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Sack Race

A sack race is a fun game in which participants race with both of their legs inside a sack or pillowcase. Races are held over various distances, or may be in the form of a relay. The first person or team to cross the finish line is the winner.

Participants usually hop forward from a starting point toward a finish line, though alternative methods include running inside the sacks, which is sometimes frowned upon. Using larger sized sack may also give an advantage.

Sack Racing at a school sports carnivalSack Racing at a school sports carnival (MHPS)

There are no formal or professional competitions for sack races. Competitions are commonly conducted during festivals, picnics and school sports days.

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