From the sounds of more recent posts on the CC5K, it appears that DCL is trying to upgrade the event and make it more uniform across the fleet. Older posts have indicated that the swag for the run, and the run experience itself, has varied alot from trip to trip. It now sounds as like they have developed a routine process for running the event. I've run it twice, my DW 3 times. Her 1st time, they met on the dock, there were no bibs or finisher award and the course was unmarked. My 1st time (her 2nd) we still met on the dock, but we got bibs and a group photo with Daisy at the starting line (you had to buy the photo, but it was an offered option not available on my DW 1st CC5K) and the course was still unmarked. We ran it again in April and we met in one of the lounges to get our bibs. After sign up, we were taken off the boat via the crew gangway where we were greeted by Goofy and Pluto and walked to the start line. We had a group photo with Donald and we were on our way. They had added a time clock (no timing chips, just a clock) and route markers along the way (it was the same course, they just added signage). There were 2 CMs at the finish handing out finisher awards (the aforementioned plastic mickey head "medals"). There were also CC5K t-shirts available for sale at the t-shirt shop next to the start/finish line. Overall, I think they have done a great job improving the CC5K experience especially since it's a FREE race.