Castaway Cay 5k

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  1. CoreyLe

    CoreyLe Mouseketeer

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    Has anyone run in the Castaway Cay 5k? If so I have a couple of questions..

    How hot was it when you ran? What time of year was it?
    I am in the Mid West and it has not been above freezing here since November so I am not use to running in the warmth. I do worry about overheating.

    Was it a race race or a more run at your own pace thing?
    I have only been running for about 6 months (started with the Couch to 5k program). I am getting faster but I am still pretty slooooow. :goodvibes I dont want to hold anyone back or make them run slower because of my pace.

    Are there racing numbers?
    Am I being way too competitive there to wonder about racing numbers at Castaway Cay? ;)

    Do you get a photo or a certificate for running?

    If it is raining do they still do the 5k? I'll run in the rain!

    Any other tips or suggestions?

    Thank you!
     
  2. tmbacon

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    Hi CoreyLe, I researched this recently on this board, and I'll try and come back to post a few links for you. Just a couple of things I discovered in my research (I haven't done the CC 5K but plan to when we go early April on the Wonder):

    The race takes place in the morning hours, I think around 8:30 AM or so, there is a cast member who acts as the 'guide' for you on the race course.

    I don't think you would get too overheated especially since it's during the morning hours in February (we live in Charlotte NC now, but I used to live in Chicago, so I understand not being used to running in warmer weather!).

    I get the sense that it's not a huge race with tons of people doing it, maybe just a handful of people, so it probably doesn't get too competitive.

    It seems you can run at your own pace, and I think I read that at times some people started walking during the race instead.

    I don't think they give you a race number, you just sort of show up at the designated meeting spot and the CM gets you going on the course.

    I am not 100% sure if you get a certificate (but I bet you do get one) or a photo taken.

    Not sure if they run in the rain.

    Hope this helps! Again, I'll try and dig up a few other links I found and post them.
     
  3. tmbacon

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  5. orlandothebeagle

    orlandothebeagle Gotta love the beagles.

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    Is it not a run rather than a race?

    It is a lovely walk, I cant wait to run it next time.
     
  6. TravisSch

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    My answers are in bold. Also, feel free to check out this article Dave did for info on the Castaway Cay 5K: http://www.disunplugged.com/2009/07/09/island-tour-on-your-feet-dcl-castaway-cay-5k/. I hope that helps. :)

    ~TravisSch
     
  7. wideeyedwonder

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    If they offer it on our PC repo, I'll run it with you!
     
  8. runskyhy

    runskyhy It's not less monkey, it's Moe Monkey!

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    :goodvibes
     
  9. orlandothebeagle

    orlandothebeagle Gotta love the beagles.

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    We can run it either way, we dont need a guide:goodvibes
     
  10. DisFamily10

    DisFamily10 Earning My Ears

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    Is the 5K run offered for every cruise that stops at CC?
     

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