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Disney Castaway Cay Challenge

Disney Cruise Line

4-night Bahamian Cruise

January 14-18, 2019

Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend is a whirlwind of activity and the Castaway Cay Challenge is the perfect way to cap it off. Earn one more medal to round out your collection and enjoy some well deserved R&R aboard the Disney Dream. 

Dream Departures Travel will confirm your January 14, 2019 cruise aboard the Disney Dream today before you register for the Castaway Cay Challenge on Availability for this sailing is limited, so please book your cruise with us before registering for the Castaway Cay Challenge since your race registration is nonrefundable. Be sure to enter your Cruise reservation number when registering for the race.

Request your no-obligation cruise quote now! January 14, 2019 Disney Dream Quote Request

If you're not alreadyregistered for a race we can help with that as well! Please visit our 2019 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend page for more info. Email us with any questions.

Disney Castaway Cay 5K - January 16, 2019

From Parks to Paradise, join the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge!

The Disney Castaway Cay Challenge is an ultimate running adventure, combining one magical 5K event or longer during the 2018 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend (January 3-7, 2018) with a Castaway Cay 5K on Disney Cruise Line's private tropical island in the Bahamas the following week. On Monday, when Marathon Weekend is over, set sail on board the Disney Dream for a 4-night Bahamian Cruise from Port Canaveral. You'll sail to Disney Castaway Cay for your 5K run along sandy white beaches, past swaying palms and sparkling turquoise lagoons, with magical Disney moments to surprise you along the way. It's a runner's paradise in a spectacular island oasis. From parks to paradise…and a dream getaway on board a magical cruise!


Castaway Cay 5K Highlights:

  • 3.1-mile course through Disney Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line's private island in the Bahamas

  • Course runs past sparkling lagoons, the harbor and white sandy beaches

  • Surprise Disney magical moments and entertainment on course


Castaway Cay Challenge Participants Receive:

  • Castaway Cay Challenge Event T-Shirt

  • Castaway Cay 5K Finisher Medallion* **

  • Castaway Cay Challenge Finisher Medal for participating in one Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend 5K or longer event PLUS the Castaway Cay 5K* **

  • Personalized bib (Must register by December 1, 2017 for name to appear on bib)

  • Post-race refreshments

  • Exciting activities and access to Special Merchandise on board Disney Cruise Line

  • Featured Healthy Menu Options on board Disney Cruise Line


*The number of registrations for the 2018 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend races and the Castaway Cay 5K is limited and subject to availability. To be eligible for the Castaway Cay Challenge runners must enter their cruise reservation number at the time of registration for the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge race event. All races are subject to age eligibility requirements and capacity limits. All race registration fees are non-refundable. Runners deferring any 2018 Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend 10K or longer races will not be eligible for a Castaway Cay Challenge Finisher Medal. Events/races may be subject to delay, change, or cancellation for inclement weather or other safety concerns. 

** A reservation on the January 14, 2019 Disney Dream 4-Night Bahamian Cruise is required in order to participate. Disney Cruise Line availability for the January 14, 2019 is limited. It is recommended that you book your Disney cruise PRIOR to registering for the Castaway Cay Challenge. If your Disney Castaway Cay Challenge spot is forfeited for any reason, the race fee is non-refundable. Please refer to Disney Cruise Line for cruise refund policies.

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