Racewalking is a sport. It has been a Summer Olympic Track & Field event since 1908 for men and 1992 for women. Currently men compete in both the 20K and 50K events, and women compete in the 20K event.
Racewalking has an international indoor season as well. Racewalkers compete in races on oval tracks that range in size from 200m to 400m in races ranging in distance usually between 1500m and 5000m in length.
Racewalking is not only for those that want to compete at an international level. It is also an extremely effective way to exercise for weightloss, getting fit, or for those that wish to compete locally or nationally.
There are several clubs located throughout the world that were created especially for racewalking, and most are willing (if not eager) to accept new people into the sport. And with racewalking, which is not the case with most other sports, age is not a factor in being able to compete. Athletes as young as 5 to as mature as 99+ can and do compete in this sport.