As an avid runDisney runner and a long time Universal Orlando fan, I have been not so secretly hoping for a Universal Orlando race series.   I started getting my hopes up last year with the inaugural Minions run at Universal Hollywood.

And then it happened.  Universal Orlando announced their Epic Character Race 5k & 10k for February 1st and 2nd of 2020.

The races will consist of a 5k on Saturday, February 1st. This race will wind through Universal Studios Florida and hit some of the backlot.   The 10k will be on Sunday and will hit both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure.  

While the course maps and characters have not been released yet. It makes my Universal heary giddy to think of the potential run through Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade.  Through the Streets of New York and or Hollywood or the crazy curves of Suess Landing. 

While the races are currently open to register for Annual Passholders only. Universal Orlando has released Epic Character run Packages that will allow non-passholders early registration access.  With a minimum of a three night stay at Universal Orlando resorts you can secure your registration and have all the benefits of staying with Universal. Plus they truly have a price range for every budget.

There are options for both the standard registration and the VIP registrations for both the 5k and the 10k.  The VIP registrations jnclude a Post race breakfast, commemorating water bottle and exclusive charcter meet and greets and photo op.

For non-runners Universal Orlando has got you too with the Epic fan registration which includes reserved seating and complimentary snacks to cheer on your favorite runner or just to watch the action.

It looks to be, ahem, an Epic time and you know Inaugural races are always the best. With the race distances being 5k and 10k, you don’t have to be Fast or Furious to take part 

I’m going! Who wants to join me? Contact me today to get your Epic Character Race Package quote or for more details.  

Suzanne Prevost


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