36th Annual Bed Races To Feature Star Wars Theme

The University Of Texas, Arlington will host Star Wars-themed Bed Races from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Maverick Stadium.

Teams of five race against time and each other while riding a bed on wheels across the Maverick Stadium. The event is free and open to students and community members.

Programming director Lynda Aguirre is excited to see everyone in Star Wars costumes and having fun, she said.

Attendees can also participate in giant Jenga, obstacle courses and photo booths. Race participants and attendees who want to dress up as Star Wars characters must bring their own costumes.

The first Bed Races was held in 1980 in honor of the Maverick Stadium opening and has become one of the oldest traditions at UTA. EXCEL chose the Star Wars theme because of the new movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, releasing in December.

Aguirre hopes 100 teams sign up for the races. As of Monday morning, approximately 40 teams have signed up to compete. Regular registration ended at noon Monday. Late registration is possible, space allowing, for an additional $10 fee through noon Oct. 12.

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