Disney Cruise: Castaway Cay 5k

Live, Run, Grow

The second morning of our cruise we woke up just in time to watch the ship pulling into Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island, from our stateroom…

Castaway Cay Pulling In

…I grabbed a quick bite to eat and headed down to the meeting area for the Castaway Cay 5k.  Once all the registered runners had arrived (you can register at Guest Services anytime after you board the ship) the cruise staff took time to explain the plan for the morning and to go over the course (twice, so no one got lost!).

Castaway Cay Meet Up Castaway Cay 5k Meeting Location

Around 8:30am the ship was cleared for us to get off.  We debarked together (I think there were around 100 of us that day) and walked about 7 minutes to the starting line.

Castaway Cay 5k Map

After one more quick overview of the course we were off!

Castaway Cay 5k Start

The course quickly brought us out to a long airstrip without much relief…

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The 8 toughest races in the world

Sykose Extreme Sports News

Adventure athlete Tobias Mews rounds up the world’s toughest, longest, hardest and basically unhinged endurance races. Not for the feint of heart

Tobias Mews (left) runs the Marathon des Sables
Tobias Mews (left) runs the Marathon des Sables Photo: Kirsten Kortebein

Some people collect stamps. Others like bird watching. Personally, I collect races – especially ones that claim to be the ‘toughest’ or the ‘longest’. It’s something that amuses my friends, puzzles my mother, and keeps my long suffering other half in a constant flux of worry.

The relative difficulty of a race is subjective and dependent upon a myriad of variables, such as fitness levels, experience, age and one’s genetic make up. But generally speaking there are four factors that l use to determine how hard a race will be: distance, the amount of climbing/descending required, terrain and climate. If that sounds like a complicated rubric, there’s always one simple fact that gives you a…

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