New Date Added to Running Universal Hollywood 5K and a Virtual Run Option

May 11th will the be the inaugural 5K run for Universal Studios Hollywood. They have also added a May 12th date as the 11th is currently sold out.

The first-ever Running Universal™ event kicks off on May 11, 2019, and now you can join on May 12th! This inaugural event will feature Illumination’s mischievous Minions cheering you on your way through the course.

Runners will run through the Front Gate and Upper Lot and then they will run through the Backlot area and finish at the 5 Towers on the Universal CityWalk.

After completing the run there will be a party with music, food, and commemorative “post-race swag.”

There are packages available Here.

Standard Package – $75

  •  Collectible Minion 5K Finisher Medal
  • Minion 5K Bib with timing chip
  • Running Universal 5K T-shirt
  • Collectible Minion Pin
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Custom Digital Finishing Certificate
  • Complimentary General Parking
  • Opportunity to purchase post-race entry to Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park at an exclusive Running Universal price, including Early Park Admission

VIP Package – $135

  • All items in the Standard Registration package, PLUS:
  • Exclusive VIP Check-in
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Post-Race VIP breakfast on the CityWalk
  • Running Universal Reusable Water Bottle
  • 1-on-1 meet and greet with Illumination’s Minions

Play All Day Package – Starting at $169

  • Start your day at our inaugural run then experience our heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world’s most popular movies and TV shows.
  • Standard or VIP Race Registration
  • One (1) General Admission Theme Park ticket valid May 11 or May 12
  • Opportunity to purchase additional Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park tickets at an exclusive Running Universal price, including Early Park Admission

Can’t make it to the race?

No problem! You can do a virtual version from your own home-town- $49

  • Run or walk the 5K from anywhere and nab your Minion-themed finisher medal and other cool swag, including:
  • Collectible Minion 5K Medal
  • Collectible Minion Pin
  • Minion Drawstring Backpack
  • Downloadable Minion Running Big
  • Downloadable Minion Digital Finishing Certificate

There is also a Fan Package for $45

  • Fan registration is available in limited quantity and includes:
    Minion cap, Minion drawstring backpack, Guaranteed access to fan zone at the Finish Line, Complimentary beverages and refreshments at the Finish Line, Complimentary General Parking*

Pass Members are eligible for discounted rates on our Standard and VIP packages as well as Team Members.

For more information on runner info, maps, bib pick-up, registration and more check out the Running Universal Page.


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