BYU TV’s Genealogy-Based Television Show ‘Relative Race’ is Coming Back

“Relative Race” will return for a third season. The program features four, two-person teams who race across the country to find their long-lost relatives. Unlike some other genealogy television programs, the individuals seeking their ancestry are not well-known celebrities.

This season’s episodes will include new routes, new contestants, new cities and new challenges, according to Dan J. Debenham, executive producer of the show. teams will travel for 10 days, completing two challenges every day, with only paper maps, a rental car and a flip phone to help them. To help them find their way through strange cities and complete their two daily challenges, the contestants will receive instructions by text message that will hopefully lead them to discover new relatives. They will then be asked to stay overnight with a new relative that they meet in each city, according to a news release at

BYU Television is available on many cable systems across the country.

You can watch a video “trailer” of the new season at or in the video player below.


I really enjoy this show. The contestants are real people with the same kinds of families we all have. The contest part can be a little hokey at times but the show is well worth watching.


I just watched the show on the internet since I don’t have cable or satellite TV. The show has almost nothing to do with genealogy itself. It is much more about the game and the challenges and the family members they meet. As a show, I thought it was average but it was interesting from a race-game competition standpoint. If you need to watch it on the internet, this is the address. Copy and paste if it does not show up as clickable.


Good show! They really put the contestants through their paces. Thoroughly enjoyable.


Where is the headquarters city located, for Relative Race?


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