Nashville’s Downtown Derby Bed Race is a competition where teams build and decorate their own “beds” to race up 5th Avenue to Bridgestone Plaza all in support of cancer research.
Team Check-in is at 8am at Bridgestone Plaza.
Parade of Beds at 9:30am.
Races start at 10am.
The winning team will be presented with the Winners’ Cup at a post-race ceremony at Bridgestone Plaza. Teams that demonstrate “Best Decorated” and the “Best in Spirit” will also be crowned.
For each $1k raised, teams will earn one head starts on race day. Prize packages for the top fundraising team will be awarded.
Fundraising for head starts will close at 5pm on Friday, May 4. Donations received after this time are appreciated but will not count towards a team’s head starts on race day.
Thank you for supporting the T.J. Martell Foundation. The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. The Foundation was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $280 million for research at eight flagship hospitals in the United States. Learn more about the T.J. Martell Foundation online here.