No false advertising here. The bed race involves just that: teams rolling twin beds down Commodore Plaza and Grand Avenue in pursuit of pillow-talk glory. The contest kicks off with time trials this Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., and then the fastest eight beds will run in one final drag race for a special prize to be announced. If that's not enough to get you out of bed, Helio Castroneves a three-time Indy 500 champion will be grand marshal, and proceeds from the race will go to Alonzo Mourning Charities.
Don't sleep through this beloved and free Grove tradition.
Sun., Sept. 6, 2 p.m., 2009