Narcolepsy Network Website:

If you would like to donate directly to Narcolepsy Network, click on the donate button.  Please be sure to put “bed race” in the comments section when you submit your donation! Thank you!

Also a big thank you to Virginia Furniture Market for their past support.

About Narcolepsy:

Narcolepsy is a sleep disorder that affects approximately 1 in 2,000 people in the United States. Narcolepsy includes irregular patterns in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep and significant disruptions of the normal sleep/wake cycle. Symptoms of narcolepsy include:

-Excessive daytime sleepiness

-Cataplexy- sudden loss of muscle tone, often triggered by strong emotion

-Sleep Paralysis

-Hypnogogic hallucinations

  1. -Micro-naps and sleep “attacks” (a sudden, overwhelming urge to sleep)

  2. -Disrupted Nighttime sleep

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

Stay in bed late on “Suddenly Sleepy Saturday”, but make sure it has wheels!

    Bring four of your friends and a fast bed to the 5th Annual Narcolepsy Bed Race. We will be raising money for Narcolepsy Network while having a great time racing beds around a course at the parking lot of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Roanoke, Virginia. Narcolepsy Network is a non-profit organization providing support and working to educate, advocate, and improve awareness of this neurological sleep disorder. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest bed, the most funds raised, and for the best design, so let your creative spirit run wild (but tastefully!).

Mark your calendars for March 11, 2017! We look forward to seeing old friends and new faces for a fun filled “Suddenly Sleepy Saturday”! Be sure to check out pictures from past races for inspiration!

Want to learn more?

Check out this video by Narcolepsy in Ireland, or visit the Narcolepsy Network Website!

Narcolepsy in Ireland has supported the Narcolepsy Bed Race since the very beginning.  The Bed Race traditionally participates in the Roanoke, VA St. Patrick’s Day Parade in recognition of our Irish supporters. They helped us come up with an appropriately sleep related and authentically Irish theme to use on our St. Patrick’s Day racing bed:

The Salmon of Knowledge

The story is well known - in Ireland and the UK. Here in the United States, not so much. We have fun with it anyway!

2016 Bed Race Winners

Narcolepsy Bed Race logo, banner and Website design
 © 2013 by 
Halfdreaming Jewelry and Art

Race Date




Race Preliminaries


Race Timing


Race Fee


Entry Deadline






March 11, 2017


Businesses, families, churches, non-profit organizations, clubs, etc. are welcome. Since the race can be fast paced, participants must be at least 16 years old to participate, and those under 18 must have permission from a parent/guardian.


1/2 hour before the start of the race (mandatory for all participants)


March 11, 2017. Judging begins at 11:30 AM, and the race begins at 12 pm.


Entry Fee: $50 per team.


All registration forms and waivers must be submitted by Thursday March 9, 2016

All monies must be received by  Friday March 10, 2016.


Call: (540) 520-5365 or email:


Timed Race Winner

Best Overall Entry

Most Funds Raised