What do you think of when you hear Universal Studios?


I know that I think of theme parks and movies. But, would you ever think of running?


Universal Studios Hollywood is hosting their inaugural Minion 5K Run featuring Illumination’s mischievous Minions on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 6:00 am. Anyone five and older are welcome to join.


So, get ready to bring out your best minion hats and costumes to run in.

This will be a fun experience, your whole family can enjoy, so click here to sign up! The race will begin at the iconic Universal Studios gate and end at the CityWalk™ 5 Towers outdoor concert stage, where runners can participate in a post-race party with live music, food and post-race swag to commemorate the inaugural event.


“For movie, television and theme park enthusiasts, the Minion Run gives runners a chance to navigate the world-famous movie studio backlot, and run or walk along famous sets,” said Lindsay Kwek, manager, digital publicity, Universal Studios Hollywood. “There’s something magical about being on a back lot and the Minion Run lets participants experience that thrill.”


This is a chance for runners to see aspects of the park where the public is not usually allowed to be. Also, along the way, there will be various Universal Studios characters, including your favorite Minions.


“The fun part is that you never know who might join the run! So, there may be celebrity runners as well,” said Kwek.


If you’re interested in signing up, there are several register packages to choose from, including:

Standard Package: $75

  • Collectible Minion 5K Finisher Medal
  • Minion 5K Bib with timing chip
  • Running Universal 5K T-shirt
  • Collectible Minion Pin
  • Post-Race beverages and refreshments
  • Custom digital finisher certificate
  • Complimentary General Parking
  • Opportunity to purchase post-race entry to Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park at an exclusive Running Universal price, including Early Park Admission


VIP Package: $135

  • All items in the Standard Registration Package, plus:
  • Exclusive VIP check-in
  • Complimentary Valet Parking
  • Post-race VIP breakfast on Universal CityWalk
  • Running Universal reusable water bottle
  • 1-on-1 meet and greet with Illumination’s Minions 


Play All Day Package: starting at $169

  • Package includes: Standard or VIP race registration, plus:
  • One General Admission Theme Park Ticket valid May 11 or May 12
  • Opportunity to purchase additional Universal Studios Hollywood Theme Park tickets at an exclusive Running Universal price, including Early Park Admission


You might even consider making this a destination spot for the weekend because you can come down to Hollywood, run the 5K race, and then have fun in the park for the rest of the day with your family. If you like theme runs, and want to part of this inaugural event – then sign up today and try it out for yourself.