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  • On May 10, 2013
    Erin from NY 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.

    I'm going on a cruise with a stop on Castaway Cay. I've heard about the 5K run, but don't see anything about it on the DCL website. Is this something I have to sign up for in advance?

    Hi again, Erin! Your family is going to love your day at Castaway Cay. It is absolutely my favorite beach in the whole world, because as you will find out, there is no place quite like it!

    The Castaway Cay 5K is a fun run that Disney offers most days on the island. Though this is always subject to change, most likely you'll see it listed in your Personal Navigator (the schedule of events and activities that you'll receive daily) the night before you dock at Castaway Cay. It should list the meeting time and place, which is usually early in the morning on the ship. Cast Members are on hand to hand out bibs with your race number, though it is not a chip-timed race. I like that they have numbers for each runner, as it makes it that much more fun!

    The course will take runners all around the island. There is a water stop half way through the run and Cast Members are there to cheer you on! Sometimes one of Mickey's friends is there in running gear to cheer the runners on as well! I've also seen commemorative 5K shirts for sale on the island which makes for a nice keepsake. 

    No need to sign up in advance, just show up when and where your meeting time is listed and be ready to have a fun start to what is sure to be an amazing day on Castaway Cay, Erin! My brother ran in the Castaway Cay 5K the last time he sailed with us, and now that I've begun running myself, I'm looking forward to my first Castaway Cay 5K this fall!

    Have fun as you continue to plan your cruise!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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