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Family Promise's third annual bed race is Oct. 28
Bed race

While Forsyth County is often host to 5Ks and other events, a different kind of race is coming soon.

Family Promise of Forsyth County will host its third annual Family Festival and Bed Race at 10 a.m. Oct. 28 at Cumming First United Methodist Church. 

Family Promise “helps homeless families by providing essential services to achieve sustainable independence,” and proceeds from the event will go to support the group and client families.

“We are excited to announce our third annual Family Festival and Bed Race. This year’s race promises to be our largest to date, with activities for the entire family beyond the races. The bed race is our largest event and we look forward to a lot of fun,” said Executive Director Tina Huck in a news release.

“I want to thank Cumming First United Methodist Church for hosting our event and their incredible supporting of our mission,” Huck added.

Groups from churches, businesses and other groups will put wheels on a mattress, which the teams then race around the track.

The race will happen the same day as the Georgia-Florida football game and a Bulldog pride bed and Gator pride bed will be racing.

The event will include local vendors and food trucks and will happen the same time as pumpkin patch activities with the church. Awards will be given immediately after the race.