Twentythree bed racing teams and hundereds of spectators gathered in downtown Lawrenceville on March 16th for the 4th Annual Bed Race sponsored by Family Promise of Gwinnett County. Family fun was had by all as spectators enjoyed the parade of beds and voted for the People's Choice Award by placing tickets in the bucket of their favorite bed. Families enjoyed all the fun, food and music of the Spring Green Festival. David Chandley from Channel 2 Action News was the Grand Marshall and race announcer for the day. Racing around the Historic Courthouse began at 11:30am with each bed racing team running two heats to find out their overall time and determine which teams would race for the finals. The day ended with a closing ceremony to celebrate the winning teams. The real winners are the homeless children and their families in Gwinnett County that will benefit from the services of Family Promise as the event raised over $30,000 to end homelessness - one family at a time!
2013 Bed Race Award Winners...
- Most Original Design: Stiff Competition
- Funniest Design: Holy Rollers
- People's Choice: Greased Lightnin'
- Fundraising for Adult Division: Pigs in the Blanket
- Fundraising for Youth Division: Dark Knight Rises
- 1st Place in Speed for Adult Division: Bed of Moses
- 2nd Place in Speed for Adult Division: Holy Rollers
- 3rd Place in Speed for Adult Division: Greased Lightnin'
- 4th Place in Speed for Adult Division: Bedder than the Rest
- 1st Place in Speed for Youth Division: Young Guns
- 2nd Place in Speed for Youth Division: Shamrock Mobile
- 3rd Place in Speed for Youth Division: Blazing Speed
- 4th Place in Speed for the Youth Division: Dark Knight Rises
We want to thank the rest of our Bed Race Teams. You are all Winners!
|Action News Team||Lucky Irishmen||Seuss on the Loose|
|Bed Wetters||Mixed Nuts||Tanning Bed|
|BEDucation||Noah's Ark||Westminster Racing|
|Director's Angels||Onward Christian Soldiers|
|Garden of Eden||Racing Grace|
We are still accepting donations for this event. Click Here to donate now!
Click Here to view March 17th Bed Race Article from Gwinnett Daily Post.
Click Here to view pictures from The Gwinnett Daily Post.
Click Here to view pictures from WSBTV Channel 2.
Click Here to view video from The Gwinnett Daily Post.
Click Here to view race video from WSBTV Channel 2.
Click Here to view video of the Blazing Speed Bed Race Team.
Click Here to view WSBTV People2People Bed Race Story that aired on March 24th.