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2024 Bed Race Programme

See the key timings for the 2024 Great Knaresborough Bed Race

Programme of Events

The 2024 Great Knaresborough Bed Race takes place on Saturday 8th June.

9:00 - 11:00 am

Castle Grounds

Gathering of the beds on the grounds of Knaresborough Castle.

11:00 am

Castle Grounds

Judging begins of the best-dressed beds.

12:00 pm

Castle Grounds

The announcement of best-dressed beds competition winners at Castle Grounds.

12:00 pm

Conyngham Hall Field

The opening of attractions at Conyngham Hall Fields, including amusements, fete, charity stalls, bars and food etc.

1:00 pm


Starting from Castlegate, the Parade of decorated beds, bands, floats, dancing and marching groups, parade through Knaresborough town centre to Conyngham Hall.

2:45 pm

Bed Race Welcome Ceremony

Welcome ceremony at Conyngham Hall Fields by the Mayor of Knaresborough.

3:00 pm

Bed Race Starts

Teams set off at intervals of a few seconds.

3:15 - 4:00 pm

Bed Race Finishers Arrive at the Finishing Line

Having taken under 15 minutes for the fastest, and about twice that time for the slowest.

5:00 pm

Presentation of Prizes

The announcement of winners and display of times.

Bed 71 "HENCHshaws" finishing the gruelling crossing of the River Nidd in 2022
Bed 71 "HENCHshaws" finishing the gruelling crossing of the River Nidd in 2022