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Alice Springs Camel Cup 2023

The quirky annual camel race

Alice Springs Camel Cup
Alice Springs Camel Cup

Annual Camel Cup is an camel racing event held at Blatherskite Park in the town Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia. Racing a camel is not so easy for a rider and handler, and that's why it's so exciting to watch. Thousands are drawn by nine unique races scheduled around the Alice Springs track throughout the day. More entertainment is promised by belly dancers, rickshaw races, 'Kids Kamel Kapers' hobby camel races, Mr and Miss Camel Cup challenges, and other activities of the festival. Food stalls and bars complete the festive atmosphere. The action lasts from 11 a.m. till about 5 p.m.

The first race was held in 1970 in the dry bed of Todd River between two Lions club members, but it became so popular that a camel race track was built at Blatherskite Park. The event is organized by the Apex Club of Central Australia and was part of the Alice Springs Centenary Year Celebration.

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