Castaway Cay Challenge Part of the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend Events

Registration for the 2016 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend events has been open for just about two days and several races are already sold out. But if you're looking to add a little tropical fun to the Marathon Weekend, you can register for the Disney Castaway Cay Challenge 5K run.

Will you run a 5K at Castaway Cay?Will you run a 5K at Castaway Cay?

Next year is the second year that runners can extend their Marathon Weekend with a 4-night cruise on the Disney Dream. The Castaway Cay Challenge takes place during the Dream's stop in Castaway Cay, and in 2016 the date is January 11. The Challenge combines one or more Walt Disney World Marathon event with the Castaway Cay 5K.

Runners interested in adding this to their Marathon Weekend need to book the sailing on the Disney Dream via Disney Cruise Line and then visit the registration page at and register for the Castaway Cay Challenge. Registration for the Castaway Cay Challenge is $70 per participant.

As of press time the Walt Disney World Marathon was at 53 percent capacity, the Runner's World Challenge was at 95 percent capacity, the Castaway Cay Challenge was at 50 percent capacity, and the Goofy Race and a Half was at 77 percent capacity.

The Walt Disney World Half Marathon, Dopey Challenge, 10K, and 5K were all sold out after just one day.

To register for races or special events including the ChEAR Squad for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend visit

Will you be signing up for a Walt Disney World Marathon event and the Castaway Cay Challenge? Let us know in the comments.


Kristen K. wrote on Fri, 05/01/2015 - 22:48:

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Oh if only I could. This is a super fun run!

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