The 2021 lottery will look a bit different this year. We have about 150 runners who will be rolled over from the cancellation of the 2020 race. We will open up the remaining spots to everyone in the lottery. Please register on UltraSignup between February 15th and February 24th, 2021. Names will be drawn on March 1st, 2021.

Automatics. We give the following folks automatic entry:

  • Show Us Your Waldo winner
  • Elite runners with a chance to place in top three
  • Runners with five or more Waldo finishes
  • Special consideration entries
  • Foreign runners

After the automatics are determined, we will draw the remaining runners for a total of 190 runners. Our goal is to start 135-140 runners, so we are overbooking.


2015 Lottery Drawing

Entry Fee. $175. No fee to enter the lottery.

Refunds. If you are selected but can’t run the race we will refund $125 of your entry fee if you withdraw by July 1. To withdraw:

  1. Login to UltraSignup
  2. Hover over your name and click Registration History
  3. Find the race and click Edit
  4. Click Cancel Registration
  5. Upon cancellation, we will send a refund check to the mailing address you provided during registration.

Waitlist. There will be no wait list.

Transfers and Rollovers. We do not allow transfers or rollovers of your entry if you are selected.

Cancellation. If the race is cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control (including covid-19), entry fees will be refunded to the extent they were not already used for race expenses.

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. Approximately $94,000 have been raised in the first eighteen 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 21, 2021
  • August 20, 2022
  • August 19, 2023