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  • On Oct 9, 2022
    Jessica from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello planDisney Panel, I'm really excited to surprise my family with a Bahamian Cruise in January of 2023! I love to run and was hoping to do the Castaway Cay 5k, but will it be happening again by then? Thanks for your help!

    Ahoy, Jessica! We're super glad you stopped by to visit us. Thank you for your question!

    The Castaway Cay 5K has always been a favorite part of a stop on Disney Cruise Line's beautiful private island, Castaway Cay. If you've done it in the past, you'll remember that you had to sign up for the run, snag a bib, and meet as a group to start the run through the beautiful island path. While things may look a little differently now, you can still do the 5K!

    The run is much less formal now, and you can choose to do the 5K at any time after you disembark your ship at the island. You won't need to sign up in advance. The path is marked, so you won't have any trouble finding your way, and you'll still find water stations to stay hydrated. 

    When you've completed the run, you can go to the Bike Rental Station to pick up your medal. It's a bit of an honor system, but if you've done the miles, you deserve the medal! Pop on over and pick it up.

    You'll have worked up quite an appetite, so after spending some time cooling off in the beautiful blue water surrounding Castaway Cay, don't forget to enjoy lunch at Cookie's Barbecue. I'm not a runner myself, but you will see me do a bit of a dash toward those ribs!

    Have so much fun on your upcoming cruise, Jessica!
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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