The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta provides essential household furnishings to previous homeless families, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, and victims of domestic violence.
Saturday, September 13th at 7:00am at Road Runner Sports Buckhead
Powers Ferry Square - 3756 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA. 30342
7:00am Check In, 8:00am Event Start, 8:45 Kid Run
The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta will host our Fourth Annual Atlanta Bed Race (Formerly the Atlanta Mattress 500) on Saturday, September 13, 2014. During this event, teams of 5 will race beds on wheels as they compete for the title of “Bed Race King” along with other awards, including “Best Theme” and “Best Fundraiser.” This year, we have partnered with Road Runner Sports to add a Pajama 5k Run which will begin prior to the Bed Race. Runners of all ages are welcome!
Kids are also encouraged to come dressed in their favorite pajamas for our Kidz Zone Area filled with fun games and treats.
About The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta
The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta works to improve the lives of people in our community by distributing essential home furnishings to individuals and families in need. When families shop from donated furniture at our warehouse they are guaranteed a bed for every member of their household as well as a sofa. Most clients receive much more. On average families take 14 pieces of furniture including loveseats, dressers, dining tables and chairs, among other essential household furniture. The majority of the Furniture Bank’s clients are moving out of homelessness, living with HIV/AIDS, or fleeing domestic violence. By providing beds for sleeping, tables for sharing meals, and couches for relaxing the Furniture Bank helps clients gain a sense of ownership and confidence.
The Furniture Bank is the only agency in the metro Atlanta area whose mission is to provide free furniture to people in need. The Furniture Bank is a vital part of the continuum of care necessary to move clients to self-sufficiency and independence.Learn More About the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta!
Bed Race Rules
All bed racers must be 16 years or older.* Each team member must sign the Waiver & Release Forms. If the participant is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must complete the Waiver & Release Forms.
All participants must wear a helmet during the race. You will not be permitted to race without a helmet. Athletic shoes are also required. No flip flops or sandals will be allowed. The use of knee pads, elbow pads, and other safety equipment is encouraged. No safety equipment will be provided by The Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta.
Complete rules can be found in each participant's confirmation email and will be reviewed the day of the event.
** Bed Race Registration Ends September 5 **
Prizes will be awarded for Top Fundraisers!
1st: Road Runner Sports Shoe Certificate and Road Runner Sports Apparel Certificate
2nd: Road Runner Sports Shoe Certificate
3rd: Road Runner Sports Apparel Certificate
* This is a Family Fun Run with No Chip Timing and No Street Closures. *
Friday, September 12th between 4:00pm and 8:00pm at Your Road Runner Sports Store in BuckheadPowers Ferry Square - 3756 Roswell Road, Atlanta, GA. 30342
Come Out to Your Road Runner Sports Store in Buckhead on Friday, September 12th between 4:00pm and 8:00pmand Enjoy 10% Off your Favorite Running and Walking Gear! Make that 20% Off When you Join our VIP Family!PLUS, 10% of sales from this special shopping night will go back to the Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta!
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