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!