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Great Bed Races registration underway

These are the winners of the 2014 Great Bed Races. (Source: WAVE 3 News) These are the winners of the 2014 Great Bed Races. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's time to start making up your bed! Registration for the 2016 Great Bed Races is now underway.

Assemble a team consisting of yourself and four co-workers, build a bed on wheels, decorate it, dress in a ridiculous costume, and then race. That pretty much sums up the Kentucky Derby Festival Bed Races.

This year's theme is "Race for the Cup." 

SLIDESHOW: 2015 Great Bed Races

The entry fee is $130, which includes five participant t-shirts and five collectible event pins.

Prizes will be awarded for the fastest course times, best decorated bed, and most entertaining entrant. A Cone Eater Award will also be handed out.

The Great Bed Races will be held on Monday, May 2. The official tailgate party begins at 4 p.m., the Parade of Beds starts at 6 p.m., and the races will begin at 7 p.m. at Broadbent Arena at the Kentucky Exposition Center. 

WAVE 3 News is the media sponsor for the Great Bed Races. You can watch live beginning at 7 p.m. May 2 only on WAVE 3 News.

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