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Air racing: Hungarian aerobatics pilot Peter Besenyei at speed in his Extra 300 at an air race in England

A sport race is a competition of speed, against an objective criterion, usually a clock or to a specific point. The competitors in a race try to complete a given task in the shortest amount of time. Typically this involves traversing some distance, but it can be any other task involving speed to reach a specific goal.

A race may be run continuously from start to finish or may be made of several segments called heats, stages or legs. A heat is usually run over the same course at different times. A stage is a shorter section of a much longer course or a time trial.

Early records of races are evident on pottery from ancient Greece, which depicted running men vying for first place. A chariot race is described in Homer's Iliad.

Forms of racing

Running a distance is the most basic form of racing, but races may be conducted in vehicles, such as boats, cars and aircraft, or with animals such as horses or dogs. Other forms of racing are by cycle, skis, kicksled, skates or wheelchair. In a relay race members of a team take turns in racing parts of a circuit or performing a certain racing form.

A race can also involve any other type of goal like eating. A common race involving eating is a hot dog eating race, where contestants try to eat more hot dogs than the other racers. Racing can also be done in more humoristic and entertained way like Sausage Race and Red Bull Trolley Grand Prix.


The word race comes from a Viking word. This Viking word arrived in France during the invading of Normandy and gave the word raz which means "swift water" in Brittany, as in a mill race; it can be found in "Pointe du Raz" (the most western point of France, in Brittany), and "raz-de-marée" (tsunami).

A race and its name are often associated with the place of origin, the means of transport and the distance of the race. As a couple of examples, see the Dakar Rally or the Athens marathon.

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Box artwork for Racing.
Developer(s) Tamsoft
Culture Publishers
A1 Games
Release date(s)
 December, 2001
Genre(s) Racing
System(s) PlayStation
Mode(s) Single player
ESRB: Everyone
This guide is for the video game. For the genre, see Racing.

Racing, also known as Simple 1500 Series Vol.13: The Race in Japan, is a Racing video game where you compete in various races that are a mix of rally and street racing.

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The term Racing in gaming usually refers to the genre or category, which usually consists of some kind of vehicle competing against other vehicles on a series of different tracks or levels, where the goal is to reach the end before everyone else. Racing games do not always have to feature vehicles, though. Some games such as Sonic R just features characters running.

Racing Sub-Genres

There are many racing sub-genres that are very different from each other. While they all share the same goal of getting to the end of the track before everyone else, the gameplay and focus is different for each sub-genre.

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A race with cars.

Racing is a kind of competition or contest where a goal needs to be done or finished in the least amount of time to win.

Usually, a race involves people getting from one place to another. Running is a kind of racing where people try to be the first person to run from the where the race started to the goal or where the race is set to finish. People also race in cars, boats, airplanes and other vehicles, and on animals like horses.

A race can also involve any other type of goal like eating. A common race involving eating is a hot dog eating race, where people try to eat the more hot dogs than the other racers.


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