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Castaway Cay Challenge Medal Revealed

Earlier this year, runDisney announced the Inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge following the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in January 2015.  This 5K will be taking place during a 4-night Caribbean cruise immediately following the race weekend and will include two additional medals!

Photo Source: Amanda Tinney

Photo Source: Amanda Tinney

First is the Castaway Cay 5K medallion that you receive anytime you run this 5K during the cruise.

Photo Source: Danielle Nardi

Photo Source: Danielle Nardi

Those that are also registered for any of the events taking place over Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend will also receive this GORGEOUS Castaway Cay Challenge medal!

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I just LOVE this design!  It reminds me of a similar challenge medal, the Coast-to-Coast Challenge!  Let’s look at a bit more detail…

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Simply stunning.  Well done with this medal runDisney!

The Castaway Cay Challenge sold out quickly for Marathon Weekend in January, but there is still availability for the second challenge following Princess Half Marathon Weekend in February.  To register, head over to www.disneycruise.com and book the February 23, 2015 cruise aboard the Disney Dream.  Make sure to use the promotional code RUN when booking.  Then register for the Castaway Cay Challenge at www.rundisney.com.  You should book your cruise BEFORE registering for the challenge because you will need to enter your reservation number when registering.

Participants in the event will receive:

  • Castaway Cay Challenge Event T-Shirt
  • Commemorative Castaway Cay 5K Finisher Medallion
  • Commemorative Castaway Cay Challenge Finisher Medal for participating in one Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend 5K or longer event PULS the Castaway Cay 5K
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Exciting Activities and access to Special Merchandise on board Disney Cruise Line
  • Featured Healthy Menu Options on board Disney Cruise Line

Are you taking on this new challenge in 2015??

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RAD Recap for May 18, 2014

Today I was able to get a small dose of Disney here in the Northeast.  I met up with my friend Estelle from This Happy Place Blog to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair in New York…you know, the one where It’s a Small World and Carousel of Progress debuted??  This was a once in a lifetime experience!

We had a wonderful lunch and then made our way out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens.  It was a gorgeous day (well except for my frequent allergy attacks!) and perfect to walk around this park.  I’ll have a full report coming up this week for ya…but here’s me and my girl Estelle at the Unisphere 🙂

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Also this weekend, B and I decided it was time to embrace summer even if it’s a little early.  On Saturday, I woke up with the desire to sit in the sun and eat seafood 🙂  So we headed out for lobster rolls and ice cream…the perfect New England afternoon!

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I’ve also been taking in a lot more of the local activities up here in CT which I talked about a lot this week on RAD Living.  There was a great festival, the Westville Village Artwalk in New Haven last week.  Then B and I had an amazing meal at at local gastropub called Walrus + Carpenter…a nice nod to the poem in Alice in Wonderland 🙂

So the big runDisney news this week was the announcement of the inaugural Disney Castaway Cay Challenge taking place after the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon weekend.  I’m very curious to see how fast this event sells out.  We shall see when it goes on sale this week on May 23rd.  Are you go to take on the challenge?

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In case you missed some of the fun here this week, Sandy joined us for the second installment of Transformation Tuesday…what a great story!

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I played another game of Kill, Refurb, Marry with the Disney Princesses…can you guess which one I killed??

And I hope you will welcome John as the newest contributor to RAD, bringing a west coast perspective with his Anaheim Antics!

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Coming up this week is another Transformation Tuesday, a super cool giveaway (let’s just say it will be fun to hang with it!), and maybe a few other pieces of Disney geekdom.

Have a great week!

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Castaway Cay Challenge Added To 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Looks like the rumors are true and runDisney will be hosting a cruise following the 2015 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend!  The 4-night cruise will depart from Cape Canaveral on Monday, January 12, 2015 taking runners to Nassau and Castaway Cay.  On January 14th, the inaugural Disney Castaway Cay Challenge will be taking place where participants in any of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend races will be able to earn TWO MORE MEDALS – the Castaway Cay 5K medallion and the inaugural Disney Castaway Cay Challenge medal!!  That means if you are taking on the Dopey Challenge, you can earn 8 medals in one week!

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Participants in the inaugural Disney Castaway Cay Challenge will receive:

  • Castaway Cay Challenge Inaugural Event T-Shirt
  • Commemorative Castaway Cay 5K Finisher Medallion
  • Commemorative  Inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge Finisher Medal for participating in one Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend 5K or longer event PLUS the Castaway Cay 5K
  • Post-race refreshments
  • Exciting Activities and access to Special Merchandise on board Disney Cruise Line
  • Featured Healthy Menu Options on board Disney Cruise Line

So here’s what you need to do.  Head on over to www.disneycruise.com and book the January 12, 2015 cruise on the Disney Dream.  Make sure to use the promotional code RUN when booking.  Then on May 23rd, register for the Castaway Cay Challenge at www.rundisney.com.  You should book your cruise BEFORE registering for the challenge because you will need to enter your reservation number when registering.  I’m sure the cruise will now fill up very fast and the challenge is sure to sell out quickly, so make plans soon!

Here is the official press release from runDisney:

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (May 14, 2014) – 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 Jan. 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).  

The Castaway Cay Challenge takes place during the 4-night Disney Dream cruise itinerary that sets sail Jan. 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.

To sign up for the Castaway Cay Challenge, runners must book the Jan. 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.

What do you think of this news?  Will you be taking on the inaugural Disney Castaway Cay Challenge? 

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