Bed Races on Beacon 2019

Bed Races on Beacon Race Day Image

Sunday July 7, 2019. Festivities begin at 1pm.

Yes, you can help. Donate today!

Support your favorite team. Help us beat last year’s fundraising total of $32,000!

Location: Beacon Avenue, between 5th and 3rd Street.

Join us! And be part of this ZANY annual event

This year’s benefactor is the Shoreline Medical Society’s Youth Clinic. This high-octane, fun-packed afternoon is not for the faint of heart and guaranteed to please all in the family! This year, 14 teams, 5 racers in each (4 pushing, 1 in the bed) will compete to see who can push a REAL hospital bed for one full block in the fastest time. Teams are encouraged to dress in costumes, partake in friendly rivalry and display copious amounts of team spirit for this annual community event.

On the big day, we need huge crowds to cheer on the racers. Beacon Avenue will be closed between 5th and 3rd streets to allow for spectators, the judging stage, registration/information tents, a Family Fun Zone, Food Trucks and room for our very own Bed Races Pit Crew.

Enjoy full festival atmosphere and look forward to seeing you there supporting your favourite team!

Help us beat last year’s fundraising total of $32,000  

Yes, you help us achieve our goal!! Three ways to pledge, support your favourite team and the Shoreline Medical Society’s Youth Clinic.

Pledges can be made:

  1. online at Bed Races on Beacon Team Fundraisers,
  2. in person at either of our office locations, or
  3. over the telephone by calling (250) 652-7531 or (250) 656-2948.
We thank the Coast Salish people for sharing their land upon which we live, work and play.

The Shoreline Medical Society’s Youth Clinic is the only clinic of its kind on the Saanich Peninsula. The FREE walk-in-clinic for youth aged 12 – 24 years old, is available Thursday nights from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

The Youth Clinic’s team-based service model of care involves family physicians, mental health counsellors and a child psychiatrist. Doctors make timely referrals to in-house specialists and collaborate with many partners, including the Ministry of Child & Family Development, the Foundry-Victoria, School District 63, Sidney by the Sea Rotary, Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation and several community members to ensure youth are receiving quality care.

Saanich Peninsula youth visiting the Youth Clinic are guaranteed a confidential, non-judgemental, youth friendly environment in which to share any health concern: physical, sexual or mental health.

You could win a 3-night stay at Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet, BC!

Our thanks to Peggy Yelland at Escape Solutions for donating this fabulous prize!

Click here for more information.

Register a team

Team Registration is now open and filling up fast! The cost is $500 per team. Register your team today before the race is full.

Registration opens April 15th until all 14 spots are confirmed and paid in full.

14 teams, 5 racers in each (4 pushing, 1 in the bed) will compete to see who can push a REAL hospital bed for one full block in the fastest time. Teams are encouraged to dress in costumes, partake in friendly rivalry and display copious amounts of team spirit for this annual community event.

Each team will run at least twice. This is a physically challenging event so keep this in mind and let prospective team members know. Each registered team must have a mandatory of 5 people, plus 2 alternates. One team member will ride in the bed and four team members will push a REAL hospital bed for one block.

Two teams compete at a time. The objective is to race as fast as you can. The race scores for your first two heats will be combined to determine who will move onto the quarter finals. So fast, fast, fast is GOOD, but maintain control while going fast is BETTER!

Bring your own cheering section. Bring along your family, friends, and co-workers to work the crowd in support of your team. A cheering audience is a good way to pump up your team’s adrenalin!

Team Captains: A Team Captain is to be appointed by each registered team. The Team Captain with be the team’s liaison with the Bed Races Event Coordinator. The Team Captain will be required to ensure all team members have viewed the Bed Races on Beacon Safety Videos prior to race day. Videos will be made available approximately two weeks before the event day.

The day of the bed races. ALL team members need to sign-in at the registration table by 12:30pm. Then our volunteers will organize each team for the Costume Parade which starts at 1:00pm. After the Costume Parade, teams will be staged for their first qualifying heat.

Watch out for last year’s returning champions. CCM Construction Bed Heads were first time entrants and cleaned up in all prize categories last year! Not only did they win Fastest Bed on Beacon, they were the Fundraising Champions, raising over $6,700 in donations entitling them to the BROB’s coveted race Ted’vantage. CCM has the experience and the rumour is they are practicing weekly in the lane in front of their building. We also have heard that each team member has been running laps to build up their stamina and going to HITT classes to get limbered up before the July 7th race day!

Mandatory Team of 5, plus a maximum of 2 alternates, pay a $500 entry fee at the time of registration.  PLEASE make your cheque payable to: Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation RE: 2019 Bed Races. Please call our office at 250-652-7531 or 250-656-2948 for cheque pick up OR stop by one of our offices to drop-off your entry fee, or mail cheque to:

  • SPHHF Hospital location: 2166 Mount Newton X Road, Saanichton, BC V8M 2B2 or,
  • SPHHF Sidney location: 9710 Third Street, Sidney, BC V8L 3A2


Entry Fee Package Includes
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  • Corporate logo placement on our website during lead-up to and after event
  • use of your corporate logo in pre and post promotional material
  • SPHHF – Bed Races on Beacon branded items (inc. Bag, Water Bottle, Sunglasses, Sunscreen)
  • Opportunity for Judges and Roving Reporter to talk about your company (supplied by team)
  • Acknowledgement of your team members during race heats (supplied by team)
  • Use of race-ready hospital beds
  • Professional Team Photo for Best Costume, Fundraising Champions and Fastest Bed on Beacon
  • Announcement of Timed Team Race Results During Event
  • On Course nutrition snacks
  • Post-race nutrition
  • and much more!

*REFUNDS: If your team must forfeit due to unforeseen circumstances a refund of $250 will be allowed up to May 17, 2019.
**EXCLUSION:
 Due to our event space limitations, teams are not permitted to set-up their own corporate tents. Shelter for weather related conditions will be available.

To be eligible to partake in the Bed Races you must ensure that:

  • every team member is over the age of 19,
  • every team member signs a waiver the day of the event.
  • every team member wears appropriate footwear suitable for running, and
  • every team member wears a CSA approved helmet.

Team Fundraising opens April 15, 2019 and closes June 28, 2019 at midnight

Your generosity will help our community’s local youth get the medical help they need when they need it. Pledging will put a much bigger smile on your face than spending on yourself. Giving back to your community helps you achieve a greater sense of personal satisfaction and growth – it really does feel good to help others.

We can help you with creative and fun ways to fundraise. Our Bed Races on Beacon Coordinator will help you get your creative fundraising juices flowing.

Pledges are eligible for a tax receipt -The Saanich Peninsula Hospital & Healthcare Foundation will automatically issue a tax receipt to any individual or organization who donates any amount to either their Bed Race Team of choice, the Youth Health Clinic or both. A complete name and mailing address is required at the time of donation.

Three ways to pledge – Pledges can be made

  1. online at Bed Races on Beacon Team Fundraisers,
  2. in person at either of our office locations, or
  3. over the telephone by calling (250) 652-7531 or (250) 656-2948.

Please note: The CRA requires the donor’s complete name and mailing address for a charity to issue a tax receipt.

6-Foot Head Start 

Teams that raise over $1,000 online* will qualify for a 6-Foot Head Start**, to be used anytime during the first two heats! The team will start their race-heat one bed length (6 feet) in front of the start line.

A 6-Foot Head Start advantage can only be used during the Bed Races on Beacon first two qualifying heats and CANNOT be used during the quater finals, semi finals or final heats.

*A maximum of two (2), 6-Foot Head Starts will be awarded per team
**6-Foot Head Start advantage is non transferable

Ted’vantage

The Team that raises the most donations by midnight Friday June 28th will be awarded:

  • The Bed Races on Beacon’s coveted Ted’vantage. The Ted’vantage switches up the bed race rules and allows 5 team members to push & our ‘Ted in the Bed’ volunteer, who will ride in your bed for ONE race only. Speed is the objective – the fastest teams advance – so use your creative strategy to decide when to use your one-time Ted’vantage. NOTE: To use the Ted’vantage, a team must not be eliminated. The Ted’vantage can be used in qualifying heats 1 & 2, and in the quater finals only. This race advantage could guarantee your team advances into the semi final heat. This race advantage is non-transferable.

Winners will be announced during the 2019 Bed Races on Beacon Opening Ceremonies so Teams can strategize when to use their Ted’vantage.

All 2019 BROB Teams have three (3) opportunities to win awards & prizes

Best Team Costume

  • This is not an individual contest, but a TEAM EFFORT. Hamming it up during the costume parade gets you points with the judges!
  • We encourage teams to consider the creativity of homemade costumes.
  • The race is a FAMILY event and is intended for fun. Please, no profanity, overtly violent or adult-themes.
  • Teams may use props such as masks and accessories in their costumes for judging purposes, but these must be removed prior to bed racing if they impair vision. SAFETY FIRST!
  • Judges will score on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the highest.
  • Winners will be announced and prizes awarded during the 2019 Bed Races on Beacon Closing Ceremonies.

Fastest Team Bed on Beacon – The “Golden Bedpan” award

The Team with the FASTEST time score in the Finals will win the coveted title of Fastest Team Bed on Beacon and the Golden Bedpan!

Winners will be announced and prizes awarded during the 2019 Bed Races on Beacon Closing Ceremonies.

Fundraising Team Champions (2 part prize)

The Team that raises the most donations by midnight Friday June 28th will be awarded:

  1. Sleep Country Canada’s generously donated prize (approximate value per pair $300, total value at over $1,500): 5 pair of GelCool pillows with Egyptian cotton pillow cases.  Presented during the Closing Ceremonies.
  2. The Bed Races on Beacon’s coveted Ted’vantage. The Ted’vantage  switches up the bed race rules and allows 5 team members to push & our ‘Ted in the Bed’ volunteer, who will ride in your bed for ONE race only. Speed is the objective – the fastest teams advance – so use your creative strategy to decide when to use your one-time Ted’vantage. NOTE: To use the Ted’vantage, a team must not be eliminated. The Ted’vantage can be used in qualifying heats 1 & 2, and in the quater finals only. This race advantage could guarantee your team advances into the semi final heat. This race advantage is non-transferable.

Winners will be announced during the 2019 Bed Races on Beacon Opening Ceremonies so Teams can strategize when to use their Ted’vantage.

Event sponsorship opportunities

Sponsor the Bed Races on Beacon and put your business name in front of the biggest, beddest and most fun race in Sidney!
Be a Twin, Queen or King event sponsor – see all our event sponsorship opportunities here.

Presenting Sponsor

Annual Sponsors

King Sponsors

4 spots available

Queen Sponsors

5 spots available

Twin Sponsors

6 spots available

Prize Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Community Event Sponsors

Legacy Giving

After talking to donors for 20 years, I know that some want to have an immediate impact; others want to leave a longer-lasting imprint.

Legacy Giving

After talking to donors for 20 years, I know that some want to have an immediate impact; others want to leave a longer-lasting imprint.

Commerce for Care

Corporate donations help take the pressure off Foundation operating costs.

Commerce for Care

Corporate donations help take the pressure off Foundation operating costs.

Donor Stories

All of our donors are special. We’d like to share with you a few donor stories that we think you’ll especially enjoy.

Donor Stories

All of our donors are special. We’d like to share with you a few donor stories that we think you’ll especially enjoy.

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