Step aside Disney and SeaWorld, Universal is joining the running pack. For the first time ever, you’ll be able to run through Universal Orlando Resort on February 1 – 2, 2020 with your favorite characters. Lace up and read on for more details.
Epic Character Race
Run with your favorite characters during this first ever Epic Character race through Universal Orlando Resort. The course has yet to be defined but be prepared for a 5k run on 2/1/2020 or a 10k run on 2/2/2020. Both take you through the resort. Register and subscribe for updates on UniversalOrlando.com/RunningUniversal.
Registration for these epic events comes with some much coveted swag. You’ll get a themed dri-fit shirt and a race bib with a timing tag, all in a drawstring bag. Each participant gets a themed medal for completing the race, as well as a downloadable certificate of completion. If you upgrade to VIP Registration, you’ll also receive a reusable water bottle, character meet-and-greet with photo op, and a post-race breakfast.
All racers get complimentary self-parking on race days. Because the race starts so early, Universal Partner Hotel transportation will not be available. You’ll also get complimentary parking on scheduled packet pick-up days and times.
The races will take place well before the parks open. Each start at 5:30 a.m. For participants, there will be on-course and post-race refreshments. And for your adoring fans waiting to encourage you at key points of the race, there will be areas for them from which they can watch the races. (Registration for people watching the race is required.)
Of course, everyone who does race either the 5k or 10k will receive a specially-themed medal. This is the first year of what Universal hopes will become an annual event, so don’t miss the opportunity to be the first to receive this medal!
Recover at Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
Participants and viewers will need to register at UniversalOrlando.com/RunningUniversal, and you’ll need a place to recover and/or warm up. Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando has a new fitness center right by the pool. We invite you to warm up in the pool and then practice on the treadmill. Of course you’ll need proper energy which you can get by eating a healthy meal at Plaza Garden Restaurant. Our restaurant features plated and buffet meals. Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando has all the amenities that make all stays comfortable and valuable. Book yours today by clicking the Check Availability button in the upper right corner of this page.