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Old 01-25-2013, 11:08 PM   #9
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Cruise Day 7, Castaway Cay Part 2

We had to meet in "The Tube" at 9:15 to get ready for the 5K. I of course forgot my ID so I got my warm up run in sprinting across the ship and up and down the stairs. There is no charge for this, and there was probably about 30 people signed up.

We were led off the ship as soon as it was cleared and walked to the starting point, which was roughly a mile from the ship.

Once at the starting mark we were given a rundown of the route. Basically out to the runway, running the loop to the observation tower, down to the adult beach, back through the observation tower loop, and then back to the start.

Almost unfortunately this was some of the best weather of the day. It was sunny for pretty much the whole race and it was hot for running. It must be hard doing this in warmer months.

There is a few water stations throughout the route. I stopped 3 times I think and skipped a few, so there is plenty.

A handful of hardcore runners took off right away and were gone from my view and about halfway through I was regretting my big breakfast. I was keeping pace with a kid who must have been around 12 and we had a very exciting sprint to the finish.

You get a certificate for finishing and you even buy...a very nice t-shirt. I've heard that they have started giving out medals for finishing again, but there were none this day.

It was a nice start to the day and got me in the water IMMEDIATELY. I recommend doing it even if you're not a big runner. There were plenty of people taking it slow.

Jenna had a bum foot so she was my support team...

Next...More Castaway.
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