Definition of footrace
: a race run by humans on foot
Recent Examples of footrace from the Web
Thousands of Alaskans make their way down the Seward Highway for a weekend getaway to see one of the most epic footraces of the year, Mount Marathon.
Fornoff suffered near-fatal kidney failure on the plane ride home, the result of extensive muscle damage that occurs in such long footraces.
Participants using the Buckhead station will also have a more difficult time getting to the start area once the wheelchair and footraces begin.
A 16-year-old runner competing in a popular Alaskan footrace Sunday texted a family member he was being chased by a black bear before the animal caught and killed him, the Alaska Dispatch News reported.
And while details of the discussions have not been revealed, racewalkers have expressed fear that the 50-kilometer event — which is contested by men only and is the longest footrace in the Summer Games, at about 31 miles — will be discontinued.
SF is no stranger to strange footraces, some involving minimal and even invisible clothing.
Outside, in 90-degree temperatures, Santas compete in tug-of-war and footraces.
But of course these diverse sausages, emblematic of our national melting pot, are not just participants in a footrace.
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Definition of footrace for English Language Learners
: a running race
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