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Old 04-03-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Castaway Cay 5k

I did a recap with photos of the castaway cay 5k on my blog if anyone is curious. There have been some great changes like bib's and medals!

http://www.runningwithsass.com/casta...y-5k-take-two/
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:10 AM   #2
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Great blog!

We did this in August, 2011!

We had bib numbers but no medals, which makes me a bit sad. Our DS came in second overall (he was 16, but they let him run, since he is on the cross country team at his high school and had been training all summer), and I think he would have really liked the medal.

We did not meet at the bar on the ship. We just met at the starting point by the bike rental at 9 am. The run started at 9:15. No official race clock; just the CM, who rode the course on a bike, with a stopwatch.

I find it really interesting how this has changed over the years.
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We were just on the Magic 6 night Western Caribbean, and my DH and I walked the CC5K with a friend. We got bibs and medals as well, and there was a special CC5K t-shirt that you could purchase. Since we didn't pay to do the race, I thought the $22 for the new t-shirt was a bargain! The CM in charge told us we were the first Magic cruise to have the opportunity to buy the shirts!
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To the OP: Great Post! I hope the extra hoopla around the CC5k keeps up with the other cruises.

I started 5K training this year and have been looking forward to my first '5K' race on CC. Time to start studying the map to make sure I know where I'm going.

I am happy to see there is a shirt now too! I hope they printed enough for all the people who participate in the future.

DCL has obviously been listening to all the DISers. It's so cool to see how much influence this community really has! (of course it gets them a quick $22 out of each of us).
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:39 PM   #5
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I just spent a bunch of time reading your blog and just have to say wow! It made me wish I was at "the curve" in DHS with you when you got inspired to run.

I have just recently started to run and have set the CC 5K as a goal to keep myself motivated but after reading your blog, there might be other Disney races I might be aiming for in the future.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:13 PM   #6
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I just spent a bunch of time reading your blog and just have to say wow! It made me wish I was at "the curve" in DHS with you when you got inspired to run.

I have just recently started to run and have set the CC 5K as a goal to keep myself motivated but after reading your blog, there might be other Disney races I might be aiming for in the future.
LOL thank you. my blog is my baby, I love writing and have been so blessed with how it has grown. I think thats a great goal!

to the others: I saw the shirts in the shop, but didn't buy one, and now I regret it! Will have to pick one up next month when I vacation with hubby on our cruise!

I asked the CM about the evolution of the 5k and he said they started slowly adding in things/making changes and so it has kind of been all over the place as far as organization, etc. for the past year. So glad to see it was more official!
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Awesome recap! I'm going on the Fantasy next January and I'm so excited to do the 5k. I love doing fun, informal races like that.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:06 PM   #8
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We were just on the Magic 6 night Western Caribbean, and my DH and I walked the CC5K with a friend. We got bibs and medals as well, and there was a special CC5K t-shirt that you could purchase. Since we didn't pay to do the race, I thought the $22 for the new t-shirt was a bargain! The CM in charge told us we were the first Magic cruise to have the opportunity to buy the shirts!
scrapbookmomma74 - Was the shirt for sale in a shop or offered only at the time of the race?


Has anyone seen the CC 5K T-shirts on the Dream yet?
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I have all kinds of questions....
1) How do you sign up for the race?
2) Do you have to do it before you board or can you decide at the last minute?
3) We will have a ten year old with us...what do we do with him? Can he come and wait for us? It seems like it would be easier to not have to go back to the ship once you are done with the race. Not sure when the kids club is open on the ship or on the island?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:24 PM   #10
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Awesome....

Love, love, love your blog. I have done several 5k's but I will be soon training for the Princess 1/2 for February 2013. It's on my bucket list to do before I turn 40 in August of 2013.

I love the shirt, definately need to get that! I can't wait to do this.

I have a lot of the same questions as the PP so hopefully someone can answer. I definately do not want to go back on the ship once I am off.

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I have all kinds of questions....
1) How do you sign up for the race?
2) Do you have to do it before you board or can you decide at the last minute?
3) We will have a ten year old with us...what do we do with him? Can he come and wait for us? It seems like it would be easier to not have to go back to the ship once you are done with the race. Not sure when the kids club is open on the ship or on the island?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!
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You must not have read my blog post in the original post just kidding! You just show up and sign your name and room number on a piece of paper.

it is adults only. I'm sure one of the kids clubs is open by 9:00 in the morning?

They did have a small box you could leave personal items in during the race, but it really wasn't big enough to hold a ton of beach bags/gear and I wouldn't want to leave all my stuff unattended there. It did take an extra few minutes to walk back to the ship, but I was thankful for a cool shower, changing clothes, putting on sunscreen etc. in the AC. I just had ll my stuff laid out on my bed ready to go so when I got back from the race I didn't have to do a bunch of running around looking for my camera, sunscreen, magazines, sunglasses, etc.
hope that helps!
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Has anyone seen the CC 5K T-shirts on the Dream yet?
the shirts are not on the ship, just in the shops at CC to purchase after the race.

pretty sure there are strollers for rent on CC and/or on the ship.

those asking about kids and the race, it IS an adults only event...I just went back and checked my navigator and it is listed on the chart under "just for adults" and on the special CC insert it says "ADULT runners meet at 8:45 for the race" (emphasis mine)
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I did a recap with photos of the castaway cay 5k on my blog if anyone is curious. There have been some great changes like bib's and medals!

http://www.runningwithsass.com/casta...y-5k-take-two/
Great pics and blog! I live in South Mississippi too! Over in Ocean Springs! This will be my hubby's 1st official "race" I can't wait to finally run with him after all the ones I have done! Thanks for all the info!
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What a great recap!!! I look forward to running it next year.
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Do they allow kids to run/walk in the 5k? Thinking of bringing my jogging stroller to push my youngest in...
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