Universal Studios Hollywood adds second date for 5K run

March 13, 2019, 4:17 PM · Want to run with the Minions around Universal Studios Hollywood? The park has added a second date to its inaugural Running Universal 5K Minion Run and is now taking registrations for Sunday, May 12.

The original date on Saturday, May 11 has sold out, so Universal extended the event, which is open to runners ages five and up.

"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," Universal said in its press release.

Characters, including the Minions, will cheer runners on the course, which will include the studio's iconic backlot.

Minions on the run

The run starts at 6am and concludes with the presentation of Minion medals at 7:30. Registration is available on the Running Universal website and starts at $75 for runners, with a $135 VIP package, and a $169 registration that includes a park ticket for the day.

Replies (3)

March 13, 2019 at 7:08 PM

I think I'm going to sign up for this!!

March 14, 2019 at 10:26 AM

I don't necessarily have an issue with runs, marathons, and bike rides done for charity or in the name of international competition involving elite athletes. However, the proliferation of these "for-profit" events is getting out of control, and I don't understand why people willingly spend money to pretend to be some type of elite athlete or so they can put a 13.1 or 26.2 sticker on the back of their car. If you're doing these for exercise, just go run around your block a couple of times and save yourself some money.

March 14, 2019 at 6:19 PM

Russell, I think for some people (at least the ones I know who've done the RunDisney events) is that it is (as generic as it sounds) just an experience.

There are a combination of people who participate. Some are legitimate runners (not necessarily marathoners ), others are people who would never think of doing something like this, but are enticed by the "theme park" routes.

Yes, in reality, people are just paying for something that they could do for free, lol.....but ultimately, I say it's a
different experience that people seem to enjoy (or at least try)

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