Inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge 5K Race on Disney Cruise Line Private Island

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CASTAWAY CAY, Bahamas (Jan. 14, 2015) – More than 700 runners cruised over the finish line during the inaugural Castaway Cay Challenge, a brand-new 5K event hosted by runDisney and Disney Cruise Line on Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, Castaway Cay. The event was the first of its kind to be held amid the lush palm trees and turquoise waters of a private island paradise, making it the ultimate tropical fun run in the sun. Participants earned an exclusive inaugural race medal to commemorate the event, which came on the heels of the annual Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. The experience was made complete during a four-night cruise aboard the Disney Dream which sailed from Port Canaveral, Fla., and featured special activities, speakers and merchandise designed exclusively for the Castaway Cay Challenge.