Universal Orlando has shared more details on their upcoming Running Universal’s inaugural Epic Character Race 5K and 10K weekend, held at the Resort on February 1 & 2, 2020.

The first-ever Epic Character Races will give participants ages five and up the unique opportunity to run surrounded by some of the most beloved characters from Universal – including the mischievous Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me and Minions franchises, Blue, the Velociraptor from the Jurassic World franchise, Shrek and friends from the DreamWorks Animation films, the heroic Autobots and villainous Decepticons from Transformers, and more. Many of these characters will be available for fun photo opportunities.

Runners will also experience the excitement of running within the theme parks. A full course map will be available on www.UniversalOrlando.com/RunningUniversal in the weeks ahead.

Registration is open for Running Universal’s Epic Character Race, with standard pricing beginning at $82 per person (plus tax). Runners can choose from multiple options for an unforgettable weekend, including 5K or 10K race registration, VIP race upgrades – which includes an extra-special character meet-and-greet and a triumphant post-race breakfast – and weekend package options exclusive to race participants, featuring hotel accommodations at the all-new Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites. Runners can also save on admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure to celebrate their racing achievement with their friends and family within the most entertaining theme parks in the Universe.

For more information and to register for Running Universal’s Epic Character Race 5K and 10K weekend at Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/RunningUniversal.