Miles for Melanoma 5k Run/Walk on the Universal Studios Backlot

In early 2012, the MRF embarked on a wonderful relationship with Universal Studiosto host a 5k run/walk on the Universal Studios backlot in Hollywood, California. 

Participants of this inaugural event had the opportunity to see iconic movie sights, like the re-creation of Amityville Island from Jaws, Bates Motel, and the village of Whoville, while also raising money for melanoma research. While on site at the impressive Universal backlot, runners and walkers learned critical tips on how to face the sun safely.  The inaugural event was so successful, Pale Girl SPEAKS, Universal and the MRF partnered again in 2013 for the second annual 5k!

Since 2012, we have raised nearly $800,00 for melanoma education, prevention and early detection!


Registration for the 4th Annual Miles for Melanoma 5k Run/Walk on the Universal Stuidos Backlot is now open - Hurry before we sell out.

Each year, thousands of melanoma survivors, advocates, caregivers, celebrities and running enthusiasts join the MRF and Pale Girl SPEAKS for this exciting event! Past celebrity attendees include: Rob Lowe, Jason Biggs, Sean Astin, Jason George, Vin Diesel, Molly Sims, Kellie Martin, Fred Savage, Soleil Moon Frye, Breckin Meyer, and more!

Check out our videos recapping this annual signature event! Click here for the 2012 run/walk, here for the 2013 run/walk and here for the 2014 run/walk. Visit our Facebook page for fun event photos!

Thanks to everyone who supported this event! Please note that all financial contributions to the MRF, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, are tax deductible.

Be sure to visit the Miles for Melanoma 5k Run/Walk at Universal Studios Event Information page for all the details of our 2014 event, or email