Great Grove Bed Race set to roll on Sept. 4

By Barbara Ferenczi….
The third annual celebration of bed racing will take place in Coconut Grove during Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, Sept. 4.

The Great Grove Bed Race is a free community event and fundraiser in the Grove each year. It is attended by celebrities and proves that a community can come together, have fun, be unique and raise funds for charity.

The six-hour event is scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The wildly comedic bed race involves rolling beds down village streets in Coconut Grove with the local South Florida community, individuals, businesses, organizations, and clubs sponsoring the beds.

Teams consist of five members, four racers and one rider, racing against the clock until the fastest beds in each division are determined. Divisions are Men’s, Women’s, Co-Ed and Corporate/Over 30. Those finalists go head-to-head in a race for the top position.

More important than the speed trophies are the top prizes awarded for theme, engineering, décor, best overall and crowd favorite through the race’s TEXT your vote telecom sponsor.

Open to the public, the race is organized as a fun community event to improve awareness and economic impact to the Grove and raise funds for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.

Race registration fee is $125 per team (one bed, five participants) with the final entry deadline of 5 p.m. on Aug. 26.  One hundred percent of the registration fee goes to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.

Many activities will take place during the day along with the Bed Race; there is a Parade of Beds, theme contest (best costumes and cheers would help in winning this), decoration contest, etc.

For more information visit online at www.TheGreatGroveBedRace.com.

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