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PHOTOS: Universal Studios Hollywood’s ‘Minion Run’ 5K jump-starts ‘Running Universal’ series

by Brittani Tuttle

Universal Studios Hollywood’s brand new “Minion Run” 5K event has jump-started a brand new “Running Universal” series of fun runs.

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Photos by Jake T. Goldberg

By Jake T. Goldberg

The Minion-themed 5K was a two-day event that ran May 11-12. Guests who participated in the Minion Run got a rare inside perspective of the famous movie studio, with courses that took guests through sets from movies such as “War of the Worlds” and “Jaws”.

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Once Guests crossed the finish line, they were greeted with a Minion-themed medal to award their accomplishment.

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Many of the guests embraced the Minion themed event with open arms, as some ran in fun costumes and Minion-themed clothing.

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The race began at the iconic Universal’s iconic front gates before taking guests throughout the park.

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Once guests made their way into Universal’s City Walk, they were greeted at the finish line with a Minion-themed celebration!

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There was music, dancing, and of course, the opportunity to take a selfie with the Minions.

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Universal understood that their guests had just finished a 5K run, and happily supply bottled water to parched guests.

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For those who were looking for something sweeter to fill their appetite, Voodoo Doughnut offered limited- edition Minion doughnuts to fulfill all cravings.

The next Running Universal event will be a Jurassic World-themed 5K and 1K on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019.

To keep in the loop on future Running Universal events at Universal Studios Hollywood, head to UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.

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