Bed Race

overallIt’s time for one of Homecoming’s most exciting, fun-filled, and competitive events, the Homecoming Bed Race. The Bed Race will take place Friday, October 12, at Noon.  Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. The race will take place on Riverside Avenue.

Each Bed Race team consists of five people – four pushing the bed, and one riding on it. Teams will compete against the clock, two teams at a time, on a 100-yard course. There are eight divisions: Fraternity, Sorority, Independent Male, Independent Female, Residence Halls Male, Residence Halls Female, Faculty/Staff, and Alumni. Entry fee is $25 for the first team, and $20 for each additional team.

Plaques are given to the first place team in each division.  A trophy is also given to the team with the best costume and overall winner. 

Bed Race Rules:

  • A five-second penalty will be charged to a team’s time if its bed goes out of the boundaries designated for the race.
  • Each team will be paired with another team to compete in the heats. The division will alternate turns. (Competition will be against the clock.)
  • The teams with the fastest times in each division will advance to the final competition and race again for the overall title.
  • Teams should stay after they race to find out if they race for the overall title.  The best times in each division will race again to determine the overall winner.
  • NEW in 2012 - enter a faculty/staff or alumni team!

Bed Race Entry Form

For additional information, contact Amber Moore, Special Events Chairman, at the Homecoming Office, (765) 285-7051 or

2011 Bed Race

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Photos courtesy of M. Hickey, BSU Photo Services