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 will be available soon!

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

The world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Waldo is just 3,872. We had more than 3,100 last year – so invite your friends and let's break that record!


➼ Jump to:  local deals for participants  route map  our awesome sponsors

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

Registration Coming Soon!

Volunteer

Exhibitor Inquiry

Sponsorship Inquiry

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

2015 event details are on the way! Stay tuned!

We have a lot of exciting things to announce for this year's event – but they're not quite ready yet! Follow us on Facebook to be the first to hear all the fun things coming for the 2015 Waldo Waldo 5K.

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

Saturday, October 17, 2015

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 $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.

♥ 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 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

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

Details

October 17, 2015
More info coming soon!

Questions

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

Connect

Contact us on Facebook at facebook.com/thewaldowaldo


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