance
  5. Must be willing to dedicate 2 consecutive weeks for filming during the month of April 2025 (exact dates TBD). Must also be available for several “re-shoots” as needed to complete production and marketing prior to the series premiere.
  6. 3rd Generation US citizens preferred
  7. Teams looking for immediate family members preferred

OVERVIEW:


STEP 1: Completed application for both team members
STEP 2: 1-2 minute video entry link (see video submission requirements below)
STEP 3: A team photo must be submitted

    STEP 1: GENERAL INFORMATION

    Applicant's Full Name

    Other Team Member's Full Name

    Gender

    Gender

    Age

    Age

    Birthdate (mm/dd/yyyy)

    Birthdate (mm/dd/yyyy)

    Birth State Origin

    Birth State Origin

    US Citizen of how many generations

    US Citizen of how many generations

    Applicant's Home Address
              

    Team Member's Home Address

    City

    City

    State         ZIP Code
        

    State         ZIP Code
        

    Phone Number

    Phone Number

    Email

    Email

    Relationship to Teammate

    Relationship to Teammate

    How did you hear about us?:

    Why should you be on Relative Race?:

    STEP 2: VIDEO SUBMISSION LINK

    We are glad you have chosen to be considered in joining us for an unforgettable journey of discovery on Relative Race. Do you think you have what it takes? As part of the selection process, we require a 1-2 minute long video where you tell us why you deserve to be on the show. Use this opportunity to tell us what sets you apart from the other teams, why you want to win, and why meeting family is important to you.
    *Please do not stage an episode. We are not interested in seeing how you will look in a car navigating or strategizing. We want to get to know YOU and your unique story!

    INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIDEO SUBMISSION:

    1. Video must be between 1-2 minutes in length (High Definition recording preferred).

    2. Video must feature you AND the other team member.

    3. Upload your video to a video sharing site - Youtube.com or Vimeo.com (Please do not make your video private or password protected and also double check to make sure the link works properly)

    4. Once video is uploaded, copy the URL link and past the URL in the box:

    STEP 3: PHOTO UPLOAD

    Please upload one team photo.

    PHOTO REQUIREMENTS:

    1. File Size Limit = 10 MB

    2. File Type = JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG

    Note: PLEASE CLICK "SEND" ONLY ONE TIME. If the status wheel continues to spin longer than 2 minutes, your photo is too large and you will need to start the application again with a photo file size of less than 10 MB.