ST. CLOUD - Teams of 12 people will try their best to pull a 60 foot bus as fast as possible.

The 5th Annual United Way Bus Pull will be in downtown St. Cloud on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on 9th Avenue in front of Taco Johns.

Jessica Johnson is the Director of Marketing for United Way of Central Minnesota. She says the event has grown a lot in just five years.

"It started five years ago when New Flyer decided as a part of their United Way campaign to have a competition among their own staff of how fast they could pull one of their buses.As it grew they started inviting others, and it grew and grew. Last year we had around 12 teams (competing),"

Entry fee for teams is $200, and all entry fees will be matched by New Flyer up to $5,000.

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