Active Travel

10 of the world's wackiest races

Fancy working on your fitness - or cheering skills - while you see the world? Consider one of these extreme events

06 October 2019 - 00:00 By Nick Trend

1. HURRYING HUMPS

The 14-day Pushkar Camel Fair takes place annually in the desert town of Pushkar in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Around 150 years ago, it began as a marketplace for local livestock traders - who would dress up the camels in colourful decorations to make them more attractive to buyers. In the years since, it has morphed into a tourist magnet teeming with camel-centred festivities, including a beauty pageant, parades and, of course, races...

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