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UT Arlington postpones 29th annual Bed Races

News Release — 1 October 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media contact: Timothy R. Brown, (817) 272-9208, trbrown@uta.edu

ARLINGTON - Due to forecasted inclement weather, the 29th annual Bed Races, one of the oldest traditions at The University of Texas at Arlington has been postponed until Thursday, Oct. 8.

The 6 p.m. event was to be held at Maverick Stadium, 1307 W. Mitchell Street, Thursday, Oct. 1, but scattered thunderstorms were in the forecast.

EXCEL Campus Activities and the Department of Campus Recreation determined that it is in the best interests for the safety of all student participants and spectators that the event be postponed.

The unusual sport features students pushing beds on wheels at full speed, with one team member riding on the bed, in a timed dash to the finish line. It is open to the public. 

Awards will be given by division (women's, men's and co-ed). There will also be an award for a field goal kicking contest winner, for the most creative costume and for a team wearing a costume with the most school spirit.

The races are sponsored by EXCEL Campus Activities and the Department of Campus Recreation.

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