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Yield
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Description Forces another team to stop racing for a predetermined amount of time.
Versions Used The Amazing Race (US)
The Amazing Race Asia
The Amazing Race Australia
The Amazing Race Australia
The Amazing Race: A Corrida Milionária
The Amazing Race China
The Amazing Race: China Rush
HaMerotz LaMillion
The Amazing Race (Latin America)
The Amazing Race Philippines
Appearance(s) The Amazing Race 5 - 11
The Amazing Race Asia 1 - 5
The Amazing Race Australia 2
The Amazing Race: A Corrida Milionária
The Amazing Race 1 (China)
The Amazing Race: China Rush 1 - 2
HaMerotz LaMillion 1 - present
The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel 1 - 3
The Amazing Race Philippines 1 - 2

The Yield allows any one team to force another team to stop racing for a predetermined amount of time.

The Yield was introduced in Season 5. From Season 6 onwards, when there was going to be a Yield, the teams would find the message "Caution, Yield Ahead" in their clue. To yield another team, a team places the picture of the team they wish to yield onto the Yield sign (found near one of the Route Markers). When the yielded team arrives at the Yield station, they must turn over an hourglass found on the Yield sign and wait for all the sand to drain before continuing. It is suggested that this generally takes around 30 minutes.

Like the Fast Forward, each team may only use one Yield during the race, and only one team may use each Yield (unless the Yield is a Voting Yield). However, a team may be yielded multiple times by various other teams.

In the American version of the race, the Yield was replaced by the U-Turn from Season 12 onwards.

10x11 yield

Dustin & Kandice Yield Lyn & Karlyn in Morocco on Season 10.

"Courtesy Of" Sticker

Each team gets an envelope with their 'courtesy of' sticker at the start of the race (which goes on the bottom-right corner of the Yield sign), and if a team's envelope goes missing, that team loses all power of using any future Yields. Teams like Linda & Karen (Season 5) and Joseph & Monica (Season 9) could not use the Yield since they had each lost their envelope throughout the course of their respective Races.

Not Utilizing the Yield

Each team is required to stop at the Yield station, and state aloud whether or not they were yielded by another team, and (if the Yield was not already played) whether or not they choose to yield any of the teams behind them. In the early use of the Yield, teams were required to remove a numbered marker as well when they performed this act, though beyond tracking their placement in the leg, it was there for a situation where two teams want to Yield and arrive at the Yield the same time, the team that got a higher number would get the option to use the Yield first.

Season 5 Yield

In Season 5, the sign was larger than in the subsequent series of the Yield. Teams were not aware from the clues whether or not there was a Yield ahead. In addition, the teams did not have to pull a number for priority, only having to do so when two or more teams were fighting to choose whether to Yield a team or not. This happened only once when Chip & Kim grabbed a number to reserve the option of Yielding Kami & Karli, whom Chip & Kim knew were fast approaching. However, when they realized they were the last two teams, rules changed so that all teams were aware of their positions.

Voting Yield

In the second season of the Israeli version, using the Yield whenever it appeared was mandatory. Each team would cast a vote for who they wanted to receive the Yield. The team with the most votes was Yielded. This was later reprised in the first season of the Philippine version in one leg (the first Yield was the regular variant and was not mandatory) where a tie vote occurred with both teams being yielded.

Anonymous Yield

A type of Yield called the Anonymous Yield appeared during Leg 9 of the first season of the Philippine version, where like the Blind U-Turn, the team who Yielded another team did not need to put a "Courtesy of" sticker for the Yield to have an effect, keeping the team who used it remain anonymous.

Yields per Race

From Season 6 to Season 7, the number of Yields totaled three in the entire race, instead of one on every leg. Like with Fast Forwards, Yields that are present in the race, but are not used and have no effect on the outcome, may not be aired or mentioned. For example, Season 8 mentioned only having two Yields available on the entire race, but a third Yield on Leg 1 went unaired and unmentioned. From Season 9 and onwards, only two Yields were present in the entire race. Season 10 also featured two Yields, but one was unaired and unmentioned. Season 11 had two Yields, both of which were used.

The Latin American version aired at least one Yield each season, airing two in the first season and one in the second and third season, both of which remained unused. A key difference between the American and Latin American version is that one team may not Yield another team if both teams are within each other's line of sight.

Yield Users

The Amazing Race (US)

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race 5 "Clearly, I'm More Intelligent than You" 1 Unused
"It Turned Ugly Just Now" 2 Unused
"I Got Electrocuted" 3 Unused
"Who Says Pageant Girls Don't Eat?" 4 Unused
"Are You Good at Puzzles?" 5 Unused
"Why Can't We Get a Camel?" 6 Unused
"Are You Sure This Is Safe?" 7 Unused
"I'm Going to Jail" 8 Unused
"If You're Gonna Whine, Just Shut Up!" 9 Unused
"If They're Screwing the Helmet to My Head, It Can't Be Good" 10 Unused
"It's Okay, Run Them Over!" 11 S5 ChipKim
Chip & Kim
S5 ColinChristie
Colin & Christie
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
4 of 4
The Amazing Race 6 "Counting Bears Is Not Rocket Science" 3 Unused
"Are There Instructions on Donkey Handling?" 8 S6 AdamRebecca
Adam & Rebecca
S6 FreddyKendra
Freddy & Kendra
Yes
4 of 6
  • First time the Yield users placed lower than the team they Yielded.
"You Deal with This Before I Hyperventilate" 10 S6 FreddyKendra
Freddy & Kendra
S6 AdamRebecca
Adam & Rebecca
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
4 of 4
The Amazing Race 7 "Do You Need Some Mouth-to-Mouth Resuscitation?" 3 Unused
"Mow'em Down Like Grass" 8 Unused
"The Devil Made Me Do It" 10 S7 RobAmber
Rob & Amber
S7 RonKelly
Ron & Kelly
Yes
2 of 4
The Amazing Race: Family Edition "Go, Mommy, Go! We Can Beat Them!" 1 Unused
  • This Yield went unaired from the episode.
"I'm Sick of Doing Stuff I Can't Do" 6 S8 PaoloFamily
Paolo Family
S8 WeaverFamily
Weaver Family
Yes
5 of 6
"How's That Face Feel?" 9 S8 LinzFamily
Linz Family
S8 WeaverFamily
Weaver Family
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
4 of 4
  • First time a team has been Yielded multiple times.
The Amazing Race 9 "Good Thing I Took That Human Anatomy Class in High School" 4 S9 LakeMichelle
Lake & Michelle
S9 DanielleDani
Danielle & Dani
No
8 of 8
  • First time a team was Yielded and eliminated.
"Man, They Should Have Used Their Fake Names" 9 S9 BJTyler
BJ & Tyler
S9 JosephMonica
Joseph & Monica
Yes
3 of 4
The Amazing Race 10 "I Know Phil, Little Ol' Gorgeous Thing!" 4 Unused
  • Last time the Yield would go unused in the American edition.
"We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches" 10 S10 DustinKandice
Dustin & Kandice
S10 LynKarlyn
Lyn & Karlyn
Yes
2 of 4
The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2007) "The Way You Look, Yeah" 9 S11 DustinKandice
Dustin & Kandice
S11 EricDanielle
Eric & Danielle
Yes
3 of 5
"Good Doing Business with You" 11 S11 OswaldDanny
Oswald & Danny
S11 EricDanielle
Eric & Danielle
Yes
3 of 4
  • Last time the Yield appeared in the American edition.

The Amazing Race Asia

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race Asia 1 "War Has Begun!" 9 ASS1 SandyFrancesca
Sandy & Francesca
ASS1 AndyLaura
Andy & Laura
No
5 of 5
"This Is Going to Be Embarrassing!" 10 Unused
The Amazing Race Asia 2 "Sometimes It's Right in Your Face" 5 ASS2 TerriHenry
Terri & Henry
ASS2 MarcRovilson
Marc & Rovilson
Unaffected;
(Target Ahead of Yield)
  • First time a team has Yielded a team past the Yield board.
"This Is Embarrassing, There's A Guy Running Faster Than Us" 10 ASS2 MarcRovilson
Marc & Rovilson
ASS2 DianeAnn
Diane & Ann
Yes
4 of 5
The Amazing Race Asia 3 "What the Fish?" 5 ASS3 GeoffTisha
Geoff & Tisha
ASS3 HenryBernie
Henry & Bernie
Yes
4 of 5
The Amazing Race Asia 4 "I Can't Carry My Backpack" 5 ASS4 DimpleSunaina
Dimple & Sunaina
ASS4 ClaireMichelle
Claire & Michelle
Yes
4 of 9
The Amazing Race Asia 5 "The Pain Does Not Exist" 4 Unused
  • This Yield went unaired from the episode.
"Should Have Turned Left" 8 Unused
  • This Yield went unaired from the episode.
"No More Mr. Nice Guy" 9 ASS5 ParulMaggie
Parul & Maggie
ASS5 TreasuriLouisa
Treasuri & Louisa
No
4 of 4
  • Treasuri & Louisa were also U-Turned in this leg.

The Amazing Race: A Corrida Milionária

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race: A Corrida Milionária 3 3 Unused
7 7 Unused
9 9 Unused

The Amazing Race China

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race 1 (China) 6 6 CNS1 ChenYiruZhouWeitong
Chen Yiru & Zhou Weitong
CNS1 JinDachuanLiuChang
Jin Dachuan & Liu Chang
Yes
3 of 6
9 9 CNS1 LiXiaopengLiAnqi
Li Xiaopeng & Li Anqi
CNS1 ChenXiaochunZhengYijan
Chen Xiaochun & Zheng Yijian
No
5 of 5
The Amazing Race China 4 3 3 CNS4 QiangZiZhangXingyue
Qiang Zi & Zhang Xingyue
CNS4 FanBingbingXieYilin
Fan Bingbing & Xie Yilin
No
7 of 7

HaMerotz LaMillion

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
HaMerotz LaMillion 1 7/8 4 ILS1 HannahMargalit
Hannah & Margalit
ILS1 AlenInbal
Alen & Inbal
No
8 of 8
HaMerotz LaMillion 2 "Does is it All End In Peace?", "For the Best?" 3 None ILS2 AlonOren
Alon & Oren
Yes
2 of 8
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 3-2-2-1, Alon & Oren were Yielded.
"Occupy Bangkok", "Non-Stop Race", "The Low Down" 8 None ILS2 BarInna
Bar & Inna
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
5 of 5
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 3-2, Bar & Inna were Yielded.
HaMerotz LaMillion 3 "Landing in Paris!", "Fabulous Paris!", "Which Team Will Be Broken?" 5 None ILS3 DebbieDana
Debbie & Dana
Yes
6 of 8
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 4-3-1, Debbie & Dana were Yielded.
"Landing in Vegas!", "Who Will Have More Luck?", "Vegas Is Huge!", "To Infinity and Beyond" 9 None ILS3 DebbieDana
Debbie & Dana
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
6 of 6
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 3-3, both David & Eliran and Debbie & Dana were Yielded.
  • First time two teams were Yielded in a leg.
ILS3 DavidEliran
David & Eliran
Yes
3 of 6
HaMerotz LaMillion 4 "Gold Tooth Mission", "Silence of the Lambs!", "Elimination in Georgia" 3 None ILS4 TiltilMizrahi
Tiltil & Mizrahi
No
11 of 11
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 6-4-1, Tiltil & Mizrahi were Yielded.
"Hot Finland!", "Heavy Metal Show!", "Christmas in Finland" 5 None ILS4 VovaAlla
Vova & Alla
Yes
8 of 9
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 6-1-1, Vova & Alla were Yielded.
"Costa Rica", "Tropical Warfare" 8 None ILS4 VovaAlla
Vova & Alla
Yes
7 of 8
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 4-3-1, Vova & Alla were Yielded.
"Animals of the Forest!", "Hammock and Harvest", "Dramatic Scavenging!" 9 None ILS4 VovaAlla
Vova & Alla
Yes
6 of 7
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 3-2-1-1, Vova & Alla were Yielded.
"Conquering Bolivia", "Shocking Mission!", "Shocking Elimination!" 10 None ILS4 GalLiel
Gal & Liel
Yes
3 of 6
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 4-2, Gal & Liel were Yielded.
HaMerotz LaMillion 5 6–8 3 None ILS5 DorSapir
Dor & Sapir
No
11 of 11
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 2-2-2-2-1-1-1, Dor & Sapir, Gali & Daniel, Naomi & Hen, and Tzion & Aviv were all Yielded.
  • Most Yieled Teams in a single leg.
ILS5 GaliDaniel
Gali & Daniel
Yes
3 of 11
ILS5 NaomiHen
Naomi & Hen
Yes
10 of 11
ILS5 TzionAviv
Tzion & Aviv
Yes
4 of 11
9–11 4 None ILS5 GaliDaniel
Gali & Daniel
No
10 of 10
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 2-2-1-1-1-1-1-1, both Gali & Daniel and Yael & Yosiel were Yielded.
ILS5 YaelYosiel
Yael & Yosiel
Yes
2 of 10
12–13 5 None ILS5 LeeTal
Lee & Tal
Yes
4 of 9
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 2-2-2-1-1-1, Lee & Tal, Tzion & Aviv, and Yael & Yosiel were all Yielded.
ILS5 TzionAviv
Tzion & Aviv
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
9 of 9
ILS5 YaelYosiel
Yael & Yosiel
Yes
5 of 9
14–16 6 None ILS5 LeeTal
Lee & Tal
Yes
8 of 9
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 2-2-2-1-1-1, Lee & Tal, Tzion & Aviv, and Yael & Yosiel were all Yielded.
ILS5 TzionAviv
Tzion & Aviv
Yes
2 of 9
ILS5 YaelYosiel
Yael & Yosiel
Yes
7 of 9
23–26 9 None ILS5 JosieAlex
Josie & Alex
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
6 of 6
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 3-2-1, Josie & Alex were Yielded.
30–32 11 None ILS5 JosieAlex
Josie & Alex
Yes
4 of 5
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 3-1-1, Josie & Alex were Yielded.
HaMerotz LaMillion 6 2–4 2 None ILS6 HelenRegev
Helen & Regev
Yes
7 of 11
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 6-2-1-1-1, Regev & Helen were Yielded.
11–13 5 None ILS6 HelenRegev
Helen & Regev
Yes
6 of 8
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 2-2-1-1-1-1, both Regev & Helen and Daniel & Eliyahu were Yielded.
ILS6 DanielEliyahu
Daniel & Eliyahu
Yes
7 of 8
14–16 6 None ILS6 DanielEliyahu
Daniel & Eliyahu
Yes
4 of 7
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 3-2-1-1, Daniel & Eliyahu were Yielded.
17–20 7 None ILS6 HelenRegev
Helen & Regev
Yes
4 of 6
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 2-2-1-1, both Regev & Helen and Daniel & Eliyahu were Yielded.
ILS6 DanielEliyahu
Daniel & Eliyahu
Yes
2 of 6
21–24 8 None ILS6 HelenRegev
Helen & Regev
Yes
3 of 6
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 2-2-1-1, both Regev & Helen and Daniel & Eliyahu were Yielded.
ILS6 DanielEliyahu
Daniel & Eliyahu
Yes
2 of 6
25–29 9 None ILS6 DanielEliyahu
Daniel & Eliyahu
Yes
2 of 6
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 2-2-1, both Daniel & Eliyahu and Anne & Yarden were Yielded.
ILS6 AnnYarden
Ann & Yarden
Yes
3 of 6

The Amazing Race (Latin America)

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel 1 8 8 Unused
10 10 LAS1 DanielDavid
Daniel & David
LAS1 FernaFran
Ferna & Fran
Yes
1 of 4
  • First instance of a Yielded team winning a leg.
The Amazing Race en Discovery Channel 2 10 10 Unused
The Amazing Race 3 (Latin America) 4 4 Unused

The Amazing Race Philippines

Season Episode Leg User Used On Survived? Notes
The Amazing Race Philippines 1 15–17 5 None PHS1 DaniMish
Dani & Mish
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
8 of 8
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 3-3-1-1, both Marc & Kat and Dani & Mish were Yielded.
PHS1 MarcKat
Marc & Kat
Yes
4 of 8
26–29 2 PHS1 LJCJ
LJ & CJ
PHS1 SheenaGee
Sheena & Gee
Yes
5 of 6
  • Anonymous Yield
  • The Yield was located in the middle of the Roadblock task, meaning that the chosen Roadblock participant could use the Yield without their partner's consent.
The Amazing Race Philippines 2 19–24 4 None PHS2 MattPhoebe
Matt & Phoebe
Yes
1 of 8
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 6-1-1, Matt & Phoebe were Yielded.
31–36 6 None PHS2 MattPhoebe
Matt & Phoebe
Yes
4 of 7
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 5-2, Matt & Phoebe were Yielded.
37–42 7 None PHS2 AJJody
AJ & Jody
Yes
(Non-Elimination)
6 of 6
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a vote of 4-2, AJ & Jody were Yielded.
49–54 9 None PHS2 MattPhoebe
Matt & Phoebe
Yes
2 of 4
  • Must-Vote Yield
  • By a unanimous vote of 3-1, Matt & Phoebe were Yielded.


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