Bells Big Bed Race

Get geared up, fluff your pillows, and grease your wheels!

The FOURTH annual Bell’s Big Bed Race is scheduled for

Sunday, August 4, 2019 in Penn Park, York!

WHAT TO EXPECT  Bell’s Big Bed Race is a quirky,  super fun, family-friendly event to raise funds and awareness for all the great work accomplished by Bell Socialization Services in the past 50 years, and specifically the programs that help local people find safe, affordable housing, including a bed to sleep in at night.

Teams of five — four pushers and one rider — build and decorate race-worthy beds (guidelines) and race against other teams in one-on-one heats with spectators cheering them to a rousing, high-energy win.  (Check out this footage from a previous event.)

Event day kicks off  with a Parade of Beds led by the 2019 parade Grand Marshal. Racing begins immediately after the parade and will run until all teams have run their heats, concluding with the awards presentation.

GETTING THERE  ! NEW VENUE THIS YEAR ! The 2019 event will be held at Penn Park in York in coordination with the Equality Fest event happening the same day from 12  noon to 6 p.m.   For directions to the event site from where you live, use 100 West College Avenue, York as the address.

Event PARKING – We’ll update this closer to the event date. There will be signage on the day of the event to direct you.

GUIDELINES, RULES, & REGULATIONS   Click to get the official scoop on building your team and your bed.

READY TO REGISTER ?  — You’ll have to wait a little while. Registration opens in May/June 2019


This is a great opportunity to get your business or organization in front of lots of people and show that you share our vision of a community where people are valued and respected, and live with dignity.  Get details on Sponsor Benefits here.

Online Sponsor Registration Form will be available in May 2019.

(If you signed on as a Bed Race Sponsor at a level that includes a team, use this link to complete your Sponsor Team Registration Form.)

2018 Bell’s Big Bed Race sponsors are Mutual of America, FedEx, Reinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP, and the York Jaycees







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