List of forms of racing

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Riderless Racers at Rome by Théodore Géricault. From the mid-15th century until 1882, spring carnival in Rome closed with a horse race.

List of different forms of racing.


The finish of a women's 100 m race

Running is defined in sporting terms as a gait in which at some point all feet are off the ground at the same time. This is in contrast to walking, where one foot is always in contact with the ground. The term running can refer to any of a variety of speeds ranging from jogging to sprinting. Competitive running grew out of religious festivals in various areas. The origins of the Olympics are shrouded in myth, though the first recorded game took place in 776 BCE.[1] In Gaelic Ireland the Tailteann Games, which featured footraces, are attested from the 6th century CE; medieval chroniclers gave founding dates as early as 1829 BCE.


Mountain bike orienteering

Orienteering sports combine navigation with a specific method of travel.


  • Racewalking, a long-distance athletic event where one foot must be in contact with the ground at all times.

Rock climbing[edit]


Start of the 4x100 meters relay in the Watercube, Beijing, August 11, 2008

Board racing[edit]


Bicycle racing:

Winter racing[edit]

Animal racing[edit]

Animal racing:

Air racing[edit]

Motor racing[edit]

Personal water craft. Racing scene

Boat racing[edit]

Other types[edit]

Some races involve multiple modes of transport:

Other races may involve board or video games:


  1. ^ Spivey, Nigel; Spivey, Nigel Jonathan (2005). The Ancient Olympics - Google Books. ISBN 9780192806048. Retrieved 2010-06-26.