Running Universal Virtual 5K
Disclosure: Running Universal provided complimentary registration for the virtual 5K. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Last year, Universal Studios Hollywood began “Running Universal.” They kicked it off with a Minions themed run, then a Jurassic World themed one. I participated in the Minion themed run, and was my favorite theme park 5K I had done! Part of what made it so special was that participants got to run on the Universal backlot. If you’re a Universal Studios Hollywood fan or a movie buff, getting to run around these iconic locations of the backlot was very special. I look forward to doing an in-person 5K when it can be safely done again someday.
In the meantime, Running Universal is offering a DreamWorks Trolls themed 5K, 10K and 1K, as well as a Jurassic World 5K (now sold out) and 10K. I love this option since it’s not only a fun way to motivate you to get out and active PLUS you get a DreamWorks Trolls medal, but it also means even if you’re not local to Hollywood you can participate!
If you’re unfamiliar with virtual races, it basically means you run or walk the race you select on your own time. You register on RunningUniversal.com along with the fee to receive the medal and other Running Universal merch. On their site, you can also download and print bibs for the races as well as finisher certificates, if you want to have that in addition to the swag you receive in the mail when you register.
What Are Registration Options, Prices, and Benefits
When registering, note that if you’re a Universal Studios Passholder you also get a discount on the Trolls Virtual races registration! Registration for the Trolls races are until September 30th. Registration for the Jurassic World 10K is open until December 30th. You can use code HEALTHY5 to get $5 off registration for the Trolls 5K, 10K or party package.
Trolls 5K Options
- Virtual 5K Standard Team Poppy or Branch ($49): A Poppy or Branch medal (you choose when you register), Trolls collectible pin, Trolls drawstring backpack.
- Virtual 5K VIP Team Poppy or Branch ($69): All of the swag in the standard package plus a Running Universal water bottle
Trolls 10K Options
- Virtual 10K Standard Team Guy Diamond ($49): Guy Diamond finisher medal, Trolls collectible pin, Trolls drawstring backpack.
- Virtual 10K VIP Team Guy Diamond ($69): All of the swag in the standard package plus a Running Universal water bottle.
This is a great option for families to do together!
- Virtual Trolls 1K ($25): Trolls 1K finisher medal, Trolls collectible pin, Trolls drawstring backpack.
Trolls Party Pack
- Trolls Party Pack ($89): All three finisher medals (Poppy, Branch, and Guy Diamond), collectible Trolls pin, Trolls drawstring backpack, and Running Universal water bottle.
Jurassic World 10K
(Note the Jurassic World 5K and World Challenge are sold out)
- Virtual 10K ($49): Jurassic World 10K finisher medal, collectible pin, and drawstring backpack.
Running Universal Virtual Races Playlist
Universal Studios put together a Trolls themed playlist to go along with your virtual race. You can listen to it on Spotify: