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‘Great Oatman Bed Races’ slated for Saturday, Jan. 29

The annual bed races in downtown Oatman will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29. (Miner file photo)

The annual bed races in downtown Oatman will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29. (Miner file photo)

OATMAN – The annual “Great Oatman Bed Races” will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29 on Main Street, according to the event sponsor, the Oatman Chamber of Commerce.

Teams of five – four pushers and one rider – will compete. They’ll race their metal-frame beds to the halfway point where they have to make a waiting bed with sheets and pillow cases before rushing back to the finish line, a news release explained.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the races beginning at 1 p.m.

Registration fees cost $50 per team.

Teams can register early by contacting the Oatman Chamber of Commerce at 928-577-9139.

Teams can also sign up before noon on the day of the event.

There is no charge to attend.

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