Annual Bed Race Event

Our third annual bed race fundraiser was held Sat. Oct 22, 2022 at First United Methodist Church of Stuart. We partnered with Project Lift to build beds for our race teams who didn’t want to build their own bed, only decorate with their theme. Complete with wheels, pushing bar and bed frame. Of course many preferred to make their own bed.

Create a Team, Create a Theme, Build a Bed, Race to End Childhood Homelessness

Last Year’s rules and guidelines.

  • All must sign the waiver for the race: Waiver – Bed Races Participants
  • Five (5) people per team -Ages 12 & Up. Substitutions not allowed during race.
  • One member (at least 100 lbs) must be riding on the bed for the entire race.
  • Entry Fee: $150 per team (includes event T-Shirt) . Deadline to Enter is Friday-October 8, 2022. Space is Limited!
  • Team members are asked to raise an additional $150 each to benefit Family Promise of Martin County. Members will receive a fundraising packet via email upon confirmation of registration.
  • There are four pushers and one person riding on the bed. All four (4) pushers must be in contact with the bed when crossing the finish line and the one (1) rider strapped onto the bed to qualify.
  • Use of helmets, kneepads and athletic shoes is encouraged.
  • All bed costs are borne by entrants. This includes the entry fee.
  • Failure to check in during registration/check-in period will mean disqualification.
  • Every team member MUST sign a race waiver.
  • Bed must not be higher than 8 feet. For safety reasons, we encourage sturdy frames.
  • Beds must have box springs or a mattress (no air mattresses)
  • 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.
  • 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 to be the same size.
  • Steering mechanisms may be used. No bed may have motorized or mechanical means of motion. All means of motion shall be limited to race team members.
  • The bed must be constructed in a fashion that all pushers must be able to see the course in front of the bed.
  • Bed drop-off and pick-up is located in the parking lot.
  • All races will be run in Heats of 2 beds each. All teams will run in a minimum of 2 Heats, depending upon the total number of teams registered. Heats will be chosen prior to race day registration.
  • Lane assignments will be drawn the day prior to the race. Lane assignments for category finals will be determined prior to the race.
  • Each Race team will stay in their lane throughout the race. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of that heat for the team that interfered.
  • The two (2) fastest teams from each category will race for 1st and 2nd places in their categories. The fastest category time from the finals will become the overall winner.
  • AWARDS for: Fastest Bed . Best Overall Theme . Best Construction & Design . People’s Choice . Highest Fundraising Merit Award
  • Bed Race Schedule: Please note that times are approximate and the number of entries will affect timing. More accurate timing will be determined closer to the day of the event and communicated to Team Captains.

9:00 – 10:00 AM Bed Drop-off and Race Registration/Check-in

10:00 – 10:30 AM Bed Judging

10:30 – 10:45AM Parade of Beds

11:00 AM Race Heat Begins

1:00 PM Closing Ceremony

Questions: Contact Family Promise at: or 772-266-9327

Thank You To Our Sponsors





  • Name on souvenir T-shirt
  • Name on Family Promise website, social media & event and email communications


All benefits of Twin PLUS:

  • Free registration for one racing team
  • Name on all materials including brochures and flyers
  • Space for Company banner at race site
  • Volunteer opportunity for your employees


All benefits of Full PLUS:

  • Logo on souvenir T-shirt & all materials including brochures and flyers
  • Logo on Family Promise website, social media & event and email communications
  • Table at the event with opportunity for product placement
  • Announcement of your partnership with Family Promise throughout the event.


All benefits of Queen PLUS:

  • Logo in prominent position on all signage
  • Logo in prominent position on souvenir T-shirt & all materials including brochures and flyers
  • Logo in prominent position on Family Promise website, social media & event email communications
  • Recognition as King Sponsor on pre– and post event publicity


Go a step above and sponsor a non-profit in our community. This event is a fund-raiser and friend-raiser. We are all in this together!

Highlights of our Family Promise Bed Races 2021

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