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A Speed Bump is an additional task assigned as a penalty for the team that checks in last during a non-elimination leg.

A Speed Bump Folder

Beginning in The Amazing Race 12, teams who were saved from elimination during a non-elimination leg will have to perform an extra task sometime during the next leg.

Teams would be alerted to the upcoming Speed Bump by a Route Marker clue prior to it; the Speed Bump itself is displayed in a manner similar to the Yield showing the affected team's picture at a stand near to the regular Route Marker. Once the team completes the Speed Bump task, the next clue they receive is the clue that they would have received at the Route Marker. If a team does not complete a Speed Bump, the team will receive a four-hour penalty at the Pit Stop (as shown in the Latin American version).

All seasons of The Amazing Race (Latin America) and The Amazing Race Canada have used the Speed Bump while The Amazing Race Australia and The Amazing Race Asia introduced it on their 3rd and 5th season respectively.

Speed Bump History

The Amazing Race (US)

Season Episode Leg Last Place Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race 12 "Honestly, They Have Witch Powers or Something!" 8 S12 KyntVyxsin.jpg

Kynt & Vyxsin

No
5 of 5
"Sorry, Guys, I'm Not Happy to See You" 10 S12 TKRachel.jpg

TK & Rachel

Yes
2 of 4
  • First time a team performed a Speed Bump and survived.
The Amazing Race 13 "My Nose Is on Fire" 7 S13 KenTina.jpg

Ken & Tina

Yes
4 of 6
"You're Gonna Get Me Killed" 10 S13 AndrewDan.jpg

Andrew & Dan

Yes
2 of 4
The Amazing Race 14 "Alright Guys We're at War!" 6 S14 ChristieJodi.jpg

Christie & Jodi

No
7 of 7
"Our Parents Will Cry Themselves to Death" 9 S14 MarkMichael.jpg

Mark & Michael

No
5 of 5
  • The first time an all-male team performed a Speed Bump and got eliminated.
The Amazing Race 15 "They Thought Godzilla Was Walking Down the Street" 2 S15 MariaTiffany.jpg

Maria & Tiffany

Yes
7 of 11
"We're Not Meant for the Swamp" 9 S15 GaryMatt.jpg

Gary & Matt

No
5 of 5
"It Starts with an "F", That's All I'm Saying" 11 S15 BrianEricka.jpg

Brian & Ericka

Yes
3 of 4
The Amazing Race 16 "We Are No Longer in the Bible Belt" 4 S16 JordanJeff.jpg

Jordan & Jeff

Yes
7 of 8
"You're Like Jason Bourne, Right?" 8 S16 JetCord.jpg

Jet & Cord

Yes
1 of 6
  • First time a team was assigned a Speed Bump and won the leg.
"They Don't Even Understand Their Own Language" 11 S16 LouieMichael.jpg

Louie & Michael

No
4 of 4
The Amazing Race 17 "We Should Have Brought Gloves and Butt Pads" 4 S17 MichaelKevin.jpg

Michael & Kevin

Yes
4 of 9
"I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" 11 S17 NickVicki.jpg

Nick & Vicki

No
4 of 4
The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business "We're Good American People" 9 S18 GaryMallory.jpg

Gary & Mallory

Yes
4 of 6
The Amazing Race 19 "The Sprint of Our Life" 2 S19 BillCathi.jpg

Bill & Cathi

Yes
7 of 11
"I Feel Like I'm in the Circus" 5 S19 LizMarie.jpg

Liz & Marie

No
8 of 8
"Move Goat" 7 S19 AmaniMarcus.jpg

Amani & Marcus

Yes
4 of 6
The Amazing Race 20 "Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence" 5 S20 BopperMark.jpg

Bopper & Mark

Yes
6 of 8
"Let Them Drink Their Haterade" 8 S20 NaryJamie.jpg

Nary & Jamie

No
6 of 6
"I Need Hair to Be Pretty" 10 S20 BopperMark.jpg

Bopper & Mark

No
5 of 5
  • First time a team performed a Speed Bump and going to the Fast Forward.
The Amazing Race 21 "Get Your Sexy On" 6 S21 JoshBrent.jpg

Josh & Brent

Yes
6 of 7
"We Was Robbed" 8 S21 JamesAbba.jpg

James & Abba

No
6 of 6
"Take Down That Million" 11 S21 NatalieNadiya.jpg

Natalie & Nadiya

No
4 of 4
The Amazing Race 22 "Be Safe and Don't Hit a Cow" 7 S22 MaxKatie.png

Max & Katie

Yes
6 of 7
"Working Our Barrels Off" 10 S22 MonaBeth.png

Mona & Beth

Yes
4 of 5
The Amazing Race 23 "One Hot Camel" 8 S23 NickyKim.jpg

Nicky & Kim

No
6 of 6
"Amazing Crazy Race" 11 S23 LeoJamal.jpg

Leo & Jamal

No
4 of 4
The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2014) "Can't Make Fish Bite" 5 S24 BrendonRachel.jpg

Brendon & Rachel

Yes
7 of 8
"The Gladiators Are Here!" 7 S24 CarolineJennifer.jpg

Caroline & Jennifer

Yes
2 of 7
"Bull Down" 10 S24 CarolineJennifer.jpg

Caroline & Jennifer

Yes
4 of 5
  • First time a team to perform a Speed Bump and survived twice.
The Amazing Race 25 "Morocc' and Roll" 5 S25 MistiJim.jpg

Misti & Jim

Yes
6 of 8
"Hot Sexy Knights" 8 S25 TimTeJay.jpg

Tim & Te Jay

No
6 of 6
"Hooping It Up" 11 S25 BrookeRobbie.jpg

Brooke & Robbie

Yes
1 of 4
The Amazing Race 26 "The Great Amazing Nasty Race" 4 S26 HarleyJonathan.jpg

Harley & Jonathan

No
9 of 9
"Moment of Truth" 8 S26 AlySteve.jpg

Aly & Steve

No
6 of 6
"Fruits of Our Labor" 10 S26 MattAshley.jpg

Matt & Ashley

No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race 27 "It's Always the Quiet Ones" 9 S27 TannerJosh.jpg

Tanner & Josh

No
6 of 6
The Amazing Race 28 "You Look Like Gollum" 2 S28 ScottBlair.jpg

Scott & Blair

Yes
9 of 11
"Salt That Sand!" 9 S28 SheriCole.jpg

Sheri & Cole

Yes
3 of 6
The Amazing Race 29 "Good Job, Donkey" 8 S29 LizMichael.jpg

Liz & Michael

No
6 of 6
"Riding a Bike Is Like Riding a Bike" 10 S29 TaraJoey.jpg

Tara & Joey

Yes
3 of 5
The Amazing Race 30 "Gotta Put Your Sole into It" 4 S30 CedricShawn.jpg

Cedric & Shawn

No
9 of 9
"It's Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure" 11 S30 HenryEvan.jpg

Henry & Evan

Yes
1 of 4
The Amazing Race 31 "I Took Out a Polar Bear" 4 S31 ChrisBret.jpg

Chris & Bret

Yes
3 of 9
"Who Wants a Rolex?" 6 S31 RachelElissa.jpg

Rachel & Elissa

Yes
7 of 8
"You're the Apple in My Eye" 8 S31 NicoleVictor.jpg

Nicole & Victor

Yes
5 of 7
The Amazing Race 32 "You Don't Strike Me as a Renaissance Man" 5 S32 KaylynnHaley.jpg

Kaylynn & Haley

Yes
7 of 8
"Give Me a Beard Bump" 7 S32 KaylynnHaley.jpg

Kaylynn & Haley

Yes
5 of 7

The Amazing Race Asia

Season Episode Leg Last Place Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race Asia 5 "The Pain Does Not Exist" 4 ASS5 RachVicky.jpg

Rach & Vicky

No
8 of 8
"Should Have Turned Left" 8 ASS5 EricRona.jpg

Eric & Rona

Yes
2 of 4

The Amazing Race Australia

Season Episode Leg Last Place Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race: Australia v New Zealand "I Can't Feel My Nadz!" 8 AUS3 AshleighJarrod.jpg

Ashleigh & Jarrod

Yes
2 of 5
The Amazing Race Australia 4 4 AUS4 RowahAmani.jpg

Rowah & Amani

No
9 of 9
8 AUS4 SidAsh.jpg

Sid & Ash

No
6 of 6
10 AUS4 VivJoey.jpg

Viv & Joey

Yes
3 of 5

The Amazing Race Canada

Season Episode Leg Last Place Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race Canada 1 "Grab a 'Nug" 4 CAS1 TimTim.jpg

Tim & Tim

Yes
5 of 7
"We Don't Have Time for the Bathroom" 7 CAS1 TimTim.jpg

Tim & Tim

Yes
2 of 5
The Amazing Race Canada 2 "Who Designs These Torture Tests?" 5 CAS2 SukhiJinder.jpg

Sukhi & Jinder

Yes
4 of 8
"I Said Yes!" 8 CAS2 RyanRob.jpg

Ryan & Rob

Yes
5 of 6
"Hot Poop" 10 CAS2 RyanRob.jpg

Ryan & Rob

Yes
4 of 5
The Amazing Race Canada 3 "Man I've Got a Big Butt" 10 CAS3 BrentSean.png

Brent & Sean

Yes
2 of 5
The Amazing Race Canada 4 "Toads! Are You Kidding Me?" 3 CAS4 KellyKate.jpg

Kelly & Kate

Yes
3 of 9
"I Just Wanna Win" 9 CAS4 RitaYvette.jpg

Rita & Yvette

No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race Canada 5 "Break Time for Korey" 7 CAS5 AndreaEbonie.jpg

Andrea & Ebonie

No
6 of 6
"It's Like Finding Waldo in a Bunch of Waldos" 9 CAS5 KarenBert.jpg

Karen & Bert

Yes
3 of 5
The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition "Sounds Like a Wild Boar" 3 CAS6 ZainabMonica.jpg

Zainab & Monica

Yes
7 of 9
"Poodle Time" 7 CAS6 NancyMellisa.jpg

Nancy & Mellisa

Yes
1 of 6
The Amazing Race Canada 7 "You Gotta Whip That Cream" 5 CAS7 TrishAmy.jpg

Trish & Amy

Yes
4 of 7
"Balls, Balls, Balls" 7 CAS7 TrishAmy.jpg

Trish & Amy

No
6 of 6

The Amazing Race China

Season Episode Leg Last Place Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race 1 (China) 2 CNS1 BaiJugangGuanXiaotong.jpg

Bai Jugang & Guan Xiaotong

No
8 of 8
5 CNS1 ChenXiaochunZhengYijan.jpg

Chen Xiaochun & Zheng Yijian

Yes
4 of 6
6 CNS1 ZhangTielinYueliang.jpg

Zhang Tielin & Yueliang

No
6 of 6
8 CNS1 ChenYiruZhouWeitong.jpg

Chen Yiru & Zhou Weitong

No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race 2 (China) 2 CNS2 DengZiqiZhangYunjing.jpg

Deng Ziqi & Zhang Yunjing

Yes
3 of 6
6 CNS2 DengZiqiZhangYunjing.jpg

Deng Ziqi & Zhang Yunjing

No
4 of 4
The Amazing Race China 3 2 CNS3 ZhangMeixiZangYafei.jpg

Zhang Meixi & Zang Yafei

No
8 of 8
5 CNS3 JinXingHeinz.jpg

Jin Xing & Heinz

Yes
4 of 7

The Amazing Race: China Rush

Season Episode Leg Last Place Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race: China Rush 1 2 CRS1 PaulFrancis.jpg

Paul & Francis

No
10 of 10
8 CRS1 LisaKaren.jpg

Lisa & Karen

Yes
4 of 5
9 CRS1 DeepakNaresh.jpg

Deepak & Naresh

Yes
4 of 5
10 CRS1 DeepakNaresh.jpg

Deepak & Naresh

Yes
4 of 5
The Amazing Race: China Rush 2 5 CRS2 RhettHowie.jpg

Rhett & Howie

No
7 of 7
7 CRS2 ElenaTameka.jpg

Elena & Tameka

No
6 of 6
The Amazing Race: China Rush 3 2 CRS3 HenryJennifer.jpg

Henry & Jennifer

Yes
7 of 10
5 CRS3 HenryJennifer.jpg

Henry & Jennifer

Yes
5 of 8
6 CRS3 ZhangYelinLiYang.jpg

Zhang Yelin & Li Yang

Yes
5 of 7
10 CRS3 ZhangYelinLiYang.jpg

Zhang Yelin & Li Yang

No
5 of 5

HaMerotz LaMillion

Season Episode Leg Last Place Survived? Notes
HaMerotz LaMillion 2 "The Chinese Language is Difficult" 6 ILS2 TomAdele.jpg

Tom & Adele

Yes
4 of 6
"Sweet Pain?"
"Last Step in a Million!" 12 ILS2 TomAdele.jpg

Tom & Adele

No
4 of 4

The Amazing Race (Latin America)

Season Episode Leg Last Place Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel 1 2 2 LAS1 ArielNora.jpg

Ariel & Nora

No
11 of 11
  • Ariel & Nora quit their Speed Bump, receiving a 4-hour penalty at the Pit Stop.
7 7 LAS1 CasildaCasilda.jpg

Casilda & Casilda

Yes
6 of 7
11 11 LAS1 TamaraMatías.jpg

Tamara & Matías

Yes
3 of 4
The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel 2 2 2 LAS2 MauricioMariana.jpg

Mauricio & Mariana

Yes
10 of 11
6 6 LAS2 JelkinJavier.jpg

Jelkin & Javier

No
8 of 8
8 8 LAS2 AleandraMarlene.jpg

Aleandra & Marlene

Yes
5 of 7
The Amazing Race 3 (Latin America) 2 2 LAS3 VeroGaba.jpg

Vero & Gaba

Yes
10 of 11
6 6 LAS3 RosarioPablo.jpg

Rosario & Pablo

No
8 of 8
10 10 LAS3 ToyaJuandelMar.jpg

Toya & Juan del Mar

No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race 4 (Latin America) 2 2 LAS4 BillyGean.png

Billy & Gean

No
10 of 11
  • Although Billy & Gean placed 5th, the leg was a Double Elimination Leg and they were eliminated.
4 4 LAS4 DanielCésar.png

Daniel & César

Yes
7 of 9
7 7 LAS4 FuzettiNando.png

Fuzetti & Nando

No
7 of 7
10 10 LAS4 RenataAnaPaula.png

Renata & Ana Paula

No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race 5 (Latin America) 4 4 LAS5 EzequielTobías.png

Ezequiel & Tobías

Yes
5 of 9
5 5 LAS5 DéboraRenata.png

Débora & Renata

No
9 of 9
7 7 LAS5 EvelynJorge.png

Evelyn & Jorge

No
6 of 6
11 11 LAS5 DaríoEsther.png

Darío & Esther

Yes
3 of 4
The Amazing Race: Ecuador 4 4 LAS6 JuanCecilia.jpg

Juan & Cecilia

Yes
1 of 8
6 6 LAS6 SoniaGabriel.jpg

Sonia & Gabriel

No
7 of 7
7 7 LAS6 MartínJenny.jpg

Martín & Jenny

No
5 of 5
8 8 LAS6 JuanCecilia.jpg

Juan & Cecilia

Yes
5 of 6

Velyki perehony

Season Episode Leg Last Place Survived? Notes
Velyki perehony 6 6 UAS1 AlexeyOlena.jpg

Alexey & Olena

Yes
2 of 7

The Amazing Race Vietnam

Season Episode Leg Last Place Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race Vietnam 2016 10 10 VNS5 ViệtDũngPhaLê.jpg

Alexey & Olena

No
4 of 4

Trivia

  • Ariel & Nora became the first team to receive a Speed Bump and quit it.

References

Clues & Other Route Markers

Clue-routemarker.png · Clue-Detour.png · Clue-FastForward.png · Clue-Roadblock.png · Clue-information.jpg · Clue-Face-Off.png · Icon-Intersection.png · Clue-SpeedBump.png · Clue-Yield.png · Clue-Uturn.png · Icon-Hazard.png
Others: Handicap · One Way · Date Night · Switchback

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