Waldo will use a lottery to fill our 2016 field. The lottery application period will open on February 15 and close on February 24, 2016 at We will have an old school manual lottery drawing on March 1. There is no fee to enter the lottery.

Automatics. We give 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 are determined, we will draw the remaining runners for a total of 175 runners. Our goal is to start 135 runners as allowed in our USFS permit, so we are overbooking.


2015 Lottery Drawing


Refunds. If you are 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 $72,000 have been raised in the first fourteen 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 19, 2017