Pattaya Bed Race brings racy excitement to Beach Road for charity

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And they’re off!  Hooters bust out to an early lead whilst Pattaya Mail and Jural Law pop a wheelie in this year’s International Bed Race held on Beach Road last weekend.  The fun-filled event raised heart rates and much needed funds for charity.

Two major hotels and a famed international restaurant dominated Beach Road when the Pattaya Bed Race rolled again for charity.

The annual event, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Pattaya, Father Ray Foundation and Central Festival Pattaya Beach, saw teams from bars, hotels and other businesses try to navigate a straight line from the beachfront mall to Walking Street with makeshift push carts in all shapes and sizes.

City Councilman Rattanachai Sutidechanai, Father Ray Vice President Michael Picharn Jaiseri and Rotary Club of Pattaya representatives sent the costumed and face-painted racers on their way Jan. 31.

And they’re off!  Hooters bust out to an early lead whilst Pattaya Mail and Jural Law pop a wheelie in this year’s International Bed Race held on Beach Road last weekend.  The fun-filled event raised heart rates and much needed funds for charity.

Twenty-one four member teams took part, including those from Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, Hard Rock Cafe, the Pattaya Hilton, Hooters, the Pattaya Marriot Hotel and Spa, Makro and the combined team of Jural law Pattaya Mail.

A parade kicked off festivities with Beach Road closed from Central Road to Walking Street. The race began before 6pm with entrants judged on speed, appearance and teamwork.

Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, led by Resident Manager Miguel Maldonado earned 1st place in the event.

Finishing around 7pm, Jaiseri awarded prizes to the winners, which saw the Centara Grand Mirage come in first with 39 of 40 points, the Hard Rock taking second place with 35 points and the Hilton Pattaya with 32 points.

Thanaporn Ruangjui wearing the universe-famous Tuk-Tuk costume leads the Riviera team at the pre-race parade.

The Bed Race recognised as an official Pattaya City annual is supported by Sanphet Suphabuansathien, President of the Thai Hotels Association Eastern Chapter, Sinchai Wattanasartsathorn – President of PBTA, Rattanachai Sutidechanai – President of Tourism and Culture, Pattaya Council, Fr. Picharn Jaiseri – Vice President of the Fr. Ray Foundation, Suladda Sarutilavan – Director of TAT, Pattaya Branch, along with Central Festival Beach Pattaya.

All funds raised will benefit humanitarian projects under the care of the Rotary Club of Pattaya.

Fr. Dr. Picharn Jaiseri, Vice President of Fr. Ray Foundation thanks participants for their great support.

Hard Rock Hotel Pattaya masks their excitement en route to 35 points and a 2nd place finish.

Hilton’s Teddy Bears amassed 32 points, good enough for 3rd place.

Riviera Group swims out to a strong start vs. a well-founded Fr. Ray Foundation squad.

The main stage was a rockin’ and a rollin’ throughout the day.