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2017 Waldo Waldo 5K Costumed Walk & Fun Run Fundraiser

Waldo Waldo, Inc.

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM (MDT)

2017 Waldo Waldo 5K Costumed Walk & Fun Run Fundraiser

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The Sixth Annual Waldo Waldo 5K in Downtown Colorado Springs on October 21!

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 background

The Waldo Waldo 5K is  Saturday, October 21, 2017 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.

PACKET PICK UP DETAILS

WHEN: Tuesday-Friday, October 17-20

TIME: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm each night

WHERE: Ivywild School 1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

PLEASE BRING YOUR TICKET!

CHOOSE A PERFERRED SIZE. (AVAILABILTIY VARIES, TRY COSTUME ON AT PACKET PICK UP)

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 Rocky Mountain Field Insitute and Trails and Open Space Coalition.

 

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 $175,000 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, east side of Pionee's Museum on Nevada.

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. 

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

Choose a preferred size (availability varies, try on at packet pickup.)

WaldoWendaWaldo childWaldo baby



Accessories

Tutus, Wenda socks, t-shirts, hoodies and water bottles are available to purchase at packet pickup and the morning of the event! Limited quantity, first-come-first-serve, and each sale raises more for the beneficiaries!

Accessories

Apparel

Course Map* (approximately 5K)

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                    Orange Theory Fitness              Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum         Old School Bakery    



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 2017 Waldo Waldo 5K Costumed Walk & Fun Run Fundraiser? Contact Waldo Waldo, Inc.

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When & Where


Pioneers Museum
215 S Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 7:30 AM to 1:30 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, 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 the years since, we've had thousands of participants dressed as Waldo or Wenda, and raised over $175,000 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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