Universal Studios Hollywood is known for their rides, character meet-and-greets, and shows. Now visitors can experience a new level of fun that involves a bit of running. The theme park has announced Running Universal which includes a Minion themed-5K fun run on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
The inaugural Minion Run, featuring Illumination’s mischievous Minions from the famous “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.
The run starts at Universal Studios Hollywood’s iconic front gates, where 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 distinguished awards and closing ceremony. Registration is now open, and space is limited. For more information about the standard, VIP and Fan packages, visit https://www.runninguniversal.com.