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Join Us For the Third Annual Waldo Waldo 5K!
The Waldo Waldo 5K is a Colorado Springs family friendly 5K walk & fun run fundraiser. Registration comes with a Waldo or Wenda costume kit (characters from the popular "Where's Waldo?" children’s books) and the money raised benefits local nonprofits that support disaster relief and fire recovery, outdoor activities, and trails and open space maintenance in Colorado Springs and the surrounding community.
The Waldo Waldo 5K is a 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.
The Waldo Waldo 5K is happening October 26, 2014 at America the Beautiful Park.
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.
World Record Attempt
This October the Waldo Waldo 5K will attempt to break the current Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Waldo. The current record is 3,872. We had over 2,700 people at the second Waldo Waldo 5K in 2013 – join the fun, invite your friends, and help us break the record!
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.
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. Have a cool idea? Get in touch!
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. In its third year, we hope to BREAK the World Record of 3,873 Waldos in one place at one time! We hope you'll join us and help us BREAK THE WORLD RECORD!
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. 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!
Costume Size Chart
Heads-up! Costumes fit to size but they are a little small around the head and shoulder area. If concerned about it, go with the larger size :)
|S 4-6||23-25"||21-23"||24-26"||16-19"||42-48"||39-50 lbs.|
|M 8-10||26-28"||23-24"||28-30"||21-23"||49-53"||52-64 lbs.|
|L 10-12||28-30"||24-25"||30-32"||23-25"||54-58"||67-85 lbs.|
|S/M 6-8||36-38"||28-30"||38-40"||26-28"||5'7"-5'8"||120-140 lbs.|
|L/XL 14-16||42-44"||34-37"||44-46"||27-29"||5'8"-5'9"||145-170 lbs.|
|Plus 20-22||48-50"||42-44"||50-52"||28-30"||5'8"-5'9"||205-220 lbs.|
|S/M 36-40||38-40"||32-34"||39-41"||30-32"||5'9"-5'11"||170-195 lbs.|
|L/XL 44-48||46-48"||40-42"||45-49"||30-32"||5'9"-5'11"||195-220 lbs.|
|XXL 50-52||50-52"||44-46"||51-53"||32-34"||5'11"-6'1"||260-280 lbs.|
Numbers indicate standard body measurements, not garment measurements.
The 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.
When & Where
Waldo Waldo, Inc.
We bring people together for a super fun, one-of-a-kind, Colorado Springs event that raises 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. The run was first set up in 2012 as a response to the Waldo Canyon Fire. In just the first two years, we've had thousands of participants dressed as Waldo or Wenda, and raised over $100,000 for local nonprofits.
Additional event coordination support is provided by Elevation Events and Strategies, LLC.