Eleven teams competed in the 2017 Bed Race to benefit Family Promise of Gwinnett County. The adult team from ViaSat, a broadband services and technology company in Duluth, had the best time for the second year in a row. But the real winners of this event are the families in Gwinnett County who will benefit from the services provided. Other results included:

Adult teams:

  1.  ViaSat
  2.  WIKA
  3. Cool Runnings

Clergy teams:

  1. Westminster Clergy
  2. St. Edwards Episcopal Church

Youth teams:

  1. McKendree’s Monsters from McKendree United Methodist Church
  2. Central Gwinnett High School

Pigs in a Blanket, the team from First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville, raised the most money before the event and also want the People’s Choice award from ticket sales during the Bed Race.

See more pictures from the event.

See the Gwinnett Daily Post story.

See WSB Family 2 Family video featuring Family Promise of Gwinnett Board member Toya Weaver whose family was previously a Family Promise guest.

Youth from McKendree United Methodist Church celebrate their first place win in the youth division.

The team from ViaSat had the best time two years in a row.

Cool Runnings, a Jamaican bobsled team from Mountain Park United Methodist Church, entered in memory of the Rev. Mike Whittaker.

The team from Central Gwinnett High School is interviewed by WSB.

Event Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

  • Centaurus Financial Inc.
  • Global Auto Solutions
  • The Beck Law Firm, LLC

Silver Sponsors:

  • First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville
  • Magenic
  • Sonoco Paper Products
  • Wall Heating and Air