A group of female students run down McKinley on a bed during the Bed Race event

It's time again for one of Homecoming's most exciting traditions since 1980! Each Bed Race team consists of five people – four pushing the bed, and one riding on it. Teams will compete against the clock, two teams at a time, on a 100-yard course.

Plaques are given to the first place team in each division. A trophy is also given to the team with the best costume and overall winner. Thank you to the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning for the donation of time and resources for the Bed Race trophies! 

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, October 18
  • Time: Noon
  • Location: Riverside Avenue

2019 Bed Race Winners

Independent Male Winner: Ball State Cheer
Independent Female Winner: Cardinal Catholics
Sorority Winner: Alpha Omicron Pi
Fraternity Winner: Pi Kappa Phi
Faculty/Staff Winner: Team Fanny Packs
Best Costume: Team Rocky Horror Picture Show
Overall Winner: Team Fanny Packs


Enter the Race

Entry fee is $25 for the first team, and $20 for each additional team. Entry forms are due at the Events Registration Table, located in the Atrium, on Thursday, October 3, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Download Entry Form (PDF)

Bed Race RulesA group of cheerleaders run down McKinley on a bed during the Bed Race event

A five-second penalty will be charged to a team’s time if its bed goes out of the boundaries designated for the race. Each team will be paired with another team to compete in the heats. The division will alternate turns. (Competition will be against the clock.)

The teams with the fastest times in each division will advance to the final competition and race again for the overall title. Teams should stay after they race to find out if they race for the overall title. The best times in each division will race again to determine the overall winner.

Questions?

For additional information, contact the Homecoming Office, (765) 285-1083 or via email.