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Article posted: 8/28/2013 6:00 AM

'Fast and fun' time in store at Naperville bed races

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Teams get creative with the design and themes of their "beds" during the annual Last Fling Bed Races in Naperville. The races are set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.

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Sister Raphael Schmitz of the St. Patrick's Nuns on the Run team wins the Bed Races at the 2011 Last Fling near downtown Naperville. The church often recruits Benedictine University athletes to propel the bed during the annual event.

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Of all the things that can be raced -- cars, boats, bikes, swimmers, runners, even rubber duckies -- beds seem an unlikely candidate. But beds will be the front-runners, the last-place finishers and all the middle-of-the-pack competitors in between as the annual Bed Races take the street during the Naperville Jaycees' Last Fling.
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    • Teams get creative with the design and themes of their “beds” during the annual Last Fling Bed Races in Naperville. The races are set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31.
    • Sister Raphael Schmitz of the St. Patrick’s Nuns on the Run team wins the Bed Races at the 2011 Last Fling near downtown Naperville. The church often recruits Benedictine University athletes to propel the bed during the annual event.
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