The 2014 Waldo Waldo 5K Run & Walk

Benefitting the Waldo Canyon Fire Relief Efforts.

October 26, 2014
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The Third 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.

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, so register 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.

World Record Attempt

The world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Waldo is just 3,872. We had more than 2,700 last year – so invite your friends and let's try to break the world record this year!


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

Sunday, October 26, 2014

America the Beautiful Park
126 Cimino Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

8:00 a.m. – Event opens (day of event registration begins, ends at 9:30.)
8:30–9:30 a.m. – Warm up with some amazing yoga provided by Cambio Yoga! Or check out the exhibitors and grab some grub from the local food trucks.
10:00 a.m. – Word Record photo, don't be late!
10:30 a.m. – First running wave begins.

Event Guide

Download the Event Guide for everything you need to know for the 2014 Waldo Waldo 5K!

Course Map

The route is a 5K loop on the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail north of the America the Beautiful Park. Check out the route map at the bottom of the page!


Packet Pickup: 8:00–9:30 a.m.

We'll have registration and packet pickup the morning of the event from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., with costumes there for you to try on to make sure you get the right fit! (They run pretty small.)

Beneficiaries

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

Parking & More Info

Parking is VERY limited at America the Beautiful Park. 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.

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, and know that more of your registration fee will go to the beneficiaries!

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 $75,000 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.

♥ COS

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 2014 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
MainNerve logo
Krueger Brothers logo
Aventa logo
Walgreens logo
Cushman Wakefield logo Securty Service logo Major Contracting Services logo Orange Theory Fitness logo Penrose St-Francis logo Pacific Dental logo Mountain Chalet logo Cambio logo Bristol Brewing logo My 99.9 logo Wildwood Casino logo Discovery Church logo Coloraod Running COmpany logo Mountain Grounds Coffee logo Aspen Pointe logo Colorado Strong logo OSMO logo SkyPixel Media Aaron Anderson Phototography Production Printing logo Terra Verde logo Zeezo's logo Il Vicino logo Frostbites FroYo logo Potato Potato logo Mountain Equipment Recyclers logo Chick fil-a logo Hyacinths logo Bingo Burger Baby Cotton Bottoms logo

Support Local Business!

A bunch of businesses are offering cool promotions, goodies or discounts to Waldos and Wendas! Please wear your costume or show your bib when checking out.

Terra Verde 10% OFF

Visit Terra Verde for 10% off all full priced items!
208 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Spice of Life 10% OFF

Spice of Life in Manitou is also offering 10% off for anyone dressed as Waldo on the day of the event.
727 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Zeezo’s 10% OFF

Visit Zeezo’s for your last minute Halloween costume. They’re offering 10% off for every Waldo or Wenda on the day of the event.
112 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Judge Baldwin's Brew Pub $1 Draft Beers

After the event, Judge Baldwin's in the Antler's Hotel is offering $1 draught beers for participants!
4 South Cascade, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Mountain Equipment Recyclers $5 coupons at their booth!

Remember to visit the Mountain Equipment Recyclers booth during the event to get your $5 off coupon!
1024 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Mountain Chalet 20% OFF

Mountain Chalet will offer anyone in costume a 20% discount on any one item on the day of the event!
226 N. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Hyacinth's Boutique and Spa 30% off

Hyacinth's Boutique and Spa is offering 30% off any spa service when you show your race bib! (Offer good for 30 days!)
24 E. Bijou Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Bingo Burger 20% OFF

Participants in costume or with their race bib get 20% off their ticket on race day!
132 N. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Baby Cotton Bottoms
$10 Gift Card

Visit Baby Cotton Bottoms the week after the event, with proof you participated (photo, bib, etc.) for a $10 gift certificate to use before Nov 1!
1301 W Colorado Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Salus Free Bath or Shower Bomb

Participants in costume or with their race bib on race day get a free gift!
906 Manitou Ave. Manitou Springs, CO 80829


Where’s Waldo? TM & © DreamWorks Animation LLC. Used by permission.

Details

America the Beautiful Park
October 26, 2014

Questions

If you have any questions, please contact us at waldowaldo5k@gmail.com

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2013 event info →
2012 event info →