An indian run is when a team (soccer, football, baseball, etc.) joggs in a single file line around a playing field field. It begins when the last person in line sprints to the front. When that person gets there, the next person at the end of the line sprints to the front of the line. This continues as the line jogs around the field. Very tiring.
Not sure if this is a racist term.
Mom - "Hi Sweetie. How was soccer practice?"
Me - "It sucked. Coach was pissed and made us do indian runs for an hour."
Performed with at least four or more athletes jogging or running slowly one after the other around a track. Upon a signal, the last athlete sprints to the front of the line. As the athlete gets to the front, the coach signals again and the athlete that is now last sprints to the front. This continues for the duration of the run. To increase the intensity of the run, the coachc can reduce the time between signals or add more runners to the group.
Basketball players will perform indian runs to develop speed skills.