List of forms of racing

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.


Main article: Running
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 Tailteann Games, an Irish sporting festival, dates back to 1829 BCE, and is one of the earliest records of competitive running. The origins of the Olympics are shrouded in myth, though the first recorded game took place in 776 BCE.[1]


Main article: Orienteering
Mountain bike orienteering

Orienteering sports combine navigation with a specific method of travel.



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


Bicycle racing:



Animal racing


Main article: Motorsport
A modern-day Formula One car in action
Personal water craft. Racing scene

Other types

Some races involve multiple modes of transport:

Other races involve virtual modes of transport:


  1. The Ancient Olympics - Google Books. Retrieved 2010-06-26.
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