Bed Race Frequently Asked Questions
What time do we need to arrive?
Check-in starts at 8:30 am. All teams must be checked in by 9:30 am to participate in the Team Parade. We encourage you to arrive early for several reasons:
- Pick up team bags with giveaways, fundraising incentive prizes, and t-shirts
- Turn in any donations collected through fundraising efforts
- Breakfast and lunch available for purchase from WF Food Truck
- Run practice races with the beds
- Secure a spot for any chairs, blankets or tents you bring for the day
- Get your costumes ready for the team parade!
Can we change our team name?
Unfortunately we can no longer change team names.
I have an addition or change to my team.
Sign up is open until midnight on Wednesday, May 2nd. After this time additions or changes will be handled on Saturday at check-in.
Where is parking located?
Parking is free in the casino garage for participants and guests. Once in the garage, take the south stairway exit to get to the employee parking lot- away from the casino entrance. After exiting the garage, look for the large white tent. Please plan on allowing approximately 5-10 minutes to get to the race registration tent once you arrive at the casino.
Can I bring my pet?
Dogs are welcome but must be leashed.
Can I bring a chair or tent?
Yes, you are encouraged to bring your own seating- folding camping chairs, blankets etc. as seating is not provided. Tents are welcome in areas green designated on this sitemap.
Is there food or water?
Yes- we have food and beverages provided by WF Foods Truck. Racers will receive bottled water.
How long is the race?
Each individual race is 100 yards long. We anticipate being finished with all races by 1 pm.
Where can I find the Bed Rules?
Rules are available here.
Where can I check the bracket?
The brackets will be located near the starting line and the large tent. These are the official standings. You will also be given a bracket at check-in for tracking your own team’s progress.
How do I know when it’s my team’s turn to race?
Follow the races for the teams in your flight/pool on the bracket schedule. Announcements will also be made.
Can kids participate?
Due to insurance demands, all participants must be 13 years of age or older on the day of the event. Children under 18 are not able to enter Hollywood Casino and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times while on casino property. We will also have entertainment and games for children at the event!
Are pets welcome?
Yes, but they must be leashed and in your control at all times.
If you do bring your own bed, drop off will be located in the employee parking lot- see the sitemap for location information. Cars must be moved to a designated parking location once beds are dropped off.
Beds will be inspected for rule compliance at check-in. All non-compliance issues must be corrected in order for a bed to race. No modifications are permitted once checked in except repairs. Bed regulations can be found here.
Limited tools and minor repair materials will be available- if you feel the bed you are bringing may need more extensive repairs during the race, please plan on bringing your own supplies. We will maintain any rented bed. We will gladly accept donations of beds immediately after the races.
Can I sign up my team on the day of the event?
No. At least one person from each team must be registered by midnight on Sunday, April 22, 2018, so that we can create the race schedules. Additional team members can join these existing teams at the event on May 5. No additional teams will be permitted to register after April 23, 2018. Participants registered by April 23, 2018, will be guaranteed a t-shirt. Substitutions will be permitted on site through race time.
I don’t want to participate, but can I come and cheer on friends?
YES! Spectators are welcome to join in the fun outside in the parking lot to cheer on the racers! We will have family-friendly entertainment, games, and food available at the event.