• On Jan 20, 2019
    Lizann from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I was wondering when the 5k on Castaway Cay is held, is it only on certain sailings?

    Thank you for cruising by the Disney Parks Moms Panel Lizann! Welcome back.

    How exciting that you are planning your first Disney Cruise Line vacation!  I am thrilled to think of the adventure and magic you are about to experience on the high seas.  Castaway Cay is one of my favorite places on the planet.  I love to grab a frozen tropical drink, find my hammock and relax as I listen to the waves crash and my kids laughing at Pelican Plunge.

    Running is a great way to start your day on this island oasis.  Disney Cruise Line offers the Castaway Cay 5K when their ships are docked at the private island.  It is growing in popularity and is a great value - FREE!  The race is currently being offered on the most recent sailings, but is always subject to change.

    All guests ten years of age or older are welcome to participate in the three mile run.  To sign up, visit the Port Adventures desk or at Guest Services while onboard.  Once signed up you will be provided with details on where all runners should meet prior to debarking the ship.  On race day, you'll receive an official runDisney bib and all finishers are awarded a medal, both make memorable souvenirs!  Castaway Cay 5K merchandise such as themed t-shirts are available at the shops on the island for purchase.  Buy the Seashore is a great shop right near the race's end.
    The weather at Castaway Cay can be very humid and hot, even in November.  Be sure to stay hydrated throughout the morning and during your run.  Cool off in the blue ocean water when you are done!

    Check your Personal Navigator newsletter (left in your stateroom each night) or the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App which will have details about all there is to do during your stop at Castaway Cay.
    Bon voyage and happy running Lizann!  Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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