Planning begins for Jan. 26 International Bed Race


Rotary Club of Pattaya members have begun planning the Pattaya International Bed Race to benefit charity.

The fundraiser was moved to a 4 p.m. start last year due to evening traffic snarls. Beach Road from Central Festival Pattaya Beach to Walking Street will close at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26.

Rotary leaders met with Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh Jan. 15 at city hall to begin organizing security, traffic management and other issues to ensure a smooth event.

This year’s bed race is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 26.This year’s bed race is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 26.

The race route will begin in front of the beachfront mall and travel down Beach Road to Walking Street. Thai and foreigners both compete with dozens of teams entering last year. Officials estimate thousands of people watched last year’s event.

Proceeds from the event will go toward various Rotary-sponsored charities.