List of Outdoor Racing Sports A-Z

List of Outdoor Racing Sports

Outdoor racing sports are sports where athletes compete in a race within some sort of outdoor venue, such as a racetrack, racecourse, street, or other outdoor spaces. Many outdoor races are foot races, where athletes use their own power to run, but other forms of outdoor racing involve certain vehicles, such as bicycles, boards, skis, cars, and even animals. Outdoor racing sports come in a variety of forms, with some being fixed races between two points, others being lengthier races, and still, others being races where athletes complete a set number of laps around a given space.

Outdoor racing sports can be practiced both amateurly and professionally. Many people enjoy outdoor racing sports as hobbies or challenges and will train on their own time to accomplish certain goals, such as running a 5K or a marathon. Others, however, want to pursue outdoor racing sports professionally. Many even seek to enter the Olympic Games, where various outdoor running sports, such as marathons and relay races, are held to showcase the top runners from various countries around the world.


Outdoor Racing Sports List A to Z

  • 10K Run
  • 200 Meters Sprint
  • 5K Run
  • Adventure Racing
  • Air Racing
  • Aizkolaritza
  • All-Terrain Boarding
  • All-Terrain Vehicle Competition
  • Alpine Skiing
  • Aquabike
  • Aquathlon
  • Autocross
  • Autograss
  • Automobile Racing
  • Banger Racing
  • Barrel Racing
  • Beach Flags
  • Biathlon
  • Board Track Racing
  • Bobsleigh
  • Camel Racing
  • Canicross
  • Canoe Marathon
  • Canoe Ocean Racing
  • Canoe Slalom
  • Car Ice Racing
  • Chariot Racing
  • Chuckwagon Racing
  • Coastal And Offshore Rowing
  • Combined Driving
  • Cross Country
  • Cross Triathlon
  • Cross-Country Cycling
  • Cross-Country Equestrian
  • Cross-Country Mountain Biking
  • Cross-Country Rally
  • Cross-Country Running
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Cycle Speedway
  • Cycling
  • Cyclo-Cross
  • Decathlon
  • Desert Racing
  • Dinghy Sailing
  • Dirt Track Racing
  • Dogsled Racing
  • Downhill Mountain Biking
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Drag Boat Racing
  • Drag Racing
  • Dragon Boat Racing
  • Drone Racing
  • Duathlon
  • Egg And Spoon Race
  • Ekiden
  • Endurance Racing
  • Endurance Riding
  • Endurance Running
  • Enduro
  • Expedition Racing
  • Extreme Canoe Slalom
  • F1 Powerboat Racing
  • Fastnet
  • Fell Running
  • Folkrace
  • Formula 1
  • Formula Libre
  • Formula Student
  • Giant Slalom
  • Gig Racing
  • Grand Prix Motorcycle Racing
  • Grand Prix Racing
  • Grass Skiing
  • Grasstrack
  • Greyhound Racing
  • Gymkhana
  • Half Marathon
  • Harness Racing
  • Heptathlon
  • Hill Climb
  • Horse Racing
  • Hovercraft Racing
  • Hurdling
  • Hydroplane Racing
  • Ice Canoeing
  • Ice Cross Downhill
  • Ice Speedway
  • Icosathlon
  • Ironman Surf Lifesaving
  • Jet Ski Racing
  • Jet Sprint Boat Racing
  • Kart Racing
  • Kite Buggy
  • Land Sailing
  • Land Windsurfing
  • Lawn Mower Racing
  • Legends Car Racing
  • Long Track Motorcycle Speedway
  • Long-Distance Running
  • Luge
  • Marathon
  • Middle-Distance Running
  • Midget-Car Racing
  • Military Pentathlon
  • Model Aircraft Racing
  • Model Yacht Racing
  • Modern Pentathlon
  • Motocross
  • Motogp
  • Motor-Paced Race
  • Motorboat Racing
  • Motorcycle Drag Racing
  • Motorcycle Grand Prix
  • Motorcycle Gymkhana
  • Motorcycle Racing
  • Motorcycle Sidecar Racing
  • Motorcycle Speedway
  • Motorcycle Road Racing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Running
  • Mountain Unicycling
  • NASCAR
  • Naval Pentathlon
  • Neppis
  • Nordic Combined
  • Obstacle Course Racing
  • Offroad Racing
  • Offshore Powerboat Racing
  • Open Water Swimming
  • Outrigger Canoeing
  • Para-Cycling
  • Paratriathlon
  • Pickup Truck Racing
  • Pigeon Racing
  • Point-To-Point
  • Pole Bending
  • Powerboat Racing
  • Production Car Racing
  • Pursuit Racing
  • Quadrathlon
  • Quarter-Horse Racing
  • Race Of Champions
  • Racerunning
  • Racewalking
  • Rally Car Racing
  • Rally Raid
  • Rallycross
  • RC Racing
  • Regularity Rally
  • Relay Race
  • Road Bicycle Racing
  • Road Racing
  • Road Running
  • Road Skating
  • Rokkiralli
  • Rowing
  • Sack Race
  • Sailing
  • Sawing
  • Sculling Rowing
  • Scurry Driving
  • Short Track Motor Racing
  • Single Scull
  • Six-Day Race
  • Skeleton
  • Ski Cross
  • Ski Orienteering
  • Skiing
  • Skijøring
  • Skyrunning
  • Slalom Skiing
  • Snocross
  • Snowbiking
  • Snowboard Cross
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobile Racing
  • Snowshoe Running
  • Speed Golf
  • Speed Skiing
  • Speedway Racing
  • Sports Car Racing
  • Sprint Car Racing
  • Steeplechase
  • Stock Car Racing
  • Street Racing
  • Street Luge
  • Super-G
  • Supercross
  • Supermoto
  • Superside
  • Sweep Rowing
  • Telemark Skiing
  • Terrier Racing
  • Tetradecathlon
  • Tetrathlon
  • Thoroughbred Racing
  • Three-Legged Race
  • Time Attack
  • Touring Car Racing
  • Track And Field (Athletics)
  • Track Cycling
  • Track Racing
  • Tractor Pulling
  • Traditional Climbing
  • Trail Running
  • Triathlon
  • Truck Racing
  • Tt Racing
  • Ultramarathon
  • Unicycling Racing
  • Vintage Racing
  • Wheelchair Racing
  • Whitewater Kayaking
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Whitewater Slalom
  • Wife-Carrying
  • Wild-Water Racing
  • Winter Triathlon
  • Wood Chopping
  • Wood Splitting

FAQ

What are outdoor racing sports?

Outdoor racing sports are sports that occur outside, in which athletes run various types of races. These races can either be on foot, on mounted animals, or in vehicles and often take place on racetracks and racecourses. There are many different kinds of outdoor racing, all with unique rules and requirements. Some can be practiced for fun by amateur athletes, but many are professional sports that require a great deal of training and discipline.

What outdoor racing sports are in the Olympics?

There are many different forms of outdoor racing in the Olympics. Outdoor races that are held as Olympic Events include alpine skiing, athletics, biathlon, canoe slalom, cross-country skiing, decathlon, heptathlon, hurdling, luge, marathon, modern pentathlon, mountain biking, racewalking, relay race, rowing, sailing, skeleton, snowboarding, steeplechase, track and field, track cycling, and triathlon. Many of these events are individual sports, but some are team-based.

Some of the most popular outdoor racing sports, mixing together the various types, are 5K races, marathons, cycling, Formula 1 racing, and NASCAR. 5K races and marathons are very popular long-distance races; the 5K is the most popular long-distance race in the United States and is often practiced by amateur runners, while the marathon is a classic, 26.2-mile race that is famous around the world. Cycling is another popular form of racing, and one of the most popular cycling races is the annual Tour de France. Finally, Formula 1 and NASCAR are two of the most popular forms of car racing.

Can some outdoor racing sports be played inside?

Most outdoor racing sports are meant to be played outside, but many can potentially occur indoors as well. Certain Olympic events, such as athletics, can be held on indoor tracks. However, most outdoor racing sports, such as car racing, generally occur outside, and some, such as sailing or canoeing, must be held outside due to the necessities of their environments.