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Alice Springs Camel Cup
From: 2013.07.14 To: 2013.07.14
Burst into laughter time and time again as you are watching ‘the dedicated ships of the desert’ get utterly confused while being raced up a dry riverbed at Alice Springs Camel Cup. These peculiar creatures, renowned for their persistence and cantankerousness nature, are more than capable of sitting down mid-race or even swerving off the track completely, thus creating misery for the riders but entertaining the spectators infinitely. Started back in 1971 as a bet between two friends, the Camel Cup nowadays features nine races with up to 15 camels in each, rickshaw rallies, belly dancers, Kids Kamel Dapers, Miss & Mr Camel Cup Challenge, food stalls and more. Enjoy the carnival atmosphere, become a Mr or Miss Camel, vote for the prettiest camel, or just sit back and cheer for your favourite. Finally, it’s noteworthy that the Camel Cup is one of the rare races in Australia without prize money and that the day’s takings go to the local charities.