Potato Race





Two peach baskets and two potatoes, stones or blocks of wood for each

contestant are needed for each team. One basket is placed before each

team on the base line and one directly opposite on the distance line.

The potatoes are placed in the basket on the base line. The first

player takes a position on the right hand side of the basket behind the

base line, with a potato in his hand. At the signal to start, he runs

around the basket on the distance line, dropping his potato therein. He

returns, running around the basket on the base line, picks up the

second potato, which he carries and drops into the far basket, as he

circles it. He then returns and tags off the next player on the team,

who, after being tagged, picks up the first potato and carries it to

the far basket, returning for his second. Each player in turn carries

two potatoes, one at a time. Both baskets must be circled in carrying

the potatoes forward. The player is not allowed to touch the basket in

running around it. If his potato fails to go into the basket, he must

pick it up and put it in before he goes for his second potato or

touches off the next runner. The last player on each team ends the race

by crossing the base line after having properly deposited his two

potatoes in the far basket.





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