18th Annual Subway Bedrace for Bridging

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Forget skis and snowboards!

On Saturday, March 5, 2016, you and three of your closest friends can race down Buck Hill atop queen-sized mattresses! When you register for this event, not only will you have a blast, you will also help local families and individuals in need as all registration fees, donations, and funds raised by Bucks for Bridging teams directly support Bridging. Take a moment to peruse this site to learn more about this fantastic event.

Thank you to all of our participants and sponsors! The 17th Annual Subway Bedrace for Bridging was a success, raising $66,000 to help Bridging furnish homes with hope. Day-of registration is $220.

Bridging, a nonprofit organization serving the greater Twin Cities, is the largest furniture bank in North America. Through the effective reuse of donated items, Bridging improves lives by providing quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. Driven by volunteers and donations of furniture and household goods from the community, Bridging has furnished over 70,000 homes since  1987. To learn more and get involved,

visit www.bridging.org.

Subway Bedrace for Bridging FAQ

Q: How does the racing work?

A: All teams of four are guaranteed two runs down the hill. The top three

     teams will advance. This is a bracket-style competition. As a team

     advances, they must listen for instructions on the hill.

Q: Where can I check the bracket?

A: The competition bracket is located near the bonfire pit. If you have

     questions, please check there. These are the “official standings.”

Q: How do I know when it’s mine turn down the hill?

A: Announcements will be made on the hill. Please listen for these

     announcements and make your way to the top of the hill when your team

     number is announced.

Q: Can kids participate?

A: Due to insurance demands, all participants MUST be 18 years of age or

     older on the day of the event.

Q: Can pets be on the hill?

A: NO. Only service animals are allowed.

Q: Do I have to bring my own mattress?

A: No. Mattresses are provided and after the event, all mattresses are

     donated to Bridging.

Q: Can I bring alcohol and food?

A: No alcohol can be brought to the hill. Food and beverages are available

     for purchase at Buck Hill.

Q: I don’t want to participate, but can I come and cheer on friends?

A: YES! Spectators are welcome to join in the fun outside on the hill to

     cheer on the racers. Please use shuttles at Burnsville Center. Due

     to limited space the post-race party/concert is open to only

     Bedrace participants.

Q: Can I come for just the concert?

A: Due to limitations, only Bedrace participants are allowed into the post-

     race party/concert.

Q: Do I have to wear a costume?

A: No, but majority of teams do.

Q: How many people on a team?

A: Four people to a team.

Q: Can registration be brought to the event instead of mailing it in?

A: Yes - $220 day of registration

Q: Are lockers available?

A: Lockers are not available. Individuals are responsible for

     their belongings.

Q: Do I have to take the shuttle?

A: NO, but it is strongly encouraged. Due to limited parking available at

     Buck Hill, FREE shuttles are provided at Burnsville Center near the

     SEARS parking lot. Shuttles are available throughout the event with the

     last bus leaving the hill at 11 p.m. All participants and spectators are

     encouraged to use these.