Members of the Knaresborough Lions Club have been keeping very busy over recent weeks, not only planning for the festive period but well into 2024.
“Whilst our minds are very much focussed on Christmas at this time of year, with Santa’s sleigh and selling mulled wine at the Christmas market, we also need to keep planning 2024’s Bed Race” - reported the event’s Chairman, Martin Brock.
“Permissions for land usage and road closures are being sought, and with entries opening on January 1st, it’s important that we choose a theme for the event.”
Ideas came in from club members, runners and event supporters, with the winning idea of Great Inventions And Technology Through The Ages suggested by long-term bed race supporters from Somerset, Joe Fielder and Caroline Fletcher.
Martin commented, “With literally thousands of years of history to choose from, this theme was a clear winner when it came to the vote. We are sure as always that the teams will do the event proud with some amazing designs for the parade.”
Applications for the 2024 bed race will go live on January 1st and will be open until the end of February. With 90 places available, if the event is oversubscribed, a lottery will take place.
Adult team entries will be £240, with junior entries £100.
Sponsorship packages are also available. Please contact [email protected] for more details.
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