If you are going on a Disney Cruise in the future and have a runner in your family or have always wanted to run a fun Disney 5k as a personal goal then the Castaway 5k is a PERFECT option for you.
My husband Tim is not a big runner but wanted to run the Castaway 5k as a personal goal of his so we started looking into it. The 5k is completely FREE and you do not have to register ahead of time.
All you need to do is pack your running shoes and keep an eye on your navigator that they place in your stateroom nightly. The night before we saw the instructions for the 5k and all he had to do was meet up in the D lounge onboard around 8:30-9:00 am and they registered him for the event and gave him his number. They all walked to the starting line together and the race started around 10 am.
The kids and I were able to meet him at the finish line and watch him get his Mickey medal. They had water for the runners at the end and there were a few cast members there clapping as they handed out the medal.
He said the run around the island was very pretty and the path was clearly marked. The medal and the number are great way to remember your accomplishment but he also wanted a tshirt to commemorate the event which they sell at the Castaway gift shop for around $20.
This event is nicely organized, runs smoothly and after it was done he was able to get changed and enjoy the rest of the day with us at Castaway.
Have you run the Castaway 5k? If you have, what did you think of it?
Lesley is a travel agent with Pixie Vacations. If you are interested in booking a Disney vacation email her at Lesley@PixieVacations.com or check her out at www.destinationmagic.com . Lesley will make all of your dining reservations and give you a personalized itinerary for FREE as a part of her service to you AND offers Disney gift card incentives and on board credit booking incentives too!
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