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Bed racing continues to take world by storm

Jonathan Warren

09.09.2011

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200512535-001Bed racing has become a social norm in a number of places, which use the strange approach to competition as part of annual events. The leading place in the UK to engage in the hilarious art of bed racing is Knaresborough, which enters close to 100 teams each year for the title. However, on the other side of the world in Australia, bumper crowds are expected to attend the 20th anniversary Kogarah Fair and Charity Bed Race, which takes place during early September. Organised by Kogarah Council and the Lamrock Committee of St George Hospital, the event raises huge amounts of money for the institution and the adjoining St George Cancer Care Lodge. Starting at 10am, the bed race flies along Railway Parade. While it doesn't quite match the festivities in North Yorkshire, 40 teams will nonetheless race for the crown. Over the years, Kogarah Fair and Charity Bed Race has raised over $800,000 (£528,000) for St George Hospital.

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