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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 ?
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.
Some of the spectators invited attention to their wit by shouting and groaning and challenging the ghost to a footrace.
ANKARA (CyHAN)- Large numbers of people took part in a footrace which was held by Kyzylay (Turkish Red Crescent) on Sunday as part of a campaign to collect aid for needy people.
Lowri Morgan is a familiar face on S4C - she's a world-class Ultra endurance athlete and is one of only six people ever to complete the notoriously difficult 350 mile non-stop footrace, 6633 Ultra, in the Arctic - and the challenging Jungle Ultra Marathon in the Amazon Forest.
Has some notable scalps to his name showing Bryan Habana a clean pair of heels against the Springboks in 2007 and the following year won a footrace against Shane Williams for his French paymasters against the Ospreys.
A BRAVE fundraiser completed an ultra-marathon seen as the toughest footrace on earth in aid of a North East hospice.
The event is known as the toughest footrace on earth, and it's not hard to see why.
A MIDLAND housing boss is back on UK soil after completing the 'toughest footrace on earth' which saw him run almost 160 miles across the Sahara Desert.
Sending their best wishes to the 71-year-old adventurer, who aims to become the oldest Briton to complete the six-day marathon, dubbed the toughest footrace on Earth, they advised him not to push himself too hard.
Two years after bombs killed three spectators and wounded more than 260, Phelan's art reflects a growing desire in the running community to reclaim what America's most beloved marathon was intended to be when it was founded 119 years ago -- an amateur footrace staged purely to see who was the fastest.
Known as the world's toughest footrace, it will see Wayne complete six marathons over six days across the Sahara Desert, while carrying all his food, supplies and safety kit.
Dubai: Taking part in what has been rated the toughest footrace on earth sounds very challenging and also close to impossible -- especially when you're carrying an eight-kilo backpack and running in one of the world's most inhospitable climates.