castaway cay
  • On Jul 6, 2023
    Michael from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are planning to Cruise on the Wish to the Castaway Cay - and are looking forward to the 5K and wanted to make sure that is something that is going to happen while we are there 7-28? Also, do they have a running track on the ship and if so, what deck, ty

    Hello there, Michael!

    I just recently completed my first Castaway Cay 5k, and it was such a treat to get a bit of exercise in on such a beautiful island filled with Disney surprises. I’d be delighted to tell you about how you can participate in your own Castaway Cay 5k. 

    You can participate in the Castaway Cay 5k at any time while you are on Disney Castaway Cay. All you need to do is sign up at the bike rental station near the starting line. I recommend getting off the ship early and signing up as soon as you get on Castaway Cay since the course gets hotter throughout the day. 

    Here are some other tips to keep in mind: 

    1. The Castaway Cay 5k medals are subject to availability. You’ll have a higher likelihood of getting a medal by completing the course earlier in the day. 
    2. I recommend taking an optional pit stop at the observation tower. You may be too tired to climb up the tower after running, but the views from the tower are fantastic.
    3. Stay hydrated at the water coolers you find along the course. 

    Don’t forget to pick up a medal from the bike shack if they are still available after your run. If you are looking to cool off after your run, I recommend stopping by Summertime Freeze for a refreshing frozen beverage. I was surprised by all of the cute Castaway Cay 5k merchandise that was available the last time I visited. I even got a little Castaway Cay 5k running shoe ornament to commemorate the experience. 

    If you want to prepare for the Castaway Cay 5k aboard the Disney Wish, you’ll find that the track sits on multiple decks to make a complete loop. Deck six could be its own miniature loop, but you can also find the track spanning Decks four and five. 

    May the magic be with you!


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