From Jonathan Frontado, Disney Cruise Line and posted on the Disney Parks Blog.
January 14th, was an exciting day for Disney Cruise Line and runDisney! More than 700 runners completed the inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge, earning the highly prized medal for this first-ever competition.
This event was the first of its kind to be held amid the swaying palm trees and turquoise waters of a private island paradise. Disney cruisers followed a special 5K course throughout Castaway Cay, enjoying unique photo opps and friendly greetings along the way …
To be eligible for the challenge, runners had to complete any Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend race with a distance of 5K or longer this past weekend. Then they had a few days to rest up, relaxing aboard the Disney Dream, before running through paradise (literally)! The voyage also featured special activities, speakers and merchandise designed for the Castaway Cay Challenge participants.
The next Castaway Cay Challenge takes place following the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend during the four-night cruise aboard the Disney Dream departing February 23. Hope to “run” into you there!