The U-Turn allows any one team to force another team to complete both of the Detour tasks in a leg. It was introduced in The Amazing Race 12.

Usage

After completing a chosen Detour option or just before receiving a Detour clue, a team may use the U-Turn to force another team to also complete the other Detour option that they did not originally choose. Similarly to a Yield, the team placing the U-Turn places a photo of the team they are penalizing, along with their own "Courtesy Of" photo on the U-Turn marker stand. Prior of U.S. Version The Amazing Race 17, the U-Turn slot is only available for one individual teams to U-Turn one other teams. From The Amazing Race 19 to The Amazing Race 22, tablets were used in place of the photos, therefore removing the need for teams to hold their "Courtesy Of" photos. However, the usage of the photos returned in The Amazing Race 23, but teams no longer need to hold their "Courtesy Of" photos along the race as their "Courtesy Of" photos are now placed at the U-Turn board. Starting with The Amazing Race 28 the U-Turn board is designed after the locale.

Originally, the U-Turn board was placed after the Detour point. The Amazing Race 27 was the first time a U-Turn board was placed before a Detour decision point, with The Amazing Race 29 and onward regularly using this format. The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition later adopted this change as well.

Like the Yield, if the team has lost their "Courtesy Of" photo, they will be unable to use their U-Turn power for the remainder of the Race. This was seen in The Amazing Race Asia 3 in Leg 9, after Ida & Tania decided to U-Turn Geoff & Tisha only to realize that they did not have their "Courtesy Of" photo with them.

It is possible for a team to U-Turn another team that has already passed the U-Turn, nullifying its effects. Depending on the version, a team can only use their U-Turn power once per Race, and only one team may be affected by the same U-Turn during a leg. In The Amazing Race Canada and starting with The Amazing Race 29 in the United States version, teams are allowed to use the U-Turn more than once. Teams are warned of an upcoming U-Turn on the Route Marker or after the Detour clue. The Amazing Race 15 was the first and only season since its inception not to show a U-Turn. If the Fast Forward and U-Turn appear in the same leg or if there will be Double U-Turn, that leg will have a U-Turn warning in the first clue they receive (usually at the Pit Stop of the previous leg, or at the virtual Pit Stop).

U-Turn Types

Blind/Anonymous U-Turn

Louie & Michael Blind U-Turned Joe & Heidi in France on Season 16.

Starting in The Amazing Race 14, teams were met with a variation of the U-Turn called a "Blind U-Turn" ("Anonymous U-Turn" in the Australian version and The Amazing Race (Latin America)). If teams use a Blind U-Turn, they do not have to publicly reveal themselves as the perpetrators with their "Courtesy Of" photo.

Double U-Turn

Art & JJ Double U-Turning Brendon & Rachel in Tanzania during leg 8 of Season 20.

In Leg 9 of The Amazing Race 17, the Double U-Turn was introduced. This addition allowed two individual teams to each U-Turn one other team and is currently the main U-turn used in the U.S. after its introduction. The Amazing Race 3 (Latin America) was the first season in all the franchise to air a Double U-Turn that no teams used.

Blind Double U-Turn

During The Amazing Race 21, a hybrid of the Blind and Double U-Turns called the Blind Double U-Turn was introduced. It has the effects of both those U-Turns: two different teams each could U-Turn one other team, just like the Double U-Turn, but the identities of those who used it would be kept secret just like the Blind U-Turn.

Penalty

In The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business, the last team to complete the starting line challenge, Amanda & Kris, was automatically penalized with a U-Turn for the first Detour they encountered.

In The Amazing Race 4 (Latin America), the last team to complete the starting line challenge, Billy & Gean, was automatically penalized with a U-Turn for the first Detour they encountered.

Must-Vote U-Turn

Paul & Steve Must-Vote U-Turned by 6 other teams.

HaMerotz LaMillion 2 has a different format of the U-Turn, where at the start of the Leg, each team votes for who should receive the U-Turn. The team with the most votes is forced to complete both of the Detour tasks upon arriving at the Detour. If multiple teams have the most votes, then all tied teams are U-Turned.

The voting format was later used in all of the seasons of the Chinese version, in The Amazing Race Australia 2, The Amazing Race Philippines 1.

It was eventually used in the US version in its 31st season being simply called a U-Turn Vote. Unlike its international counterparts, voting was done out loud in front of other teams, and the two teams with the most votes are U-Turned instead of one, similar to a Double U-Turn.

Must-Vote Double U-Turn

HaMerotz LaMillion 3 introduced a hybrid of the Double U-Turn and Must-Vote U-Turn. Similar to a Must-Vote U-Turn, all teams vote for a team to be U-Turned. But in addition, the U-Turned team gets to exclusively use another U-Turn against another team.

U-Turn History

The Amazing Race (US)

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race 12 "Let's Name Our Chicken Phil" 4 S12 ShanaJennifer.jpg
Shana & Jennifer
S12 LorenaJason.jpg
Lorena & Jason
No
8 of 8
"Honestly, They Have Witch Powers or Something!" 8 S12 KyntVyxsin.jpg
Kynt & Vyxsin
S12 NicolasDonald.jpg
Nicolas & Donald
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
The Amazing Race 13 "Did You Push My Sports Bra Off the Ledge?" 3 Unused
"That Is Studly" 9 Unused
  • This U-Turn went unaired from the episode.[1]
The Amazing Race 14 "It Was Like a Caravan of Idiots" 4 S14 MargieLuke.jpg
Margie & Luke
S14 AmandaKris.jpg
Amanda & Kris
No
8 of 8
  • Blind U-Turn
"No More Mr. Nice Guy" 10 S14 TammyVictor.jpg
Tammy & Victor
S14 KishaJen.jpg
Kisha & Jen
No
4 of 4
The Amazing Race 15 "It's Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars" 3 S15 LanceKeri.jpg
Lance & Keri
S15 SamDan.jpg
Sam & Dan
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • This U-Turn went unaired from the episode.[2]
The Amazing Race 16 "I Think We're Fighting the Germans, Right?" 5 S16 LouieMichael.jpg
Louie & Michael
S16 JoeHeidi.jpg
Joe & Heidi
No
8 of 8
  • Blind U-Turn
  • Joe & Heidi were unable to complete their second Detour task as a result of being U-Turned. After all other teams checked in, Phil came out to their location and eliminated them.
"Dumb Did Us In" 9 S16 BrentCaite.jpg
Brent & Caite
S16 CarolBrandy.jpg
Carol & Brandy
No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race 17 "There's a Lot of Nuts and Bullets" 9 S17 JillThomas.jpg
Jill & Thomas
S17 BrookClaire.jpg
Brook & Claire
Yes
4 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S17 NatKat.jpg
Nat & Kat
S17 ChadStephanie.jpg
Chad & Stephanie
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business "I Never Looked So Foolish in My Whole Entire Life" 2 None S18 AmandaKris.jpg
Amanda & Kris
No
11 of 11
  • For coming in last at the Starting Line challenge on Leg 1, Amanda & Kris were penalized with an automatic U-Turn at their first Detour.
"Don't Ruin the Basketball Game" 5 S18 KentVyxsin.jpg
Kent & Vyxsin
S18 JaimeCara.jpg
Jaime & Cara
No
9 of 9
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S18 JaimeCara.jpg
Jaime & Cara
S18 FlightTimeBigEasy.jpg
Flight Time & Big Easy
Yes
6 of 9
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
"We're Good American People" 9 S18 FlightTimeBigEasy.jpg
Flight Time & Big Easy
S18 JetCord.jpg
Jet & Cord
No
6 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • Slot #2 went unused
The Amazing Race 19 "Move Goat" 7 S19 LaurenceZac.jpg
Laurence & Zac
S19 AmaniMarcus.jpg
Amani & Marcus
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • Slot #2 went unused
"Super Shady" 8 S19 ErnieCindy.jpg
Ernie & Cindy
S19 BillCathi.jpg
Bill & Cathi
Yes
2 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S19 BillCathi.jpg
Bill & Cathi
S19 LaurenceZac.jpg
Laurence & Zac
No
6 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race 20 "Let Them Drink Their Haterade" 8 S20 ArtJJ.jpg
Art & JJ
S20 BrendonRachel.jpg
Brendon & Rachel
Yes
4 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S20 BrendonRachel.jpg
Brendon & Rachel
S20 VanessaRalph.jpg
Vanessa & Ralph
Yes
5 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race 21 "There's No Crying in Baseball" 3 S21 RobKelley.jpg
Rob & Kelley
S21 GaryWill.jpg
Gary & Will
Yes
8 of 9
  • Slot #1 of a Blind Double U-Turn
S21 GaryWill.jpg
Gary & Will
S21 RobKelley.jpg
Rob & Kelley
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • Slot #2 of a Blind Double U-Turn
"Fishy Kiss" 9 S21 JaymesJames.jpg
Jaymes & James
S21 AbbieRyan.jpg
Abbie & Ryan
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S21 TreyLexi.jpg
Trey & Lexi
S21 JaymesJames.jpg
Jaymes & James
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
  • Trey & Lexi deliberately used their U-Turn on Jaymes & James, as they were ahead of the U-Turn board, to prevent Abbie & Ryan from using the U-Turn.
The Amazing Race 22 "Your Tan Is Totally Cool" 5 S22 PamWinnie.png
Pam & Winnie
S22 JoeyMeghan.png
Joey & Meghan
Yes
6 of 8
  • Slot #1 of a Blind Double U-Turn
S22 JoeyMeghan.png
Joey & Meghan
S22 ChuckWynona.png
Chuck & Wynona
Yes
7 of 8
  • Slot #2 of a Blind Double U-Turn
"Working Our Barrels Off" 10 S22 BatesAnthony.png
Bates & Anthony
S22 JoeyMeghan.png
Joey & Meghan
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S22 MaxKatie.png
Max & Katie
S22 MonaBeth.png
Mona & Beth
Yes
4 of 5
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race 23 "Get Our Groove On" 5 S23 TimDanny.jpg
Tim & Danny
S23 LeoJamal.jpg
Leo & Jamal
Yes
6 of 8
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S23 LeoJamal.jpg
Leo & Jamal
S23 BrandonAdam.jpg
Brandon & Adam
No
8 of 8
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
"One Hot Camel" 8 S23 NicoleTravis.jpg
Nicole & Travis
S23 LeoJamal.jpg
Leo & Jamal
Yes
4 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S23 TimMarie.jpg
Tim & Marie
S23 NickyKim.jpg
Nicky & Kim
No
6 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2014) "Donkeylicious" 8 S24 BrendonRachel.jpg
Brendon & Rachel
S24 DaveConnor.jpg
Dave & Connor
Yes
4 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S24 DaveConnor.jpg
Dave & Connor
S24 LeoJamal.jpg
Leo & Jamal
Yes
3 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
"Bull Down" 10 S24 LeoJamal.jpg
Leo & Jamal
S24 JetCord.jpg
Jet & Cord
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S24 CarolineJennifer.jpg
Caroline & Jennifer
S24 BrendonRachel.jpg
Brendon & Rachel
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race 25 "Morocc' and Roll" 5 S25 ShelleyNici.jpg
Shelley & Nici
S25 KeithWhitney.jpg
Keith & Whitney
No
8 of 8
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S25 KeithWhitney.jpg
Keith & Whitney
S25 AmyMaya.jpg
Amy & Maya
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn went unaired from the episode.
"You're Taking My Tan Off" 9 S25 AmyMaya.jpg
Amy & Maya
S25 AdamBethany.jpg
Adam & Bethany
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • Adam & Bethany skipped the U-Turn point via the Fast Forward.
  • Slot #2 went unused
The Amazing Race 26 "Great Way to Start a Relationship" 1 S26 MikeRochelle.jpg
Mike & Rochelle
S26 JeffLyda.jpg
Jeff & Lyda
No
11 of 11
  • Slot #1 of a Blind Double U-Turn
S26 JeffLyda.jpg
Jeff & Lyda
S26 JeffJackie.jpg
Jeff & Jackie
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • Slot #2 of a Blind Double U-Turn
"Moment of Truth" 8 S26 MattAshley.jpg
Matt & Ashley
S26 JelaniJenny.jpg
Jelani & Jenny
Yes
4 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S26 LauraTyler.jpg
Laura & Tyler
S26 AlySteve.jpg
Aly & Steve
No
6 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race 27 "Good Old Fashioned Spit in the Face" 4 S27 TiffanyKrista.jpg
Tiffany & Krista
S27 JustinDiana.jpg
Justin & Diana
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • Slot #2 went unused
"It's Always the Quiet Ones" 9 S27 KelseyJoey.jpg
Kelsey & Joey
S27 TannerJosh.jpg
Tanner & Josh
No
6 of 6
"Bring the Fun, Baby!" 10 S27 JustinDiana.jpg
Justin & Diana
S27 LoganChris.jpg
Logan & Chris
Yes
4 of 5
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
The Amazing Race 28 "Bros Being Jocks" 3 Unused
  • Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn went unaired from the episode.[3]
"Monkey Dance!" 10 S28 TylerKorey.jpg
Tyler & Korey
S28 BrodieKurt.jpg
Brodie & Kurt
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S28 BurnieAshley.jpg
Burnie & Ashley
S28 TylerKorey.jpg
Tyler & Korey
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
  • Burnie & Ashley deliberately used their U-Turn on Tyler & Korey, as they were ahead of the U-Turn board, to prevent Brodie & Kurt from using the U-Turn.
The Amazing Race 29 "Bucket List Type Stuff" 3 S29 TaraJoey.jpg
Tara & Joey
S29 SethOlive.jpg
Seth & Olive
No
9 of 9
  • Slot #1 of a Blind Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
S29 VanckAshton.jpg
Vanck & Ashton
S29 MattRedmond.jpg
Matt & Redmond
Yes
4 of 8
  • Slot #2 of a Blind Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
"Double U-Turn Ahead" 6 S29 LizMichael.jpg
Liz & Michael
S29 VanckAshton.jpg
Vanck & Ashton
No
7 of 7
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
S29 BeccaFloyd.jpg
Becca & Floyd
S29 LizMichael.jpg
Liz & Michael
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
  • Becca & Floyd deliberately used their U-Turn on Liz & Michael, as they were ahead of the U-Turn board, to prevent Vanck & Ashton from using the U-Turn.
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
"Good Job, Donkey" 8 S29 BrookeScott.jpg
Brooke & Scott
S29 LizMichael.jpg
Liz & Michael
No
6 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
S29 TaraJoey.jpg
Tara & Joey
S29 BeccaFloyd.jpg
Becca & Floyd
Yes
5 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
  • Tara & Joey became the first team to use multiple U-Turns in one season in the US edition.
The Amazing Race 30 "The Claws Are Out" 6 S30 CodyJessica.jpg
Cody & Jessica
S30 TrevorChris.jpg
Trevor & Chris
No
7 of 7
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • Slot #2 went unused
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
"All's Fair in Love and War" 8 S30 LucasBrittany.jpg
Lucas & Brittany
S30 CodyJessica.jpg
Cody & Jessica
Yes
5 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
S30 AlexConor.jpg
Alex & Conor
S30 HenryEvan.jpg
Henry & Evan
Yes
4 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
The Amazing Race 31 "Knock the Newbie Out of Us" 2 S31 RachelElissa.jpg
Rachel & Elissa
S31 BeccaFloyd.jpg
Becca & Floyd
Yes
9 of 10
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
S31 BeccaFloyd.jpg
Becca & Floyd
S31 TylerKorey.jpg
Tyler & Korey
Yes
7 of 10
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
"You're the Apple in My Eye" 8 None S31 ColinChristie.jpg
Colin & Christie
Yes
3 of 7
  • U-Turn Vote
  • The two teams with the most votes were U-Turned.
  • By a vote of 3-2-1-1, Colin & Christie and Rachel & Elissa were U-Turned.
  • Voting was done verbally in front of the other teams. The order in which they voted was decided by a random draw.
S31 RachelElissa.jpg
Rachel & Elissa
No
7 of 7
"Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!" 10 S31 LeoJamal.jpg
Leo & Jamal
S31 NicoleVictor.jpg
Nicole & Victor
Yes
4 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S31 NicoleVictor.jpg
Nicole & Victor
S31 BeccaFloyd.jpg
Becca & Floyd
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race 32 "We're Makin' Big Moves" 3

The Amazing Race Asia

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race Asia 3 "Are People Here Funny?" 9 ASS3 GeoffTisha.jpg
Geoff & Tisha
ASS3 ADFuzzie.jpg
A.D. & Fuzzie
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
4 of 4
The Amazing Race Asia 4 "There's a Bigger Race and It's Called Life" 6 ASS4 ClaireMichelle.jpg
Claire & Michelle
ASS4 DimpleSunaina.jpg
Dimple & Sunaina
Yes
6 of 7
The Amazing Race Asia 5 "Made with Love" 6 Unused
"No More Mr. Nice Guy" 9 ASS5 EricRona.jpg
Eric & Rona
ASS5 TreasuriLouisa.jpg
Treasuri & Louisa
No
4 of 4
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
  • Treasuri & Louisa were also Yielded in this leg.

The Amazing Race Australia

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race Australia 1 "A Town That Was 15-20 Letters Long" 4 AUS1 TylerNathan.jpg
Tyler & Nathan
AUS1 RichardJoey.jpg
Richard & Joey
No
9 of 9
The Amazing Race Australia 2 "No More Showing Off" 6 None AUS2 PaulSteve.jpg
Paul & Steve
Yes
6 of 9
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 6-1-1-1, Paul & Steve were U-Turned.
"I Know What a Lime Is Daddy!" 6 AUS2 ShaneAndrew.jpg
Shane & Andrew
AUS2 PaulSteve.jpg
Paul & Steve
Yes
1 of 8
  • Anonymous U-Turn
The Amazing Race: Australia v New Zealand "Proper Preparation Prevents Piss-Poor Performance" 3 AUS3 JohnMurray.jpg
John & Murray
AUS3 SallyTyson.jpg
Sally & Tyson
Yes
4 of 8
The Amazing Race Australia 4 3 AUS4 JasminJerome.jpg
Jasmin & Jerome
AUS4 SidAsh.jpg
Sid & Ash
Yes
6 of 9
9 None AUS4 TimRod.jpg
Tim & Rod
Yes
3 of 5
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 4-1, Tim & Rod were U-Turned.
11 None AUS4 TomTyler.jpg
Tom & Tyler
No
4 of 4
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 3-1, Tom & Tyler were U-Turned.

The Amazing Race Canada

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race Canada 1 "Death by Lentils" 5 CAS1 TimTim.jpg
Tim & Tim
CAS1 HalJoanne.jpg
Hal & Joanne
No
6 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CAS1 HalJoanne.jpg
Hal & Joanne
CAS1 HollyBrett.jpg
Holly & Brett
Yes
5 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
"Clutch and Release" 8 Unused
  • Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race Canada 2 "Snakes and Liars" 3 CAS2 RexBob.jpg
Rex & Bob
CAS2 NatalieMeaghan.jpg
Natalie & Meaghan
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn went unaired from the episode.[4]
CAS2 SukhiJinder.jpg
Sukhi & Jinder
CAS2 PierreMichel.jpg
Pierre & Michel
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn went unaired from the episode.[4]
"I Said Yes!" 8 CAS2 PierreMichel.jpg
Pierre & Michel
CAS2 AlainAudrey.jpg
Alain & Audrey
Yes
4 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CAS2 SukhiJinder.jpg
Sukhi & Jinder
CAS2 RyanRob.jpg
Ryan & Rob
Yes
5 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race Canada 3 "The Face Off" 5 CAS3 GinoJesse.png
Gino & Jesse
CAS3 BrentSean.png
Brent & Sean
Yes
5 of 8
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CAS3 BrentSean.png
Brent & Sean
CAS3 NicSabrina.png
Nic & Sabrina
Yes
6 of 8
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
  • Nic & Sabrina were unable to complete the other side of the Detour task as it was too dark to preform the task safely. They received an unknown time penalty before recieving their next clue.
"Man I've Got a Big Butt" 10 CAS3 GinoJesse.png
Gino & Jesse
CAS3 NickMatt.png
Nick & Matt
Yes
3 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • Gino & Jesse became the first team to use multiple U-Turns in one season.
CAS3 NickMatt.png
Nick & Matt
CAS3 DujeanLeilani.png
Dujean & Leilani
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
  • Dujean & Leilani did not complete their initial Detour task nor did the other side of the Detour after being U-Turned. They instead went directly to the Pit Stop to be eliminated.
The Amazing Race Canada 4 "I Could Be Prime Minister" 7 CAS4 StephKristen.jpg
Steph & Kristen
CAS4 JillianEmmett.jpg
Jillian & Emmett
Yes
4 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CAS4 JillianEmmett.jpg
Jillian & Emmett
CAS4 JoelAshley.jpg
Joel & Ashley
Yes
3 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
"For Those About to Rock" 9 CAS4 StephKristen.jpg
Steph & Kristen
CAS4 JoelAshley.jpg
Joel & Ashley
Yes
4 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CAS4 JillianEmmett.jpg
Jillian & Emmett
CAS4 RitaYvette.jpg
Rita & Yvette
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race Canada 5 "We Just Saw Johnny Mustard" 6 CAS5 SamPaul.jpg
Sam & Paul
CAS5 KennethRyan.jpg
Kenneth & Ryan
Yes
5 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CAS5 KoreyIvana.jpg
Korey & Ivana
CAS5 AndreaEbonie.jpg
Andrea & Ebonie
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
6 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
"It's Like Finding Waldo in a Bunch of Waldos" 9 CAS5 KennethRyan.jpg
Kenneth & Ryan
CAS5 SamPaul.jpg
Sam & Paul
Yes
1 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CAS5 KoreyIvana.jpg
Korey & Ivana
CAS5 AdamAndrea.jpg
Adam & Andrea
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition "Just Suck My Blood Please" 4 CAS6 NancyMellisa.jpg
Nancy & Mellisa
CAS6 MartinaPhil.jpg
Martina & Phil
Yes
6 of 8
  • Slot #1 of a Blind Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
CAS6 ZainabMonica.jpg
Zainab & Monica
CAS6 ToddAnna.jpg
Todd & Anna
No
8 of 8
  • Slot #2 of a Blind Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn was placed
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
"Smells Like Sweat and Fun" 6 CAS6 CourtneyAdam.jpg
Courtney & Adam
CAS6 ZainabMonica.jpg
Zainab & Monica
No
7 of 7
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • Slot #2 went unused
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.

The Amazing Race China

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race 1 (China) 3 3 CNS1 ZhongHanliangJackie.jpg
Zhong Hanliang & Jackie
CNS1 JinDachuanLiuChang.jpg
Jin Dachuan & Liu Chang
Yes
6 of 7
  • Jin Dachuan & Liu Chang used their Express Pass to bypass the Detour task they had to do as the result of the U-Turn.
7 7 None CNS1 ChenYiruZhouWeitong.jpg
Chen Yiru & Zhou Weitong
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
5 of 5
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 3-1-1, Chen Yiru & Zhou Weitong were U-Turned.
The Amazing Race 2 (China) 2 2 None CNS2 FengZheZhuZhu.jpg
Feng Zhe & Zhu Zhu
No
6 of 6
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 3-2-1, Feng Zhe & Zhu Zhu were U-Turned.
5 5 CNS2 HanGengWuXin.jpg
Han Geng & Wu Xin
CNS2 YangQianhuaDingZigao.jpg
Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao
Yes
2 of 4
The Amazing Race China 3 5 5 None CNS3 ZhangZhehanZhangSifan.gif
Zhang Zhehan & Zhang Sifan
Yes
5 of 8
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 4-3, Zhang Zhehan & Zhang Sifan were U-Turned.
The Amazing Race China 4 3 3 CNS4 JiaJingwenXiuJiekai.jpg
Jia Jingwen & Xiu Jiekai
CNS4 QiangZiZhangXingyue.jpg
Qiang Zi & Zhang Xingyue
Yes
7 of 8
6 6 None CNS4 JiaJingwenXiuJiekai.jpg
Jia Jingwen & Xiu Jiekai
Yes
3 of 6
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 2-2-1, Both Jia Jingwen & Xiu Jiekai and Qiang Zi & Zhang Xingyue were U-Turned.
CNS4 QiangZiZhangXingyue.jpg
Qiang Zi & Zhang Xingyue
Yes
4 of 6

The Amazing Race: China Rush

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race: China Rush 1 3 3 CRS1 LisaKaren.jpg
Lisa & Karen
CRS1 DeepakNaresh.jpg
Deepak & Naresh
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
5 of 5
The Amazing Race: China Rush 2 4 4 CRS2 SummerEachen.jpg
Summer & Eachen
CRS2 SunBinHaoFei'er.jpg
Sun Bin & Hao Fei'er
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
7 7 CRS2 MaryCecilia.jpg
Mary & Cecilia
CRS2 LilyJan.jpg
Lily & Jan
Yes
5 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CRS2 SunBinHaoFei'er.jpg
Sun Bin & Hao Fei'er
CRS2 ElenaTameka.jpg
Elena & Tameka
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
6 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race: China Rush 3 9 9 Unused
11 11 CRS3 RyanCharlie.jpg
Ryan & Charlie
CRS3 ZhangYelinLiYang.jpg
Zhang Yelin & Li Yang
No
4 of 4

Amazing Race (France)

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
Amazing Race (France) 3 3 FRS1 OucéniLassana.jpg
Oucéni & Lassana
FRS1 AnthonySonja.jpg
Anthony & Sonja
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
7 of 7
9 9 FRS1 HadjYacim.jpg
Hadj & Yacim
FRS1 HeïdiMichel.jpg
Heïdi & Michel
No
4 of 4

HaMerotz LaMillion

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
HaMerotz LaMillion 1 13/14 7 ILS1 MichalRan.jpg
Michal & Ran
ILS1 MayaAmichay.jpg
Maya & Amichay
Yes
4 of 5
15/16 8 ILS1 ShayGuy.jpg
Shay & Guy
ILS1 HadasInbal.jpg
Hadas & Inbal
No
5 of 5
HaMerotz LaMillion 2 "Amazing Race Premiere", "Something Fire!", "The Complete Chapter (Part 1)" 1 None ILS2 AlonHen.jpg
Alon & Hen
Yes
4 of 10
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 4-2-1-1, Alon & Hen were U-Turned.
"The Complete Chapter (Part 2)", "Breaking the Ice" 2 None ILS2 AlonHen.jpg
Alon & Hen
Yes
6 of 9
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 4-1-1-1, Alon & Hen were U-Turned.
"Tom and Adele Being Left Behind", "The Opportunity of a Lifetime" 4 None ILS2 TomAdele.jpg
Tom & Adele
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
7 of 7
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 3-2-1-1, Tom & Adele were U-Turned.
"The Chinese Language is Difficult", "Amazing Race Premiere" 6 None ILS2 BarInna.jpg
Bar & Inna
Yes
3 of 6
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 4-2, Bar & Inna were U-Turned.
"The Shawshank Redemption", "No Limits!", "Who Will Enter the Final Quintet?" 7 None ILS2 AlonOren.jpg
Alon & Oren
Yes
1 of 6
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 3-2-1, Alon & Oren were U-Turned.
  • First instance of a U-Turned team winning a leg.
"The Low Down", "Homesick", "Separate From Thailand" 6 None ILS2 BarInna.jpg
Bar & Inna
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
5 of 5
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 3-2, Bar & Inna were U-Turned.
HaMerotz LaMillion 3 "Landing in Spain", "Something Surreal!", "Squeezing the Juice!" 3 None ILS3 Ma'AyanBat-El.jpg
Ma'Ayan & Bat-El
Yes
5 of 10
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 5-3-2, Ma'Ayan & Bat-El were U-Turned.
"Pleasant Scrub!", "The Great Bedroom Race", "Leaving Spain" 4 None ILS3 DebbieDana.jpg
Debbie & Dana
Yes
6 of 9
  • Must-Vote Double U-Turn
  • By a vote of 4-3, Debbie & Dana were U-Turned. They were granted the 2nd slot to U-Turn another team.
ILS3 DebbieDana.jpg
Debbie & Dana
ILS3 LiorMor.jpg
Lior & Mor
Yes
2 of 9
  • Slot #2 of a Must-Vote Double U-Turn
"Landing in Brazil!", "City of God", "Leaving Brazil!" 6 None ILS3 Ma'AyanBat-El.jpg
Ma'Ayan & Bat-El
Yes
5 of 8
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 4-3-1, Ma'Ayan & Bat-El were U-Turned.
"Landing in the Salsa Rhythm of Cuba!", "Cuban-Style Celebration", "For Whom the Race Will Be Over?" 7 None ILS3 LiorMor.jpg
Lior & Mor
Yes
4 of 7
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 4-3, Lior & Mor were U-Turned.
"Crocodile Tears", "Pirates of the Caribbean" 8 None ILS3 LiorMor.jpg
Lior & Mor
No
7 of 7
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 4-3, Lior & Mor were U-Turned.
"Running in the Snow", "Indian Dance" 11 None ILS3 DebbieDana.jpg
Debbie & Dana
No
5 of 5
  • Must-Vote Double U-Turn
  • By a vote of 3-2, Debbie & Dana were U-Turned. They were granted the 2nd slot to U-Turn another team.
  • There were two Detours on this leg. The U-Turn penalty was only applied to the first Detour.
ILS3 DebbieDana.jpg
Debbie & Dana
ILS3 TaliaKoby.jpg
Talia & Koby
Yes
2 of 5
  • Slot #2 of a Must-Vote Double U-Turn
HaMerotz LaMillion 4 "Landing in Georgia", "Georgian Battle", "The Tallest Tower in Georgia" 2 None ILS4 GalLiel.jpg
Gal & Liel
Yes
8 of 12
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 6-5-1, Gal & Liel were U-Turned.
"Landing in Sweden!", "Swedish Delicacy", "Elimination in Sweden" 4 None ILS4 VovaAlla.jpg
Vova & Alla
Yes
9 of 10
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 5-3-1, Vova & Alla were U-Turned.
  • Yafa & Boaz abstained from voting due to the latter being hospitalized.
"Upside-Down Obstacle Course", "Celebration in Finland!", "Surprising Elimination in Finland" 6 None ILS4 VovaAlla.jpg
Vova & Alla
Yes
8 of 9
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 6-1-1-1, Vova & Alla were U-Turned.
HaMerotz LaMillion 5 3–5 2 None ILS5 DorSapir.jpg
Dor & Sapir
Yes
11 of 12
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 4-3-2-1-1-1, Dor & Sapir were U-Turned.
17–19 7 None ILS5 YaelYosiel.jpg
Yael & Yosiel
Yes
7 of 8
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 3-2-1-1-1, Yael & Yosiel were U-Turned.
20–22 7 None ILS5 JosieAlex.jpg
Josie & Alex
Yes
3 of 7
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 3-3-1, both Josie & Alex and Yael & Yosiel were U-Turned.
ILS5 YaelYosiel.jpg
Yael & Yosiel
Yes
2 of 7
27–29 10 None ILS5 JosieAlex.jpg
Josie & Alex
Yes
2 of 6
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 3-2-1, Josie & Alex were U-Turned.
HaMerotz LaMillion 6 5–7 3 None ILS6 HelenRegev.jpg
Helen & Regev
Yes
2 of 10
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 5-2-1-1-1, Helen & Regev were U-Turned.
8–10 3 None ILS6 HelenRegev.jpg
Helen & Regev
Yes
2 of 9
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 3-2-1-1-1-1, Helen & Regev were U-Turned.
HaMerotz LaMillion 7 11, 12 6 None ILS7 TiaFay.jpg
Tia & Fay
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
8 of 8
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 3-2-2-1, Tia & Fay were U-Turned.

The Amazing Race (Latin America)

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel 1 9 9 LAS1 FernaFran.jpg
Ferna & Fran
LAS1 AnnaRodrigo.jpg
Anna & Rodrigo
No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel 2 9 9 LAS2 AleandraMarlene.jpg
Aleandra & Marlene
LAS2 ViníciusGuilherme.jpg
Vinícius & Guilherme
Yes
3 of 5
The Amazing Race 3 (Latin America) 3 3 Unused
7 7 Unused
  • Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race 4 (Latin America) 2 2 None LAS4 BillyGean.png
Billy & Gean
No
10 of 11
  • For coming in last at the Starting Line challenge on Leg 1, Billy & Gean were penalized with an automatic U-Turn at their first Detour.
  • Billy & Gean were issued a 2-hour penalty for not completing one of the sides of their U-Turn. They dropped to 10th and were eliminated due to the leg being a double-elimination leg.
3 3 LAS4 RenanFran.png
Renan & Fran
LAS4 DanielCésar.png
Daniel & César
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
9 of 9
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • Slot #2 went unused
  • Daniel & César were issued a 2-hour penalty for not completing one of the sides of their U-Turn. They checked in last, but were spared due to a Non-Elimination Leg. Their penalty was applied to the start of the next leg.
8 8 LAS4 DanielCésar.png
Daniel & César
LAS4 RenanFran.png
Renan & Fran
Yes
3 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • Slot #2 went unused
The Amazing Race 5 (Latin America) 9 9 LAS5 KarinaBraian.png
Karina & Braian
LAS5 EzequielTobías.png
Ezequiel & Tobías
Yes
1 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
LAS5 EzequielTobías.png
Ezequiel & Tobías
LAS5 JessicaMichelle.png
Jessica & Michelle
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race: Ecuador 5 5 LAS6 ChristianDina.jpg
Christian & Dina
LAS6 MartínJenny.jpg
Martín & Jenny
Yes
6 of 7
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
LAS6 MartínJenny.jpg
Martín & Jenny
LAS6 SoniaGabriel.jpg
Sonia & Gabriel
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
7 of 7
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
  • Sonia & Gabriel were issued a 2-hour penalty for not completing one of the sides of their U-Turn. They checked in last, but were spared due to a Non-Elimination Leg. Their penalty was applied to the start of the next leg.
8 8 LAS6 JuanCecilia.jpg
Juan & Cecilia
LAS6 StefaníaFelipe.jpg
Stefanía & Felipe
No
6 of 6
  • Anonymous U-Turn
10 10 Unused

The Amazing Race Norge

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race Norge 2 8 8 NOS2 OmarBilal.png
Omar & Bilal
NOS2 CecileCamilla.png
Cecilie & Camilla
Yes
3 of 5
11 11 NOS2 SveinungSolfrid.png
Sveinung & Solfrid
NOS2 OmarBilal.png
Omar & Bilal
Yes
2 of 5

The Amazing Race Philippines

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race Philippines 1 18/19 8 None PHS1 DaniMish.jpg
Dani & Mish
No
8 of 8
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 3-2-2-1, Dani & Mish were U-Turned.
The Amazing Race Philippines 2 7–11 2 None PHS2 DanielCharlie.jpg
Daniel & Charlie
Yes
9 of 10
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 3-3-2-1-1 Daniel & Charlie and JP & Kelvin were both U-Turned.
PHS2 JPKelvin.jpg
JP & Kelvin
Yes
7 of 10
13–18 3 None PHS2 JPKelvin.jpg
JP & Kelvin
Yes
7 of 9
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a vote of 3-2-2-1-1, JP & Kelvin were U-Turned.
25–30 5 None PHS2 MattPhoebe.jpg
Matt & Phoebe
Yes
5 of 7
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a unanimous vote of 6-1, Matt & Phoebe were U-Turned.
43–48 8 None PHS2 AJJody.jpg
AJ & Jody
No
5 of 6
  • Must-Vote U-Turn
  • By a unanimous vote of 5-1, AJ & Jody were U-Turned.
  • Although AJ & Jody placed 5th, the leg was a Double Elimination Leg and they were eliminated.

The Amazing Race Vietnam

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race Vietnam 2012 6 6 VNS1 ThànhChungThanhBằng.jpg
Thành Chung & Thanh Bằng
VNS1 TuấnAnhXuânSơn.jpg
Tuấn Anh & Xuân Sơn
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
7 of 7
10 10 VNS1 ChíBìnhHồngLong.jpg
Chí Bình & Hồng Long
VNS1 TuấnAnhXuânSơn.jpg
Tuấn Anh & Xuân Sơn
No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race Vietnam 2013 8 8 VNS2 HariTiếnĐạt.jpg
Hari & Tiến Đạt
VNS2 ĐứcHùngThùyDung.jpg
Đức Hưng & Thùy Dung
Yes
4 of 7
The Amazing Race Vietnam 2014 5 5 VNS3 HươngGiangCriss.jpg
Hương Giang & Criss
VNS3 SơnNgọcMinhMint.jpg
Sơn Ngọc Minh & Mint
Yes
5 of 7
  • Sơn Ngọc Minh & Mint used their Express Pass to bypass the Detour task they had to do as the result of the U-Turn.
The Amazing Race Vietnam 2016 4 4 VNS5 HươngGiangCriss.jpg
Hương Giang & Criss
VNS5 PhúcVinhThùyDung.jpg
Phúc Vinh & Thùy Dung
Yes
5 of 9
7 7 VNS5 ThanhHoaAnhTuấn.jpg
Thanh Hoa & Anh Tuấn
VNS5 HươngGiangCriss.jpg
Hương Giang & Criss
Yes
4 of 6
The Amazing Race Vietnam 2019 7 7 MLeeQuocAnh.jpg
MLee & Quốc Anh
JohnHuyTran.jpg
Johnny & Huy Trần
No
6 of 6

References

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