Travel Agents: Details Revealed About The Iconic Characters Guests Will Experience During Running Universal’s Epic Character Race At Universal Orlando Resort

Runners Will Encounter Some of the Their Favorite Characters from Illumination’s Minions, Jurassic World, DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek and More on Action-Packed Courses within Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 25, 2019) – Running Universal’s inaugural Epic Character Race 5K and 10K weekend will take off at Universal Orlando Resort on February 1 & 2, 2020 – but it wouldn’t be complete without a gaggle of larger-than-life characters cheering on the runners along the way.

The first-ever Epic Character Races will give participants ages five and up the unique opportunity to run surrounded by some of the most beloved characters in pop culture. Runners will be championed by mischievous Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me and Minions franchises, Velociraptor Blue from the Jurassic World franchise with her Raptor Expert, the world’s favorite ogre Shrek and his friends from the DreamWorks Animation films, the heroic Autobots and villainous Decepticons from Transformers and more. If runners need a pit-stop along the routes, many of these characters will be available for fun photo opportunities – making Running Universal’s Epic Character Race both an entertaining event and a race to remember.

Runners will also experience the exhilaration of running within the immersive theme park environments of Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure – recently named TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice for #1 Amusement Park in the World for the fifth year in a row. 5K runners will make their way through the Universal Studios Florida theme park – including the iconic scenery of New York, San Francisco and other areas of the park – as well as areas located toward the front of Islands of Adventure, including the mystical Port of Entry and Seuss Landing.  Runners of the 10K will experience a route that takes them throughout both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure theme parks, including the sprawling lands of Jurassic Park, Toon Lagoon and more.

Your clients can make it an epic weekend with 5K and 10K vacation packages available – which include race registration, hotel accommodations, theme park admission and more. For more information on Running Universal 5K Epic Character Race vacation packages, visit and to learn more about Running Universal 10K Epic Character Race vacation packages, visit