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Running Universal Events at Universal Studios Hollywood

Disclosure: I participated in Running Universal event complimentary, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.


Universal Studios Hollywood just hosted it’s first-ever Running Universal event! The inaugural 5K was minion themed, and kicked off May 11th, which sold out in record time, leading to Universal adding a second date for May 12th.

Running Universal Press Event on January 24, 2019 at Universal Studios Hollywood

I was super excited to take part in the first run at Universal Studios Hollywood, because of course you all know I am a huge movie buff, and we got to run through the Universal Studios sets! The course began at the Universal Studios Hollywood front gate and the upper lot (the upper lot of Universal Studios Hollywood includes the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Super Silly Fun Land, and Springfield). The race then went through the iconic Universal film sets that you see on the world famous Studio Tour, including the Psycho House, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and many more. The run then ended at Universal CityWalk, where the morning ended with music, food, and post-race swag to commemorate the first Running Universal event.

Running Universal Registration Options and Future Runs

While the 5K event at the park are over for the Minion 5K, you can still register for the Virtual run:

  • VIrtual 5K Race ($45): Even if you aren’t local or can’t join in person, you can run from anywhere! You will receive the finisher medal, pin, finisher certificate, and a drawstring minion bag.

The next event will be a Jurassic World themed run, which will also include kid races as a registration option! The race will take place November 16th, with registration opening in late May 2019. Visit the Running Universal page with the most up-to-date info on their site here.

The first ever Universal Studios 5K - Running Universal Minion 5K is happening May 11-12 2019

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