The Charleston Bed Race returns to Hampton Park (Photos)

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Update April 16: The Camp Happy Days 3rd annual Charleston Bed Race roared through Hampton Park on Sunday and if you missed it, no worries - The Post and Courier has a great photo gallery from the funky event.

To take a look at the "best decorated" to the most bizarre "what were you thinking?" beds, click here.

First reporting: On Sunday, April 15th, enjoy the second most fun you can have in bed at the Third Annual Charleston Bed Race benefitting Camp Happy Days, to be held at 1 p.m in Hampton Park.

Charleston Magazine calls it “a little bit of bedlam”, but you decide for yourself.

Make the bed of your dreams, throw some wheels on it, and race on down to the old racetrack for an afternoon of high spirited fun. We will have an array of beds out there from companies including Baker Motor Company, Mattress Firm, the Piggly Wiggly, Harbor Services, Inc., and Krispy Kreme, so there will be quite a variety of talent out there. A grand parade of beds will take place before the judges and spectators, and medals will be given for Best Decorated, Most Outrageously Decorated, the “What Were You Thinking?” Bed, and the always popular People’s Choice Award.

For a look back at past racers, check out this photo gallery!

You won’t want to miss the fun, as the five man bed teams, two at a time, race the course in heats until we hand off the first place trophy to a new Bed Race Champion Team, who will reign throughout the city for an entire year. Last year’s Champ The Krispy Kreme team is coming back to defend their title and they need some stiff competition. Taco Boy, Fiery Ron’s Hometeam BBQ and Jack’s Cosmic Dogs will be serving up lunch and beverages in the Beer Garden. For more information, go to or call (843) 571-4336.

Camp Happy Days is a non-profit organization that offers support to South Carolina’s children with cancer and their families by providing year-round programs, special events, emotional support, and access to crisis resources. Our goal is to give hope, self-esteem and the will to fight one more round to children with cancer.