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Description Allows a team to force another team to perform both sides of a Detour
Versions Used The Amazing Race (US)
The Amazing Race Asia
The Amazing Race Australia
The Amazing Race Canada
The Amazing Race China
The Amazing Race: China Rush
Amazing Race (France)
HaMerotz LaMillion
The Amazing Race (Latin America)
The Amazing Race Norge
The Amazing Race Philippines
The Amazing Race Vietnam
Appearance(s) The Amazing Race 12 - present
The Amazing Race Australia 1 - present
The Amazing Race Asia 3 - 5
The Amazing Race Canada 1 - The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition
The Amazing Race 1 (China) - present
The Amazing Race: China Rush 1 - 3
Amazing Race
HaMerotz LaMillion 1 - present
The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel 1 - 6
The Amazing Race Norge 1 - 2
The Amazing Race Philippines 1 - 2
The Amazing Race Vietnam 2012 - 2014; 2016 ; 2019

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

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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 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

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
Shana & Jennifer
S12 LorenaJason
Lorena & Jason
No
8 of 8
"Honestly, They Have Witch Powers or Something!" 8 S12 KyntVyxsin
Kynt & Vyxsin
S12 NicolasDonald
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
Margie & Luke
S14 AmandaKris
Amanda & Kris
No
8 of 8
  • Blind U-Turn
"No More Mr. Nice Guy" 10 S14 TammyVictor
Tammy & Victor
S14 KishaJen
Kisha & Jen
No
4 of 4
The Amazing Race 15 "It's Like Being Dropped on Planet Mars" 3 S15 LanceKeri
Lance & Keri
S15 SamDan
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
Louie & Michael
S16 JoeHeidi
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
Brent & Caite
S16 CarolBrandy
Carol & Brandy
No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race 17 "There's a Lot of Nuts and Bullets" 9 S17 JillThomas
Jill & Thomas
S17 BrookClaire
Brook & Claire
Yes
4 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S17 NatKat
Nat & Kat
S17 ChadStephanie
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
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
Kent & Vyxsin
S18 JaimeCara
Jaime & Cara
No
9 of 9
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S18 JaimeCara
Jaime & Cara
S18 FlightTimeBigEasy
Flight Time & Big Easy
Yes
6 of 9
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
"We're Good American People" 9 S18 FlightTimeBigEasy
Flight Time & Big Easy
S18 JetCord
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
Laurence & Zac
S19 AmaniMarcus
Amani & Marcus
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • Slot #2 went unused
"Super Shady" 8 S19 ErnieCindy
Ernie & Cindy
S19 BillCathi
Bill & Cathi
Yes
2 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S19 BillCathi
Bill & Cathi
S19 LaurenceZac
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
Art & JJ
S20 BrendonRachel
Brendon & Rachel
Yes
4 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S20 BrendonRachel
Brendon & Rachel
S20 VanessaRalph
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
Rob & Kelley
S21 GaryWill
Gary & Will
Yes
8 of 9
  • Slot #1 of a Blind Double U-Turn
S21 GaryWill
Gary & Will
S21 RobKelley
Rob & Kelley
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • Slot #2 of a Blind Double U-Turn
"Fishy Kiss" 9 S21 JaymesJames
Jaymes & James
S21 AbbieRyan
Abbie & Ryan
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S21 TreyLexi
Trey & Lexi
S21 JaymesJames
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
Pam & Winnie
S22 JoeyMeghan
Joey & Meghan
Yes
6 of 8
  • Slot #1 of a Blind Double U-Turn
S22 JoeyMeghan
Joey & Meghan
S22 ChuckWynona
Chuck & Wynona
Yes
7 of 8
  • Slot #2 of a Blind Double U-Turn
"Working Our Barrels Off" 10 S22 BatesAnthony
Bates & Anthony
S22 JoeyMeghan
Joey & Meghan
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S22 MaxKatie
Max & Katie
S22 MonaBeth
Mona & Beth
Yes
4 of 5
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race 23 "Get Our Groove On" 5 S23 TimDanny
Tim & Danny
S23 LeoJamal
Leo & Jamal
Yes
6 of 8
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S23 LeoJamal
Leo & Jamal
S23 BrandonAdam
Brandon & Adam
No
8 of 8
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
"One Hot Camel" 8 S23 NicoleTravis
Nicole & Travis
S23 LeoJamal
Leo & Jamal
Yes
4 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S23 TimMarie
Tim & Marie
S23 NickyKim
Nicky & Kim
No
6 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2014) "Donkeylicious" 8 S24 BrendonRachel
Brendon & Rachel
S24 DaveConnor
Dave & Connor
Yes
4 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S24 DaveConnor
Dave & Connor
S24 LeoJamal
Leo & Jamal
Yes
3 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
"Bull Down" 10 S24 LeoJamal
Leo & Jamal
S24 JetCord
Jet & Cord
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S24 CarolineJennifer
Caroline & Jennifer
S24 BrendonRachel
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
Shelley & Nici
S25 KeithWhitney
Keith & Whitney
No
8 of 8
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S25 KeithWhitney
Keith & Whitney
S25 AmyMaya
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
Amy & Maya
S25 AdamBethany
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
Mike & Rochelle
S26 JeffLyda
Jeff & Lyda
No
11 of 11
  • Slot #1 of a Blind Double U-Turn
S26 JeffLyda
Jeff & Lyda
S26 JeffJackie
Jeff & Jackie
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
  • Slot #2 of a Blind Double U-Turn
"Moment of Truth" 8 S26 MattAshley
Matt & Ashley
S26 JelaniJenny
Jelani & Jenny
Yes
4 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S26 LauraTyler
Laura & Tyler
S26 AlySteve
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
Tiffany & Krista
S27 JustinDiana
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
Kelsey & Joey
S27 TannerJosh
Tanner & Josh
No
6 of 6
"Bring the Fun, Baby!" 10 S27 JustinDiana
Justin & Diana
S27 LoganChris
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
Tyler & Korey
S28 BrodieKurt
Brodie & Kurt
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S28 BurnieAshley
Burnie & Ashley
S28 TylerKorey
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
Tara & Joey
S29 SethOlive
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
Vanck & Ashton
S29 MattRedmond
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
Liz & Michael
S29 VanckAshton
Vanck & Ashton
No
7 of 7
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
S29 BeccaFloyd
Becca & Floyd
S29 LizMichael
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
Brooke & Scott
S29 LizMichael
Liz & Michael
No
6 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
S29 TaraJoey
Tara & Joey
S29 BeccaFloyd
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
Cody & Jessica
S30 TrevorChris
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
Lucas & Brittany
S30 CodyJessica
Cody & Jessica
Yes
5 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
S30 AlexConor
Alex & Conor
S30 HenryEvan
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
Rachel & Elissa
S31 BeccaFloyd
Becca & Floyd
Yes
9 of 10
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
  • This U-Turn was placed before the Detour point.
S31 BeccaFloyd
Becca & Floyd
S31 TylerKorey
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
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
Rachel & Elissa
No
7 of 7
"Chugga Chugga Choo Choo!" 10 S31 LeoJamal
Leo & Jamal
S31 NicoleVictor
Nicole & Victor
Yes
4 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
S31 NicoleVictor
Nicole & Victor
S31 BeccaFloyd
Becca & Floyd
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn

The Amazing Race Asia

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race Asia 3 "Are People Here Funny?" 9 ASS3 GeoffTisha
Geoff & Tisha
ASS3 ADFuzzie
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
Claire & Michelle
ASS4 DimpleSunaina
Dimple & Sunaina
Yes
6 of 7
The Amazing Race Asia 5 "Made with Love" 6 Unused
"No More Mr. Nice Guy" 9 ASS5 EricRona
Eric & Rona
ASS5 TreasuriLouisa
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
Tyler & Nathan
AUS1 RichardJoey
Richard & Joey
No
9 of 9
The Amazing Race Australia 2 "No More Showing Off" 6 None AUS2 PaulSteve
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
Shane & Andrew
AUS2 PaulSteve
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
John & Murray
AUS3 SallyTyson
Sally & Tyson
Yes
4 of 8

The Amazing Race Canada

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race Canada 1 "Death by Lentils" 5 CAS1 TimTim
Tim & Tim
CAS1 HalJoanne
Hal & Joanne
No
6 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CAS1 HalJoanne
Hal & Joanne
CAS1 HollyBrett
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
Rex & Bob
CAS2 NatalieMeaghan
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 AlainAudrey
Alain & Audrey
CAS2 SukhiJinder
Sukhi & Jinder
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
Pierre & Michel
CAS2 AlainAudrey
Alain & Audrey
Yes
4 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CAS2 SukhiJinder
Sukhi & Jinder
CAS2 RyanRob
Ryan & Rob
Yes
5 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race Canada 3 "The Face Off" 5 CAS3 GinoJesse
Gino & Jesse
CAS3 BrentSean
Brent & Sean
Yes
5 of 8
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CAS3 BrentSean
Brent & Sean
CAS3 NicSabrina
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
Gino & Jesse
CAS3 NickMatt
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
Nick & Matt
CAS3 DujeanLeilani
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
Steph & Kristen
CAS4 JillianEmmett
Jillian & Emmett
Yes
4 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CAS4 JillianEmmett
Jillian & Emmett
CAS4 JoelAshley
Joel & Ashley
Yes
3 of 6
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
"For Those About to Rock" 9 CAS4 StephKristen
Steph & Kristen
CAS4 JoelAshley
Joel & Ashley
Yes
4 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CAS4 JillianEmmett
Jillian & Emmett
CAS4 RitaYvette
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
Sam & Paul
CAS5 KennethRyan
Kenneth & Ryan
Yes
5 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CAS5 KoreyIvana
Korey & Ivana
CAS5 AndreaEbonie
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
Kenneth & Ryan
CAS5 SamPaul
Sam & Paul
Yes
1 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CAS5 KoreyIvana
Korey & Ivana
CAS5 AdamAndrea
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
Nancy & Mellisa
CAS6 MartinaPhil
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
Zainab & Monica
CAS6 ToddAnna
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
Courtney & Adam
CAS6 ZainabMonica
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
Zhong Hanliang & Jackie
CNS1 JinDachuanLiuChang
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
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
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
Han Geng & Wu Xin
CNS2 YangQianhuaDingZigao
Yang Qianhua & Ding Zigao
Yes
2 of 4
The Amazing Race China 3 5 5 None CNS3 ZhangZhehanZhangSifan
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
Jia Jingwen & Xiu Jiekai
CNS4 QiangZiZhangXingyue
Qiang Zi & Zhang Xingyue
Yes
7 of 8
6 6 None CNS4 JiaJingwenXiuJiekai
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
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
Lisa & Karen
CRS1 DeepakNaresh
Deepak & Naresh
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
5 of 5
The Amazing Race: China Rush 2 4 4 CRS2 SummerEachen
Summer & Eachen
CRS2 SunBinHaoFei'er
Sun Bin & Hao Fei'er
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of U-Turn)
7 7 CRS2 MaryCecilia
Mary & Cecilia
CRS2 LilyJan
Lily & Jan
Yes
5 of 6
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
CRS2 SunBinHaoFei'er
Sun Bin & Hao Fei'er
CRS2 ElenaTameka
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
Ryan & Charlie
CRS3 ZhangYelinLiYang
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
Oucéni & Lassana
FRS1 AnthonySonja
Anthony & Sonja
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
7 of 7
9 9 FRS1 HadjYacim
Hadj & Yacim
FRS1 HeïdiMichel
Heïdi & Michel
No
4 of 4

HaMerotz LaMillion

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
HaMerotz LaMillion 1 13/14 7 ILS1 MichalRan
Michal & Ran
ILS1 MayaAmichay
Maya & Amichay
Yes
4 of 5
15/16 8 ILS1 ShayGuy
Shay & Guy
ILS1 HadasInbal
Hadas & Inbal
No
5 of 5
HaMerotz LaMillion 2 "Amazing Race Premiere", "Something Fire!", "The Complete Chapter (Part 1)" 1 None ILS2 AlonHen
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Debbie & Dana
ILS3 LiorMor
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
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
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
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
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
Debbie & Dana
ILS3 TaliaKoby
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yael & Yosiel
Yes
2 of 7
27–29 10 None ILS5 JosieAlex
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
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
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
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
Ferna & Fran
LAS1 AnnaRodrigo
Anna & Rodrigo
No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel 2 9 9 LAS2 AleandraMarlene
Aleandra & Marlene
LAS2 ViníciusGuilherme
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
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
Renan & Fran
LAS4 DanielCésar
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
Daniel & César
LAS4 RenanFran
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
Karina & Braian
LAS5 EzequielTobías
Ezequiel & Tobías
Yes
1 of 5
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
LAS5 EzequielTobías
Ezequiel & Tobías
LAS5 JessicaMichelle
Jessica & Michelle
No
5 of 5
  • Slot #2 of a Double U-Turn
The Amazing Race: Ecuador 5 5 LAS6 ChristianDina
Christian & Dina
LAS6 MartínJenny
Martín & Jenny
Yes
6 of 7
  • Slot #1 of a Double U-Turn
LAS6 MartínJenny
Martín & Jenny
LAS6 SoniaGabriel
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
Juan & Cecilia
LAS6 StefaníaFelipe
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
Omar & Bilal
NOS2 CecileCamilla
Cecilie & Camilla
Yes
3 of 5
11 11 NOS2 SveinungSolfrid
Sveinung & Solfrid
NOS2 OmarBilal
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
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
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
JP & Kelvin
Yes
7 of 10
13–18 3 None PHS2 JPKelvin
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
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
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
Thành Chung & Thanh Bằng
VNS1 TuấnAnhXuânSơn
Tuấn Anh & Xuân Sơn
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
7 of 7
10 10 VNS1 ChíBìnhHồngLong
Chí Bình & Hồng Long
VNS1 TuấnAnhXuânSơn
Tuấn Anh & Xuân Sơn
No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race Vietnam 2013 8 8 VNS2 HariTiếnĐạt
Hari & Tiến Đạt
VNS2 ĐứcHùngThùyDung
Đức Hưng & Thùy Dung
Yes
4 of 7
The Amazing Race Vietnam 2014 5 5 VNS3 HươngGiangCriss
Hương Giang & Criss
VNS3 SơnNgọcMinhMint
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
Hương Giang & Criss
VNS5 PhúcVinhThùyDung
Phúc Vinh & Thùy Dung
Yes
5 of 9
7 7 VNS5 ThanhHoaAnhTuấn
Thanh Hoa & Anh Tuấn
VNS5 HươngGiangCriss
Hương Giang & Criss
Yes
4 of 6
The Amazing Race Vietnam 2019 7 7 MLeeQuocAnh
MLee & Quốc Anh
JohnHuyTran
Johnny & Huy Trần
No
6 of 6

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