Bed race coming back for 2014 Heritage Days

A bed race will return this summer as part of the Heritage Days festival in Huntington.

The bed race will take place on Saturday, June 21, in front of Huntington North High School, along with a car show and a balloon launch and glow. Participants must sign in by 5:30 p.m., and races will start at 6 p.m.

Businesses, organizations and families are invited to build a bed and enter it in the race. Entries can be decorated in keeping with the 2014 Heritage Days theme, "Flourishing in the 1920s."

Each team must include four runners and one person riding on the bed. Pajamas will be provided for the rider to wear over regular clothing. All participants must wear good running shoes; flip-flops, sandals and bare feet are prohibited.

All ages may participate, but children younger than 15 must be a part of a team that includes a parent or older sibling. Halfway through the heat, each team must come to a complete stop, run around the bed, and resume the race.

The race will be run in heats of two beds each, with the winning team advancing to the next heat.

Entry forms are available at the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce office, 305 Warren St., or online at The completed form and entry fee must be submitted to the chamber no later than June 13. Participants must also sign a liability waiver.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers.
The bed race is being organized by Dan Juergens, of Juergens Do-It Best and a member of the Heritage Days steering committee.

For more information, call the chamber at 356-5300 or Juergens at 356-5214.