October 27, 2014 12:45 PM

It’s a boy!

Ernie and Cindy Halvorsen, who ran away with the Amazing Race‘s million-dollar prize in 2011, welcomed their first child on Wednesday, Oct. 22, they confirm to PEOPLE exclusively.

Maverick Zhang Halvorsen was born at 4:25 p.m., weighing in at 6 lbs., 10 oz., and was 19½ inches long.

Baby Maverick was delivered with the help of a midwife at Prentice Women’s Hospital in Chicago.

“Baby Mav, the world is waiting for you,” says Ernie, 32. “Live in the along.”

Adds Cindy, 33: “We are unbelievably in love with our little guy and excited about our next amazing adventure!”

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The couple wed in 2012.

Stephanie Kelley Photography

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