Examples from the Web for footrace
Atalanta is a young princess, and her father has decreed she must marry whichever man wins a footrace.
He wanted to fight and was going to have a fight or a footrace with the first Indians he met.The Indians' Last Fight|Dennis Collins
With serious irony he asks himself, if a runner who is overcome in a footrace can hope to outstrip horses?
One day a merry group of young men proposed a footrace, the course to be around the square—a distance of about one hundred yards.James Fenimore Cooper|Mary E. Phillips
Hence, they never went to sleep, and in only a single instance recorded in history had a tortoise won a footrace from a hare.The Hosts of the Air|Joseph A. Altsheler
No domestic animal but the greyhound can pass a strong young collie in a footrace.Buff: A Collie and other dog-stories|Albert Payson Terhune