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  • On Aug 26, 2022
    Jessica from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I've set a goal of doing the 5k on Castaway Cay this December and I'm ready to go! I've been hearing rumblings that they are no longer giving out the medals for this run which, if confirmed, is super disappointing. Any way to confirm this?

    Ahoy there, Jessica! Welcome aboard planDisney! 

    I'm so excited that you'll be making a call on Disney Castaway Cay on your cruise later this year! How has training been going? I'm sure you and my fellow panelist Cindy would have lots to talk about, as I've always said the Castaway Cay 5K is the gateway to a RunDisney obsession! 

    But you'll never get a better - and by that, I mean flatter - course than Castaway Cay, haha!

    It sounds like you may have been talking to Scuttle because he has a tendency to get things a little mixed up! While it's true that as of this message, the Castaway Cay 5K is currently not using a group start, you can still run the race at your leisure any time while on the island!

    Once you finish, give yourself a pat on the back, grab lunch at Cookie's BBQ, a drink or smoothie, some soft serve, and/or some rays (ok, and maybe a shower...) to celebrate a race well run! When it comes to the medals, you just need to check the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app for where medal distribution is happening back onboard. Display that medal proudly, and know that you can run the 5K any time you return to what I believe to be the best private island around! 

    I hope that helps you get a running start on your adventure this December, Jessica! Thank you so much for sailing my way with your question, and if you have any others, please drop me another line here at planDisney.

    On your mark, get set, CRUISE! 

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