Castaway Cay 5K First Timer Support Thread

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  1. darwinsrule

    darwinsrule DIS Veteran

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    God I miss running. First cruise I brought my shoes but we were having such a great time as a family I skipped it. Second (and techically third cruise since it was B2B) I had broken my foot twice in the 7 months leading up to the cruise (dumb luck - same foot different bones). I have had two major abdominal surgeries this year and haven't run since last Dec. Chance of doing CC 5k in March - zero. Seems like a pretty good reason to book another cruise however.
     
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  3. Hopkins521

    Hopkins521 Earning My Ears

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    Want to do the CC5K but am having trouble running down information . . . is the run available on every cruise? Do you pre-register or do you sign up on board? I'm doing the 7-day E. Carribean itinerary in January and this run is a *huge* motivator for me . . I may cry if it's unavailable!!:sad:
     
  4. thinktink87

    thinktink87 Earning My Ears

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    From what I know, any cruise that stops there has it. No need to sign up. Check the navigator. It tells you time/place to meet and everyone goes together. Good luck!
     
  5. amanda202

    amanda202 Earning My Ears

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    Will the 5k go on rain or shine? There's a 40% chance of rain the day before we are there. :-/
     
  6. stacecakes

    stacecakes loves acquiring info as much as fastpasses!

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    I just found out about the cc 5k and I am soooo excited. I did the wine and dine half in november as a "bucket list" girls trip with friends.I needed a huge carrot to dangle to commit to thirteen miles- and it was so worth it. Highly recommend that run. coming back, I told eveyone back home that running a disney race had spoiled me, thirteen miles had broken me (just a little), and I wasn't sure when I'd run another race.
    I now have an answer to that question: castaway cay on my 1/19/13 cruise! Motivation to figure out what's going on with my hip, hit the treadmill, and retool for this trip. A new year's resolution boost and a great reward.

    I would LOVE to hear from someone who's done it what the childcare situation is- I'd like to talk DH into running it with me (since he's been picking up on childcare for all my training this fall and hasn't been able to run with me yet).But that'll only work if CC kidcare is open for out 2 and 4yo girls.

    Any thoughts??
     
  7. uziel5000

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    Well I just ran it last Friday. Goal accomplished. Here are some pics. You can also check my blog to read how I did on the race afatrunner.blogspot.com

    The ship arriving at Castaway Cay...
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    We were told to be at The Tube at 9:15am. There we signed up and were given our bibs. We were the first group to be allowed off the ship.

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    From there we walked to the starting line. We were shown the route on the map and we were on our way!

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    I don't have pics of the race for obvious reasons. But here is the medal they gave me and the shirt I bought,

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    If you guys have any questions feel free to ask. :cool1:
     
  8. CruisingGoddess

    CruisingGoddess Disney Princess

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    You see those 2 Asians in the far left of this photo? (Man wearing the white shirt and woman wearing the white headband) That's me and my hubby!!

    I also ran on the same day obviously. My first race ever and I finished it before the CM's left!! :woohoo:
     
  9. uziel5000

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    Rebecca Low? Hey a fellow Pachyderm! I don't know if you remember but Trent and I congratulated you at the end. Like you, I wanted to finish before the CM's left. I finished 2 minutes behind you.
     
  10. CruisingGoddess

    CruisingGoddess Disney Princess

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    Yes! Omg, Frank, I didn't even know your dis name! Lol. Yes, it was good to see you both at the race! Yay for us for achieving our goals!
     
  11. RMAMom

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    Thanks for posting this, I can't wait!

    Congratulations on your first race!

    I finished W7D2 of the C25K app today! I am going to spend the next few months increasing my speed so I can finish in a decent time when I run it in March.
     
  12. amanda202

    amanda202 Earning My Ears

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    I ran it on Tuesday this week with a group of about 70 others and we did not get medals. Only a certificate as we crossed the finish line. It was still a fun experience.
     
  13. CruisingGoddess

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    It does fall in line with previous reports that Fantasy has medals and Dream does not. :(

    Tip for those that are running: Don't forget to wear sunscreen! The day started out overcast but the sun came out in the middle of the race and beat down pretty hard.
     
  14. JLK2001

    JLK2001 Earning My Ears

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    I am on your cruise and will be running. Only one in my family who will be!
     
  15. MMcCarthy

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    Can you walk it
     
  16. amanda202

    amanda202 Earning My Ears

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    Yup sure can!
     
  17. nancy drew

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    Is the childcare on CC open before the race? I'd love to run this 5K on our cruise, but as a single parent I need someone to watch my kids. They'd LOVE one of those medals, but I'm not sure I can get them to run a 5K. If they aren't able to train for it, is there childcare available?
     
  18. cruisecrasher

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    Aren't these the same medals you get for the trivia contest?
     
  19. rosermama

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    Just ran it on the Fantasy this week they did have medals no certificates. The guy told my husband who was waiting for me that most of the other ships ran out of them and they can't keep them in stock because so many people are running now, all the medals are on the Fantasy because its new and people expect them to have them. But they are ordering more and trying to restock the other ships.

    I noticed at the trivia thing now you get the water bottle they use to give out for running
     
  20. mikensarah83

    mikensarah83 Earning My Ears

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    My husband and I ran the 5k on 12/7/12. We had to check in at 0930 at the Tube. As a group we walked to the starting point. It was so hot for my husband and I, we live in Upstate NY so we aren't used to the humidity. But, it was a good run. There was a water checkpoint along the way. We got a metal after we crossed the finish line and checked back with one of the organizers. T-shirts were available for sale at the store right near the start/finish.
    My only complaint would be, I wish we started the process earlier. It would have been nice if we got off the ship at 945, and started the run around 10. But, I would do it again :thumbsup2
     
  21. bumbershoot

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    Ooh, when are you going? The "this is new" link in my sig is my pre-cruise-journal-of-sorts, FYI.

    If my son can separate himself from our cousins at that point, I'm hoping they'll let him run with me (and maybe DH if his achilles issue calms down). But I'm thinking he'll be with his cousins and will refuse to leave them. :)
     

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