• On Feb 23, 2017
    Laura from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be heading to a Disney cruise and I wanted to know how my son and I can register for the run on Castaway Cay. Can anyone share the process to register for the morning run?

    Ahoy, Laura!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel! The Castaway Cay 5K is one of my favorite running events on the planet! When we sail on itineraries that make a stop at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay, my family knows that mama is going to run first thing that morning! Waking up and going for a run through the beautiful island is the best way to start off my day in paradise.

    You and your son can sign up for the Castaway Cay 5K the moment you step onboard the ship! Just head over to the Guest Services Desk or Port Adventures Desk and let them know you'd like to register both you and your son for the run. You'll need to register for the race prior to the ship's arrival in Castaway Cay. Disney Cruise Line requires that all runners be 10 years of age or older in order to participate in this run.

    Once you've registered, keep an eye on the Personal Navigator newsletter or the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app to find the meeting time and place for the race. When I last ran in January, we met around 8:00 a.m. and left the ship around 8:30 a.m. Runners receive an official runDisney race bib and a medal once you cross the finish line!

    One thing I want to mention is this race can be a hot one, so please make sure both you and your son hydrate before, during and after your run. Oh! Also, even though I keep using words like "run" and "race" there is no stress about participants needing to finish in a certain amount of time. Don't forget you're on an island; island life, including running, is laid back!

    I'm wishing you and your son a safe and gorgeous run! Please visit us again with any other questions before your cruise to paradise. 

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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