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The course is quintessentially ‘Bunbury’, passing the City's major attractions, landmarks and what some may call its' toughest hills.

One complete circuit of the course stretches 2.3km.

The fastest teams are expected to complete the course in around 20 minutes but all teams have 90 minutes in total to complete the course. Runners have to be fit, fanatical and frankly a bit mad, while the Bed Bug (passenger) has to be light, be able to shout loudly and be happy to place their safety in the hands of their team of runners.

Teams can participate competitively or register to participate just for fun! Simply note your preference on the team application form.

Race winners will be custodians of the perpetual trophy for 12 months, which will be engraved with the name of the winning team. We encourage winners to display the trophy proudly in their place of business or clubrooms for the year the trophy is in their possession.

Everyone's a Winner!

Every participant that finishes the course will receive a limited edition ‘I Finished the Great South West Bed Race’ T-shirt and a voucher entitling them to a free sausage sizzle and can of cool drink.


The target for funds raised from the 2018 Great South West Bed Race is a whopping $80,000.

To achieve this goal, and in order to enter the race, teams must raise a minimum of $2,000 for adults, $750 for junior teams and $5,000 to enter the CEO Sprint with all monies raise going to the St John of God Foundation South West Campaign.