Definition of sack race in English:

sack race


  • A race in which competitors stand in sacks and jump forward.

    • ‘The common on the Worcester Road will be given over to medieval games throughout the day, with traditional ‘sports’ such as blind man's buff, sack races and three-legged races.’
    • ‘Then there was the awkward business of getting arms, legs and lungs to work together in some kind of rhythm; as a seasoned athletic loser who'd come last in everything bar the sack race at school, running did not come easily.’
    • ‘Events in the arena throughout Saturday afternoon included a children's fancy dress competition, traditional children's games including sack race and egg and spoon, and a toy boat race in the beck.’
    • ‘Long jump, target throw, sprint, egg and spoon race, soccer shoot and the sack race tested everyone's skills and were lots of fun as well!’
    • ‘Events included an egg and spoon race, a sack race, an obstacle race and a javelin throw.’
    • ‘Try out some of the classic ones like the potato sack race, the three-legged race, the wheelbarrow race and the egg race.’
    • ‘Conrad Brooks stumbles on his lines so much he comes across like a one-legged man in a sack race.’
    • ‘This year they will have a host of traditional games, including a sack race for the older children and a supermarket dash, with the reception class youngsters having to gather plastic fruit and vegetables.’
    • ‘From frog race to sack race to ball throw to jumping run, the children participated in all the events enthusiastically.’
    • ‘Or I might just dispense with the text entirely and make them hop up and down the classroom in a sack race, using the desks as an obstacle course.’
    • ‘It was a lot of fun to see parents and teachers getting involved in the sack race as a final event!’
    • ‘A fun fair provided rides and entertainment all weekend while youngsters took part in range of fun games and races including a sack race, an orange and spoon race and a space hopper race.’
    • ‘Next to the sack race, another hilarious race was under way - the wheelbarrow race.’
    • ‘In England, ‘risky’ sports, including the sack race and wheelbarrow race, were banned from school sports day at Arthur Dye Primary School, in Cheltenham, two years ago.’
    • ‘And the last one in the sack race probably has more fun than whoever wins it.’
    • ‘For the children we're going to have a corn-husking contest, a sack race, and a three-legged race for both children and adults.’
    • ‘We sang songs, ate damper, sizzled sausages, struggled in the sack race, made speeches and tussled in the tug o war.’
    • ‘Other games included Bingo, jewelry making, sack races, an obstacle course, and a football toss (you had to get it through a little hole in a canvas).’
    • ‘But we did compete in sack races, running races, egg-and-spoon races, swimming races, whatever.’
    • ‘Still, I'll always think back to the good times we had together, like our victory in the sack race, the moment we bonded in his apartment, and that crazy laugh of his.’


sack race

/ˈsak reɪs/