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  • On Feb 11, 2023
    Elizabeth from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    How do you sign up for the Castaway Cay 5k?

    Ahoy there, Elizabeth,

    Welcome to planDisney, where we hope to make everything smooth sailing for your upcoming Disney Cruise Line vacation! 

    I’m so glad that you are interested in participating in the Castaway Cay 5k. It is a perfect way to start your day in paradise! I have good news for you, Elizabeth, you don’t have to worry about signing up for the Castaway 5k prior to the event. When you debark the ship at Castaway Cay, you will be free to begin the run at your leisure. The 5k begins near the bike rental information booth. The course is well-marked so just follow the signage. At the end of the course, which is right back to where you started, you can request your finisher’s medal from a Crew Member.

    I have a few tips to keep in mind, Elizabeth, to have the most enjoyable experience running the 5k. I recommend you run earlier in the day since it is usually warm and sunny on Castaway Cay and don’t forget to wear sunscreen since there isn’t much shade on the course. One of the landmarks you pass on the course is the observation tower and I encourage you to make a quick detour up the steps so you can get a bird’s eye view of the gorgeous island. And my best tip is to make sure you plan to grab some ice cream at Cookie’s BBQ to cool off as you head to your next destination on Castaway Cay.

    Elizabeth, as you continue to plan your Disney cruise vacation, please set sail back to us here at planDisney. We have all hands on deck to help you create magic on the high seas!

    Wishing you smooth sailing,
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Meet the Panelist: Shannon, Georgia

Hi! I'm a dreamer and doer who loves exploring the big blue world! My love for Disney began at Walt Disney World Resort and after my first Disney Cruise Line vacation I was hooked. I especially enjoy the ships' adult-exclusive spaces and activities while experiencing the magic only Disney can create. A Land and Sea vacation combining an action-packed Walt Disney World Resort visit and a relaxing Disney Cruise Line voyage is my favorite way to do Disney. I can't wait to help you create your magical memories! Learn More About Shannon

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