Bell’s Big Bed Race

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

The second annual Bell’s Big Bed Race is scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 9a.m. to 12p.m.!

HELP YOUR FAVORITE 2017 TEAM RACE FOR THE GOLD through your gift on their behalf.

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 last year’s event.)  We have 17 teams slated to run this year’s race!

Event day kicks off at 9:00 a.m. with a Parade of Beds led by the 2017 parade Grand Marshal.

Racing begins immediately after the parade and will run until about 11:30, concluding with the awards presentation.

GETTING THERE  The 2017 event will be held on N. Beaver Street, in York, just a half block from downtown York’s Go Green in the City festivities happening the same day from 10-3.   For directions to the event site from where you live, use 135 N. Beaver Street, York PA 17401 on

Event PARKING should be available in the gravel lot just a little north and across the street from the event location on Beaver Street.     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.

REGISTER TO RACE — The registration deadline has now passed. Good luck to the 17 teams already registered to race on April 22!


SPONSORS  2017 Bell’s Big Bed Race sponsors include Mutual of America, Stambaugh NessSmith Village Home FurnishingsReinsel Kuntz Lesher LLP, Ganse Apothecary, SAA Architects, Quality Digitial Office Technology, Heritage Valley FCU, Robert S. Bortner, Inc., John H. Myers & Son, Countess Family.

CLICK HERE to sign up YOUR business as a Bed Race Sponsor!



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Thank you to Matthew Davis of Working Progress for designing our bed race logo.


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