foot·​race | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌrās How to pronounce footrace (audio) \

Definition of footrace

: a race run by humans on foot

Examples of footrace in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There also is a footrace, the Halloween Hustle, which this year is taking place virtually. Jon Arnold, Dallas News, "Here’s how you can safely celebrate Halloween in McKinney this week," 29 Oct. 2020 That includes Boston Marathon organizer, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA), which in early September offered a virtual version of its legendary footrace. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "‘Virtual marathons’ see a spike as runners crave a fix and organizers fight to keep them engaged," 17 Oct. 2020 Moore did the rest, winning the 78-yard footrace to the end zone to give Texas its first score just 19 seconds into the season. Dallas News, "5 takeaways from Texas' win over UTEP: Mike Yurcich’s offense, Sam Ehlinger race out to hot start," 13 Sep. 2020 While Arnold was arrested without resistance, Morris began to sprint down the aisle, sparking a police footrace through the supermarket. Washington Post, "‘If you can talk, you can breathe,’ Arkansas cop tells man who later dies in police custody," 30 July 2020 Or the strong safety who knows he’s about to lose a footrace on national television. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "Keeler: If John Elway doesn’t draft Garett Bolles’ replacement, it’s a slap in the face of Broncos fans," 5 Apr. 2020 The marathon is the latest footrace to be canceled or significantly altered because of the new coronavirus. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "Mayor’s Marathon called off due to coronavirus," 13 Apr. 2020 The OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon, one of the nation’s largest footraces, has been canceled for the first time in 43 years. David Woods, Indianapolis Star, "Mini Marathon canceled for first time in 43 years," 18 Mar. 2020 The 21-year-old defenseman lost a footrace on one goal, and failed to assert himself in front of Detroit’s net on another. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "What Detroit Red Wings liked and disliked in rough loss to Ottawa Senators," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of footrace

1592, in the meaning defined above

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“Footrace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of footrace

: a running race

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