Malone University students prepare for annual Davenport Derby

The Annual Malone University Davenport Derby will be held Thursday, September 22 at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Randall Campus Center on the campus located at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton.

Teams of Malone University students locate old davenports and transform them into racing machines, decorating them and themselves according to themes.

Then they’re off… competing for the coveted golden couch award. Placements are based upon categories such as “best costumes,” “most spirited,” and of course “fastest.”

The tradition is a throwback to an earlier tradition of bed races that once took place along 25th Street, soon after Malone relocated its campus from Cleveland to Canton in the mid-1950s.

A look back at last year’s Davenport Derby:


Posted on September 15, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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