...Opt for an entire week of exclusive, vitality-themed activities, including port explorations through group fun runs, onboard seminars and lectures with high-profile athletes; and jog, sprint or walk a magnificent five-kilometer course...
Royal 5K participants also will be able to attend onboard seminars and receptions featuring running talents including Bart Yasso, the chief running officer of Runner’s World magazine; Frank Shorter, an Olympic Marathon Gold and Silver Medalist; Sonja Friend-Uhl, a member of seven U.S. world teams, 2000 Olympic trials competitor in the 1500m, and currently ranked in the top 24 women in the U.S. for distances from the 5k to the Half-Marathon; and Sean Jefferson, an NCAA All American, 1600m National Champion and professional runner and tri-athlete.
For those less serious, you still can't escape the running theme on the ship, as guests will compete to set the first Royal Caribbean onboard running track record, which will be certified with RFID technology.
You know how cruise ships give away trophies to the winners of contests like "hairiest chest" and "best karaoke?" Well, here's a chance to actually do something to earn recognition. You'll be the star of the cruise! So long as the siren call of the chocolate buffet stays mum.
[Photo: The Expeditioner]