What is footrace?

Some articles on footrace:

Dresano - Free Time - Events
... of April "Quater pass per un vitel" 1st Sunday of June (footrace) Marcia serale Belpensiero (footrace) June (non-competitive footrace by night) Festa dell'uva ...
Atalanta - Legend - Footrace
... agreed to marry only if her suitors could outrun her in a footrace ... In this way, Hippomenes won the footrace and came to marry Atalanta ...