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Rolling Slumber Bed Races – Winners Announced

BDA Bed Wins Bed Races with Bowdoin College Student Volunteer Team

Brunswick, ME 11.12.18 – Brunswick Downtown Association’s 8th Annual Rolling Slumber Bed Races entertained hundreds of spectators on a dreary morning on the 10th of November. Despite the rain and mist, the race course was lined with people 3 to 4 deep who were excited to watch 10 decorated beds-on-wheels, race in five two-bed heats. Each team consists of four runners and one rider. Teams were, Wayfair (also event sponsor), Pathway Vineyard Church, SASSMM (Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine), O’Donoghue’s, Byrnes Irish Pub, Volunteers of America Northern New England, Life Church Midcoast, Lowe’s, and the BDA.

BDA’s bed, “Blazing Glory”, took first place for speed just out pacing the “Batmobile”, Life Church Midcoast’s bed, “The Little Waycers”, Wayfair bed won won Best Bed Design. Volunteers of America’s , “Granny Wolf & the Red Riding Hoods” was awarded Best Team Spirit.

The bed races followed Brunswick Downtown Associations Early Bird Sale, which started at 6 am at most businesses. Shoppers hoping to get the highest discounts arrived early and waited outside shops well before the 6 a.m. opening time. Many business offered additional discounts for those shopping in their PJ’s. Twenty businesses participated in the event.

IT’s time for the 8th Annual Rolling Slumber Bed Races! In the spirit of Community, families, BDA's Rolling Slumber Bed Races graphic 2018businesses and local organizations can create a bed to race in this amazing, fun-filled event. The Rolling Slumber Bed Race will entertain spectators with fast, funny and uniquely created beds — all on wheels!

Prizes will be awarded for speed, creativity and team spirit. The event is free for spectators. 

2018 Bed Race Teams:

Pathway Vineyard
Independence Association
Byrnes’ Irish Pub
Volunteers of America
Life Church


If you are interested in participating, we are looking for some bed racing enthusiasts to put on a show, win prizes and bragging rights in the process!  Get your team together now and start planning to create your entry, whether for fun, speed or creativity!  For additional information, please contact the BDA staff at 729-4439 or

Click here for more details.  Click here for the Registration Form. Fees: First year team: $35, returning teams: $25 per team. Early registration discount of $10 if received at the BDA office by October 31.

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