- a foot race in which the contestants are prevented in a specific way from covering the full course at top speed, as by having hurdles to jump, sacks enclosing the legs, or potatoes to pick up.
Origin of obstacle race
First recorded in 1865–70
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- a race in which competitors have to negotiate various obstacles