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Thu June 27, 2024 Zelienople, PA 16063 US Directions



6:30PM EDT - 8:30PM EDT


227 S. High Street
Zelienople, PA US 16063


Zelienople Bed Derby Rules & Regulations

 Race Information:

·Race will be held Thursday, June 27th at 6:30 pm on High St. 

·Racing begins at 6:30 pm.  Teams should arrive by *NEW THIS YEAR* 4:00 pm for inspection, dry run and beds will be on display for the public to vote on best bed.  Location is S. High St between Spring St. and Beaver St.  Arrive at the intersection of Spring St. and High St. 

·Race is open to anyone ages 12 to 90. Everyone will be required to sign a waiver.  Parents must sign a waiver for those under 18.  You do not have to be a resident of Zelienople to participate. 

·Businesses, corporations, churches, and families are all allowed to participate.

·Registration Fee is $30 per Team.  The deadline to register is June 24th, 2024. Register at the Zelienople Area Public Library 227 S. High St. Zelienople PA 16063

·No rain date.  Rain or shine the race will go on. 



·Teams must build and decorate a bed for the race. All materials are allowed.

·Each bed must have a headboard and footboard. 

·Beds can be no bigger than 6’ x 8’.  No height limit. 

·No braking devices or steering devices allowed.  No motors.

·Must have rubber wheels.  Any size.

·Registration number should be visible on the bed. 

·Teams will navigate twice through a one-block obstacle course

·One team will go through the course at a time

·Each team must have 5 persons to a team, 4 pushers, and 1 rider, 2 riders are allowed. 

·Pushers can be ages 12-90.  Riders ages 8-90.

·Pushing only, no pulling permitted. 

·Rider be seated or laying down during the race. 

·All pushers must wear sturdy shoes.   Knee pads are optional. 

·All team members must pass the finish line (with the bed) in order to win. 

·All beds should be decorated.  There will be a best-decorated prize. 

·Costumes and Team t-shirts are allowed. 

·Whistles, lights, sirens, and yelling are permitted.

· Damage incurred or caused will be the sole responsibility of the involved team and not the Zelienople Bed Race Derby.  

All money raised from the race benefits the Zelienople Area Public Library’s planned children’s addition.

Failure to obey the rules and regulations or inappropriate conduct may lead to disqualification. Decisions by race officials are final.  The Bed Race Committee reserves the right to remove or disqualify, at its discretion, any teams, costumes, or bed decorations deemed inappropriate or defy the spirit of the Bed Race competition.

If you have questions about the race contact Zelienople Mayor Tom Oliverio (724-584-6828), Seth Prentice (, or the Zelienople Area Public Library (724-452-9330)

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