foot race


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foot·race

or foot race  (fo͝ot′rās′)
n. Sports
A race run by contestants on foot.

foot′rac′ing n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foot race - a race run on footfoot race - a race run on foot; "she broke the record for the half-mile run"
race - a contest of speed; "the race is to the swift"
fun run, funrun - a footrace run for fun (often including runners who are sponsored for a charity)
marathon - a footrace of 26 miles 385 yards
obstacle race - a race in which competitors must negotiate obstacles
steeplechase - a footrace of usually 3000 meters over a closed track with hurdles and a water jump
track event - a footrace performed on a track (indoor or outdoor)
References in classic literature ?
We are quits on not knowing kinsmen," he said, "for you have changed and strengthened much from the stripling with whom I used to run foot races in old Sherwood.
As we chased them and knew they were winning the foot race, we yelled at them to stop or we would release the police dog,'' Moussa said.
With easy-to-use software and a minimum of hardware attached to an exercise or stationary bike, treadmill, stairclimber or even wheelchair trainer, members can compete with each other in a virtual bicycle or foot race, in real time over the Web.
And they should cause problems for Palace defenders Darren Ward (left) and Tony Popovic, who are much better suited to a physical contest than a foot race against younger and faster opponents.
A North East police officer is back on the beat after taking part in the toughest foot race on earth.
The 42-year-old artisan chased the thief for about six blocks before he gave up the foot race.
The competition is known as the toughest foot race on Earth and runners travel almost 150 miles over seven days across the Moroccan stretch of the Sahara while carrying all their food and gear.
Westline's Super Snow Fest will complement the races with a full weekend of winter events including the Straub Weight Pull, horse drawn sleigh rides, a "Frost Bite" foot race and for the first time a cross-country skiing scavenger hunt.
We apologize for any confusion which may have been caused by the use of this term on our application literature,'' states the letter, which will be sent to the roughly 20,000 people expected to participate in the March 2 foot race and bicycle tour through the city.
Five auto races, one foot race, one professional In-Line skating event, and one wheelchair race will be featured this year.
Though Peyton the QB should always have the advantage when he sends receivers long, Peyton the giraffe one day should be able to beat him in a foot race.
Competitors for the Individual Championships will race in the own age groups but all entrants can take part in the Trail-O event either before or after their own foot race.