Castaway Cay Challenge Added To 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Have you registered for one of the races during the nearly sold out 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend?  Does a “cool-down” run on a tropical island sound like an ideal way to recover from your race?  Would you like to reward your family with a Disney Cruise for putting up with all your long miles and hours on the road training?  Well you can do all that, and earn yet another medal to boot in the inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge – a partnership between runDisney and Disney Cruise Line.  Continue reading for more details in the press release below.

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Castaway Cay 5K, photo by Kent Phillips, courtesy Disney Cruise Line

Taken from Disney’s Press Release

Runners taking part in the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend can add the ultimate finish to their experience – the new Disney Castaway Cay Challenge, a joint venture by runDisney and Disney Cruise Line.

After competing in the 5K, 10K, half marathon and/or full marathon during the Disney Marathon Weekend (January 7-11), runners can compete January 14 in the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge, a special 5K race on Disney Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line’s private Bahamas island.  Every runner who finishes this new runDisney Challenge event will earn two medals – an inaugural Disney Castaway Cay Challenge medal and a Castaway Cay 5K medallion, plus any medals earned for running any Disney Marathon Weekend events (5K, 10K, half marathon or full marathon).

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The Castaway Cay Challenge takes place during the 4-night Disney Dream cruise itinerary that sets sail January 12, 2015 from Port Canaveral, Florida and includes a stop in Nassau in addition to Castaway Cay.  The cruise will feature exclusive activities designed for Castaway Cay Challenge participants, plus special menu items and merchandise.

Castaway Cay 5K

Castaway Cay 5K, photo by Kent Phillips, courtesy Disney Cruise Line

 

To sign up for the Castaway Cay Challenge, runners must book the January 12, 2015 Disney Dream cruise at www.disneycruise.com and then register for the Castaway Cay Challenge at www.runDisney.com.  Race registration opens May 23.

Note: as of this writing (May 14) all individual entries for races during the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend are sold out except for Goofy’s Race and a Half Challenge.  Although slots may be available via charity groups.  For more family travel news, reviews, and trip reports, be sure to follow Adventures by Daddy on Twitter and “like” our Facebook page, too.

About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I’m a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.