Father Ray Foundation

Now in its sixth year, the Pattaya International Bed Race took place on Sunday afternoon and more than twenty decorated beds raced along Beach Road.

Following a parade of beds through the streets of Pattaya it was time for the race to start. In pairs the beds set off for the two kilometer race from Central Festival to Walking Street, with many finding the course and the heat too much, but all teams were cheered by the thousands of tourists lining the road.

Fastest across the finish line was the team from the Father Ray Foundation, closely followed by the bed sponsored by Seashells Restaurant in London, pushed by the foreign volunteers at the Foundation, and third fastest was the team from the Cape Dara Hotel in Naklua. 

Boys from the Home also pushed beds for Pattaya People Media Group and for the local Expats Club which featured a beauty queen. 

However, it was not all about who finished first, and the Cape Dara team earned extra points for the best decorated bed and so where therefore declared overall champions.

The runner up was the team from the Hard Rock Hotel while the Hilton Hotel carried the third place trophy home.

As has become a tradition at this event the team from Murphy’s Law finished last, but if there was a prize for the happiest and loudest team they would surely win it. 

IMG_7524_resize IMG_7314_resize IMG_7319_resize IMG_7361_resize IMG_7370_resize IMG_7373_resize IMG_7381_resize IMG_7390_resize IMG_7394_resize IMG_7398_resize IMG_7404_resize IMG_7410_resize IMG_7411_resize IMG_7414_resize IMG_7419_resize IMG_7432_resize IMG_7438_resize IMG_7483_resize IMG_7487_resize IMG_7496_resize IMG_7507_resize IMG_7522_resizeIMG_7500_resize IMG_7506_resize