Family Walking the Beach
  • On Apr 12, 2023
    Katie from Wales Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can preschoolers participate in the castaway cay 5k? Are strollers still available? Thanks

    Hi Katie, 

    Welcome back to planDisney and thank you for asking us another great question!

    I admit it: I’m totally addicted to Disney medals of any kind! I have several Disney Castaway Cay 5K medals in my collection and each one has a story. 

    I’m quite pleased that I was able to add yet another medal to my haul earlier this year during my sailing on the Disney Wish, and that’s when I saw that the race was run a little bit differently than in the past. First, there’s no longer a formal start time for this event: it’s done whenever you want, at your own pace, kind of like a virtual race. Because of this, you no longer need to register for the race (or get a bib) and there’s no “course” support. You just go pick up your medal at the Bicycle Rentals booth located near the second tram stop (Pelican Point) once you’ve completed the distance. 

    This important change means that now, anyone can participate in the Castaway Cay 5K, including younger cruisers! That said, it can get pretty hot out on that course, so I encourage you to bring enough water for your whole party to drink during the experience. 

    Finally, baby strollers and wagons are available at both the Scuttle’s Cove Tram stop (the first stop) or at Pelican Point for you to use throughout your visit to Castaway Cay. These strollers are available on a first-come, first-served basis so if you want to pick one up, I’d recommend getting to the island early. Plus, that way you’ll be able to participate in the 5K before the midday heat REALLY kicks into high gear!

    I hope my answer helps you plan the perfect day at Castaway Cay! Please don’t hesitate to come back and see us if you have any other questions. 

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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