Mom And Daughter Hammock
  • 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

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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