This post is in partnership with Universal Studios Hollywood
Last year, my daughter and I ran the Universal Studio’s Minion Run, which was the first of their Running Universal Races! Running through the theme park was a blast! This year we are quite disappointed that the race won’t happen through Universal Studios Hollywood. Instead, this year’s race is virtual! The theme of the race is the colorful Dreamworks Animation’s Trolls! Guests can participate in the all-new 5k, 10k, or Kids’ 1k Virtual Race. Check out the finisher medals – adorable. I’m definitely Team Poppy, as I think we all need some of her happy-go-lucky attitude and positivity!
I have to admit, I’m a bit out of shape since the pandemic hit. This race is definitely motivating me to move and get back into shape at my own pace. I definitely need the inspiration to get off the couch and hit the streets!
Universal Studios is sponsoring my race. I will journal my process as I train for the 5k run. The route through the theme park was a bit challenging so what’s nice about this is, is that I create my own route which allows me to physically distance and of course have fun!! I’ll definitely miss the photo op moments throughout the theme park. Here’s one of my me and my daughter with an evil minion adjacent to the War of the Worlds set. So cool! I’ll just have to create my own photo ops.
Here is all the information you need! Plus, I have a discount code for you if you decide to sign-up for the race. USE LA5 valid for $5 off any package, excluding the 1K.
Registration is now open at www.RunningUniversal.com with multiple standard and VIP packages available. Registration is limited and the Virtual Race can be completed at any time.
All participants will receive a collectible finisher medal featuring their favorite Trolls World Tour characters, complete with touchable hair. Runners who complete the virtual 5K can choose between colorful Poppy or Branch medals, while those who complete the virtual 10K will receive a sparkly medal featuring the energetic Guy Diamond. Guests can also choose to purchase the Trolls Party Package which includes all three medals. Kids who run the 1K will receive their own exclusive Trolls medallion.
Guests can choose between several different running packages to commemorate their own hair-raising Trolls tribute to the popular “Running Universal” series. The Standard 5K or 10K package will include one collectible medal, a themed drawstring backpack, a collectible Trolls pin, and a downloadable bib and certificate. The VIP 5K or 10K package will include the Standard package items plus a Running Universal reusable water bottle. Young racers participating in the Kids’ 1K will receive an exclusive medallion, a themed drawstring backpack and a collectible Trolls pin along with a downloadable bib and certificate. The ultimate Trolls fan can select the Trolls Party Package, which includes all three medals along with the Standard Package items and reusable water bottle.
Runners can enhance their at-home experience by listening to the “Running Universal” playlist on Spotify as they train and complete the race. To further engage with fans nationwide, participants can share their experience on their social media channels using the hashtag #RunningUniversal and use brand-new Virtual Race stickers on GIPHY.
For more information about “Running Universal” events, visit www.RunningUniversal.com.
Thanks to Universal Studios for hosting my race!