Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Nov 7, 2015
    Jami from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    How strict is the age limit for the castaway cay 5k? My son will be 9 when we cruise but is in a running club at school and runs 5ks often.

    Ahoy, Jami!

    Thank you for "running" your question by the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    How cool that your son, at such a young age, runs 5Ks often! I am sure you are super proud of him! There is nothing better than crossing the finish line at a runDisney race, which the Castaway Cay 5K became in 2015. There is even an official runDisney medal for the race!

    While the official age to participate in the Castaway Cay 5K is ten years old, you can always speak to the crew members in charge to see if your son might participate. In the past, I have seen younger runners take part in the race, but this may not necessarily be the case currently. He also might be able to "unofficially" run the race, which means he wouldn't get a bib or medal, but could certainly run the course.

    I hope your son gets the big Mickey thumbs up to run the race! Maybe this will be his first of many runDisney races.

    Please visit us again with more cruising questions that may arise before you set sail.

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

“If you can dream it, you can do it” just about sums up my life. I am a mother of two amazing girls and wife to a fantastic man, all of whom support my passion for all things Disney. I am a thrill seeker, and have been fortunate enough to go parasailing high above the Disney Fantasy, zip-lining in St. Lucia, and swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman – all while sailing the seas with Disney Cruise Line. I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Tracy

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