Get in touch with The Great Knaresborough Bed Race
The Great Knaresborough Bed Race is run by busy volunteers - so please check our FAQ and Visitor Info sections before asking questions which may have already been answered.
The Great Knaresborough Bed Race takes place on the second Saturday of June each year.
The 2024 Bed Race will take place on Saturday 8th June 2024.
For more information about the race - see our Visitor Information section.
The race day starts at 10 am with many activities including a parade. For more information please see the programme.
The Parade starts at 1 pm from the Castle to Conyngham Hall fields. The actual race begins at 3:00 pm with teams setting off in roughly 10-second intervals.
Please see our Visitor Information section for details on how to get to the Bed Race, info about road closures and parking.
Entries for the Bed Race open on the 1st of January each year and close at 11.59pm on the last day of February.
Entry for the race can be made via the link on this website.
Please note when entering:
- A current email address and telephone number for the entrant must be provided and you consent to your details being held on a database
- The Lions Club will not be responsible for the death or injury to participants and/or damage to the participants property arising from the bed race
- All applicants must have a bed available in order to participate in the race: Knaresborough Lions are unable to supply beds
- Completing this form does not guarantee entry in the race. With a maximum of 90 places available, a public lottery will be held if more entries are received than places available
There are no longer any companies out there that make Bed Race beds to order. But there are lots of beds hidden away in local people's garages and sheds, and borrowing is a possibility.
If you are looking for a bed, try sending out a message on social media, and asking around in Knaresborough. If a draw was required, you are more likely to get an offer to borrow a bed after the lottery draw has taken place in March: there will be teams out there who didn't get a place, and at that point they may be willing to lend out their beds to other teams.
If you are interested in building your own bed, please see the bed specification, which appears within the race rules at https://www.bedrace.co.uk/about/race-rules.
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