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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.

Speed Bump

A Speed Bump Folder

Beginning in The Amazing Race 12, teams who are 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).

Uniquely, in The Amazing Race 33, The Amazing Race Canada 8, and The Amazing Race Australia 6, the Speed Bump was used to penalize teams who re-entered the race due to the Discharged or medically exempt teams. However, season 33's Speed Bump wasn't aired.

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
Kynt & Vyxsin
No
5 of 5
"Sorry, Guys, I'm Not Happy to See You" 10 S12 TKRachel
TK & Rachel
Yes
2 of 4
  • First time a team performed a Speed Bump and survived.
  • First time a team performed a Speed Bump and later won the race.
The Amazing Race 13 "My Nose Is on Fire" 7 S13 KenTina
Ken & Tina
Yes
4 of 6
"You're Gonna Get Me Killed" 10 S13 AndrewDan
Andrew & Dan
Yes
2 of 4
The Amazing Race 14 "Alright Guys We're at War!" 6 S14 ChristieJodi
Christie & Jodi
No
7 of 7
"Our Parents Will Cry Themselves to Death" 9 S14 MarkMichael
Mark & Michael
No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race 15 "They Thought Godzilla Was Walking Down the Street" 2 S15 MariaTiffany
Maria & Tiffany
Yes
7 of 11
"We're Not Meant for the Swamp" 9 S15 GaryMatt
Gary & Matt
No
5 of 5
"It Starts with an "F", That's All I'm Saying" 11 S15 BrianEricka
Brian & Ericka
Yes
3 of 4
The Amazing Race 16 "We Are No Longer in the Bible Belt" 4 S16 JordanJeff
Jordan & Jeff
Yes
7 of 8
"You're Like Jason Bourne, Right?" 8 S16 JetCord
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
Louie & Michael
No
4 of 4
The Amazing Race 17 "We Should Have Brought Gloves and Butt Pads" 4 S17 MichaelKevin
Michael & Kevin
Yes
4 of 9
"I'm Surrounded by Ninjas" 11 S17 NickVicki
Nick & Vicki
No
4 of 4
The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business "We're Good American People" 9 S18 GaryMallory
Gary & Mallory
Yes
4 of 6
The Amazing Race 19 "The Sprint of Our Life" 2 S19 BillCathi
Bill & Cathi
Yes
7 of 11
"I Feel Like I'm in the Circus" 5 S19 LizMarie
Liz & Marie
No
8 of 8
"Move Goat" 7 S19 AmaniMarcus
Amani & Marcus
Yes
4 of 6
The Amazing Race 20 "Uglier Than a Mud Rail Fence" 5 S20 BopperMark
Bopper & Mark
Yes
6 of 8
"Let Them Drink Their Haterade" 8 S20 NaryJamie
Nary & Jamie
No
6 of 6
"I Need Hair to Be Pretty" 10 S20 BopperMark
Bopper & Mark
No
5 of 5
  • First time a team performed a Speed Bump and won the Fast Forward.
The Amazing Race 21 "Get Your Sexy On" 6 S21 JoshBrent
Josh & Brent
Yes
6 of 7
"We Was Robbed" 8 S21 JamesAbba
James & Abba
No
6 of 6
"Take Down That Million" 11 S21 NatalieNadiya
Natalie & Nadiya
No
4 of 4
The Amazing Race 22 "Be Safe and Don't Hit a Cow" 7 S22 MaxKatie
Max & Katie
Yes
6 of 7
"Working Our Barrels Off" 10 S22 MonaBeth
Mona & Beth
Yes
4 of 5
The Amazing Race 23 "One Hot Camel" 8 S23 NickyKim
Nicky & Kim
No
6 of 6
"Amazing Crazy Race" 11 S23 LeoJamal
Leo & Jamal
No
4 of 4
The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2014) "Can't Make Fish Bite" 5 S24 BrendonRachel
Brendon & Rachel
Yes
7 of 8
"The Gladiators Are Here!" 7 S24 CarolineJennifer
Caroline & Jennifer
Yes
2 of 7
"Bull Down" 10 S24 CarolineJennifer
Caroline & Jennifer
Yes
4 of 5
  • First time a team performed a Speed Bump twice and survive both times.
The Amazing Race 25 "Morocc' and Roll" 5 S25 MistiJim
Misti & Jim
Yes
6 of 8
"Hot Sexy Knights" 8 S25 TimTeJay
Tim & Te Jay
No
6 of 6
"Hooping It Up" 11 S25 BrookeRobbie
Brooke & Robbie
Yes
1 of 4
The Amazing Race 26 "The Great Amazing Nasty Race" 4 S26 HarleyJonathan
Harley & Jonathan
No
9 of 9
"Moment of Truth" 8 S26 AlySteve
Aly & Steve
No
6 of 6
"Fruits of Our Labor" 10 S26 MattAshley
Matt & Ashley
No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race 27 "It's Always the Quiet Ones" 9 S27 TannerJosh
Tanner & Josh
No
6 of 6
The Amazing Race 28 "You Look Like Gollum" 2 S28 ScottBlair
Scott & Blair
Yes
9 of 11
"Salt That Sand!" 9 S28 SheriCole
Sheri & Cole
Yes
3 of 6
The Amazing Race 29 "Good Job, Donkey" 8 S29 LizMichael
Liz & Michael
No
6 of 6
"Riding a Bike Is Like Riding a Bike" 10 S29 TaraJoey
Tara & Joey
Yes
3 of 5
The Amazing Race 30 "Gotta Put Your Sole into It" 4 S30 CedricShawn
Cedric & Shawn
No
9 of 9
"It's Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure" 11 S30 HenryEvan
Henry & Evan
Yes
1 of 4
The Amazing Race 31 "I Took Out a Polar Bear" 4 S31 ChrisBret
Chris & Bret
Yes
3 of 9
"Who Wants a Rolex?" 6 S31 RachelElissa
Rachel & Elissa
Yes
7 of 8
"You're the Apple in My Eye" 8 S31 NicoleVictor
Nicole & Victor
Yes
5 of 7
The Amazing Race 32 "You Don't Strike Me as a Renaissance Man" 5 S32 KaylynnHaley
Kaylynn & Haley
Yes
7 of 8
"Give Me a Beard Bump" 7 S32 KaylynnHaley

Kaylynn & Haley

Yes
5 of 7
The Amazing Race 33 "Ready to Restart the Race" 4 S33 ArunNatalia
Arun & Natalia
Yes
6 of 7
  • For re-entering the race, Arun & Natalia and Michael & Moe were each penalized with a Speed Bump.
    • First time a team who did not finish last on a Non-Elimination Leg were penalized with a Speed Bump.
  • First time two teams were penalized with a Speed Bump.
  • This Speed Bump went unaired.[1]
S33 MichaelMoe
Michael & Moe
No
7 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
Rach & Vicky
No
8 of 8
"Should Have Turned Left" 8 ASS5 EricRona
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
Ashleigh & Jarrod
Yes
2 of 5
The Amazing Race Australia 4 Episode 4 4 AUS4 RowahAmani
Rowah & Amani
No
9 of 9
Episode 8 8 AUS4 SidAsh
Sid & Ash
No
6 of 6
Episode 10 10 AUS4 VivJoey
Viv & Joey
Yes
3 of 5
The Amazing Race Australia 6 Episode 10 9 AUS6 StuartGlennon
Stuart & Glennon
Yes
6 of 7
  • For re-entering the race, Stuart & Glennon and Kathy & Chace were each penalized with a Speed Bump.
AUS6 KathyChace
Kathy & Chace
No
7 of 7
Episode 14 13 AUS6 KellyGeorgia
Kelly & Georgia
Yes
5 of 8
  • For re-entering the race, Kelly & Georgia, Tiffany & Cynthia, Jodie & Claire and Fliss & Tottie were each penalized with a Speed Bump.
  • Unlike the previous season, Jodie & Claire arrived last at the Pit Stop and were not eliminated due to Fliss & Tottie medically removed from the Race, the elimination for this leg was cancelled.
AUS6 TiffanyCynthia
Tiffany & Cynthia
Yes
6 of 8
AUS6 JodieClaire
Jodie & Claire
Yes
7 of 8
AUS6 FlissTottie
Fliss & Tottie
No
8 of 8
Episode 15 14 AUS6 LaurenSteph
Lauren & Steph
Yes
7 of 8
  • For re-entering the race, Lauren & Steph was penalized with a Speed Bump.
The Amazing Race Australia Celebrity Edition (2023)]] 4 AUS7 GeorgePam
George & Pam
Yes
8 of 9

The Amazing Race Canada[]

Season Episode Leg Last Place Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race Canada 1 "Grab a 'Nug" 4 CAS1 TimTim
Tim & Tim
Yes
5 of 7
"We Don't Have Time for the Bathroom" 7 CAS1 TimTim
Tim & Tim
Yes
2 of 5
The Amazing Race Canada 2 "Who Designs These Torture Tests?" 5 CAS2 SukhiJinder
Sukhi & Jinder
Yes
4 of 8
"I Said Yes!" 8 CAS2 RyanRob
Ryan & Rob
Yes
5 of 6
"Hot Poop" 10 CAS2 RyanRob
Ryan & Rob
Yes
4 of 5
The Amazing Race Canada 3 "Man I've Got a Big Butt" 10 BrentSean
Brent & Sean
Yes
2 of 5
The Amazing Race Canada 4 "Toads! Are You Kidding Me?" 3 CAS4 KellyKate
Kelly & Kate
Yes
3 of 9
"I Just Wanna Win" 9 CAS4 RitaYvette
Rita & Yvette
No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race Canada 5 "Break Time for Korey" 7 CAS5 AndreaEbonie
Andrea & Ebonie
No
6 of 6
"It's Like Finding Waldo in a Bunch of Waldos" 9 CAS5 KarenBert
Karen & Bert
Yes
3 of 5
The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition "Sounds Like a Wild Boar" 3 CAS6 ZainabMonica
Zainab & Monica
Yes
7 of 9
"Poodle Time" 7 CAS6 NancyMellisa
Nancy & Mellisa
Yes
1 of 6
The Amazing Race Canada 7 "You Gotta Whip That Cream" 5 CAS7 TrishAmy
Trish & Amy
Yes
4 of 7
"Balls, Balls, Balls" 7 CAS7 TrishAmy
Trish & Amy
No
6 of 6
The Amazing Race Canada 8 "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyways" 4 CAS8 CassieJahmeek
Cassie & Jahmeek
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
7 of 7
  • For re-entering the race, Cassie & Jahmeek and Jully & Kathy were each penalized with a Speed Bump.
CAS8 JullyKathy
Jully & Kathy
Yes
5 of 7
"I'm a Human Kite" 5 CAS8 CassieJahmeek
Cassie & Jahmeek
Yes
5 of 7
  • First time a team was penalized with a Speed Bump on back-to-back legs.
The Amazing Race Canada 9 "This Ugly Duckling Is Now a Swan" 4 CAS9 JermaineJustin
Jermaine & Justin
Yes
5 of 8

The Amazing Race China[]

Season Episode Leg Last Place Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race 1 (China) 2 CNS1 BaiJugangGuanXiaotong
Bai Jugang & Guan Xiaotong
No
8 of 8
5 CNS1 ChenXiaochunZhengYijan
Chen Xiaochun & Zheng Yijian
Yes
4 of 6
6 CNS1 ZhangTielinYueliang
Zhang Tielin & Yueliang
No
6 of 6
8 CNS1 ChenYiruZhouWeitong
Chen Yiru & Zhou Weitong
No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race 2 (China) 2 CNS2 DengZiqiZhangYunjing
Deng Ziqi & Zhang Yunjing
Yes
3 of 6
6 CNS2 DengZiqiZhangYunjing
Deng Ziqi & Zhang Yunjing
No
4 of 4
The Amazing Race China 3 2 CNS3 ZhangMeixiZangYafei
Zhang Meixi & Zang Yafei
No
8 of 8
5 CNS3 JinXingHeinz
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 China Rush 1 Episode 2 2 CRS1 PaulFrancis
Paul & Francis
No
10 of 10
China Rush 2 Episode 8 8 CRS1 LisaKaren
Lisa & Karen
Yes
4 of 5
China Rush 1 Episode 9 9 CRS1 DeepakNaresh
Deepak & Naresh
Yes
4 of 5
China Rush 1 Episode 10 10 CRS1 DeepakNaresh
Deepak & Naresh
Yes
4 of 5
The Amazing Race: China Rush 2 China Rush 2 Episode 5 5 CRS2 RhettHowie
Rhett & Howie
No
7 of 7
China Rush 2 Episode 7 7 CRS2 ElenaTameka
Elena & Tameka
No
6 of 6
The Amazing Race: China Rush 3 China Rush 3 Episode 2 2 CRS3 HenryJennifer
Henry & Jennifer
Yes
7 of 10
China Rush 3 Episode 5 5 CRS3 HenryJennifer
Henry & Jennifer
Yes
5 of 8
China Rush 3 Episode 6 6 CRS3 ZhangYelinLiYang
Zhang Yelin & Li Yang
Yes
5 of 7
Episode 10 10 CRS3 JanelleKarin
Karin & Janelle
No
5 of 5

HaMerotz LaMillion[]

Season Episode Leg Last Place Survived? Notes
HaMerotz LaMillion 2 "The Chinese Language is Difficult" 6 ILS2 TomAdele
Tom & Adele
Yes
4 of 6
"Sweet Pain?"
"Last Step in a Million!" 12 ILS2 TomAdele
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
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
Casilda & Casilda
Yes
6 of 7
11 11 LAS1 TamaraMatías
Tamara & Matías
Yes
3 of 4
The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel 2 2 2 LAS2 MauricioMariana
Mauricio & Mariana
Yes
10 of 11
6 6 LAS2 JelkinJavier
Jelkin & Javier
No
8 of 8
8 8 LAS2 AleandraMarlene
Aleandra & Marlene
Yes
5 of 7
The Amazing Race 3 (Latin America) 2 2 LAS3 VeroGaba
Vero & Gaba
Yes
10 of 11
6 6 LAS3 RosarioPablo
Rosario & Pablo
No
8 of 8
10 10 LAS3 ToyaJuandelMar
Toya & Juan del Mar
No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race 4 (Latin America) 2 2 LAS4 BillyGean
Billy & Gean
No
(Double Elimination)
10 of 11
4 4 LAS4 DanielCésar
Daniel & César
Yes
7 of 9
7 7 LAS4 FuzettiNando
Fuzetti & Nando
No
7 of 7
10 10 LAS4 RenataAnaPaula
Renata & Ana Paula
No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race 5 (Latin America) 4 4 LAS5 EzequielTobías
Ezequiel & Tobías
Yes
5 of 9
5 5 LAS5 DéboraRenata
Débora & Renata
No
9 of 9
7 7 LAS5 EvelynJorge
Evelyn & Jorge
No
6 of 6
11 11 LAS5 DaríoEsther
Darío & Esther
Yes
3 of 4
The Amazing Race: Ecuador 4 4 LAS6 JuanCecilia
Juan & Cecilia
Yes
1 of 8
6 6 LAS6 SoniaGabriel
Sonia & Gabriel
No
7 of 7
7 7 LAS6 MartínJenny
Martín & Jenny
No
5 of 5
8 8 LAS6 JuanCecilia
Juan & Cecilia
Yes
5 of 6

The Amazing Race Suomi[]

Season Episode Leg Last Place Survived? Notes
Amazing Race Suomi 1 "Bullseye" 8 FNS1 PeterAnna
Peter & Anna
No
6 of 6
"Street Art and Stick Fighting" 11 FNS1 KaisaMari
Kaisa & Mari
Yes
2 of 4

Velyki perehony[]

Season Episode Leg Last Place Survived? Notes
Velyki perehony 6 6 UAS1 AlexeyOlena
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
Việt Dũng & Pha Lê
No
4 of 4

Trivia[]

References[]

  1. Bloom, Mike (January 20, 2022). The Amazing Race 33's Michael Norwood and Moe Badger Reveal the Unseen Reason Behind Their Elimination. Parade. Retrieved on January 21, 2022.

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