Family on Beach at Castaway Cay; ship in background, sisters holding hands
  • On Jul 20, 2023
    Danielle 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.

    Do you have to run the 5K on castaway cay or can you walk?

    Ahoy Danielle,

    Thank you so much for visiting planDisney with your question. A cruise on Disney Cruise Line with a stop at Disney Castaway Cay is positively magical. Disney Castaway Cay is one of my favorite places to be. With lovely beaches and the convenience of Disney taking care of everything on the island, it is truly magical!

    I have great news for you, Danielle. You do not need to run the Castaway Cay 5K; you can absolutely walk it! I have done this course a couple of times, I have the medals to prove it, and I certainly walked more than I ran! It is a fun activity to do, and then you can say that you have done a race on Disney Castaway Cay!

    You do not need to sign up for the race before you leave the ship. When you are ready to do the race, head over to the bike rental area - the start of the course is quite near there. The course is well-marked. When you return, let a Cast Member know that you did the course to receive your medal. My fellow planDisney panelist Shannon recently wrote a great answer with information on completing the Castaway Cay 5K that you might want to check out as well.

    I hope that this information is helpful for you, Danielle! Have a great time planning your magical sailing, and feel free to sail on back if you have any further questions.

    ~ Mona Leigh
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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