April 29, 2019. Louisville, KY. – Racing fans cheered tonight as GE Appliances (Team 1) won the Champions Division of the Great Bed Races with a time of 34.1. St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities won the won the Fun Division with a time of 35.6. 40 teams pushed their decorated beds on wheels around the figure-eight course, competing for the fastest times.
The theme of this year’s event, “Pegasus Power,” had teams decorating their beds in everything from Flying Pegasus, Superheroes and My Little Pony, to Star Wars, Ninja Turtles and the movie “Grease.” Prizes went to the teams with the three fastest times, as well as for the “Best Decorated Bed,” “Most Entertaining,” and “Cone Eater” categories.
The results of the 30th annual competition:
2019 Results – Champions Division:
1 GE Appliances (Team 1) – 34.1
2 Rubbies – PIGasus Power – 34.6
3 UAW Ford LAP – 33.9
2019 Results – Fun Division:
1 St. Elizabeth Catholic Charities – 35.6
2 Industrial Kiln & Dryer Group – 37.9
3 Air Hydro Powers Farming Force – 38.6
• Best Decorated Bed: Team Zeon (Hercules theme)
• Most Entertaining: Rubbies Southside Grill & Bar (PIGasus Power – Grease Lightning)
• Cone Eater Award: Bigelow Tea
Winners will also be invited to appear in the Pegasus Parade on Thursday, May 2. First held in 1990 on the cobblestone streets of downtown Louisville in Theatre Square as “Bedlam in the Streets,” this event has exploded in popularity. Now in its 30th year, it continues to attract participants from small local businesses to five-man teams from large corporations.
Contributing Sponsors of the Great Bed Races are Drexel Metals, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 369, Safelite AutoGlass and Zaxby’s, along with Official Furniture Partner Ashley Home Store and Media Sponsors 107.7 The Eagle. Broadcast special on WAVE 3 NEWS.