The Struggle Bus Virtual Run – 5K, 10K & Half Marathon

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Jump on The Struggle Bus Virtual Run and earn your 3rd place medal! Walk, run, swim or bike 5k, 10k or a half marathon. Any distance at any pace.

$18.00 on SALE. Register NOW!

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$5 goes directly to the charity, Grind For Life. US participants only.

This is another of our great virtual races. You can run, walk, bike or crawl, but just have fun! Complete the distance, brag to your friends and enjoy the run. Virtual racing allows you to chose the time and place to ride the struggle bus.

*NOTE: The contest is complete at this time. You can still sign up for this race, but please know, no coupons or contest entry is provided.

What is a struggle bus? Ever had a day when simple tasks were difficult? You were probably riding “The Struggle Bus”. Find getting out of bed or to the gym excruciatingly painful? Welcome Aboard.
Below are some memes from which the idea generated:

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Our generous Sponsors provide coupons, support and contest prizes for this race. Please visit their pages in thanks for supporting our race with their great products:


 Momentum Jewelry SponsorSockwell sponsor
Momentum Jewelry
Myobuddy massager sponsorarctic zero lactose free ice cream
Arctic Zero


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The medal is a three inch medal with our fun “Struggle Bus” cartoon on the front. To add insult to injury, struggle bus riders will ALL be receiving third place medals – as there is no way to get ahead while riding this bus.

grind for life cancer financial assistance charity

The charity supported by The Struggle Bus Run is Grind For Life. They are a charity who supports cancer patients through financial assistance to those who travel for their cancer healthcare needs. $5 from each race entry goes directly to Grind For Life.


This race in held in memory of my mom, Mary Ann Herbel, who passed away from melanoma cancer in 2013. Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer & despite years of aggressive treatments it was not enough to save her life. Grind For Life assisted my mom’s travels to MD Anderson in Houston, TX for her chemotherapy and many other life-extending treatments.

Download your race bib here: