• On Aug 12, 2018
    Emily from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    For Castaway Cay Challenge registration, I know you need to have the cruise booked already. Do you also have to register beforehand/separately for one of the Marathon weekend races? Or do you pick your race when you register for the Challenge? Thanks!

    Hi Emily!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, fellow Texan!  I am so glad you stopped by with your question about the Castaway Cay Challenge!  My husband and I love running the Castaway Cay 5K and look forward to it each time we visit Disney’s private island!  I figure running it earns me an extra chocolate chip cookie at lunch later that day!

    While I have run several marathons, I have yet to participate in a runDisney event!  In fact, my first marathon was supposed to be the Walt Disney World Marathon, but unforeseen events caused me to have to cancel that event and run a local race instead!  It is on my bucket list and perhaps I can persuade my husband to start training again – with the promise of a Castaway Cay Challenge as the finale!

    To register for the Castaway Cay Challenge, you must register through runDisney and the registration form requires you to input your cruise reservation number as well as select from a drop-down menu of the event you are registered for during the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend.  You are required to be registered for a Walt Disney World Marathon weekend event prior to registering for the Castaway Cay Challenge.  Since space is limited on all events, I do recommend registering as soon as possible to ensure your race bib.

    Okay, you’ve motivated me…I’m off to run in this summer Texas heat.  But I will be thinking of the soft sands and crystal-clear water of Castaway Cay with each step!

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Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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