Bed Races

The Pictou Lobster Carnival is urgently seeking Bed Race participants for our July festival!
YOU SUPPLY THE TEAM! WE SUPPLY THE BEDS!
The Pictou Lobster Carnival Bed Races are an exciting, high-energy team race using a modified bed on wheels. Teams of 5 or more people (4 bed pushers and one “driver”) compete head-to-head for the fastest time, and the 1st place trophy! Plus, there’s a trophy for the best team spirit! We encourage costumes, decorations, themes, and to have fun!

BED RACE RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Teams must have 5 racers (4 runners and 1 rider).

  • Rider must wear a helmet.

  • Race course is almost 1/8th of a mile based on conditions.

  • Two beds will race at once. (Brackets TBD race day)

  • Pushing the bed only during the race, no pulling.

  • All 5 team members must pass the finish line (with the bed) in order to win.

Racing Teams

  • All teams shall consist of one rider, and four runners / pushers or less.

  • Racers under the age of 18 years or younger must have parents written permission to participate. 

During the Race

  • Bed riders must sit or lay flat on the bed.

  • All runners / pushers must be in control of their bed until it comes to a complete stop.

  • Teams should not interfere or impede the progress of an opposing team. 

Safety

- All bed racers MUST sign the Waiver of Liability and acknowledgement of the Bed Race Rules and Regulations before participating in the race.

- All runners/pushers should wear athletic shoes suitable for street running.

- Riders must wear an approved helmet. (Bicycle helmet or motorcycle helmet with chin strap secured are considered approved)

- Safety gear such as knee and/or elbow pads are encouraged.


Bed Races Registration Form