The Home Stretch (also known as Wizard's Staff) is a recurring challenge in Survivor. First used in Survivor: Worlds Apart, it reappeared in Kaôh Rōng and Millennials vs. Gen X.


The castaways must each race under a net crawl and make their way to a table where they must slide tiles into a target. Once all the tiles are through, they must use a machete to transport those tiles over a teeter-totter and balance beam to the finish table. They must then sort the tiles into pairs. Three of the tiles will not match up. Those three hold the code to a combination that will unlock their box. The first person to unlock their box and raise their flag wins.

In Millennials vs. Gen X, the contestants had to transport ten discs over a balance beam and then through a wire maze. After they had all ten discs at the finishing podium, they had to roll the ten discs through a slot. The first person to land all ten discs in their compartment wins.


The challenge was first used as the final five Reward Challenge in Survivor: Worlds Apart. Mike Holloway won the right to spend the day with his mother at camp and an advantage at the next Immunity Challenge.

The challenge reappeared in Survivor: Kaôh Rōng as the final four Reward Challenge for food. Aubry Bracco won and shared the reward with Cydney Gillon.

The challenge appeared once again in Survivor: Millennials vs. Gen X as the final eight Immunity Challenge. After a close race, Jay Starrett ultimately won the challenge and was safe at Tribal Council.


Episode Challenge Type Winner
Worlds Apart
"It's a Fickle, Fickle Game"
Individual Reward
(Loved Ones Challenge)
S30 mike t
Mike Holloway
Kaôh Rōng
"Not Going Down Without a Fight"
Individual Reward S32 aubry t
Aubry Bracco
Millennials vs. Gen X
"Slayed the Survivor Dragon"
Individual Immunity S33 jay t
Jay Starrett



  • All three times this challenge took place, it was on a black merged tribe.