Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet III is the fifteenth season of the MTV reality television game show, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, and the third in The Gauntlet series. The challenge was filmed in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with former cast members from The Real World and Road Rules competing, along with several cast members from the Fresh Meat challenge. This season was in the format of two teams: Veterans vs. Rookies, with a format similar to The Gauntlet 2. The contestants on the Veterans team had been on at least two prior seasons of the Challenge, and the contestants on the Rookies team had been on fewer than two prior seasons.