19th Annual Subway Bedrace for Bridging
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Forget skis and snowboards!
On Saturday, March 4, 2017, you and three of your closest friends 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 Bucks for Bridging teams directly support Bridging. Take a moment to peruse this site to learn more about this fantastic event.
Thank you to all of our participants and sponsors! The 18th Annual Subway Bedrace for Bridging was a success, raising $91,000 to help Bridging furnish homes with hope. Day-of registration is $240.
Bridging, a nonprofit organization serving the greater Twin Cities, is the largest furniture bank in North America. 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 80,000 homes since 1987. To learn more and get involved,
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. This is a bracket-style competition. As a team
advances, they must listen for instructions on the hill.
Q: Where can I check the bracket?
A: The competition bracket is located near the bonfire pit. If you have
questions, please check there. These are the “official standings.”
Q: How do I know when it’s mine 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: Do I have to bring my own mattress?
A: No. Mattresses are provided and after the event, all mattresses are
donated to Bridging.
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
Q: Can I come for just the concert?
A: Due to limitations, only Bedrace participants are allowed into the post-
Q: Do I have to wear a costume?
A: No, but majority of teams do.
Q: How many people on a team?
A: Four people to a team.
Q: Can registration be brought to the event instead of mailing it in?
A: Yes - $240 day of registration
Q: Are lockers available?
A: Lockers are not available. Individuals are responsible for
Q: Do I have to take the shuttle?
A: NO, but it is strongly encouraged. 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 10:15 p.m. All participants and spectators are
encouraged to use these.