20th Annual Subway Bedrace for Bridging
Presented by Cities 97
Saturday, March 10, 2018
On Saturday, March 10, 2018, you and three of your teammates 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 Bedrace teams directly support Bridging. Take a moment to peruse this site to learn more about this fantastic event. Registration starts at 3 pm; race starts at 5 pm.
Thank you to all of our participants and sponsors! The 19th Annual Subway Bedrace for Bridging was a success, raising $85,000 to help Bridging furnish homes with hope!
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 90,000
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 after each race. This is a bracket-style competition.
As a team advances, they must listen for instructions on the hill and
consult the leader board by the Bonfire.
Q: Is fundraising encouraged for this event?
A: Yes! All funds raised go to help Bridging furnish homes with hope! We
rely on our local community to provide us with furniture, volunteer hours
and financial support, in order to serve more than 4,000 families in need
in the Twin Cities. Click on the “Fundraising Incentives” tab to learn
Q: How do I get to Buck Hill? Where do I park?
A: 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 9:15 p.m. All
participants and spectators are encouraged to use these.
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: How many people on a team?
A: Four people to a team. All racers must be 18 years or older.
Q: Do I have to wear a costume?
A: No, but a majority of teams do, and it’s fun! Plus, awards are given to the
top 3 costumes, judged by Cities 97 DJ’s!
Q: Where can I check the bracket?
A: The competition bracket is located near the bonfire pit. If you have
questions during the races, please check there. These are the
Q: How do I know when it’s my 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: 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 registration be brought to the event instead of mailing it in?
A: Yes - $240 day of registration, $200 by February 9th and $220 by March 7th.
Q: Are lockers available?
A: Lockers are not available. Individuals are responsible for their belongings.
The 20th Annual Subway® Bedrace for Bridging, presented by Cities 97, was a great success!
Thanks to our participants and sponsors, we raised more than $113,000. The weather was perfect for 142 registered teams to race down Buck Hill's tubing slopes on a covered queen-sized mattress.
Since its inception, this event has raised more than $1 million to support Bridging's mission! The 400 Subway restaurant owners and staffs across central Minnesota and western Wisconsin are proud to have built this event to support those in need in our neighborhoods through our partner, Bridging. We are thankful for our media partners, Cities 97 and KARE TV 11, as well as our hosts, Buck Hill and the dozens of companies and volunteers who make this event possible.
The impact on the families served by Bridging is life-changing. Thank you for joining the opportunity to help FURNISH HOMES WITH HOPE at Bridging.
Cities 97 Costume Contest, Bedrace Winners, and Bucks for Bridging top honors for most dollars raised.
More about Bridging:
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 90,000 homes since 1987. To learn more and get involved, visit www.bridging.org.
About Subway Restaurants:
Subway offers a fresh alternative to traditional fast food, serving 7 million made-to-order sandwiches a day. Guests choose from 37 million combinations of quality proteins, fresh vegetables, and bread baked daily. The world’s largest restaurant chain serves nutritious and delicious subs, soups and salads at about 44,000 restaurants in 112 countries.
Founded by then 17-year-old Fred DeLuca and family friend Dr. Peter Buck more than 52 years ago, Subway is still a family-owned business, working with more than 21,000 dedicated franchisees in community around the world. Subway is a registered trademark of Subway IP Inc.