Coconut Grove Bed Races--Sep 6

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

President Barak Obama in bed with presidential opponent, Senator John McCain? It could happen! In Coconut Grove (Miami) Florida. President Bill Clinton was found in bed with Monica Lewinsky. Dino the dinosaur was wagging his tail in bed with creature with red toenails!

It happened at the Coconut Grove Bed Races which returns this September 6.
Form a team with your friends, neighbors, co-workers, get wacky creative, and you'll have fun competing and discovering who's in bed with whom! Register before AUGUST 21. Proceeds benefit the Alonzo Mourning Charities.

Let your creative juices flow and aim for that funny bone as prizes will be awarded.
Homestead-Miami Speedway, one of the sponsors, has offered to let teams practice on its racetrack Aug. 28. So far, 30 teams have signed up, and at least another 20 are expected to join.

Enjoy more than sprinting in and around the bed. A host of related activities will keep your family and spectators entertained.

FRIDAY, September 5
Revelers can join a pajama pub crawl Sept. 5, starting at 7 p.m. at Fat Tuesdays. A $20 passbook entitles them to nine drinks from local bars plus a coffee for the designated driver.

SATURDAY, September 6
On race day at 11 a.m., there will be a pajama party for parents and their children at the Bookstore in the Grove, 2911 Grand Ave. Bedtime stories will be read aloud.

At 1 p.m., there will be a Pit Row Parade at Commodore Plaza. Teams will show off their beds.


IF YOU GO
What: The Great Grove Bed Race
Where: Commodore Plaza and Grand Avenue, Coconut Grove
When: 2 p.m. Sept. 6
Entry deadline: Aug. 21
Fees: $75 entry fee for a team of five people. Proceeds go to Alonzo Mourning Charities.
For information: http://www.thegreatgrovebedrace.com/ or www.twitter.com/grove bedrace.

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