Bed race going virtual

Published 9:16 am Thursday, November 5, 2020

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It’s this time of the year the  Twas the Night Before Bed Race Committee starts reaching out to past teams and recruiting new teams for this event.

“All plans, the course, and volunteers are ready to go but this year will be different for this whacky, whimsical event,” said Tami Langdon, Mocksville community development coordinator. “There will be no bed race this year. The teams will not be showing off their creative sleds and costuming. There will be no dancing in the street between the heats of the race.”

  The Twas the Night Before Bed Race has been cancelled this year due to COVID and the Phase 3 guidelines.

“This year, we want to embrace the spirit of the bed race with a different spin,” Langdon said. “We are making this a charity race.  We have reached out to past teams and would like to invite any new teams to this event.”

Each team will compete with raising funds for their favorite charity or non-profit. Teams can be creative with social media – displaying their bed, perhaps running laps with their sled bed, comic relief with their costuming to create fun and excitement for their team and their charity.

The committee will feature all teams on Facebook and other media.

There will be first, second and third place winners.  Like the past races, there will a Team Spirit and Total Package Awards.

“But the real winners will be the charities,” she said. “Every charity will receive funding through the efforts of these teams, their members, friends, and family.

“So let’s keep the bed race alive but a new concept this year. This will be Fun.”

For more information, contact Langdon at 336-753-6705 or

“Let’s make 2020 holiday season great.  Come Downtown Mocksville for your holiday shopping, share a meal at any of our restaurants, grab a coffee or ice cream, and enjoy the holiday lights,” she said.