Amazing Bed Race takes over Brant Street; No one will be sleeping on these beds.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  September 10, 2012  Beds will be on the move up Brant Street on Sunday, Sept. 23 as the annual Amazing Bed Race returns.

From noon to 3 p.m. teams will compete to see who can push a bed the fastest over a straight-line 100-metre course starting from City Hall.

The event raises funds for The Rotary Club of Burlington North and the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation.  In its first two years, the Amazing Bed Race has raised more than $170,000.

As long as all the wheels are on at the Finish Line – 100 yards away – it’s legit.

Thirty-nine teams participated last year with 34 registered so far this year. Teams will fund raise, build or borrow a bed, decorate it and race it.

Each team is guaranteed two races. They will be timed with the fastest 16 squads moving into a single elimination round. Teams will race two at a time with the fastest of the 16 being declared the overall winner.

Last year’s event added a Kids Stroller Race and it will be held again this year. It is open to kids between the ages of 4 and 12. They will race with their own stroller in a straight line for 25 metres wearing a helmet. It runs from 12:45-1:15 p.m.

Amazing Bed Race. The event is a fund raiser for the hospital foundation.

Prizes will be awarded to the grand champion bed-racing winner, to the top fundraising team and for the best-decorated bed/team.

Registration has been extended to Sept. 13. Day-of sign in is at 11 a.m.  If you are interested in registering a team, sponsorships, fundraising or need more information, contact Emma Fitzpatrick at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital Foundation by e-mailing or calling 905-632-3737, ext. 5542.

Donations can be made at

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