relay racerelay race
a race between two or more teams, each runner going in turn only a part of the total distance
A race between two or more teams, in which each team member participates in only a set part of the race and is then relieved by another member of the team.
British (left) and Russian (right) runners in a relay race at the 2008 Olympic Games
(plural relay races)
- A sports contest, where the members of a team take turns e.g. swimming, running or skiing parts of a circuit and/or performing certain action.