Pattaya International Bed Race 2010

Pattaya International Bed Race 2010 poster

If you are in or around Pattaya later today you won’t want to miss one of the best events of the season, the second annual International Bed Races. It’s expected that over 20,000 people will be in attendance to watch over 100 bed racing teams compete for the coveted title of Bed Racing Champions.

Pattaya international bed race competitors

This event will be an all day affair starting with a family fair at noon and also including a bed parade and lots of games and fun. After the actual bed race there will be a huge party that will go until the event ends at 6pm. The location is Pattaya Second Road in front of The Avenue a Pattaya shopping mall which is one of this years major sponsors.

Organized by the Rotary Club of Pattaya in partnership with Pattaya City Hall, the Bed Race will provide a great social activity for everyone in the Pattaya community to participate and enjoy! Hopefully, it will bring all the clubs, community groups and businesses together and attract sponsors for this unique, not to be missed, event in Thailand. The main sponsors this year are: The Avenue Pattaya, Global i-care (Pattaya GIC Card), BarterCard, CTLS Language School, Mercure Hotel and Pattaya People Media Group.

The idea of a Bed Race is a very popular fundraising and family activity in many countries around the world including the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand. It is a tried and tested successful way of raising money for local charities and community projects. It involves teams of up to 6 members dressed as outrageous and funny as possible, pushing their spectacularly decorated beds from a designated starting point to the finishing line. The object is to not only get to the line in the shortest time but also to keep the designated passenger to remain on the bed at all times.

This second Bed Push Race in Pattaya will be a major undertaking by the Rotary Club of Pattaya and will undoubtedly help promote Pattaya as a fun, family resort. It will provide good wholesome family entertainment in a safe environment, whilst bringing together the multi faceted groups working for a better community, and will become an annual event on the Pattaya Calendar.

Pattaya international bed races

Not only will this be a great day of family fun for all but all the proceeds will benefit local charities. So, stop by and have some fun and help the Rotary club of Pattaya and Pattaya City Hall make this an event to remember while supporting the community.

For more information on today’s event you can check out the official Pattaya International Bed Race web site.

Pictures courtesy Pattaya Daily Mail


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8 Responses to Pattaya International Bed Race 2010
  1. Mike
    January 31, 2010 | 12:02 am

    Talen this is a great idea. Having participated in a few such events when I worked at a college I can vouch for that.

    Picture the scene, loads of beer bellied farangs pushing scantily clad bar girls (on a short time basis)…….sorry just woken up but I swear I saw Martyn there with the Soi Dog Millionaires!
    .-= Mike´s last blog ..Oh my God Oh my Buddha! =-.

    • Talen
      January 31, 2010 | 12:06 am

      “Picture the scene, loads of beer bellied farangs pushing scantily clad bar girls”

      The first part of that is not a pretty picture Mike. It should be a good time, I only wish I was there to see it today.

  2. Ben Shingleton
    January 31, 2010 | 9:02 am

    Hilarious, never heard of this, shame, I was actually in Pattaya on 30th.. Will keep an eye on this for next time.
    .-= Ben Shingleton´s last blog ..Great place to stop in Pattaya – Aiyara Palace Hotel =-.

    • Talen
      January 31, 2010 | 12:00 pm

      What a shame Ben, you missed it by a day…I’m hoping to be around for it next year as it looks like a great bit of fun.

  3. Catherine
    January 31, 2010 | 9:13 am

    What fun! And sounds like a great chance for someone to try out their photo skills.
    .-= Catherine´s last blog ..Thai Language Thai Culture: Talking About the Weather =-.

    • Talen
      January 31, 2010 | 12:00 pm

      Cat, Might just be a good chance for some photos, I’d like to get some from the beds point of view.

  4. Martyn
    January 31, 2010 | 9:27 am

    Talen you do promote so much that is good about Pattaya and having spent a lot of my previous time there I know the city is not all sex sex sex. This is another fine example of the good charitable work which is continually being carried out by Pattaya ex pats and which has been the case for many years now.

    Pattaya is ideal for a bed race, there’s so many bars to stop off at and refresh, and I bet there were a few cute babes being pushed around the streets. Another good day by Pattaya’s Rotary Club proving that not all ex pats are in the city just for their own spoils.

    • Talen
      January 31, 2010 | 11:58 am

      Martyn, Pattaya really does have a lot going for it aside from the night life and it seems more events like this are cropping up yearly.

      This coming month there are quite a few that benefit certain charities which is always a good thing.