Definition of obstacle race in English:

obstacle race

noun

  • A race in which various obstacles, such as fences, pits, and climbing nets, have to be negotiated.

    • ‘The Primary Year students were involved in different obstacle races throughout the morning.’
    • ‘Organise simple races between the children, for example weaving in and out of trees along a certain length of the park, a hopping race, a three-legged race or an obstacle race.’
    • ‘We had some sports today, the chief interest being in the boxing & the obstacle race.’
    • ‘The Superstar events included an obstacle race, gym tests, steeplechase, basketball, cycling, swimming, football drills, rowing and an 800 metres race.’
    • ‘It included sack races, spud and spoon races, obstacle races, three-legged races and a tug-o-war and sprints for all the kiddies.’
    • ‘Sounds like something from the Sunday School Picnic rather than a global sporting event, just like another discontinued event in the swimming, the obstacle race.’
    • ‘The competition was divided into two teams, Blue and Green, with 12 competition types, including aerobics, a bag relay race, an obstacle race, and a horse ride.’
    • ‘You need activities that can be done in pairs, such as a three-legged race or an obstacle races that need partners.’
    • ‘Now the other thing I noticed in the result, was an obstacle race.’
    • ‘During the show, the 51 clubs in the county will compete for trophies in events such as stock judging, an obstacle race, a tug-of-war and, more unusually, salsa dancing.’
    • ‘For the international event, the students will be working on slightly complicated models in a three-event module - vision robot rescue race, legged obstacle race and stair climbing robot.’
    • ‘All the children participated in the fun obstacle races where a range of athletic ability, stamina and sense of humour were displayed.’
    • ‘When the going got too tough, the comedy got going in the form of treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, spin-a-yarn, obstacle races…’
    • ‘A new introduction to the skills weekend was the inter county fun obstacle race.’
    • ‘Other discontinued Olympic events include live pigeon shooting, rope-climbing, an obstacle race and something called the plunge for distance, in swimming.’
    • ‘Children also have opportunities for some competitions like song and dance events, fancy dress show, treasure hunt or obstacle race.’
    • ‘Events included an egg and spoon race, a sack race, an obstacle race and a javelin throw.’
    • ‘This will be followed by a children's fun evening which includes a three-leg race, sack race, skittles, tug-o'-war, obstacle race, egg and spoon race, penalty shots, throw the wellie and other events.’
    • ‘Spectators took a keen interest in the obstacle race.’
    • ‘Also in there is five-year old me giving the bouquet to Kathleen Watkins, me coming third in my school's obstacle race, aged ten, and me receiving an Oscar for best sound engineering.’

Pronunciation

obstacle race