The milestone 30th season of The Amazing Race kicks off from Washington Square Park in New York City with some of the most competitive and accomplished group of racers ever to take on the Race.

Teams travel to their first destination, Iceland, where they must traverse a massive canyon high above the Geitargljufur River, on the season premiere of The Amazing Race, Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 7 p.m. CT on CBS 42. Phil Keoghan (@PhilKeoghan) is the host.