The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s time to get in the spirit by registering for the “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race and the Hometown Christmas Parade. The bed race will be held Friday night, November 18th at 6 pm followed by the parade on Saturday, November 19th at 2 pm.
The term “bedroll” will take on a whole new meaning in Historic Downtown Mocksville as intrepid teams from across Davie County and beyond take part in the 4th annual “Twas the Night Before” Bed Race.
NEW THIS YEAR … THE SHORT COURSE! THIS NEW CATEGORY IS FOR TEAMS AGED 60+.
Exactly How Does a Bed Race Work?
Like any sprint, the goal of the Bed Race is to go from point A to point B in the shortest time possible—but these recumbent racers do have to follow a few basic rules in order to compete for the bevy of cash prizes. Each team consists of four pushers and one rider, all at least 15-years-old. The rider must sit or lie flat on the bed during the race, sorry, surfer dudes. Themed clothing or costumes are strongly encouraged, even pajamas are great, but riders have to wear something.
Download your Bed Race Entry Form Now – Free T-Shirts for Race Teams!
The entry fee is only $30 and teams that register by November 10th get 5 shirts to memorialize their bed race adventures! Download your Bed Race Entry Form.
Beds must have four wheels that stay in contact with the road at all times, and the only source of propulsion allowed is the four pushers. Oh, and you won’t be seeing any King Louis beds careening down the 485-foot stretch of Main Street that runs from Depot to Gaither: beds must measure least 3′ x 6′ but can be no larger than 6′ x 8′ including any handles the pushers might use. (Teams need to be lined up no later than 6:00 PM for a pre-race inspection.)
$600 in Cash Prizes at Stake!
At stake are prizes for speed and creativity. The fastest team will take home a cool $200 in cash, while the runner-up will collect $125 and the third-place finisher will roll away with $75. The fastest senior team will receive $100 and the Most Outrageous team will pick up $50. The Total Package prize of $50 will go to the team with the best overall package… i.e. best overall appearance and combination of bed decoration, message and costumes.
Bed race teams can to participate in the Mocksville Christmas Parade on Saturday, Nov. 19th at no additional fee!
You can sign up your team for the Bed Race by calling Mocksville Town Hall at (336) 753-6700 or mailing a bed race entry form (along with a check payable to Mocksville Tourism Development Authority) to 171 Clement St., Mocksville, 27028.
Register Now for the Hometown Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 19th!
The Hometown Christmas Parade is a beloved tradition and has been delighting young and old for decades. This year’s theme is “All Fired Up for Christmas” in honor of Davie County’s brave firefighters and emergency personnel.
Parade categories include: businesses, churches, civic/non-profit groups, schools, single/individual entries, and horses with entry fees ranging from $10 to $25. Click on this parade entry form for more details.
First prize will win $75, second place with receive $50, and the third place entry will take home $25.
Consideration will be given for line-up order on a first-come, first-served basis.
You can sign up for the Christmas parade by dropping off or mailing your entry form (along with a check payable to Davie County Chamber of Commerce) to 135 South Salisbury St., Mocksville, 27028. The deadline for registration is Wednesday, November 9th at noon. For more information, call the Chamber at (336) 751-3304.