Race courses revealed for Universal Orlando's running weekend

January 24, 2020, 6:07 PM · Ready to run all around the Universal Orlando Resort? Its first Running Universal event is coming up, and the resort has revealed its 5K and 10K course maps.

Gotta say: They're creative. Neither route makes use of Universal Orlando's gorgeous Garden Walk pathway, but while that's a great route for an individual's walk or run across the resort, the Garden Walk just couldn't accommodate the thousands of runners expected to crowd the resort for this event. So Universal is instead routing its guests through higher capacity park and backstage pathways.

The Epic Character Race 5K starts at 6:15am on Saturday, February 1, while the 10K runs at the same time the next morning, February 2. Parking opens at 4:30am each day. Registration is available on Universal's website through Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, at Universal Studios Hollywood ("the one in California"), the park is warming up for its next Running Universal event — 1K, 5K, and 10K races featuring DreamWorks Animation's Trolls, on April 26.

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