The Great Grove Bed Race tradition continues…

The Great Grove Bed Race will be on Saturday Nov. 8th 2014

2013 Recap:

A fantastc venue, center stage live music and the Grand Marshal, award winning recording artist and rapper Flo Rida together made the 5th anniversary of the Great Grove Bed Race it’s best to date. Perfect weather combined with an educated, engaged and international crowd voted all day for their favorite bed and laughed, danced and played down Bayshore Drive, Coconut Grove.

Kicking off the day was the Family Pajama Party full of trike-racing, obstacle courses and highflying basketball dunk contests. COAST FM DJ’d for the kids and parents while the Nesquick Bunny, Billy the Marlin and Infeno’s Challenge performers interacted with kids aged 1 to 71. Live Music segwayed into the now famous Parade of Beds, where Flo Rida together with Commissioner Sarnoff, Karina Iglesias and Sonia Jacobson, founder of this years beneficiary Dress For Success Miami, judged the beds in four categories of “Best Décor”, “Best Engineered”, “Funniest” and “Most Dressed for Success”, with top prize being left up to the crowd who texted their vote for “Crowd Favorite” all day long. This year’s mattress madness was MC’d by the vibrant team of the KVJ morning show of 97.3 FM the Coast and local veteran Jane Decker for an all day running commentary of hilarity. Local artist and participant of The Voice Katina Iglesias’ kicked off the races with a chilling acapella rendition of our countries national anthem.

Winners pranced down Bayshore Drive at the end of the day to gather their awards for both speed and hilarity. Winner for “Best Engineering” was Southermost FOOLS, the Miami Fire Fighters.  The “Best Décor” Category was a tie:  “Dark Ages” and “The Enlightenment.” a group flash mob and theater performance done by a Grove Merchant The Olfactory Company. The “Funniest” prize went to the Miami Marlins with Billy on board and helmeted up. Drum roll please…. “Crowd Favorite” with over two thousand votes went to: B.O.M.B Squad, the Brotherhood of Mustaches and Beards bed. In Mo-vember, it was a fitting champion.

Speed Demons of the 5-man race team and an additional 5-man pit crew. The racers lined up to compete in two speed time trials, the best time of the two was used to identify the top 8 for single elimination heats.. Over 40 beds competed for the championship in the following categories: Co-Ed (at least two females), Corporate (over 30), Men’s and Women’s. The fastest racers this year were: for the Co-ed category: Royal Caribbean, a new comer; for the corporate category: Sapient Nitro; for the Men’s category: The Grove Spot, four time champion; and for the Women’s category: The Sandbar, also a four-peat winner!  

“As the beneficiaries for this event, we are overwhelmed with gratitude,” said Board of Director President for Dress for Success Gailen David. “The response and generosity have been truly amazing. We are looking forward to using those funds to continue accomplishing our mission.”
We are getting ready for 2014 edition, which will take place on Saturday November 8, 2014. Set your alarm clocks and keep following us on FACEBOOK/the great grove bed race.

EVENTS CALENDAR

Get Rolling Gathering: September 2014
Location: To Be Determined

Registration for Racers: 
August - September 2014 Early Bird reduced fee
$85 registration fee for all new registrants.

Captains Meeting
Thursday, November 6, 2014 * 6-8 pm
Captains Required - All Team Members Invited
Location: To Be Determined

Friday Night Fund Raiser
Friday, November 7, 2014
Location: To Be Determined

Bed Registration Closes
November 1, 2014 **Final entry deadline, 5 pm, 
$135.00 late registration fee for all registrants Veterans and Virgins alike

The Official Bed Race After Party at Cocowalk
Post-Race Saturday, November 8, 2014
Bed Displays ~ Live Entertainment ~ Food Specials

If you would llike to host any of these events at your location please contact:

Barbara at 305-766-3536 or Daisy at 786-399-9669