Minions Join in the Fun for the Upcoming Running Universal 5K Run


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UNIVERSAL CITY—The mischievous Minions Tim, Tom and Stuart celebrated the announcement of the upcoming Running Universal Series with a special Minions 5K Run at Universal Studios happening on May 11. What better way to stay on top of one’s New Year’s resolution than by running a 5K run? The Minions were joined by their trainer, Monica, as they showcased to the crowd how they are preparing for the upcoming run this past Thursday.

The trainer, who simply goes by Monica, said the Minions basically need to warm up and then have some bananas before they stretch and exercise before they go on their run.

Universal Studios spokesman Chris Nelson excitedly explained, “This gives the opportunity for our guests to experience our park in a different way. They can travel to our park and experience our attractions, walk through our iconic backlots and also do that along with our Minions and our other characters.”

The Minion Run will start at 6 a.m. and culminate with an awards and closing ceremony at 7:30 p.m. on the day of the race. Interested participants may register for the 5K run at