Bringing Back Bed Races in Celebration of 75 Years

United Way of Greater Waterbury is excited to bring back a local Waterbury tradition to a new generation with the return of Bed Races! The 2017 Bed Races will take place on Saturday, October 14th, and will begin at City Hall in Waterbury. It's sure to be a great day for the Greater Waterbury area filled with fun, food, and friends.




All participants in the 2017 Bed Races must download and complete the waiver and submit the morning of the race.



How to Purchase Obstacles

We know you’re pretty confident in your racing abilities… but what if you had an extra leg up on the competition? Much like Mario Kart, the Bed Races give you the chance to purchase obstacles to slow down your opponents. While you won’t be able to place down banana peels, you can purchase the following:

Super Soaker$50.00
Weighted Vest$50.00
Head Start (5 Meters)$100.00
Rider / Pusher Switch$100.00
Head Start (10 Meters)$200.00

Day Of Schedule

9 am - 11 amTeam Bed Decoration (located in parking lot behind Chase Building)
11 amFood & Beverage Trucks Open, Event Entertainment Begins
11 am - 11:30 amParade of Beds
12 pm - 1:30 pmRace Kickoff - Preliminary Heats
1:30 pm - 2 pmSecond round Heats
2 pm - 2:30 pmSemifinal & Championship Heats
2:30 - 3 pmAwards Ceremony

Event Map

Directions to Event

Below are directions to the nearest municipal parking garage to Waterbury City Hall:

Buckingham Garage | Waterbury Parking Authority

210 Bank St, Waterbury, CT 06702

From New Haven & Fairfield Counties:

  • Take Exit 31 to merge onto I-84 E towards Hartford for 0.5 miles
  • Take Exit 22 toward Baldwin St/Downtown/Waterbury for 0.2 miles
  • Take S Main St and Grand St to Bank St for 0.3 miles
  • Merge onto Market Square
  • In 226 ft, turn left on S Main St for 0.1 mile
  • Turn left into Grand St for 0.1 mile
  • Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Bank St; your destination will be on the right

From Hartford

  • Take I-84 West towards Waterbury
  • Take Exit 21 for Meadow St toward Bank St
  • Turn right onto Field St. for 0.1 mile
  • Turn right onto Grant St. for 0.1 mile
  • Turn right onto Bank St
  • In 230 ft, your destination will be on the right

Buckingham Garage has 1400 spots. Weekend parking is FREE all day.
A parking attendant is onsite from 9:45 AM to 7:45 PM daily.