Amazing bed race pulls in $22,000 + for hospital development. Accura on Brant wins - again.

Event 100By Staff

September 22, 2014



Sunday didn’t have much in the way of promise at around 9:30 but by 11 am the rain had stopped and the “beds” were lined up on Brant Street like racing cars in pit.

There was a buzz in the air and the “judges”, representing the four Rotary Clubs in Burlington, were looking over the entry papers.

The chief money counter for Scotiabank in Burlington announced that $20,100 had been raised for the Joseph Brant Foundation.

Bed race - true final

Accura on Brant takes it again.

The rules for the 5th Annual Amazing Bed Race were explained. Every team got two times trials and the 16 teams with the shortest times on the course up Brant Street would make it to the finals.
With a provincial election behind us, a municipal election almost upon us and a federal election in their air – it was not surprising that there was a strong political flavour to the event.

Politics however didn’t play in the results – it was, for the second year in a row a run off between the car dealerships.

Bed race 2014 Rotarian judges

The Judges scrutinize the entries – all were found to be in order.

The fasted speed was clocked at 28 kph and the shortest time was 13 seconds.

There were no accidents, providing the one runner who had the bed run over his foot.

Prize for the best decorated “bed” went to Burlington Taxi.

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