Events

Annual Bed Race Event

SAVE THE DATE FOR SAT OCT 12 2024 FOR OUR 5TH ANNUAL BED RACES

Our fourth annual bed race fundraiser was held Sat. Oct 14, 2023 at 600 SE Flagler Ave Stuart Fl 34994.

Fourth Annual Family Promise of Martin County Bed Races:

A Resounding Success with Over 250 Attendees and 13 Teams in Heated Competition

Family Promise of Martin County hosted its successful fourth annual Bed Races on Saturday, Oct 14. The event, attended by over 250 participants, including enthusiastic teams, sponsors, and vendors, reinforced the organization’s commitment to aiding families experiencing homelessness in Martin County.

The thrilling bed race featured 13 teams competing for the title of “Fastest Bed in Martin County” and other honors. Team Toby Overdorf claimed the fastest bed, with winners in other categories including First United Methodist of Hobe Sound for Best Theme, American Legion Post 62 and Auxiliary Unit 62 for Popular Vote, and Unity of Stuart for Highest Fundraising.

Generous sponsors actively supported the mission, not just financially but also by participating in the races. The event included bounce houses, face painting, a food truck, and vendor tables.

Madeleien Bozone-Greenwood, Executive Director of Family Promise of Martin County, expressed excitement about the event’s incredible turnout. The support from teams, sponsors, vendors, and volunteers was remarkable, emphasizing the event’s significance beyond bed racing. The day served as both community entertainment and a vital fundraiser, raising close to $35,000 for the organization’s programs providing shelter, meals, and comprehensive support to homeless families.

Family Promise of Martin County extends sincere gratitude to Allison Wigley, Bed Race Committee Chair, the committee, teams, sponsors, vendors, and attendees. Their support plays a crucial role in the ongoing success of the organization’s mission to end family homelessness in Martin County.

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

RACING DETAILS

Five people per team. Ages 10 and up.

Entry Fee: $150 per team
(includes event t-shirt for each participant and Crew Bag!)

  • All must sign the waiver for the race: Waiver – Bed Races Participants
  • Five (5) people per team. Substitutions may be allowed at the discretion of judges due to medical issues.
  • Beds must at least twin mattress size and be constructed in a fashion that all pushers are able to see the course in front of the bed.
  • One member (at least 100 lbs.) must be riding on the bed for the entire race.
  • All racers must be at least 10 years of age.
  • All four pushers must be in contact with the bed when crossing the finish line to qualify.
  • Use of helmets, kneepads and athletic shoes is encouraged.
  • Shoes required.
  • All bed costs are borne by the entrants. This includes the entry fee.
  • Failure to report for bed inspection by 9:00am will mean disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.
  • 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 be twin size or larger and include a box spring, mattress or both. 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. All four wheels must have contact on the ground at the finish line. All wheels must be load-bearing and functional 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.
  • Race Track: 600 SE Flagler Ave Stuart Fl 34994
    (next to Sailfish Ball Park, same road as the Stuart Water Tower)
  • Bed Drop-off and Pickup is located in the parking lot nearest the Ball Park.
  • All races will be run in Heats of 2 beds each. All teams will run in a minimum of 2 heats. Heats will be chosen prior to race.
  • Lane assignments will be determined prior to the race at random.
  • Each race team will stay in their lane throughout the race. Interference with another team may result in a five second penalty.
  • The two (2) fastest teams will race for 1st and 2nd place. The fastest time from the final 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.

8:00 — 9:00 am Bed Race Dropoff and Race Registration

9:00 — 10:00 am Bed Judging

10:00 — Parade of Beds and Races Begin

1:00pm — Awards Ceremony

Questions: Contact Family Promise at: cfisher@mcfamilypromise.org or 772-266-9327

Thank You To Our Sponsors

Christy Yonta, Attorney

LAW OFFICE OF IDO STERN

DONNA AND CHRIS FOLLMER

Family Promise Bed Races 2023

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