We have some baaaad news: the goat races are coming to an end.
Anyone who has been in Dar for any length of time knows that the annual goat races are a great excuse to spend the day drinking in the sun, watching goats run in circles.
It sounds a bit maaaaaad, but it’s all for a goat cause, of course.
For the last 16 years, the Dar es Salaam Charity Goat Races has provided invaluable financial support for local charities; they’ve raised over a billion TSH ($500,000 USD.)
But now it’s all coming to an end, or at the very least, a hiatus for an undetermined amount of time.
Event organizers say they’ll be able to give more details next week, but in the mean time, the event flyer for the goat races on September 16 reads ‘2017 will be the final goat races.’
Farewell and goatspeed!
Since you’re here — check out this video from last year’s goat races: