2nd annual Bed Races held in Saugerties
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SAUGERTIES, N.Y. -- People in Saugerties went racing without ever having to leave the cozy confines of their bed. The second annual Bed Race took over the village on Sunday.
Eight teams came out with decorated bed frames and mattresses, ready to race one another. Each team is made up of five members, four pushers and one person as the bedsitter, who rides across the finish line.
You didn't have to finish first to leave the race with a prize. Awards were given out to the Fastest, Most Creative, Best Dressed, Most Outrageous Theme, and more. Just like last year, the race was held in conjunction with Old Timers Day.
Organizers said all the money made goes right back into Saugerties Economic Development and Tourism. They said they hope the good turnout also means good things for the future of bed races.
"This will all roll back, and next year, hopefully we get major sponsors. And this will hopefully grow into a much bigger event," said William Yosh, Bed Race organizer.
A pre-race Pajama Crawl was held Saturday night. Contestants were invited to come out in their pajamas and enjoy gifts and specials from local businesses in the area.