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Old 04-05-2012, 01:10 PM   #31
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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 must say that I LOVE most of the changes they've made to the 5K. We made our own t-Shirts on a previous cruise for our group of DISer's who ran the race. They didn't have bibs or medals - in fact, the CM didn't even wait for anyone to finish. He finished and disappeared. The rest of us just ran for our own edification. I was disappointed not to get the certificate or water bottle that they had distributed on previous cruises - since this was the first 5K that I had run. I mentioned it as I returned to the ship and that night they magically appeared in my stateroom...

But that time there were no age limits - everyone who wanted to run did. There were several kids who ran with their parents (and finished well ahead of me BTW!). This year my daughter is in Girls on the Run and I am her running buddy. We will do the 5K together in May before our cruise, and I thought it would be great to continue that tradition at Castaway Cay. I must say that that change disappoints me. My DD could use all the encouragement she can get and if she can finish a 5K, she should be able to do it at Castaway Cay too. I'll probably run it anyway - so she'll definitely get my medal!
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I read your blog and thanks it sounds great all the changes

I like that there is a medal even if it is plastic it is still nice. I am running this on my cruise in Nov and then running the wine and dine 1/2 marathon when I get off the cruise.

I have to say that running in the tropics is a lot different, I ran often in Iraq and was used to extreme heat but nothing could have prepared me for the humidty the last time I ran the 5K

Sounds like the start of this is all the way closer to the end of the family beach. If this is so I REALLY LIKE THIS CHANGE the time I ran it leaving from the ship on my way back I smacked a kid who walked right in front of me mid stride. I was MORtified I did not like running through the crowded area of family beach back to the ship.

Yes the walk back would suck, I will have to think about this if I will run with my swimsuit under my running shorts and then take a dip right in the ocean or go back to the ship... HMMM

I will be the only in my family running so I am sending DH to get the good spot we always try to get and then DD can stay there and he can come cheer me on YEAHHHHH
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A few comments. I ran the CC5K on our 7-night Western cruise (3/17-3/24).

1) Shirts were available for purchase at the 2nd gift shop ( the one by the bike rentals)

2) I don't know exactly what the rule is, but we had some kids running the 5k. In fact, there was a family of 5 that ran. The dad stayed back and ran with his daughter. My guess is that she was in the 11-12 range...

3) We did not walk to the start. We got on the tram and it takes you right to the start/finish line. You can also take it right back to the ship (unless you get on the wrong tram - the one to Serenity Bay -like I did...).
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Well...if they don't allow kids I hope they consider doing a fun run or something for the kids. I might have to leave a comment on the comment card and maybe they'll add in the future...
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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/
Thank you for this great post!!!! I am really excited to run the CC5K. I am starting to train for my CC5K when I am on the Dream on 6/15.

Looking forward to adding the T-shirt to my collection of Disney shirts.
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I must say that I LOVE most of the changes they've made to the 5K. We made our own t-Shirts on a previous cruise for our group of DISer's who ran the race. They didn't have bibs or medals - in fact, the CM didn't even wait for anyone to finish. He finished and disappeared. The rest of us just ran for our own edification. I was disappointed not to get the certificate or water bottle that they had distributed on previous cruises - since this was the first 5K that I had run. I mentioned it as I returned to the ship and that night they magically appeared in my stateroom...

But that time there were no age limits - everyone who wanted to run did. There were several kids who ran with their parents (and finished well ahead of me BTW!). This year my daughter is in Girls on the Run and I am her running buddy. We will do the 5K together in May before our cruise, and I thought it would be great to continue that tradition at Castaway Cay. I must say that that change disappoints me. My DD could use all the encouragement she can get and if she can finish a 5K, she should be able to do it at Castaway Cay too. I'll probably run it anyway - so she'll definitely get my medal!
just a guess, but I bet Disney doesn't want to liability of having kids running the race that don't want to run with their parents. Back in the loop it is very woodsy and they could easily run off, get hurt, be alone, etc. and not part of a "kids club" so maybe that is one reason why.

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I read your blog and thanks it sounds great all the changes

I like that there is a medal even if it is plastic it is still nice. I am running this on my cruise in Nov and then running the wine and dine 1/2 marathon when I get off the cruise.

I have to say that running in the tropics is a lot different, I ran often in Iraq and was used to extreme heat but nothing could have prepared me for the humidty the last time I ran the 5K

Sounds like the start of this is all the way closer to the end of the family beach. If this is so I REALLY LIKE THIS CHANGE the time I ran it leaving from the ship on my way back I smacked a kid who walked right in front of me mid stride. I was MORtified I did not like running through the crowded area of family beach back to the ship.

Yes the walk back would suck, I will have to think about this if I will run with my swimsuit under my running shorts and then take a dip right in the ocean or go back to the ship... HMMM

I will be the only in my family running so I am sending DH to get the good spot we always try to get and then DD can stay there and he can come cheer me on YEAHHHHH
good plan! DH and I both run so no one to go save spots!

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Well...if they don't allow kids I hope they consider doing a fun run or something for the kids. I might have to leave a comment on the comment card and maybe they'll add in the future...
maybe they will, good luck!

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Thank you for this great post!!!! I am really excited to run the CC5K. I am starting to train for my CC5K when I am on the Dream on 6/15.

Looking forward to adding the T-shirt to my collection of Disney shirts.
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A few comments. I ran the CC5K on our 7-night Western cruise (3/17-3/24).

1) Shirts were available for purchase at the 2nd gift shop ( the one by the bike rentals)

2) I don't know exactly what the rule is, but we had some kids running the 5k. In fact, there was a family of 5 that ran. The dad stayed back and ran with his daughter. My guess is that she was in the 11-12 range...

3) We did not walk to the start. We got on the tram and it takes you right to the start/finish line. You can also take it right back to the ship (unless you get on the wrong tram - the one to Serenity Bay -like I did...).
yes, if you look back a couple of pages someone posted a photo of the shirt. I forgot to go back and buy one, oops!
they gave us the option of taking the tram as we walked up to it, but everyone just kind of looked at each other and kept walking. I think everyone was afraid to not look tough enough ha!
On the navigator it is under the just for adults column, and it also says "all adult runners meet here" etc. etc. I think if after reading that still bringing your child is not cool....but then again I am a rule follower.
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I must say that I LOVE most of the changes they've made to the 5K. We made our own t-Shirts on a previous cruise for our group of DISer's who ran the race. They didn't have bibs or medals - in fact, the CM didn't even wait for anyone to finish. He finished and disappeared. The rest of us just ran for our own edification. I was disappointed not to get the certificate or water bottle that they had distributed on previous cruises - since this was the first 5K that I had run. I mentioned it as I returned to the ship and that night they magically appeared in my stateroom...

But that time there were no age limits - everyone who wanted to run did. There were several kids who ran with their parents (and finished well ahead of me BTW!). This year my daughter is in Girls on the Run and I am her running buddy. We will do the 5K together in May before our cruise, and I thought it would be great to continue that tradition at Castaway Cay. I must say that that change disappoints me. My DD could use all the encouragement she can get and if she can finish a 5K, she should be able to do it at Castaway Cay too. I'll probably run it anyway - so she'll definitely get my medal!
Did you see the post I just wrote? I am sure its a liability issue to just have kids running around the island unsupervised (if they wanted to run without mom and dad) A lot of local 5k's in my area have age limits on the 5k, and there is a one mile fun run for the kids, so it does seem pretty standard. Congrats to your daughter on doing GOTR!
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So excited they have added bibs and medals(even if plastic)...I was debating bothering to get up and do this but now I definitely will be running it on the MAy 13th 4 night sailing!
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Thank you SO MUCH for this post, it is awesome to see there is new swag for this race!

I wonder if they allow walkers? My mom and I might like to do this on our next cruise. She does 5ks with me when they are run/walk 5ks. Usually I run, and she walks them at a fast clip, and we meet up at the end. She moves pretty quick.

For this I'd choose to walk with her for the experience together! And we'd just bring our stuff and stay on the island afterward, I figure, rather than returning to the ship afterward. Dunk in the ocean to clean off!

Thanks again, I will have to check out more of your blog!

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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.
My twenty-something daughters ran the Princess Half in 2010. When they signed up, they challenged me to run the 5K. I initially resisted - I am fat, dumb and happy, and running was about as far away from what I wanted to do as possible! But that challenge rolled around in my head, and I eventually took them up on it. The whole time I was training I thought I needed my head examined, that I'd never finish, etc. etc.

I ran, I finished, and have to say I still don't love running, but I CAN! I have the Castaway Cay 5K on MY bucket list. We returned to Princess Weekend this year, and I did the 5K with one daughter, and cheered both of them on through the Half! Good for you to have set this goal. We hope to return in 2013, so I will cheer for you too! I hope to run the 5K on Castaway Cay soon.
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My twenty-something daughters ran the Princess Half in 2010. When they signed up, they challenged me to run the 5K. I initially resisted - I am fat, dumb and happy, and running was about as far away from what I wanted to do as possible! But that challenge rolled around in my head, and I eventually took them up on it. The whole time I was training I thought I needed my head examined, that I'd never finish, etc. etc.

I ran, I finished, and have to say I still don't love running, but I CAN! I have the Castaway Cay 5K on MY bucket list. We returned to Princess Weekend this year, and I did the 5K with one daughter, and cheered both of them on through the Half! Good for you to have set this goal. We hope to return in 2013, so I will cheer for you too! I hope to run the 5K on Castaway Cay soon.
I ran that too with my mom! go to my blog and click the "races" tab and scroll to princess for my recap. So glad you did it!

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Thank you SO MUCH for this post, it is awesome to see there is new swag for this race!

I wonder if they allow walkers? My mom and I might like to do this on our next cruise. She does 5ks with me when they are run/walk 5ks. Usually I run, and she walks them at a fast clip, and we meet up at the end. She moves pretty quick.

For this I'd choose to walk with her for the experience together! And we'd just bring our stuff and stay on the island afterward, I figure, rather than returning to the ship afterward. Dunk in the ocean to clean off!

Thanks again, I will have to check out more of your blog!

one of my friends who did it ran/walked.

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So excited they have added bibs and medals(even if plastic)...I was debating bothering to get up and do this but now I definitely will be running it on the MAy 13th 4 night sailing!
woo hoo! I am on th magic may 4th!
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We walked the entire thing...there were 5 of us in the back, 1 of which was walking his 1st 5K ever. The CM waited for all of us to finish (we were the last, at just under an hour), and we still got the bibs and medals. I did it to say I did it, I don't run.

Also, the shirts are available at the Pelican Point gift shop, for $22, and no where else. On our Magic cruise, they ran out of size L, so my DH didn't get one. My suggestion would be to buy yours as soon as you see it, or you might not get it!



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Thank you SO MUCH for this post, it is awesome to see there is new swag for this race!

I wonder if they allow walkers? My mom and I might like to do this on our next cruise. She does 5ks with me when they are run/walk 5ks. Usually I run, and she walks them at a fast clip, and we meet up at the end. She moves pretty quick.

For this I'd choose to walk with her for the experience together! And we'd just bring our stuff and stay on the island afterward, I figure, rather than returning to the ship afterward. Dunk in the ocean to clean off!

Thanks again, I will have to check out more of your blog!

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So excited they have added bibs and medals(even if plastic)...I was debating bothering to get up and do this but now I definitely will be running it on the MAy 13th 4 night sailing!
I'm thinking about doing this how do i get started. Even if i come in dead last HAHA i would like to say at least i did this.
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