Bed Race goes for second round

Alycia Douglass

Published on September 23, 2017

Competitors raced toward the finish line at the second annual Lions Club Bed Race. (Alycia Douglass/TC Media)

CORNWALL, Ontario - For the second year in a row, the Cornwall Lions Club are showcasing the perks of being quick in bed…in their annual Bed Race, that is. 

Taking place this Saturday, Sept. 23, the weather held up beautifully as teams lined up along Pitt Street between First and Second Street.

With four runners, a bed, and a rider, the goal of the race was simple; cross the finish line with the rider intact and hands on the bed at all times. Other than that, participants were free to race however they felt comfortable.

With 22 teams competing in this year’s race, Lions Club Chairman, Kibby Lutz says that they’ll likely be needing more beds next year.

“It’s definitely growing,” said Lutz. “This year, we have a lot more kids than last year. It’s definitely taking off.”

Lutz says he got the idea from an event previously held through the hospital, and decided to bring the bed races back to the city.

The event provides an enjoyable means raising funds, with every penny supporting a local cause.

“It’s fun – it’s a nice afternoon downtown,” said Lutz. “It’s hardly a serious competition.”

There will be a $400 prize for the winning youth team, with a post-competition spaghetti dinner and dance taking place at the Nights of Columbus Hall.