Castaway Cay 5K pre Sign up

Mitura

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Jan 13, 2016
I think I saw somewhere that you can pre-sign up for the CC5K (as in before you get on the ship). I don't remember if that is true or not. Can someone let me know?

Also what is the minimum age that you need to be to run?

Thanks!
 

Mommb

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Aug 26, 2010
As far as I know, you can't sign up for the CC5K until you're on the ship. Just stop by Guest Services any time before Castaway Cay day -- it doesn't have be part of the mad rush on boarding day.

The minimum age to officially participate (have a bib and get a medal) is 10, but younger kids can run if they want to. It's a very laid-back event.

There is a once-a-year runDisney race on Castaway Cay as part of the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend, which requires advance registration. The typical races, though, don't require advance planning.
 
  • lklgoodman

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    Yes, you can. I signed my dh up for it last month for our upcoming cruise. Don't know what age you must be do it.
     

    shoes99

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    We also signed up online When your reservation window opens, then you can see the signup under your itinerary.
     

    Mitura

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    Thanks! Its under on board fun. The screen shot helped. I was looking at Port Adventures not on board fun. Great!
     
  • lklgoodman

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    Thanks! Its under on board fun. The screen shot helped. I was looking at Port Adventures not on board fun. Great!
    I thought it was odd they have it listed as onboard fun. Seems like it should be listed as a port adventure.
     

    Ralph&Pam

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    As far as I know, you can't sign up for the CC5K until you're on the ship. Just stop by Guest Services any time before Castaway Cay day -- it doesn't have be part of the mad rush on boarding day.

    The minimum age to officially participate (have a bib and get a medal) is 10, but younger kids can run if they want to. It's a very laid-back event.

    There is a once-a-year runDisney race on Castaway Cay as part of the Walt Disney World Marathon weekend, which requires advance registration. The typical races, though, don't require advance planning.
    I recently signed up for the CC 5K for our next three cruises, starting tomorrow and then b2b in January. It’s under on-board fun for the CC day. Starting time was indicated as 8:50 am for all three events.
     

    sethschroeder

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    Feb 24, 2013
    I think I saw somewhere that you can pre-sign up for the CC5K (as in before you get on the ship). I don't remember if that is true or not. Can someone let me know?
    You can sign up on the website before your cruise. I have both myself and my wife booked for it. Its just a "onboard fun".

    It was not there right away. It came up I think it was at like 30 or 35 days before our sailing here at the end of the month.

    From the booking area of the Disney Cruise Site

    Onboard Fun

    Castaway Cay 5K
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    Go the distance in paradise when you take off on a spectacular 5K race around Disney Castaway Cay. Sprint past swaying palms as you race along the air strip to the observation tower and take the lead past sweeping shorelines to Castaway Family Beach. All finishers receive an exclusive Disney Cruise Line Castaway Cay 5K medal.

    What to Expect
    • You will be required to sign a release waiver to participate. Once signed, you’ll receive a Castaway Cay 5K race bib and will be asked to review the 5K course during your cruise. Please be sure to check the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app for more information, including specific times and location information.
    • On race day, meet on Disney Castaway Cay at the bike rentals location approximately 20 minutes after the ship docks. Your leader will escort you to the starting line.
    • Begin your 5K challenge, following the markers and directions provided by Crew Members. Keep in mind, this is not a timed event.
    • Complete your race and celebrate with an exclusive Disney Cruise Line Castaway Cay 5K medal.
    Important Additional Information
    • For everyone’s safety, bicycles or similar 2-wheeled devices; skateboards; scooters, including knee scooters; in-line skates, roller skates or shoes with wheels; strollers and jogging strollers; baby carriers; baby backpacks or similar devices; and/or any electric or powered mobility devices are not permitted.
    • Guests with mobility disabilities wishing to participate must use a push rim wheelchair and be able to propel themselves.
    • This activity is for Guests 10 years of age and above.
     
  • steveyjc81

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    Sep 18, 2010
    I'd love to pay a few dollars and get a proper chip timed event. It would be easy for them to implement, and an easy way for them to make some $$ ( I know they do the castaway challenge, but this could be a scaled down version of that)
     

    DCLObsessed

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    A new route you say? I'm very happy to hear that may be the case....having to do that loop a second time was difficult mentally :crazy2: - hopefully that has changed. I've always run it but was thinking it might be fun to walk it with my husband next trip (a few weeks away) but now I'm re-thinking that if the route has changed. Hmmm.
     

    Booth44

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    Nov 25, 2016
    The route has indeed changed - but not all that much. The 'start line' has been moved onto the runway itself (though the clock is only at the finish - so if you want an accurate time you need to handle that yourself). There is only one loop of the bike path instead of two. When you exit the loop you still take a right and go down the runway, but instead of turning around at the end of the runway you turn right and head down the road that goes alongside Serenity Bay beach. I found that section to be nice & shady with a decent breeze - though you can't actually see the beach or water. Finish line is still in the same place.

    Another big difference is that there is no longer a meeting on the ship the morning of the race. There was a meeting the day before where everyone signed waivers and got their race numbers, and people were told to get off the ship on their own and meet at the bike rental place at 9 am. They also had a series of staggered starts instead of one mass start to accomodate the people who weren't there exactly at 9. So one group would go off right at 9, another at about 9:05 and so on. If I'm not mistaken the first group started even before 9 sharp so if it's important for you to be 'first' - get there early. Likewise, if you don't want to bother feeling rushed or have other priorities that prevent you from being "on time" you certainly won't risk missing out - I saw people starting at 10 and the clock kept going well after that.

    The "sign-up" on the app or at guest services seemed to be just a formality. The important part (if you wanted a bib and medal) was completing and handing in the waiver.

    Note that even the new course is still somewhat short. I ran the loop twice and my GPS measured it as 4.6 km both times (the 'old' route was actually a little longer at 4.8k). Also - there are a lot of publicly available views of the route available on sites like Strava and Garmin.
     
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