When it comes to tradition, a theme is as important to the bed race concept as the racing beds themselves, offering racing teams yet another competitive opportunity! 

2018 Race Theme: Medicine Throughout History

A Grand Rounds session at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,  one of the oldest medical schools in the United States. Source: University Archives

A Grand Rounds session at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences,  one of the oldest medical schools in the United States. Source: University Archives

Before the race itself takes place, all participants join in the Grand Parade, led by the winners of the best dressed team, having decorated their beds AND dressed themselves in costumes chosen to reflect the theme.

And there are of course trophies up for grabs for those teams who come up with the most imaginative interpretation of This years' theme, “MEDICINE THROUGHOUT HISTORY"!

So, where can you gather inspiration for your team’s entry into the Great South West Bed Race? First, take a trawl through Google - think Dougie Houser MD. or local Bunbury icon, the late Dr Ern Manea.

Whatever your team’s interpretation of “Medicine Throughout History”, be sure to voice your choice ASAP, because it’s first come, first served for this year’s theme. So, get in quick!!!