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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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Old 09-04-2011, 12:14 PM   #4
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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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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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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
google couch to 5k you should find plenty of information
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:07 PM   #9
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Just thought I'd share that I mentioned possibly doing this to my husband, and he said that while I was doing the 5K, he would be racing me to see how many Mickey bars he could eat...
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Old 09-04-2011, 04:42 PM   #10
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I'm excited to do this on our upcoming trip too! I'm trying to convince DH to do it with me, but he's not buying it!
Does anyone know if you can use iphone apps while on CC? I use a couple while I run to track stats and routes.
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I'm excited to do this on our upcoming trip too! I'm trying to convince DH to do it with me, but he's not buying it!
Does anyone know if you can use iphone apps while on CC? I use a couple while I run to track stats and routes.
I don't see why not. Your're not likely to get a 3g signal out there, but the gps for tracking should work with no issues.
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I did it on our spring break trip, this past April - I had a great time, but I was surprised by how much the humidity affected me (and I love in Kentucky). It isn't a lot of water-front scenery, but the other runners were super friendly (even though I am S-L-O-W). We didn't get anything...which was OK, but I would have bought a Castaway Cay 5K t-shirt just for bragging rights - wish DCL would sell them.
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Old 09-04-2011, 07:51 PM   #13
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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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I don't see why not. Your're not likely to get a 3g signal out there, but the gps for tracking should work with no issues.
Great! Thanks! That's what I was wondering about.
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Hmmm...got me thinking...have any of you used an iPhone GPS tracking app (I use RunKeeper, but there are others) to track your run *on board* around Deck 4? Wondering what that GPS run would look like...
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