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Old 09-04-2011, 10:19 AM   #1
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Official Castaway Cay 5K Thread

Has anyone recently done the Castaway 5K? Can you tell me anything about it? Where do you meet? What time? I was reading older post and they were saying that they were given a bottle of water and at the end of the race a CM gave them a water bottle. Not that I care about getting anything, but if I don't have to bring my own bottle of water for the run that would be great.

I've never been a runner/jogger but I've been doing the couch to 5k application and have been mostly jogging up to 2miles now in about 28-30 minuets . I'm hoping I can finish the 5k in a decent time and keep some what up with my brother. I live in high altitude so I'm hoping I can use going to sea leave to my advantage and not tire out as fast. Any thoughts and information on it would be great.

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Old 09-04-2011, 11:08 AM   #2
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Has anyone recently done the Castaway 5K? Can you tell me anything about it? Where do you meet? What time? I was reading older post and they were saying that they were given a bottle of water and at the end of the race a CM gave them a water bottle. Not that I care about getting anything, but if I don't have to bring my own bottle of water for the run that would be great.

I've never been a runner/jogger but I've been doing the couch to 5k application and have been mostly jogging up to 2miles now in about 28-30 minuets . I'm hoping I can finish the 5k in a decent time and keep some what up with my brother. I live in high altitude so I'm hoping I can use going to sea leave to my advantage and not tire out as fast. Any thoughts and information on it would be great.
Hey I am glad to see that more and more people are going out there and run! my DH and I love it even my 7 DD and my 18 DS are into it because is such an awesome sport in every way, so keep going because that will give you big bragging rights and a phenomenal silhouette for Serenity Bay . In the past the beginning / end of the 5k was not marked, now it is and very clear, do it because is a great way to see more of the island. They do it early but keep in mind that is hot and sunny so do bring a hat and sunglasses, they give you water in the beginning and the end, but I had my Fuel Belt with my own water bottles, invest in one if you haven't already, it won't take much room in your bag. Post in your "meet thread" maybe somebody else is doing it, have fun and let me know how you do!
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Old 09-04-2011, 11:40 AM   #3
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Can you walk it? Since I'm Pooh sized I don't run but I would love to walk the 5k.
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Can you walk it? Since I'm Pooh sized I don't run but I would love to walk the 5k.
Yes! I plan to walk it next week on our cruise. I was originally training to run via the couch-to-5K program. However, my arthritis has flared up and I've been unable to run for 2 weeks. So, I plan to walk it...or crawl it if I have to. But I'm going to finish it one way or another.
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:48 PM   #5
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On our April Dream cruise they had a 5k run and a 5k walk. The run met and started near the bicycle rental hut (cookies 2). The walk started a half hour later near the post office by the ship. There were a few walkers on the run, so it is fine to do either on the "run".
I wish they started earlier in the morning, but ours did not start until after 9. The pathway was well marked for the run. Water was available on many spots of the run from the larger orange dispensers. I did not like that we had to wait about a half hour for the run. I have heard recently they have been giving out bibs for the run. I will run the CC 5K again on my next cruise if this is true, otherwise I will just run by myself once i am off the ship.
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Old 09-04-2011, 01:56 PM   #6
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Can someone point me to where I can find info about the couch-to-5K program? I've got two cruises booked in 2012 and this could be fun to try. TIA
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:32 PM   #7
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I did it!!! I have never done a 5k before and have never been much of a jogger until a couple of months ago. It was so extremely hot and made if difficult to jog the entire route. So I did jog/speed walk/jog and so forth. I did bring my own bottle of water and drank all of it by the time I was done. I don't have an official time but I was pleased that I wasn't the last one. My brother ran the 5k with me, however he runs more then me, his time was 35min, based off of his time and how long he thinks he waited for me to cross the finish line I think I am somewhere between 45-50min. I'm proud of myself!!
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:42 PM   #8
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I ran it for the first time too! Last Tuesday to be exact and wanted to do it Saturday again, but we didn't make it to CC due to weather. Didn't even bother with the time, I just had a goal to run it the entire way without stopping, but the heat was just a bit much and I had to stop a couple times for about 20 seconds each. There is water along the path that you can stop and get too.

Man, running on that tarmac can get darn right hot! I wasn't prepared for that at all and it really threw me for a loop. I didn't know where the bike rentals were located, so I walked from the ship to the start and it was way to far. So, I finally started around 9:10am or so and caught up to several people along the way. I was really happy with myself that I had this goal in mind to run the 5K and even hurting my knee a month out and trying to stay fit. The eliptical machine helps with the fitness, but doesn't replicate running. For me it worked since the knees felt fine before and after the run. Now I'm preparing to do another 5K someone around my home.
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:51 PM   #9
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My husband and I ran the Castaway Cay 5k on 8/31. We met near the bicycle rentals at 9:00am and the run began at 9:15am. We were given bibs and pins and the cast member was at the finish line keeping time up until 10:00 or 45 minutes into the run. We were not provided with water pre or post race. We did bring our own water and there are also the water coolers along the bike rout
e. We both really enjoyed the run-
it was cloudy the day we were
there but the heat was still brutal.
We were also delayed a bit from
going ashore- I would say it was
8:45 before we were allowed to get
off the ship vs the usual 8:30. This
was likely due to last minute clean
up from Hurricane Irene. The later timing did make it a close call to get to the start line in time- felt like no sooner we got there we were starting the race. We highly recommend this run- regardless of skill level- DO IT!! When else can
you run in such a beautiful place I also agree on that there should be a Castaway 5k shirt for purchase! I told the cast member this was my 5th official runDisney event and I am used to getting a big medal - she said she would pass that feedback along

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Old 04-19-2012, 04:20 PM   #10
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Castaway Cay 5K

I am going on a cruise in May and I have a few questions about the Castaway Cay 5K. Are there lockers available near the starting line? My mom and I both want to run it, but we don't want to go all the way back to the ship to change into our swimsuits after the run.

Also, any personal experiences and/or pics from the run? Do they give out bibs, medals? Is there water along the route? How long do they give everyone to finish? Thanks for any info!

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Old 04-19-2012, 04:30 PM   #11
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My friends did it on the Fantasy MV. They got medals which I saw photos of. I have the same medal (red white and blue ribbon with a plastic Mickey head) for winning a trivia contest on the Dream. Their pictures weren't close up enough to see if anything was written on the Mickey heads.
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I did the CC 5k in March. The medal says winner on the ribbon and disney cruise line on the plastic mickey head. I enjoyed the 5k. However pay close attention when the cast member explains the route. It is not clearly marked and I had to ask for directions from Castmember on bike a couple of times. There are no lockers.
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I did this in January, and there were no lockers. I believe the CM that was responsible for it stayed around for about an hour. There were several water stations along the route (2 or 3 I think). It's a very laid-back event, with both runners and walkers at all levels.

We received the plastic Mickey medal, a nice bib number, and a certificate. I hear they're now selling cute T-shirts on CC for the 5K, and I hope to buy one when I'm there in November.

It was a lot of fun and made me feel less guilty enjoying all the great food/drinks the rest of the day!

Here's a pic to give you some idea of the bib and "medal." Sorry I don't have anything better!


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Old 04-19-2012, 10:04 PM   #14
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We did the CC5K in March. It was very clearly marked...I get the impression that is new. We walked it......in a little under an hour. We got bibs and medals, and I purchased the new t-shirt. We were told that we were the first Magic cruise to get to buy the shirt.
It was a blast! I highly recommend doing it!
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:26 AM   #15
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Castaway Cay 5k???

Does anyone know if there will be a 5k on Castaway Cay May 23rd?
And, if they still do the 5k, do they still give out the race bibs and medals?

Thanks everyone!
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