Make your bed - and appear in the 2020 Bed Race parade!

This year we are putting on the Bed Race as a virtual event called ‘Bed Race 2020 Unplugged’, on Saturday 13 June 2020. We are inviting you to take part in the parade (and the race - but more on that later) – from home.

We would like households to ‘Make Your Bed’: decorate a bed at home, linking it to our theme for the event, ‘What I’m looking forward to…’. It could be a normal bed, a flower bed, a model of a bed, or an actual Bed Race bed if you happen to have one. Don't go out and buy stuff for this; use your imagination with whatever you have at home.

Then make a video between 20 and 60 seconds in length, looking as if you are in the parade with your bed. Have fun with this!

You can also send us clips of yourselves appearing to run in the race - see: Appear in this year's Bed Race - without any training!

(Please try to resist sharing your videos on social media before the day - it would be nice for people to see them in the event for the first time. And please do the activity within your household. We will not use a video if we can see that distancing rules have been broken.)

You can send in both a parade and a race video, or just one type of clip, to lionbedrace@hotmail.co.uk. Please get your videos to us by the end of May.

Perhaps a little ambitious...the Wonkamobile, best-dressed bed in 2018.

Perhaps a little ambitious...the Wonkamobile, best-dressed bed in 2018.

Sirastudio of Harrogate, who create Bed Race highlights videos for us in normal years, will be putting together a parade from your footage, and this will be streamed for online viewing at 1pm on 13th June ­– the time when the real parade would normally happen. As in other years, judging will take place to name the Best-Dressed Bed.

Since dressed beds are usually first seen by the public on the big day, we ask that you hold back from posting your videos online until after the main event.

(Please do the activity within your household. We will not use videos where we can see that distancing rules have been broken.)

We look forward to seeing you in the parade this year!