TODAY: Great Bed Races hit the track at Broadbent Arena

By: Maira Ansari

Before the horses, come the mattresses. On Monday, the beds will be rolling out for the Great Bed Races.

Teams will fill Broadbent Arena for the annual Great Bed Races.

Participants grab four of their co-workers, build a bed on wheels, decorate it, dress in a ridiculous costume and then race.

Kentucky Derby Festival and Thorntons will make a cash donation to the cause or charity represented by the first place winners.

Admission is free with a 2018 Pegasus Pin.

The official Tailgate Party starts at 4 p.m., with the Parade of the Beds kicking off at 6 and the races starting at 7.

If you can’t be there, don’t worry! Derby City Weekend will be LIVE at the event – click/tap here to watch on Facebook.