castaway cay 5K

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by juki, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. juki

    juki Earning My Ears

    Jan 27, 2013
    ive been trying to find rules and info on disney website about the run but dont have any luck. can anyone help? trying to see if kids are allowed to come and how much time they will give to finish since we would walk a good amount.
  2. eyesing4u

    eyesing4u DVC Member

    Sep 24, 2012
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  4. Hollyster2

    Hollyster2 <font color=purple>Once Upon A Dream<br><font colo

    May 15, 2004
    How often are 5k's offered? Every cruise that stops in Castaway Cay? :tiptoe:
  5. disneydeux

    disneydeux Can Once in a Lifetime Happen Twice?

    Nov 11, 2012
    No rules. You just show up. My 8 yo walked it with me. We were one of the last to finish & the CM had left. This was in 2011. We rec'd a bib from Guest Services & a participation certificate. They give out medals now. It was very informal. All three of my kids are going to do it this time (11, 9 & 7).

  6. PlutosMom319

    PlutosMom319 Earning My Ears

    Feb 21, 2013
    On our last cruise, I didn't know anything about the 5K....I'm hoping to participate on our upcoming cruise but probably won't be able to run the whole thing.
  7. drdelsol

    drdelsol Proud papa

    Jun 26, 2000
    Our stop last spring, they didn't want anyone under 12 to run. The director just kept going on about how hot it is and that people are not used to it. My daughter is used to doing 5ks in Florida so I just told her to say she was 12 and even though she obviously isnt, they let her. We were all wearing Tampa Gaspirilla 5k shirts from the week before and that one was hot enough they ran out of water on the course.
  8. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    I did it this month from the Dream.

    There was one under-12, and the CM did not give the child a bib (though I think she told the the parent she would would get the child one later, on the down-low, but not FOR the 5K). And...I passed them later, and neither of them looked happy. The child was walking and dawdling, the parent was highly annoyed and threatening to just go back, etc. It made me very glad I had not taking my highly active 8 year old. Well, it was moot because he refused to wake up, LOL, but if he had woken I'm glad I left him with his dad in the stateroom. (they were able to be first to meet Jack Sparrow that way!)

    The Navigator you get before the Castaway day will tell you when and where to meet. Meet there on that day. Have your keycard and your photo ID (though for my 5K they were being really relaxed with those photo ID rules, since it seems almost everyone forgot their ID), and know there are no bathroom breaks. They walked us off the ship and to the starting line.

    I did it for the experience and the bib number, and was incredibly happy to get a medal at the end. And it allowed me to relax allllll day, knowing I had gotten that exercise in early that morning. :)

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