2016 Bed Race for Family Promise of Gainesville

Saturday, April 2, 2016   -   Santa Fe College Track


Five-person teams. middle school age and up 

Transform a bed into a racing vehicle to enter.

Several Awards and Special Guest Judges

Questions? Download the General Brochure or Contact Rebecca Beachy at 352-214-3990

Bed Building and Racing Rules

Race Day Schedule

Racing Waiver

Ways to Sponsor


Bed Building and Racing Rules

Racing Information:

  1. All races will be run in Heats of 2 beds each. Heats will be chosen prior to race day registration.

  2. On race day teams will draw for lane assignment for first heat. Lane assignments for category finals will be determined prior to race.

  3. Race Teams will start in staggered lanes

  4. Each Race Team will stay in their lane throughout the race. Race Team interfering with another Team will be disqualified and the interefered Team has the option of a restart.

  5. The two (2) fastest Teams from each category will race for 1st and 2nd places in their categories. Fastest category time from the finals will become the overall winner.


Team Rules:

  1. Five (5) people per team. Substitutions not allowed. The bedmust be constructed in a fashion that all pushers must be able to see the course in front of the bed.

  2. One member (at least 100lbs) must be riding on the bed for the entire race.

  3. All four pushers must be in contact with the bed when crossing the finish line to qualify

  4. Use helmets, kneepads, athletic shoes encouraged.

  5. All bed costs are borne by entrants. This includes entry fee.

  6. The use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are prohibited.

  7. Failure to report for bed inspection prior to race time will mean disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.

  8. Every team member MUST sign a race waiver.


Bed Building Rules:

  1. Bed must be at least a twin size mattress or larger (safety reasons, it cannot be a home-made plywood bed or frame mounted on bicycles). Bed must not be higher than 8 feet.

  2. Beds must have box springs or mattress (no air mattress)

  3. Push bars (handles) are allowed, but may not extend more than 16 inches away from the bed frame. They must be designed for safety with no sharp or jagged edges allowed.

  4. Beds must have four wheels (4 inch minimum). All four wheels must have contact on the ground at the finish line. All wheels must be load-bearing but do not have be the same size.

  5. Steering mechanisms may be used. No bed may have motorized or mechanical mans of motion. All means of motion shall be lmited to race team members.


Bed Race Schedule

8:30 - 9:30 am        Bed Race Drop-Off

                                Race Registration

9:30 - 9:50               Bed Judging 

10:00                       Parade of Beds on track

10:15                        Race Heats Begin

11:45                        Closing Ceremony with Prizes & Trophies


Fastest Bed (Over-all & by Category)

Best Theme

Best Design & Construction

People's Choice

Merit Award for Fundraising

Special Guests

Come back soon to see the exciting Special Guests we have lined up

Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors