Due to popular demand, Universal Studios Hollywood has added a second day to the Running Universal 5K Minion Run. Fans can register now for the Sunday, May 12 race.

What’s happening:

  • Universal Studios Hollywood’s first ever Running Universal 5K Minion Run has sold out, but there’s good news!
  • The theme park is offering fitness buffs, runners and walkers alike another chance to partake in the fun on Sunday, May 12.
  • Fans can registration for the Sunday race through the Running Universal website.
  • The inaugural Minion Run, featuring the mischievous Minions from the popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” ride cheering from the side lines, invites participants ages five and older (of all experience levels) to wind their way around Universal Studios Hollywood.
  • Runners will make their way through parts of Universal Studios’ historic backlot, made famous in more than 8,000 movies and television shows.
  • The Minion Run will give participants an unprecedented insider’s view of the world renowned movie and television production lot.

Race Course:

  • 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.
  • Highlights along the way include:
    • Psycho House
    • The eerie War of the Worlds set
    • The colorful Who-ville backdrop from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
  • Along the 3.1 mile course, participants will be entertained by some of their favorite Universal Studios Hollywood characters, including the Minions.

Running Universal 5K Minion Run:

  • The program will begin at 6 am and culminate at 7:30 am with a memorable awards and closing ceremony.
  • All participants will receive a commemorative limited-edition Minion medallion that features an exuberant Minion running through the finish-line holding two bananas.

Running Universal sneak peek:

  • Mike got a chance to train for the big race with…the Minions! Check out his recap of the training session and all the fun fans can expect during this exciting race weekend.