The 2015 race is full. For the first time since the inception of the race in 2002, we used a lottery to determine the 2015 field. The lottery application period opened on February 16, 2015 and closed on February 25 at We had an old school manual lottery drawing on March 1. The entry fee was $140 plus the online fee. There was no fee to enter the lottery.

Automatics. We had a registration snafu in 2014 so had > 50 runners who were given first opportunity to register for 2015, bypassing the lottery. We also gave the following folks automatic entry:

  • OTS winners, Show Us Your Waldo winner
  • Elite runners with a chance to place in top three
  • Runners with greater than five Waldo finishes
  • Special consideration entries
  • Foreign runners

After the automatics were determined, we drew the remaining 100 runners for a total of 172 runners. Our goal is to start 135 runners as allowed in our USFS permit, so we are overbooking.

Results of 2015 Lottery with draw order


2015 Lottery Drawing


Refunds. If you were selected but can’t run the race we will refund $100 of your entry fee if you withdraw by July 1.

Waitlist. There will be no wait list.

Transfers and Rollovers. We do not allow transfers or rollovers of your entry if you are selected. Please don’t ask.

The race reserves the right to let anyone in at any time if we deem that it is in the best interest of the race.

Proceeds from the race go to the Willamette Pass Ski Patrol. Over $65,000 have been raised in the first thirteen years of the race. Thank you runners, volunteers, and sponsors.

Future Waldo Dates: Waldo is normally held the Saturday two weekends before Labor Day Weekend.

  • August 20, 2016
  • August 19, 2017