The Charleston Bed Race is back on April 10th (updated: winner announced)

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Update April 11: Five-man team Four Donuts and a Spare Tire win the Charleston Bed Race on April 10th.

According to this year's winners, in order to be successful during the Charleston Bed Race, you need to have the right wheels and an athletic team. Four Donuts and a Spare Tire was sponsored by Krispy Kreme (go figure!), and they set a bed-race record of 42.76 seconds.

For more information and a recap of the race, visit The Post and Courier's article here.

First reporting: On Sunday, April 10th, Camp Happy Days will host the 2nd Annual Charleston Bed Race in Hampton Park.

At approximately 3 p.m., the race will commence on the backside of the park. A grand parade of the racing beds before the judges and spectators will take place before the heats begin. The beds will be judged on the fastest bed, slowest bed, best decorated, most outrageously decorated, the “What were you thinking?” bed, and the People’s Choice Award.

The heats will involve two beds at a time racing a distance of approximately two city blocks, with a challenge to be determined halfway through the course. These heats will continue until we are down to two beds. The fun continues until we have a bed race champion team who will reign for the year. Libations (a.k.a. beer) and food will be served.

This happy event, while fun for participants and spectators alike, has a serious side. It benefits Camp Happy Days, the year-round program for South Carolina’s children with cancer, whose mission is to give children diagnosed with cancer and their families hope and support by providing programs, special events, emotional support, and access to crisis resources.