2nd Annual My Very Own Bed Race

May 19, 2018 @ 1:00PM — 4:00PM

2nd Annual Bed Cart Races

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Bed Race Ticket Prices

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.


Register your bed cart racing team and join My Very Own Bed for the 2nd annual Bed Races at Sheridan Memorial Park in Northeast on May 19th. This bed race is a fundraising event being held during Art-A-Whirl to help raise money for MVOB. Your team registration fee will go directly to providing new beds and linens to children of families who have recently secured stable housing in the Twin Cities. Race day registration is between 12:15 -12:45. Parking is available at the Keg Arts parking lot or street, the address is 34 13th Ave NE. The races start at 1:00. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest teams. All racers will receive a 2nd Annual MVOB Bed Race t-shirt and winning team will receive a team prize. Following the race, join us for a BBQ provided by MVOB. This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids!

Race Day Schedule

  • 12:15pm - 12:45pm Check in
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm Bed Cart Races
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm BBQ at Sheridan Memorial Park

Bed Race Rules & Information

Racing Teams

  • My Very Own Bed will supply the bed racing carts. You do not need to supply or build your own cart.
  • Each team must have five (5) participants. One (1) person must ride the bed, and the other four (4) other teams members push the bed.
  • The runners can be two on each side or all four corners of the bed.
  • Rider must sit or lie flat on the bed. No Standing.
  • The rider must be on the bed as long as the bed is in motion and may not help at any time pushing the bed forward.
  • If the rider falls off, the bed must come to a complete stop until the rider is back on.
  • The beds will be raced in heats (two at a time).
  • The races are time trial.
  • The course is a straight 50 yards.
  • The use of helmets is mandatory for all team members.
  • Teams must arrive between 12:15 -12:45 for team sign-in.
  • Theme or costume attire is strongly encouraged; however, you must be attired.
  • Teams should not interfere or impede the progress of an opposing team.
  • The two judges standing at the finish line will determine the winner of each heat.
  • No sleeping during the race :)


  • All bed racers MUST sign a safety waiver and acknowledgement of the Bed Race rules and regulations before participating in the race.
  • All runners/pushers should wear athletic shoes suitable for street running.
  • Children under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a release form prior to the race.
  • Helmets will be provided to all racers.


  • All race participants get an event t-shirt.
  • Prizes will be given to the fastest team.
  • King Size ticket holders receive a participation prize.