The Great Grove Bed Race – 2012
Sunday, September 2, 2012 , 1:00 pm
Coconut Grove Village Streets
Get Your Sheet Together:
â€˜Great Grove Bed Raceâ€™ set for Sept. 2
Box springs do battle at tongue-in-cheek Coconut Grove PJ-party tradition dating back 30 years; register at TheGreatGroveBedRace.comâ€”itâ€™s gonna be bed-lam!
In the mood for some mattress mayhem? Perhaps even a little bed-on collision? Then set your alarm for Labor Day Weekend and donâ€™t hit snoozeâ€”youâ€™ll lose. Thereâ€™s no bedside manner required for this pajama party thatâ€™ll shake you out of your slumber and have you shedding your slippers and rippinâ€™ your one-sies. This, Sleeping Cutie, is your wake-up call for the 2012 Great Grove Bed Race.
A tongue-in-cheek competition of racing homemade beds down the streets of Coconut Grove, the origins of the Great Grove Bed Race date back three decades. Tireless teams consist of five membersâ€”call it a â€œfive-wayâ€â€”with four ready-to-romp racers and one rider hitched to the headboard. Speed wins the ultimate exhale at the checkered flag, but awards also will be given for theme, creativity and dÃ©cor (this being a consummate competition). Celebrity judges will be on hand to grade those looking to score away from home, and proceeds from this roll in the hay of hilarity benefit Local charities through the Junior Chamber International Crew of hundreds of cone-head volunteers.
Miami residents, Coconut Grove merchants, and local clubs, businesses and organizations all are invited to pull back the sheets on this yearâ€™s affair, with festivities kicking off Saturday night (Sept. 1) of Labor Day Weekend with the Michelob Ultra Pajama Pub Crawl through participating Coconut Grove bars and restaurants.
Sunday (Sept. 2) is race day, with highlights to include Pit Row Parade of decorated beds on display; and of course the 1/8th-mile trundle through the heart of the Grove Village. And to eliminate any awkwardness or hard feelings after the on-track tryst, Grove merchants will host a post-race celebration complete with live music, interactive exhibits and perhaps even a little pillow talkâ€”just no sleeping with the enemy…maybe….
This Labor Day Weekend, Coconut Grove is the place to be for some laborious laughter. For event infoâ€”and to register to create your own bedlamâ€”visit TheGreatGroveBedRace.com. Donâ€™t sleep on it!
The Great Grove Bed Race is produced by the Grove Merchant Group. The Grove Merchant Group welcomes visitors and patrons to enjoy the tree-lined streets of Coconut Grove while branding the neighborhood as an attractive and viable village.