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

foot′rac′ing n.


a race by foot



a race run by contestants on foot.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.footrace - a race run on footfootrace - 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 ?
Some of the spectators invited attention to their wit by shouting and groaning and challenging the ghost to a footrace.
The noble and free citizens of Epidaphne being, as they declare, well satisfied of the faith, valor, wisdom, and divinity of their king, and having, moreover, been eye-witnesses of his late superhuman agility, do think it no more than their duty to invest his brows (in addition to the poetic crown) with the wreath of victory in the footrace -- a wreath which it is evident he must obtain at the celebration of the next Olympiad, and which, therefore, they now give him in advance.
on Tuesday in Ilocos Norte, Espina negotiated the route in 102 hours and 16 minutes to beat two of his best buddies in the country's longest footrace.
Walk/run for a good cause in the Frosty Footrace 5K Run/Walk.
Xerox joins once formidable tech companies like Kodak and BlackBerry that lost the innovation footrace.
The event included multiple individual & team sports such as basketball, walking and a footrace.
The Dragons tried to get back into the match, but were met by a stern Northampton defence before a solo effort from fly-half Jones - chipping through, hacking on and winning the footrace - saw them chip away at the deficit.
Returning for its 5 th year from 17 to 25 November 2017, the Oman Desert Marathon is a footrace covering 165km over six days, and requires each runner to be completely self-sufficient.
I quickly learned of ultramarathon type of events that generally encompass any footrace over the 26.
During the footrace, however, Diana throws her lead to rashly rescue a mortal girl from drowning in the water between Themyscira and the World of Men.
FORMER soldier Gaz Roberts tackled an ultramarathon known as the "toughest footrace on earth" to raise money for an Armed Forces charity.
The Andrews Labor Government will deliver a major power upgrade for Central Park, home of Victorias oldest and most prestigious footrace the Stawell Gift.