The 2015 Waldo Waldo 5K Run & Walk

Benefitting the Waldo Canyon Fire Relief Efforts.

October 17, 2015
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The Fourth Annual Waldo Waldo 5K!

The Waldo Waldo 5K is a Colorado Springs family friendly 5K walk & fun run fundraiser. This un-timed 5K is fun and unique event for people of all-abilities including many first time 5k’ers, families, corporate teams, military teams, firefighters, experienced wheelchair users and even community members who were deeply affected by the fires.

Last Year's Group Photo

Costume Included!

The $35 registration fee comes with a Waldo or Wenda costume kit (characters from the popular "Where's Waldo?" children’s books) that includes a shirt, hat and glasses! The price increases to $40 the morning of the event. Registration is open now!

A Good Cause

The money raised benefits local nonprofits that support Waldo Canyon restoration, disaster relief and fire recovery, outdoor activities, and trails and open space maintenance in Colorado Springs and the surrounding community.

Presenting Sponsor

elope's generous participation and support has made this event possible since its inception in 2012. More about our sponsors.


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CS Indy Best Of Colorado Springs 2014 – Silver in Best Fundraising Events!

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A crowd of Waldos in America the Beautifl Park with Pikes Peak in the background

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Pioneers Museum
215 S Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

7:30 a.m. – Event opens (day of event registration begins, ends at 9:00)
8:30 a.m. – Warm yoga for all ages
9:00 a.m. – Day of event registration ends
9:30 a.m. – Big group photo, don't be late!
9:45 a.m. – Find your wave, running begins!
10:00 a.m. – Beer garden opens
11:00 a.m. – Food trucks, beer garden, exhibitors, music

Packet Pickup

We'll have registration and packet pickup for several days before the event, with costumes there for you to try on to make sure you get the right fit! (They run pretty small.) More info coming soon!

Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries are Rocky Mountain Field Institute and the Trails and Open Space Coalition

Parking & More Info

We will have a designated handicapped parking at the park. It is recommended to walk, ride bikes or car pool.

Free parking at the Antler's Hotel courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield. Enter from Pikes Peak or Antler's Place, but NOT from Colorado Avenue. The entrance from Colorado is bank parking, and is not free.

The parking garage on Nevada and Colorado (ABOVE ground, not the “Nosh” garage) is only $1 for all day on weekends and is right next door to the start/finish. The other city garages (Kiowa/Nevada and Bijou/Cascade) are also only $1 for the full day on weekends.

Staying over night? The Mining Exchange Hotel has special rates for participants on October 16 and 17. *** When you call please let the reservation desk know you are with Waldo Waldo 5K for the special rate.***

Please: NO dogs, due to the amount of people we are going to have in one location for the World Record Attempt, we are choosing to keep dogs out of the event. Thank you for your consideration.

No Refunds. If you can't make it to the event, please consider your registration a donation to wonderful Colorado Springs non-profits!

Already have a costume? Make sure to select "I came last year and do not need a costume" when you place your order!

(Psst. Looking for something from last year? You can still find all the 2014 event info here.)

History

The run was first set up in 2012 as a response to the Waldo Canyon Fire, to bring people together to have fun and raise money for local community needs, especially supporting natural disaster relief and fire recovery efforts, outdoor activities, and trails and open space maintenance in Colorado Springs and the surrounding community. Since 2012 we've had thousands of participants dressed as Waldo or Wenda, and raised over $100,000 for local nonprofits such as Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Trails and Open Space Coalition, and the Waldo Canyon Firefighters Relief Fund at Pikes Peak Community Foundation.

Where does my money go?

The 5K raises money for The Waldo Waldo Fund, a fund of the Pikes Peak Community Foundation, which supports natural disaster and fire recovery efforts, outdoor activities, and trails and open space maintenance in Colorado Springs and the surrounding community. Money is granted from this fund to the primary event beneficiaries.

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This is a local, home-grown event. We partner with local businesses and work with local vendors as much as possible. The money raised is invested in local non-profits doing excellent work right here in Colorado Springs.

The event is produced by Waldo Waldo, Inc. Ticket costs and sponsorships pay for event expenses, such as rental fees, insurance, race materials, medical support, event planning, organization and execution, and planning for next year’s event! After expenses, net proceeds generated are donated to the Waldo Waldo Fund to support our awesome local beneficiaries. The primary purpose of the event is to raise money and have fun (not generate profit for out-of-state event companies) so we work hard to keep expenses down and find local organizations to sponsor the event or provide in-kind donations. We’re always interested in creative ideas and opportunities to collaborate with like-minded people in the community. Want to be involved? Have a cool idea? Get in touch!


Presenting Sponsor

elope, Inc. logoThe presenting sponsor of the Waldo Waldo 5K is elope, Inc. Their generous participation and support has made this event possible since its inception in 2012.

Elope, Inc. headquarters are in beautiful Colorado Springs. They design, manufacture, and distribute fun wearables including hats, sunglasses, costumes, and accessories to retailers around the world. For more information, visit www.elope.com.

Thanks to Our Awesome Supporters

Downtown Partnership logo
Whole Foods Colorado Springs logo

Bristol Brewing Company logo
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Where’s Waldo? TM & © DreamWorks Animation LLC. Used by permission.

Details

Saturday, October 17, 2015
Downtown Colorado Springs

Questions

Questions or ideas? Get in touch! waldowaldo5k@gmail.com

Connect

Contact us on Facebook at facebook.com/thewaldowaldo


2014 event info →
2013 event info →
2012 event info →