Lucky winners in 2013 Bed Race lottery

Knaresborough Bed Race 2012. The parade on Bond End.   (120609M3f)
Knaresborough Bed Race 2012. The parade on Bond End. (120609M3f)

The teams have been announced for the 2013 Knaresborough Bed Race after a lotter draw which took place at the town’s Working Men’s Club on Wednesday, March 6.

Ninety lucky teams were chosen to take in the hugely popular summer event, along with five reserve teams, from the 108 groups who applied to take part.

The Knaresborough Lions – who organise the event – set a maximum entry level of 90 for safety reasons, but in recent years have hadto hold a lottery to chose who should have the chance to take part after more entries were received than could be accomodated.

The 90 teams who have won aplace have now been announced, along with five further reserve teams.

Knaresborough Lions’ Nigel Perry said:

“The draw was a success and it was great to see so many members of teams come along to the lottery at the Working Men’s Club.

“It is a shame we can’t accommodate everyone but it is good that so many people are so keen to take part in Bed Race.”

The groups who have been chosen to take part in this year’s race fall into several categories: including male, female, mixed, junior, fast, entertaining, and new – for those taking part for the first time,

The theme for this year’s Bed Race was announced in October last year.

Teams will be dressing themselves – and their beds – in the “Myths and Legends” theme.

Speaking in October, organiser Alan Waldgate spoke of the richness of Knaresborough’s own myths and legends, and said:

“We don’t want Bed Race teams to focus just on local matters. As we have found in the past with Bed Race themes, the broader the canvas the better the array for the pageant. We are encouraging entrants to cast the net wide through ancient history – British, Greek, Viking, Roman, Chinese, Egyptian, African, American and Asian.”

More details on the Bed Race website

The Great Knaresborough Bed Race will be held Saturday, June 8 in 2013.

The successful teams are: Orion, Scotton Scorchers, Commercial Estates Group, Bobby Dazzlers, Killer Queens Nippers Men, Ripon Runners Girls, Skylarks, Green-Tech Gladiators, Free Style Kinetics - The JP Project, Young Life, AA Office Furniture, G H Brooks Blockheads, H Brooks Lumberjacks, Harrogate & District Round Table, Team Buddy, Team Red Beer, Harrogate Harriers, Harrogate Racers for AD Group, Humberston Lions Club, Wyrill’s Whirlwind, Acomb Fire Station, Meadowside Maidens, Meadowside Malingerers, Saint John’s Juggernauts, Rugby Runners, Flangetastic, Ripon Runners Mens Team, Castle Clinic, The Bed Hot Chili Peppers, Scotton Lingerfield Ladies, Oatlands Infants Ladies, Knaresborough Silver Band, Nidd Valley Ladies, Nidd Valley Men ‘A’, Tilly Cale’s Junior Girls Team, St John’s pt A Team, St Aiden’s Juniors, HACS - The Mythical Legends, Proctor & Gamble Team 1, Proctor & Gamble Team 2 the Grads, The Younger Ones, New Bebra Beavers, Harrogate Rugby Lucky 13’s, Avalon Athletes, Guardian Alarms, Welly Wheelers, Welly Wheelettes, Welly Wheeners, 1st Scriven Scouts, Piccadilly Plodders, Piccadilly Men, Piccadilly Fillies, The Rocket Men, The Magnificent Seven, Churches Together Bed 2, The Sweet Chariot, Lexy’s Midnight Runners, Wetherby Runners, 1st Knaresborough Scouts, Oatlands Infants Mens, Knaresborough Rugby Club, Red and Blue Runners, Asthmatic Ants, Nuffield, Churches Together Ladies, Dazzling Bobbies, Digital Media Products, Knaresborough Celtic Girls, Scrummy Mummies, The Young Ones, Nidd Valley Road Runners Mens B, Half Moon Knaresborough Striders, St John’s Jewels, Team Bojangles, HPL Flyers, The Charvers, Team Avacta, MHS Army, 7 Peas in a Pod, Knaresborough Pool, Planet Steel, George & Dragon, Saint Michaels Hospice, Vital Statistics, Lido Loonies, Turner’s Tearaways, Banyoles Dragon, Hardgear-Elite Teamwear Suppliers, Belzona Bullets, CNG.

The reserve teams area: Globe Street Trotters, BMF York, Nuts ‘N’ Bolts, Harrogate Young Life Juniors, Stephenson’s Rocket.