Final call for Universal Orlando’s ‘Epic Character Race’

5K, 10K to take place first weekend of February

Universal Orlando "Epic Character Race" medals
Universal Orlando "Epic Character Race" medals (Universal Orlando)

ORLANDO, Fla – Registration for Universal Orlando’s “Epic Character" races is about to reach the finish line.

The theme park said the final day to register for the inaugural 5K and 10K races is January 29 at 12 p.m.

Universal recently showed off the designs for the race medals.

Runners in the 5K race will receive a 3D-sculpted silver medal featuring Shrek and Bumblebee, while runners in the 10K race will receive a 3D-sculpted gold medal featuring Blue, the Velociraptor, and a “Despicable Me” minion.


Universal officials say runners will get a first-ever opportunity to race through Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure and snag a photo with some of the iconic characters.

Both races start at 6:15 a.m.

For runners looking to celebrate their “sweet” victory, exclusive 5K and 10K doughnuts will be available at Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk – featuring banana and peanut butter filling for a confectionery energy boost.

Registration packages and information can be found by clicking here.

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