Saturday, October 13, 2012


I've never been to the R5K.

That is the Royal Caribbean 5K runs at one of the ports of call during a 7 day cruise.

While perusing ideas for our next cruise, we wanted to see what RC offered. Seeing this as one of the day's events at port was a pretty good idea to me! Here is the way it seems to work:

You take your cruise and the day you are in port at one of the R5K race sites, you will do the 5k run with others who have signed up to join in. I don't know if this involves only cruise line patrons or if other will be there too. There is a post race party and awards. This seems to leave time afterward for a little exploring of port (though I am not sure.)

While at sea you can take advantage of some other perks of this package including:

Private meet-and-greet sessions with high-profile racing athletes
Seminars and lectures with high-profile athletes
Personal training tips from experts
Speed tests onboard the track on your ship

The next upcoming events are the seven day cruise December 1 with the race taking place in Philipsburg, St Maarten and the seven day cruise March 10, 2013 with the race taking place in Falmouth, Jamaica.

I think I'd like to plan this itinerary on our next trip....

 That I'd like to see.

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