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16x10 Non Elimination

Nick & Vicki arrive last for the second time in a non-elimination leg on Season 17.

Non-Elimination Legs are predetermined legs where the last team to arrive is not eliminated.

Each race has a number of predetermined non-elimination legs and racers are not told in advance which legs are non-elimination legs.

Clues

In The Amazing Race 1 and 2, the clue preceding the Pit Stop ended with the statement, "The last team to arrive will be eliminated", except in non-elimination legs. In The Amazing Race 3 and 4, the clue preceding the Pit Stop ended with the statement "The last team to arrive will be eliminated" in the first few legs, and "The last team to arrive may be eliminated" after a certain point. Beginning in The Amazing Race 5, the statement "The last team to arrive may be eliminated" has been used on every leg, with the exception of the first leg, head to head legs and when there are no non-elimination legs remaining in the race in some seasons.

Non-Elimination Penalties

Arriving in last place in a Non-Elimination Leg usually results in a penalty on the leg. The penalty varies between seasons and versions and may have variations. Some seasons may use different penalties for different legs.

No Penalty

Teams received no penalty for finishing last in a non-elimination leg. The only disadvantage for arriving last would be departing last on the next leg.

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Surrender Money

Penalized teams were forced to relinquish all of their money in their possession and received no money on the following leg. They were also not allowed to build funds until the next leg started for them.

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Surrender Money and Possessions

In additional to the above penalty, teams would relinquish all of their belongings except their passports and the clothes they were currently wearing. This led to some teams wearing layers upon layers of clothing to keep them when they believe they are in last place.

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Surrender Money and No Supplied Vehicles

In additional to the above penalty, the team would not be allotted a vehicle on the next leg.

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Marked for Elimination

The penalized team would have to arrive in 1st on the next leg or they will incur time penalty (usually 30 minutes) before checking in, where other teams could arrive and drop their placing.

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Ukrainian version

In Velyki perehony, penalized teams arriving at the Pit Stop will receive a 30 minute or 1-hour penalty regardless of their placing.

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Speed Bump

Clue-SpeedBump

Penalized teams will encounter a Speed Bump next leg; a task only they have to complete.

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Marked for Surrendering Money

In a matter similar to being Marked for Elimination, the penalized team would have to arrive first on the next leg or they would have to relinquish all of their money in their possession and would receive no money on the following leg. They were also not allowed to build funds until that leg started for them.

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Rest Period Penalty

The penalized team would incur a penalty on the mandatory rest period in-between legs. The penalty varies by leg.

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  • The Amazing Race 2 (China)
    • Leg 3 – The penalized team was forced to sleep inside a convenience store as their penalty (this was also a No-Rest Leg)
    • Leg 7 – The penalized team was to take economy class to their next destination while other teams would be in business or first class.


Handicap

The next leg is some way made harder for the penalized team.

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Departure Time Penalty

The last placing team would arrive later (usually 30 minutes) than usual in the next leg.

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Late Flight

The last placing team would was given a later flight than the other teams.

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Attire Penalty

The penalized team would have to wear winter clothes on the next leg, which took place in a tropical climate.

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