Creating memories is what Disney does best. Whether you’re spending a day in the parks or you’re sailing the high seas on the Disney Cruise Line, you can count on making new family memories to last a lifetime.
This year I was fortunate enough to be invited to my first ever Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. It was also the first year they hosted a Land and Sea celebration. While on the sea component of the 2017 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration Land and Sea, we had the opportunity to participate in the runDisney Castaway Cay 5k fun run.
runDisney offers a variety of runs for people of all ability levels at their parks throughout the globe, but the Castaway Cay 5k can only be done if you take a Disney Cruise Line cruise—there’s no other way you can sign up! So my oldest daughter and I were interested in doing the run, because hey, you’re in Castaway Cay only so often (and this was our first time). While we were registering at Guest Services for the 5k, my 71-year-old mom decided she wanted to participate, too. The best part about this particular 5k is that it isn’t timed, so it’s truly a fun run with zero pressure.
My 9-year-old was a little bummed she couldn’t join us, but she had a blast in Scuttle’s Cove play area while we did the Castaway Cay 5k. We disembarked the ship bright at early to start the race at 9 a.m. and we made our way around the loop, checking out the island as we power walked the 5k as a family. We were able to explore a bit of the island, see some wildlife, and check out some bucket list items!
Who knew that the Castaway Cay 5k would give us the opportunity to complete a multigenerational (three generations!) 5k as family! It was a first 5k for both my 71-year-old mother and my 11-year-old daughter, too!