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Disney adds Castaway Cay Challenge to Marathon Weekend

Disney adds Castaway Cay Challenge to Marathon Weekend
Runners taking part in the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend can add 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, Jan. 7- 11, runners can compete in the Jan. 14 challenge, a 5K race on Disney Cruise Line’s private island in the Bahamas.

Every runner who finishes this new runDisney 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).

The Castaway Cay Challenge takes place during the four-night Disney Dream cruise that sails Jan. 12 from Port Canaveral and includes a stop at Nassau. The sailing will feature exclusive activities designed for Castaway Cay Challenge participants, plus special menu items and merchandise.

Runners must book the cruise at and then register for the Castaway Cay Challenge at Race registration opens May 23.