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Running Universal: Universal Studios Hollywood Fun Runs

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Run with the Minions at Universal Hollywood this May!  Announcing the inaugural Universal Studios Hollywood fun run series: Running Universal. A second date added! 


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I had heard rumor of this a few months back In one of my running groups, and I was hoping it was true!

Looks like Universal Studios Hollywood is getting in on the 5k fun run action.

I always say, if you have yo run, do it through a theme park. And Universal Studios Hollywood sounds like a great place to get your fitness on. 

Heres what you need to know about the Universal Studios Hollywood Fun Run series.



Universal Studios Hollywood Fun Run Series


Universal Studios Hollywood Launches ?Running Universal,? a Series of Fun Runs, Kicking Off with the Inaugural 5K Featuring Illumination?s Minionon Saturday, May 11, 2019

ETA 3.13.19: Due to a fast sellout, Running Universal has added a second day to the 5K event! You can now run May 11 or May 12

Click here to register. Space is limited.


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Running Universal’s Inaugural 5K Run at Universal Studios Hollywood on May 11, 2019


Universal City, CA, November 13, 2018 ? Universal Studios Hollywood is off to the races with its all-new ?Running Universal,? a series of fun runs that kicks off with an energetic Minion?themed 5K on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

?The inaugural Minion Run, featuring Illumination?s mischievous Minions from the popular ?Despicable Me Minion Mayhem? ride, invites participants ages five and older (of all experience levels) to wind their way around Universal Studios Hollywood and through parts of Universal Studios? historic backlot, made famous in more than 8,000 movies and television shows.  The run will give participants an unprecedented insider?s view of the Entertainment Capital of L.A.

Starting at Universal Studios Hollywood?s iconic front gates, participants will pass through some of the theme park?s immersive areas and attractions before winding their way along the historic backlot and into the magical world of movie-making as they head toward the finish line at CityWalk?s 5 Towers outdoor concert stage.

Along the 3.1 mile course, participants will be entertained by some of their favorite Universal Studios Hollywood characters including the Minions.

The program will begin at 6 a.m. and culminate at 7:30 a.m. with a memorable awards and closing ceremony. Registration is now open and space is limited. For more information about the standard, VIP and Fan packages, visit 


Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include ?The Wizarding World of Harry Potter?? which features a bustling Hogsmeadevillage and such critically-acclaimed rides as ?Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey? and ?Flight of the Hippogriff??.  Other immersive lands include ?Despicable Me Minion Mayhem? and ?Super Silly Fun Land? as well as ?Springfield,? hometown of America?s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning ?The Simpsons Ride?? and the ?The Walking Dead? daytime attraction and the all-new DreamWorks Theatre featuring ?Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor?s Quest.?  The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood?s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world?s biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also experience such authentic thrill rides as ?Fast & Furious?Supercharged.?  The adjacent Universal CityWalkentertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the ?5 Towers? state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

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