The 2018 lottery took place on March 1. Here is the 2018 Entrants List.

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 175 runners. Our goal is to start 135 runners as allowed in our USFS permit, so we are overbooking.


2015 Lottery Drawing


Entry Fee. $155 for 2018. No fee to enter the lottery.

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.

Cancellation. If the race is cancelled due to fire or other circumstances beyond our control, entry fees will be refunded to the extend 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 $85,000 have been raised in the first sixteen 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 18, 2018
  • August 17, 2019
  • August 22, 2020