The beds featured in the Great South West Bed Race are made to specifications defined by the Bed Race Committee. Teams eithre construct their beds to these specifications, or borrow a pre-made bed from St John of God Bunbury Hospital, and adorn their beds and runners according to this years’ race theme: Medicine Throughout History.
Don't have the time, facilities or tools to construct your own bed? Never fear! St John of God Bunbury Hospital have a number of specially made beds available for interested teams to use for the race. Contact Kristy Sharpham on firstname.lastname@example.org or 08 9722 1621 to find out more!
Best Dressed Beds
The teams gather at Bed Race Square before the race begins to be judged for the ‘Best Dressed Bed’ accolade. Mayor of Bunbury, Mr Gary Brennan has the difficult task of deciding the winner of Best Dressed Bed; the winner of which gets to lead the Bed Race Grand Parade through the CBD.
Scores of local handymen and dress-makers get drafted in to decorate the beds and adorn the runners. Hundreds of people parade with the teams and in marching bands and dance groups.