The Pattaya International Bed Race will make its return on Sunday the 31st of January along Beach Road.
This annual event, now in its 8th year, has captured the attention of the world press and highlights the fun aspect of life in Pattaya.
The theme is “Family and Fun” and with it being the only bed race in Thailand it will be broadcast worldwide via international media.
20 teams have already signed up to participate with room for a further 20. Registration costs only 5000 baht and proceeds will go to the Father Ray Foundation.
The event starts with all the beds parading along Beach Road at 4pm with the race itself starting at 5pm in front of Central Beach. It will finish 100 metres later on the world famous Walking Street.
Competitors race out of the starting gate at last year’s event on Beach Road.
Prizes will be presented not to the fastest bed, but rather to the ‘Funniest’ the ‘Most Creative’ and the ‘Most Beautifully Decorated’ beds.
Participants will get free advertising on the billboard and sponsors can also buy billboard space at 10,000 baht.
T-shirts will be sold on the day for 250 baht each and raffle tickets can be purchased at only 50 baht per ticket. Prizes will be drawn prior to the start of the race.
The event will be emceed in English, Thai and German.