ORLANDO, FL (Nov. 16, 2023) – The Greater Orlando Sports Commission, in partnership with USA Track & Field (USATF), the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), Track Shack, Orange County, Visit Orlando and the City of Orlando, has announced a partnership with Universal Orlando Resort to host a private athlete welcome reception at Universal Studios Florida for the participating athletes on Thursday, February 1, 2024, two days prior to the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon. Orlando will be the first city in Florida to host the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon.

“We are excited to partner with GO Sports to host the athletes during a special reception celebrating the participants of the Olympic Marathon Trials taking place on February 3 in Orlando,” said Karen Irwin, President and COO of Universal Orlando Resort. “This is an exciting time for the athletes and Olympic fans. We are thrilled to welcome them all to Universal Orlando, and we invite them to enjoy and explore all that our award-winning theme parks have to offer during this special event.”

“On behalf of the leadership team at GO Sports, the 101 members of our Board of Directors, and our Marathon Race Week partners, we are so pleased to team up with Universal Orlando to welcome more than 300 world class runners to the destination,” said Jason Siegel, President & CEO of the Greater Orlando Sports Commission. “Orlando knows how to roll out the red carpet, and we know that Universal Orlando will provide an elevated, once in a lifetime experience for the athletes.”

For more information on the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon and all of the events that will be hosted during ‘race week,’ visit Orlando2024Trials.com.

Fans of the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials can add more thrills to their travel plans during the trials while staying at Universal Orlando Resort. For more information, visit Ticket Deals & Specials | Universal Orlando.


About the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon

Orlando is the first Florida city to be awarded the event. The City of Orlando, in partnership with Orange County, Track Shack Events, and the Greater Orlando Sports Commission will host the 2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon on Saturday, February 3, 2024, in Orlando, Florida. The local organizing committee and community, in collaboration with USA Track & Field (USATF) and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), will deliver a world-class event and world-class experience for the athletes, partners, and running enthusiasts visiting the City Beautiful from around the globe. For more information, visit Orlando2024Trials.com.

About Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort is an award-winning theme park destination that welcomes all to truly be themselves while enjoying world-class attractions that redefine theme park experiences. Here, a multitude of authentically thrilling, exciting and spontaneous adventures await – each inviting guests to embark on whatever vacation they crave while igniting their full range of emotions like never before – from the awe of walking the streets of Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to the rush of adrenaline that takes over when coming face-to-face with a Velociraptor in Jurassic Park to the wide-eyed joy of seeing an entire slice of cake atop a delectable milkshake at The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium and Savory Feast Kitchen.

The 700-acre resort is home to three exhilarating theme parks – Universal Studios Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure and Universal Volcano Bay – that boast some of the most innovative and immersive experiences ever created, with a fourth next-level theme park, Universal Epic Universe, on the way. Guests can also relish in exciting dining and entertainment at the Universal CityWalk entertainment complex and enjoy incredible accommodations and magnificent theming across eight hotels that offer something for every style and budget – Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside and Dockside Inn and Suites.