Story In the 13th century the emperor Kubla Kahn, a grandson of the legendary Genghis Kahn, ruled a huge empire in Eastern Asia. He was a just leader, and his land grew in fame and wealth.
He started a contest. Once a year, the cleverest and best caravan leader in his empire was determined.
Caravan offers the players to reenact this dramatic event as the caravan leaders.
Mongolia. There even is a festival, which is dedicated to the camel, the ‘festival of the ten thousand camels’. The festival’s highlight is an 18 kilometers camel race. And the winner gets… right, a camel.
Kenia. CAMEL DERBY AND CYCLING ENTRIES
- A) AMATEUR / NOVICE RACE is a 10 kilometre race with camel handlers, run from Yare Club, through Maralal town and back to the finish line at Yare Club. Camel handlers are provided by camel owners.
- B) SEMI PROFESSIONAL CAMEL RACE/INTERMEDIATE CYCLING RACE is a 30 km race starting at Yare Club, and making two circuits through town, and over part of the professional course. The usual time for this race is 2 hours for camels and 40 minutes for cyclists.
- C) PROFESSIONAL CAMEL RACE, ELITE CYCLING RACE is a marathon of 42 kilometres run over a measured distance and passing through Maralal town on the circuit. This race is run without any handlers or other assistance at all, the winner being a combination of camel and rider alone. The start/finish line is on the main road at Yare Club. Winners in the cycling races will earn International ranking points.
Australia. Six years ago the sport received a huge boost, when the president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, decided to sponsor an annual camel race in Sydney, in the hope …