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2018 Phoenixville Bed Races

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What are Bed Races?

Join us for the 3rd Annual Phoenixville Bed Races!

The third annual Phoenixville Bed Races will take place on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 at Reeves Park in Phoenixville.

Grab your friends, family, or colleagues to create a team, or come just to witness the excitement as teams hop into bed and put on their racing caps! This super fun, family-friendly event will raise funds and awareness for all the great work accomplished by three Phoenixville organizations that provide shelter for the homeless. Now more than ever, these three shelters are providing support to our community - but they need YOUR help!

Whether you’re racing or a spectator, join us on November 7th to support those who work tirelessly to make sure that no one is without a bed to sleep in.

What to Expect
Teams of five — four pushers and one rider — will build and decorate race-worthy beds, wear costumes to match their theme, and race against other teams in one-on-one heats as spectators cheer them to a rousing, high-energy win, or loss...

Think Soap Box Derby... but with beds instead of cars! 
Event Schedule
Event day kicks off at 11:00 AM when you can view the beds and vote for your favorite bed theme prior to the races. Racing begins at 12:00 Noon and will run until about 2:00 PM, with the awards, raffle prizes, and other fun events sprinkled throughout.
Event parking will be available in several nearby lots, on-street, or at any of the municipal lots throughout town.

How It Works

This exciting event is BACK and promises to engage the community in a fun and adventurous way. This event is a collaboration between three organizations which work tirelessly to make sure that no one goes without a bed to sleep in at night.

We have three goals:

1. To have fun.

2. To raise awareness about organizations who work to help our neighbors in need.

3. To raise funds for these organizations so that they can continue to do this important work.

By registering a bed in one of several categories, not only will you have a chance to show off your creativity and craftsmanship, but by sharing this event with your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues you will have a chance to provide direct support to programs that aid homeless or at risk neighbors in our community.

Race teams will:

BUILD a bed on wheels, decorate it to match their theme, and adorn themselves with matching costumes! (We reward creativity!)

RAISE funds for the event by peer fundraising through (You'll be our hero!)

RACE their beds down 3rd Avenue for a chance to win the coveted title of "Fastest Bed", bragging rights, and some great prizes! (And a really fun trophy!)

Race Day Schedule

Event day kicks off at 11:00 AM at Reeves Park where the beds will be displayed prior to racing so that spectators can vote for their favorite bed theme and team costumes. Racing begins at 12:00 Noon and will run until about 2:00 PM, with awards, raffle drawings, and other fun events sprinkled in between heats. Team Drop Off & Registration will be on 2nd Avenue (at B Street Intersection) in the Park, and the race itself will be held on 3rd Avenue between B Street and Starr Street.
10:00 AM
REEVES PARK - Intersection of B Street & 2nd Avenue

Race Team Check-In

Bed drop off and team check-in begins promptly at 10:00 AM.
All beds must be dropped off at the intersection of 2nd Avenue and B Street on the North Side of Reeves Park. 
Drop off vehicles should pull up along the Reeves Park side of 2nd Avenue to unload/load beds and racers.

Beds and race teams will be assigned a numbered spot along 3rd Avenue to display their beds for public vote.

11:00 AM
3rd Avenue - Between Main Street and B Street

Bed & Team Theme Voting

Beds will be lined up on display along 3rd Avenue on the Reeves Park side between B Street and Main Street. 
Event attendees will vote for best overall bed theme and corresponding team costume.

11:45 AM
3rd Avenue

Beds Prep for Heats

Teams will prep for racing.

12:00 Noon

Voting Closes

All ballots must be in to be counted for the "Best Bed Theme & Team Costume" winner to be decided. 

12:00 Noon
REEVES PARK - 3rd Avenue between B Street & Starr Street

Preliminary Heats

Full schedule will be announced 1 week prior to the event.

12:45 PM
REEVES PARK - 3rd Avenue between B Street & Starr Street


Winners of Preliminary Heats go on to race for positions in the finals.

1:30 PM
REEVES PARK - 3rd Avenue between B Street & Starr Street

Final Race

Final two beds will face off in the final race for the WIN!

12:30 PM

Award for Most Donations Raised by a Team & Raffle Prizes Drawn

Award for the Most Donations Raised by a Team announced and 2 raffle prizes drawn.

1:15 PM
Reeves Park Pavillion

Award for Best Team Theme & Costumes & Raffle Prizes Drawn

Award for the Bed Team Theme & Costumes announced and 2 raffle prizes drawn.

1:40 PM
Reeves Park Pavillion

Award for Fastest Bed & Final Raffle Prizes Drawn

Award presentation to the winning team for the Fastet Bed and final raffle prizes drawn.

Race Course Information

course map

Ready... Set... Race!
Bed Teams will race down 3rd Avenue from the Starting Line at the intersection of B Street & 3rd Avenue, down towards interstection of 3rd & Starr Street.

But wait - that's not it!
Beds will then have to turn around and race back up 3rd Avenue back to the Finish Line!

Racers - Keep this turn in the back of your heads when designing those beds!

Beds will be raced on the roadway (pavement) and need to follow our Bed Building Guidelines.

Bed Team Drop Off & Registration (UPDATED)
All Bed Teams must be dropped off on THIRD Avenue (Reeves Park Side) at B Street.
Teams will check in at the registration tent and then be assigned a line up position up on 3rd Avenue (between B Street and Main Street).

Public Vote
Spectators will vote in a public ballot for Best Overall Bed Theme & Team Costumes.
Voting takes place between 11AM and 12PM. BE CREATIVE! 



The 2019 Phoenixville Bed Races benefit three non-profits serving the homeless and at risk individuals in our community. By partnering, we hope to support each of these organizations that strive to provide housing, support services, and much needed aid to our neighbors in need.

Meet the Teams

Registration for 2020 opens on May 1st! Start a team or check back soon for updates on who will be racing in bed this fall! 

Questions? Send us a note.