No more horse playing around, it’s time to get organized. The Second Annual Charleston Bed Race is right around the corner and let’s face it, you need a five-person team and a bed with working wheels, so you can’t really wing this one bud. Claiming to be the “second most fun you can have in bed,” the Bed Race also has a serious side. It benefits Camp Happy Days, which is a year-round program for South Carolinian children with cancer. The camp provides the children and their families with support programs, special events, access to crisis resources, and more.
After a grand parade of beds, each five-person team will go in heats of two at a time for about two city blocks with a special challenge halfway through the course. The heats will continue until a first place trophy, and bragging rights, is awarded to the new Bed Race Champion Team to flaunt all over town.
The beds will be judged on fastest (no rocket systems or nitro allowed, sorry), slowest, best decorated, most outrageously decorated, the “what were you thinking?” bed, and the coveted People’s Choice Award. The judges will be Chef Brett McKee, Red Dread of the Lowcountry HighRollers, and WCIV ABC News 4 meteorologist Tom Crawford. “It will be a fun, eclectic, entertaining plethora of beds racing against the clock down Mary Murray Boulevard in hot pursuit of the ever elusive first place championship trophy and title of Charleston Bed Racing Kings (or Queens),” says Alix Tew, development director of Camp Happy Days.
There will also be a beer garden with food from Taco Boy, Jack’s Cosmic Dogs, New South Brewing, and Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ.