Media Kit for the 2009 Bed Race

The 29th Annual Bedzzz Race, presented by Allstream and the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, takes place on Saturday, February 7th, on Dow’s Lake. Registration begins at 11:00, judging the beds for best decorations begins at 12:30, with racing starting at 13:00.

Peter Patafie, President of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa welcomed the sponsorship of Bedzzz, “It is great to have Bedzzz back for the 4th year. The proceeds of this year’s race will benefit the Kiwanis Read-a-thon and other youth programs of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa.” The Club has set its fund raising target at $40,000.

The Race is being presented by Allstream, with CD Creative, the Lone Star Texas Grill, Dymon Storage and OPL Rental Properties all supporting the event as Gold Level sponsors.

Up to 50 teams of 4 runners and one jockey will race down the Canal at Dows Lake pushing a modified bed a distance of 50m. Winners will be declared based on the fastest team, the best decorated bed, and most importantly, the team who raises the most pledges.

Race rules, pledge forms and registration information is available at or at 613-233-1900.

Between round 1 and 2 of racing, a media challenge will be held. Media outlets are invited to come on down, and the Kiwanis Club will supply them with a racing bed. Each outlet can decorate their bed, and race in the challenge which is scheduled for 13:30.

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is celebrating 90 years of active fund raising and community involvement as a not-for-profit organization. The largest Kiwanis Club in Canada, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is one of the most active and dynamic service clubs in the world.

For information call Jamie Johnson (Kiwanis Club of Ottawa)
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