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RUNNING UNIVERSAL is a brand new series of run-runs kicking off next year with an energetic Minion–themed 5K on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Similar to runDisney events at the Disney Parks, you can expect to find some movie-magic on the 3.1 mile course with favorite Universal Studios Hollywood characters (and yes, plenty Minions) cheering you along the way.

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.

See it for Yourself

RUNNING UNIVERSAL kicks of with its Minion Run 5K on Saturday, May 11, 2019.

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