Monday, August 23, 2010

The Coconut Grove Bed Race Returns!

The wildly comedic bed race is returning to the streets of Coconut Grove, this time with injury protection on its side. Teaming up with this year's bed race is title sponsor 1-800-411-PAIN, whose attorneys are revved up for trial - timed trials that is. The 1-800-411-PAIN Great Grove Bed Race will take place Labor Day Weekend, with the races starting on Sunday, September 5 at 2pm. Spectators will witness fast paced action and possible "bed-on" collisions.

Prior to Sunday's race, the weekend's festivities will kick off with a Pajama Pub Crawl Saturday, September 4, at 7pm. On-site registration opens at 6pm at Sandbar and Grill in Coconut Grove. Sunday events start with the Ford Motor Company Family Pajama Party, featuring musical performances, face painting, a petting zoo and story telling at 11:30pm at The Bookstore in the Grove. The Pit Row Parade of decorated beds begins at 1pm, followed by a 2pm green flag for the start of the 1/8th-mile Bed Race in the heart of Coconut Grove Village. 

The race involves rolling beds down two village streets (Commodore Plaza and Grand Avenue) in Coconut Grove with the local South Florida community, individuals, businesses, organizations, and clubs sponsoring the beds. Comprised of five-member teams (one rider, four racers), each team will be racing against the clock until the fastest eight (8) beds are determined. Those eight finalists go head-to-head in a race for the top position. Speed earns the ultimate checkered flag, but awards will also be judged on theme, creativity and decor. Similar to last year, the race will begin with a DUI checkpoint for all participants. 

The 1-800-411-PAIN Great Grove Bed Race is produced by the Grove Merchant Group and proceeds benefit s the University of Miami Sleep Program and Alonzo Mourning Foundation Charities. The Grove Merchant Group welcomes visitors and patrons to enjoy the tree- lined streets of Coconut Grove while branding the neighborhood as an attractive and viable village. For additional information visit, 

1 comment:

  1. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well. In fact your creative writing abilities has inspired me to start my own BlogEngine blog now. Really the blogging is spreading its wings rapidly. Your write up is a fine example of it.
    macy labor day mattress sale