I participated in the International Bed Race in Preston, Idaho one year. I was the rider on the bed. When the official says go each team (8 runners and 2 riders) has to dress their rider in a night gown and helmet, put them on the bed, race the bed and rider a few blocks and then switch riders (transferring the night gown and helmet) and finish the race.
Most years I spent Thanksgiving with my Aunt, Uncle and cousins (and my immediate family) that lived in Preston at the time. It was one of my favorite Holidays as a child because I loved spending the time with extended family.