The Annex Ball Field
2024 Bed Race
Join us for our annual “Bed Race” fundraiser and event in Springfield, GA! During this exciting event, teams with beds mounted on bicycle wheels will compete in a fun Bed Race to benefit the homeless families we serve.
Time & Location
The Annex Ball Field, 405 N Ash St, Springfield, GA 31329
About the Event
Family Promise of the Coastal Empire (FPCE) will hold their annual “Bed Race” event and fundraiser on the morning of Saturday September 16th in Springfield, GA, at The Annex Ball Field, located at 405 N Ash St. Springfield, GA 31329. During this exciting event, teams with beds mounted on bicycle wheels will compete in a fun Bed Race to benefit the homeless families in Effingham County who need assistance from the nonprofit organization. FPCE is appealing to the community for participants and sponsors to participate in this annual tradition.
The nonprofit organization offers many ways to get involved in this fundraising event, including team registration and sponsorship opportunities. Community groups, scout troops, sports teams, churches, and business partners are encouraged to sign up to participate in the race or support the fundraiser by becoming either a “Twin”, ‘Full”, ‘Queen”, or “king” size themed sponsor.
During this multi-heat event, teams of four runners, plus one rider, race their beds on a planned route for supporters to cheer them on. The racing beds must have a mattress or box springs; but no air mattresses are allowed. The family friendly race will be competed in categories determined by age bracket, all competing for the exciting lineup of awards – including the Fastest Bed, Most Creative, and the “Faster Pastor” award, which is dedicated to the Pastor and accompanying team who completes the race in their heat first. Once the race is complete, racers and their supporters will enjoy an awards ceremony including food trucks, refreshments, yard games, and music.
Bed Drop off and registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. before the opening ceremony at 9:30, with racing starting at 10:00 a.m. After the conclusion of the race, trophies will be presented during the closing ceremony at 12:30 p.m. at the Annex ball field. Parking will be available next door at the Effingham County Board of Education, located at 405 N Ash St, Springfield, GA 31329.