Universal Studios Hollywood hosts an official run every spring featuring Dreamwork’s Trolls. Unfortunately, they’ve decided not to hold this year’s run. Read their official statement and details on Universal Runs so you can start preparing for when they return.
Running Universal Events
Running Universal hosts a variety of fun runs that take place in both Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Hollywood Resort. Universal designs these races for both the novice and more experienced runners.
Per Universal, “the chance to race surrounded by their favorite characters within some of the most immersive theme-park environments ever created.”
Just like Run Disney, Running Universal offers participants the chance for character meet and greets, including photo-ops. You can also earn beautiful keepsake medals to add to your collection.
More Universal Running Details
In February 2020, Universal Orlando held it’s very first Running Universal Event. The Epic Character Race 5K and 10K featured a number of characters, including Minions, Shrek, Transformers, and Blue.
One of our fellow KtP writers, Rebecca, wrote details about signing up for a Universal Orlando run. Check out her article here.
Running Universal Statement
Running Universal has given the official cancellation statement here:
The health and safety of our team members and guests is always our top priority. Out of an abundance of caution in light of current guidance from public health authorities, the Running Universal event featuring DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls planned for April 26, 2020 at Universal Studios Hollywood has been cancelled.
Running Universal also states that a full refund for your registration and unused Park tickets and passes will be automatically issued to your original payment method. Please allow approximately 10 business days after processing for the refund to reflect in your account.
For any questions, please call 1-800-UNIVERSAL (1-800-864-8377) or click here to visit Universal’s contact page.
In addition to Running Universal’s Hollywood Troll Run cancellation, runDisney has just announced the cancellation of it’s upcoming Star Wars Rival Weekend Run. Read Heather’s article here for more details.
In case you’re wanting to prepare for a future Universal Running of runDisney Event, read Monica’s training information here.
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