Great Bed Races answer "call of the wild" tonight - News, Weather & Sports

Great Bed Races answer "call of the wild" tonight

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Things are about to get wild in Broadbent Arena!

The Kentucky Derby Festival Bed Races kick off Monday night! This year's course will be a figure eight so they have to change lanes a little bit. Officials are getting serious, too. They will be using chip timing like in the marathon instead of just a stop watch.

Teams will be setting up and tailgating all day while crews put up the course. The race officially begins at 7:00 in Broadbent Arena. WAVE 3 News is the official television home of the Great Bed Races. Our live coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. immediately following WAVE 3 News at 7.

The theme of this year's Bed Races is Call of the Wild.

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