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Running Universal – Complete Insider’s Guide

Get your running shoes on as Universal Studios Hollywood opens its theme park and movie studio to the public for a fun run series!

 

Running Universal returns on November 16, 2019!

Running Universal is a brand new series of Fun Run marathons at Universal Studios Hollywood.

The next event is on November 16 and 17, 2019; starting at 6:00 am/5:30AM (respectively), featuring Jurassic World. Runners will be running their way around the theme park and iconic movie studio.

New for this run is a Kids 1K Raptor Run and a 10K run.

Characters and entertainment is provided throughout the entire course.

Running Universal 2019 – Registration

Running Universal is not included in theme park admission and requires guests to register for their spot ahead to time as the event will sell out.

Let’s run them down, shall we?

5K Run (November 16):

  • Standard Package: $75 per runner. Includes: collectible Jurassic World 5K medal, bib with timing chip, t-shirt, cinch bag, collectible pin, post-race refreshments, custom finisher digital certificate, complimentary parking before 7:30 am, and discounted admission tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood after the race (includes Early Park Admission).
  • Standard Package PLUS California Neighbor Pass: $209 per runner. Includes standard race registration, PLUS: One California Neighbor Pass (valid 9 months from day of activation).
  • VIP Package: $135 per runner. Includes all items in Standard Package, PLUS:  Exclusive VIP check-in, complimentary preferred parking, post-race VIP breakfast on Universal CityWalk, and a reusable Running Universal water bottle.
  • VIP Package PLUS California Neighbor Pass: $269 per runner. Includes VIP race registration, PLUS: One California Neighbor Pass (valid 9 months from day of activation)
  • Play All Day Package: $139 per runner. Includes standard race registration, PLUS: One free general admission ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood on day of race; and the opportunity to purchase specially priced admission tickets to the theme park for friends and family.
  • Play All Day VIP Package: $189 per runner. Includes VIP race registration, PLUS: One free general admission ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood on day of race; and the opportunity to purchase specially priced admission tickets to the theme park for friends and family.

Registration link HERE.

10K Run (November 16):

  • Standard Package: $89 per runner. Includes: collectible Jurassic World 10K medal, bib with timing chip, t-shirt, cinch bag, collectible pin, post-race refreshments, custom finisher digital certificate, complimentary parking before 7:30 am, and discounted admission tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood after the race (includes Early Park Admission).
  • Standard Package PLUS California Neighbor Pass: $223 per runner. Includes standard race registration, PLUS: One California Neighbor Pass (valid 9 months from day of activation).
  • VIP Package: $155 per runner. Includes all items in Standard Package, PLUS:  Exclusive VIP check-in, complimentary preferred parking, post-race VIP breakfast on Universal CityWalk, and a reusable Running Universal water bottle.
  • VIP Package PLUS California Neighbor Pass: $289 per runner. Includes VIP race registration, PLUS: One California Neighbor Pass (valid 9 months from day of activation)
  • Play All Day Package: $149 per runner. Includes standard race registration, PLUS: One free general admission ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood on day of race; and the opportunity to purchase specially priced admission tickets to the theme park for friends and family.
  • Play All Day VIP Package: $199 per runner. Includes VIP race registration, PLUS: One free general admission ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood on day of race; and the opportunity to purchase specially priced admission tickets to the theme park for friends and family.

Registration link HERE.

5K + 10K Challenge Run (on November 16 and 17):

  • Standard Package: $149 per runner. Includes: collectible Jurassic World 5K and 10K medal, bib with 2 timing chips, t-shirt, cinch bag, collectible pin, post-race refreshments, custom finisher digital certificate, complimentary parking before 7:30 am, and discounted admission tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood after the race (includes Early Park Admission).
  • Standard Package PLUS California Neighbor Pass: $283 per runner. Includes standard race registration, PLUS: One California Neighbor Pass (valid 9 months from day of activation).
  • VIP Package: $195 per runner. Includes all items in Standard Package, PLUS:  Exclusive VIP check-in, complimentary preferred parking, post-race VIP breakfast on Universal CityWalk, and a reusable Running Universal water bottle.
  • VIP Package PLUS California Neighbor Pass: $329 per runner. Includes VIP race registration, PLUS: One California Neighbor Pass (valid 9 months from day of activation)
  • Play All Day Package: $209 per runner. Includes standard race registration, PLUS: One free general admission ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood on either November 16 or 17; and the opportunity to purchase specially priced admission tickets to the theme park.
  • Play All Day VIP Package: $245 per runner. Includes VIP race registration, PLUS: One free general admission ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood on day of race; and the opportunity to purchase specially priced admission tickets to the theme park for friends and family.

Registration link HERE.

Kids 1K Raptor Run (November 16):

  • Standard Package: $30 per runner. Includes: Collectible Kids’ 1K Raptor Run meal, t-shirt, digital finisher certificate, complimentary general parking before 7:30  am, and the opportunity to purchase discounted admission tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood after the race (includes Early Park Admission).
  • Standard Package PLUS California Neighbor Pass: $164 per runner. Includes standard race registration, PLUS: One California Neighbor Pass (valid 9 months from day of activation).
  • Play All Day Package: $99 per runner. Includes standard or VIP race registration, PLUS: One free general admission ticket to Universal Studios Hollywood on either November 16 or 17; and the opportunity to purchase specially priced admission tickets to the theme park.

Registration link HERE.

Annual/Season Pass Members:

  • 5K Standard Package: $60 per runner. Includes: collectible Jurassic World 5K and 10K medal, bib with 2 timing chips, t-shirt, cinch bag, collectible pin, post-race refreshments, custom finisher digital certificate, complimentary parking before 7:30 am, and discounted admission tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood after the race (includes Early Park Admission).
  • 5K VIP Package: $125 per runner. Includes all items in Standard Package, PLUS:  Exclusive VIP check-in, complimentary preferred parking, post-race VIP breakfast on Universal CityWalk, and a reusable Running Universal water bottle.
  • 10K Standard Package: $75 per runner. Includes: collectible Jurassic World 5K and 10K medal, bib with 2 timing chips, t-shirt, cinch bag, collectible pin, post-race refreshments, custom finisher digital certificate, complimentary parking before 7:30 am, and discounted admission tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood after the race (includes Early Park Admission).
  • 10K VIP Package: $145 per runner. Includes all items in Standard Package, PLUS:  Exclusive VIP check-in, complimentary preferred parking, post-race VIP breakfast on Universal CityWalk, and a reusable Running Universal water bottle.
  • 5K+10K Challenge Standard Package: $139 per runner. Includes: collectible Jurassic World 5K and 10K medal, bib with 2 timing chips, t-shirt, cinch bag, collectible pin, post-race refreshments, custom finisher digital certificate, complimentary parking before 7:30 am, and discounted admission tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood after the race (includes Early Park Admission).
  • 5K+10K Challenge VIP Package: $185 per runner. Includes all items in Standard Package, PLUS:  Exclusive VIP check-in, complimentary preferred parking, post-race VIP breakfast on Universal CityWalk, and a reusable Running Universal water bottle.

Registration link HERE.

Minions Virtual 5K:

Minion Virtual Race 5K: $49 per runner. Includes: collectible Minion 5K medal, collectible pin, Minion drawstring bag, downloadable Minion running bib, and a custom finisher digital certificate.

Running Universal – Runner Info

Like with any registration for a run, runners need to know what’s up, so we’re here to help you out!

  • Runners are encouraged their packets at Universal CityWalk prior to the event to avoid long lines and delays.

Friday, November 15: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, November 16: 4:00 am – 6:00 am (for Saturday races only)
Saturday, November 16: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday, November 17: 4:00 am – 6:00 am

  • The 5K and 10K runs starts at 6:30 am on November 16 and 17, with the running corrals opening up at 5:30 am at the front gate of the theme park.
  • The Kids’ 1K Raptor Run starts approximately at 8:00 am,
  • Ensure that waivers are signed and completed on the website so you can pick up your race bib (bring Photo ID for verification).
  • Runners must keep up a pace of at least 15 minutes per mile or you will be picked up at any point along the course.
  • Runners must be at least 5 years of age to participate.
  • Security checkpoints will be required for all runners and spectators before entering.
  • Costumes may be worn during the event only as long as they follow Universal Studios Hollywood’s costume guidelines (which can be viewed here).

Running Universal – Awards

Awards will be handed out to top finishers in four categories:

  • Top 3 Overall Male Finishers
  • Top 3 Overall Female Finishers
  • Top Overall Male Wheelchair Finisher (push rim only)
  • Top Overall Female Wheelchair Finisher (push rim only)

Awards will be distributed at ceremonies following the event.

Running Universal – Course Map

Running Universal – 10K Course Map
Running Universal – 5K Course Map
Running Universal – Kids 1K Run

 

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