|The Gauntlet III|
|Location||Riviera Nayarit, Mexico|
|Season Run||January 23 – March 26, 2008|
|No. of Episodes||10 (including reunion)|
|Previous||The Inferno 3|
The Gauntlet III is the 15th season of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge. It premiered on January 23rd, 2008 and concluded on March 26th, 2008 with the reunion special. It is the third installment in the Gauntlet trilogy following the 2005 season, The Gauntlet 2.
Beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico sets the hot and steamy stage for battle as 32 Real World, Road Rules and Fresh Meat alumni fight it out for over $400,000 in cash and prizes at The Real World/Road Rules Challenge: Gauntlet III - Veterans vs. Rookies. Pro BMX dirt jumper TJ Lavin returns as host as he guides the teams through a series of wild challenges and intense Gauntlets; where teammates face off to avoid elimination and stay until the Final Challenge. The winning team will split $300,000 in prize money and the losing team goes home with nothing! Insane challenges, heart-stopping Gauntlets, crazy fights, surprising alliances, unexpected departures and more hook-ups than ever - it's all going down in Gauntlet III!
|Episode||Gender||Winners||Protected||Gauntlet contestants||Gauntlet game||Gauntlet outcome|
|#||Challenge||Winners' Pick||Losers' Pick||Winner||Loser|
|1||Tug of War||Veterans*|
|Pinata Pit||Male||Veterans||Ryan||Nehemiah||Alex||Force Field||Nehemiah||Alex|
|2||Screw You||Female||Veterans||Brooke||Jillian||Angel||Ram It Home||Jillian||Angel|
|Roped In||Male||Veterans||Tyrie||Tyler||Frank||Force Field||Frank||Tyler|
|3||Wring Out||Female||Veterans||Tori||Jillian||Brooke||Ball Brawl||Jillian||Brooke|
|Blind Man's Maze||Male||Rookies||Adam||Evan||Johnny||Sliders||Evan||Johnny|
|4*||Push It||Female||Veterans||Johanna||Janelle||Jillian||Ball Brawl||Jillian||Janelle|
|5||Assembly Required||Female||Rookies||Casey||Coral||Beth||Ball Brawl||Coral||Beth|
|Walk The Plank||Male||Veterans||MJ||Derek||Ryan||Sliders||Ryan||Derek|
|6||Pole Push||Female||Veterans||Rachel||Melinda||Tori||Ball Brawl||Tori||Melinda|
|I Dig You||Male||Veterans||Ryan||Frank||MJ||Ankle Breaker||Frank||MJ|
|7||Over The Edge||Female||Rookies||Katie||Evelyn||Casey*||Ball Brawl||Evelyn||Casey|
|Mexican Blanket||Male||Veterans||Frank||Ryan vs. Nehemiah||Ram It Home||Nehemiah||Ryan|
- The first episode featured a game of tug-of-war between the Veterans and Rookies to determine which rooms would be assigned to which teams. The Veterans won the game.
- Tyrie withdrew from the game at the end of Episode 3 due to a family emergency back home. MJ was brought in as a replacement prior to the "Push It" challenge in Episode 4.
- Following the "Over The Edge" challenge in Episode 7, Coral withdrew from the game due to her outcast status on the team, being abandoned by former friend and ally Evan, and being voted into the Gauntlet against Evelyn. Casey volunteered to take Coral's place and was eliminated by Evelyn.
- The Veterans beat out the Rookies in the final challenge, but were disqualified after Eric collapsed and was sent to the hospital midway through the final race. Host T.J. Lavin explained that a team would only win the "Army Strong" final challenge if each player was present at the end. Therefore, the Rookies won the "Army Strong" final challenge by default.
- The contestant's team won the final challenge by default.
- The contestant's team finished first in the final challenge, but was disqualified due to a missing team member.
- The contestant's team won the mission.
- The contestant was protected from the Gauntlet by the winning team.
- The contestant won the Gauntlet.
- The contestant lost the Gauntlet and was eliminated.
- The contestant withdrew from the competition.
- The contestant was removed from the competition due to illness.
|The Challenge Seasons|
Road Rules: All Stars • Real World/Road Rules Challenge • Challenge 2000 • Extreme Challenge • Battle of the Seasons (2002) • Battle of the Sexes • The Gauntlet • The Inferno • Battle of the Sexes 2 • The Inferno II • The Gauntlet 2 • Fresh Meat • The Duel • The Inferno 3 • The Gauntlet III • The Island • The Duel II • The Ruins • Fresh Meat II • Cutthroat • Rivals • Battle of the Exes • Battle of the Seasons (2012) • Rivals II • Free Agents • Battle of the Exes II • Battle of the Bloodlines • Rivals III • Invasion of the Champions • XXX: Dirty 30 • Vendettas • Final Reckoning • War of the Worlds • War of the Worlds 2 • Total Madness • Double Agents