Universal Orlando Resort will be hosting its first-ever park-wide character race event on February 1 and 2! The Epic Character Race will include 5KI and 10K races surrounded by beloved Universal characters like the Minions, Velociraptor Blue from Jurassic World, Shrek and friends, and Autobots and Decepticons.
Epic Character Race Schedule
There will be a 5K race and a 10K race during the Epic Character Race Weekend, and the schedule is as follows:
- Saturday, February 1: 5K Race Day, beginning at 5:30 AM
- Sunday, February 2: 10K Race Day, beginning at 5:30 AM
On both days, the corrals for each race will open at 4:00 AM in order to ensure that all racers are in place and ready to go by start time.
Fees for each of the different types of race registration include participation in the event, an awesome inaugural Epic Character Race medal, a themed dri-fit race t-shirt, a race bib with timing tag, a themed drawstring backpack, downloadable finisher’s certificate, and access to a variety of refreshments on the course and post-race.
5K Registration Options
The 5K race takes place on a 3.1-mile course through Universal Studios Florida. Standard registration for the character-filled race is $82 per person (ages 5+) plus tax.
There is also a 5K VIP registration option, which includes all the standard benefits along with a post-race VIP breakfast, a commemorative reusable water bottle, and an exclusive character meet and greet/photo opportunity. VIP registration is $142 per person, plus tax.
10K Registration Options
The 10K race is a 6.2 mile run through Universal Orlando Resort and takes place on Sunday, February 2. Standard registration is $121 per person, plus tax.
The 10K VIP registration option also includes all the standard benefits along with a post-race VIP breakfast, a commemorative reusable water bottle, and an exclusive character meet and greet/photo opportunity. VIP registration is $184 per person, plus tax.
Epic Fan Registration
If you’re not interested in running but would still like to attend the race in support of other participants, you can register to be an “Epic Fan” for $49 per person. Epic fans can enjoy reserved seating and complimentary refreshments at the finish line along with themed race gear to wear on the day of the event. Gear can be picked up on a packet pick-up day so you can show up dressed and ready to cheer for the runners on race day!
NOTE: Registration is non-refundable and non-transferrable
Registration + Ticket Bundles
There are some registration + park ticket bundles available for runners who want to spend the rest of the day exploring the parks after the race is over.
- 5K Standard Registration + 2-Park 2-Day Park-to-Park Ticket Bundle: $301.99 per person plus tax
- 5K VIP Registration + 2-Park 2-Day Park-to-Park Ticket Bundle: $361.99 per person plus tax
- 10K Standard Registration + 2-Park 2-Day Park-to-Park Ticket Bundle: $340.99 per person plus tax
- 10K VIP Registration + 2-Park 2-Day Park-to-Park Ticket Bundle: $403.99 per person plus tax
- Epic Fan Registration + 2-Park 2-Day Park-to-Park Ticket Bundle: $268.99 per person plus tax
Participants can pick up race packets and Epic Fan gear at the Volcano Bay section on the first level of the Universal Orlando parking garage on the following dates:
- Thursday, January 30: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
- Friday, January 31: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday, February 1: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
In order to pick up your packet, you’ll need a valid photo ID, a copy of your registration email (printed or electronic), and a printed copy of the waiver that you have read and signed. If you’re not able to make it to any of those pick-up times, you can send a friend or family member who is 18 years old or older to pick it up on your behalf.
Parking is complimentary for participants during packet pick-up and race days. Register as a racer or spectator now!