Bed Races


2022 Snowdown Bed Races

The Bed Races are back! We're bringing back Durango's craziest and most fun event in what is sure to be an action-packed spectacle. Compete head-to-head against other teams for the Bed Race Trophy and other prizes. The event takes place on Main Avenue before the Snowdown Light Parade.


This event will raise money for first-generation student scholarships and FLC alumni events.


Event Date and Time: Friday, January 28, 4:00 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.


Location: 700 block of Main Avenue (The start/finish line will be in the middle of the block)


How the races work: Teams of 5 (4 people pushing, 1 person on the bed) will race against the bed in the lane next to them in a head-to-head race. Teams race down to the end of the block, the person on the bed will then exchange their onesie with one of the people pushing the bed. Your team will push the bed back to the start/finish line. The first team to cross the finish line wins. Races are quick! The winner of each heat moves on to the next round.


Are there costumes?: Of course, it is Snowdown after all!


Prizes: The top three teams win prizes!


Entry Fee: $50 (for a team of 5)


More info for teams:

  • Wednesday, January 26: Mandatory Team Captains Meeting on Zoom (to pick up race packet and info) 7:00 P.M. (Held via Zoom)
  • Friday, January 28: 3:15 Team Arrival/Sign In 4:00 Race Start 5:30 Awards 


Thanks to the following sponsors for providing the beds and support:

  • Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
  • Fort Lewis College Alumni Office of Engagement
  • Studs Lumber Company
  • Max Hutcheson Wells Group
  • FastSigns of Durango
  • Renewal by Anderson

Questions: Contact Ryan Lazo at or 970.903.2476