Presents 12 of the most epic race adventures around the globe, including Indianapolis 500, the Yukon River Quest, the Dakar Rally, and more.

race cars side-by-side on a track

12 Epic Races

for grades 3-6

MotoGP is one of the fastest sports in the world. Learn about its history, equipment, and more in this book. It is part of Lerner’s Extreme Speed Series.

Superfast Motorcycle Racing

for grades 2-5

This book introduces readers to inspiring immigrants whose sports contributions made our country great. 

12 Immigrants Who Made American Sports Great

for grades 3-6

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For a detailed description of the very first Indianapolis 500, read this article from Smithsonian magazine. There is also a link to video footage of the race, which is amazing to watch.

Watch what it’s like to run the Marathon des Sables in this video:

The Kentucky Derby Museum is a great place to visit. They have some activities you can download online, too.

There is an interview with a la Ruta de los Conquistadores participant here:

The Patagonian Expedition Race relies on participants’ orienteering skills. For some materials to help learn or teach orienteering, check out the materials on the Orienteering USA web site.

“Winning has nothing to do with racing. Most days don’t have races anyway.
Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.”
~ Amby Burfoot ~