Bells Big Bed Race CANCELLED

Due to concern for the health of our community, and declarations from both PA Governor Wolf and York City Mayor Helfrich recommending cancelation of large public gatherings and events, Bell Socialization Services has made the difficult decision to cancel the 5th annual Bell’s Big Bed Race originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4. 

It’s disappointing to cancel the Bed Race, as it is one of Bell’s main fundraising events of the year, raising vital funds to support programs that help to provide a safe place to sleep for so many York and Adams County residents.

We thank our event sponsors and all the teams who signed up, ready to race to make a difference for their neighbors in need.  These contributions in support of Bell’s work are greatly appreciated.




Bell’s Big Bed Race is a super fun, family-friendly fundraising event to benefit Bell Socialization Services and its programs that help make sure vulnerable people in our York/Adams County communities have safe, affordable housing and a bed to sleep in at night.

WHERE? The 2020 Bed Race was to be run on the 100 block of East King Street (between Duke and Queen streets in the heart of the Royal Square Neighborhood) in the city of York, PA.

There are a number of cool shops, art galleries and restaurants along King Street, all within steps of the race.

THE RACE: You’ll need five active, fun-loving people for your team. Decide who will be the team captain and REGISTER!  It’s only $25 per person ($125/team).

We provide the mattress and bed frame (on wheels); you just need to come up with a theme, lace up your running shoes, and bring along sheets, pillow, and blanket. It’s a half-block relay on foot to make the bed and then race it to the Finish. (Check out a more race details on the Team Info page.)

THE PILLOW FIGHT: To draw even more attention to the fact that Bell services provide a safe place to sleep for so many of our York and Adams County neighbors, the bed race was coordinated to fall on International Pillow Fight Day. And YES, we’re hosting a big pillow fight (well, actually two – one for kids and one for adults) following the bed race.

The Pillow Fight – and a host of other fun activities and games – were scheduled to take place in the parking lot of Collusion Tap Works.

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