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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Rep. Connolly and Beanetics win Annandale Bed Race

The Connolly-Beanetics team in action. [Photos by George Burke]
It took six years of trying and training, but the team sponsored by Congressman Gerry Connolly (11th District) and powered by Beanetics Coffee Roasters finally won the Annandale Bed Race, reports Connollys spokesperson George Burke.

The bed race teams.

The annual event, sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce, is a fundraiser for Virginia Special Olympics. Teams representing local businesses, law enforcement agencies, and elected officials push hospital beds on John Marr Drive, with a sharp U-turn at the half-way point. Three teams race in each heat, and the winner moves on to the next round.

Rep. Connolly with his Beanetics teammates.
The competition was pretty fierce at the 2014 race May 10, as the Connolly-Beanetics team edged out the reigning champions representing Silverado restaurant. Connolly spoke to the crowd after the race and handed out awards to the participating teams.

The three finalists are neck and neck.

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