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2016 Waldo Waldo 5K Costumed Walk & Fun Run Fundraiser

Waldo Waldo, Inc.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (MDT)

2016 Waldo Waldo 5K Costumed Walk & Fun Run Fundraiser

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The Fifth Annual Waldo Waldo 5K in Downtown Colorado Springs on October 22!

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, fire recovery, and trails and open space maintenance in Colorado Springs and the surrounding community.

Event photo - Hundreds of Waldos and Wendas!

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 community members who were deeply affected by the fires. 

Thousands of Waldos with downtown Colorado Springs in the backgroundThe Waldo Waldo 5K is happening Saturday, October 22, 2016 Downtown Colorado Springs.

7:30 a.m. – Event opens (day of event registration begins, ends at 8:30)

8:30 a.m. – Warm up yoga for all ages (30 minute class)

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, fun for all.

 

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, and trails and open space maintenance in Colorado Springs and the surrounding community. Money is granted from this fund to the primary event beneficiaries.

 

2015 Beneficiaries are RMFI and TOSC

♥ 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! 100% of donations, and all net proceeds generated after expenses, 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!

Event History

One happy Wenda!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, 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 $140,000 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. Due to popular demand the Waldo Waldo 5K has moved to Downtown Colorado Springs!

Parking & More Info

We will have a designated handicapped parking.

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. 

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, we are choosing to keep dogs out of the event. Thank you for your consideration.

NO Refunds. Please consider your registration a donation to our wonderful non-profits doing excellent work right here in Colorado Springs! 

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 Sizes

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! :)  

WaldoWendaWaldo childWaldo baby

Sizes available:

  • Infant 12-18mo
  • Youth (with round glasses) – Small, Large
  • Waldo (men's with round glasses) – S/M, M/L, L/XL, XXL, 4XL
  • Wenda (women's with cat eye glasses) – S/M, M/L, L/XL, Plus

We'll have costumes for you to try on at packet pickup to make sure you get the right fit!

T-Shirts!

Soft, awesome t-shirts! Don't forget to add one to your ticket order! Supplies are limited!

Waldo t-shirts!

Course Map

2015 Course Map

Presenting Sponsor

elope, Inc. logo

As the original incubator of The Waldo Waldo 5K, elope’s generous support has made the Waldo Waldo 5K possible every year since 2012. Family owned and operated, elope is proudly headquartered in Colorado Springs. They specialize in designing, manufacturing, and distributing hats, glasses, costumes, dress-up accessories and other whimsical wearables that spread joy and laughter. For more information, visit www.elope.com

 

Sponsors

 

Downtown Colorado Springs     

Bristol Brewing     Marcos Pizza Logo     Major Contracting Services, Inc.    Aventa Credit Union               Orange Theory Fitness      Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum    Springs Magazine

KeyStone Church  Silver Sponsor: NOSH   Old School Bakery   Polar Bottle

2015 Sponsors

 

Downtown Colorado Springs     Whole Foods Colorado Springs  

 

Bristol Brewing   Colorado Springs Independent   Marcos Pizza Logo  Aventa Credit Union 

 

Ent logo    Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum   Waste Connections, Inc.    Wildwood Casino     Chick Fil A    Major Contracting Services, Inc.    

Sierra Trading Post     Everest College

 

Pacific Dental     Bingo Burger   Mining Exchange - A Wyndham Grand Hotel    Boys and Girls Club

 Orange Theory Fitness      nosh      Mountain Equipment Recyclers     100% Chiropractic      Veras Coffee   

 

Corporate Ticket Sponsors:

Security Service Federal Credit Union    Aventa Credit Union   

 

The "Waldo Waldo 5K Walk & Run" is coordinated by Waldo Waldo, Inc., with presenting sponsor elope, Inc.

 

Where’s Waldo? TM & © Classic Media Distribution Limited. Used with permission.

Have questions about 2016 Waldo Waldo 5K Costumed Walk & Fun Run Fundraiser? Contact Waldo Waldo, Inc.

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Pioneers Museum
215 S Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (MDT)


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Organizer

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, 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 $140,000 for local nonprofits.

www.waldowaldo5k.com

Additional Support

Additional event coordination support is provided by some of the most dedicated, talented, amazing volunteers in the state of Colorado.

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