Bed races set to go!

Everyone’s favourite Coal Miner Days event, the bed races, will go ahead this year thanks to sponsorship.

  • May. 24, 2012 5:00 a.m.



Everyone’s favourite Coal Miner Days event, the bed races, will go ahead this year thanks to sponsorship from the East Kootenay Community Credit Union.

To take part, each adult team should gather together five kids to race their bed.

Kids do not need a costume but if they are costumed they will be judged with the adult teams for best costume.

If you know of kids that would be interested, get them to contact me and we’ll be sure to get them a bed to race.

The race will be on Friday, June 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the bottom of Red Cedar Hill and there will be three or four ‘challenge pit stops’ along the loop that the teams must complete before they can start racing again. The prize for first place is $500.

“We had six teams last year and this year I’d like to see 10 teams,” said organiser, Renee MacCormack.

“Businesses, why not challenge another business to a race? There’s nothing better than bragging rights!

“Spread the news and get your creative minds thinking of your theme for this year’s bed races.”

The entry fee is $25. Contact Renee is you have a team to enter, know of kids interested in taking part, or need a loaner bed for the race.

“Even if you don’t want to race a bed, come on out and watch the races. They will be sure to make you laugh and cheer!” she said.

The deadline for entries is June 1. Forms and entry fees can be handed in or faxed to the Sparwood Chamber of Commerce or mailed to the Sparwood Coal Miner Days Society at Box 1041, Sparwood, BC, V0B 2G0.

For more information contact Renee MacCormack at 250-425-0021 or email at

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