One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
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