LOUISIANA PIRATE FESTIVAL

PIRATE BED RACES

May 12th • SPONSORED BY: MATTRESS JOE

BED RACE RULES

1.Each team must have 5 people to form a team who actually race (4 runners, 1 rider and 1 alternate, just in case).

2.All 5 team members must pass finish line (with the bed) in order to win.

3.Races course is almost 1/8th of a mile.

4.Two beds will race at a time - for a time trial. Top two teams will race to determine the overall winner.

5.All beds must be decorated

6.Any size wheels are permitted.

7.No breaking devices allowed.

8.No steering devices allowed.

9.Pushing the bed only during the race, no pulling.


FREE USE OF BEDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR RACING IF YOU CAN NOT BUILD YOUR OWN

FIRST PRIZE: MATTRESS AND BOX SPRING ($1,000 value)

SECOND AND THIRD PRIZE: SET OF TWO PLUSH PILLOWS

BED CONSTRUCTION

1.Twin bed size only. Mattress or padding (minimum of 4 inches thick) must be part of design and design must mimic a bed with headboard and footboard.

2.Beds must have minimum of four wheels one in each corner, all must touch the ground, wheels can be any size.

3.Beds can be decorated in any way but must have a headboard and footboard as part of the design – be creative!

4.Bed cannot have any means of propulsion other than the team pushing it. No motors. No steering mechanism. Human power only. No brakes.

5.Bed may have push bars not extending more than 12 inches outside of the bed. Nothing sharp may be part of the bed.

6.Any violations in bed design will have penalties (up to and including disqualification). Beds that are not constructed according to the rules will be required to be modified to adhere to the rules.

7.Participants are encouraged to dress along with the bed theme decoration to win prizes.

8.No sharp items, glass or obscene items on beds. No alcohol. Beds will be disqualified for any of these violations.

9.Each participant must sign a WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT