Virtual Wally Waddle 2021

2021 Virtual Wally Waddle

After the year we’ve had, kids need summer camp more than ever. We are excited to announce the 2021 Wally Waddle 5K this May in support of reopening Camp WA WA Segowea for youth and family camping! The 12th annual Waddle will be a virtual event to keep participants healthy and safe. All money raised will go for Camp WA WA Segowea youth scholarships.

No matter how we Waddle, we always infuse the event with camp spirit. This year, generous alumni are making gifts for participants. Race participants can choose from turtle-shaped cookies (from Michelle Quinn of Lump Cookies), turtle-shaped soaps (from Carly Galvin of Wild and Free Soapery), or flower/vegetable/herb seeds.

The Process

Sign up for the virtual Waddle by making a $15 donation for each person registering through the secure Kindful platform. (The donations need not be separate; a whole family can register all at once.)

 

2020: The Krueger and Perks families get ready to Waddle in 6 throwback tees

 

Lisa Perks will email everyone who made a donation through Kindful a brief Google form to to submit their walk/run times. (Submit multiple forms if you registered multiple people.) The form will also ask individuals/families to rank order participation gift preferences. Google forms will be sent out on 5/7. If you don’t receive yours, just email Lisa Perks (lisa@smithpark.org).

Run or walk a 5K (3.1 miles) any time from May 8-17. (Please follow social distancing protocols as needed.) To figure out a 5K route, you can use a fitness watch that tracks distance, use mapping software (such as Map My Run), mark out the distance in your car, or use a track and do 12 laps + 160 meters (almost half a lap) to set up the distance.

Wally Waddle Runners

Wally Waddle runners

Notes about participation gifts: These will be mailed. To keep costs down, we’re only mailing one type of gift to each household. You’ll have to make a group decision on what you want. If 4 people in your family Waddled and you pick soaps, we’ll send your household 4 soaps. We also have a limit on each item so our generous volunteers can plan ahead: 60 cookies, 50 seeds, 40 soaps. Participation gifts will be sent out based on who submits their race time first. If you want your first choice of prizes, Waddle as close to 5/8 as you can.

Sponsors

Our sponsor list is growing. We are proud to announce Executive Sponsor DeltaMath. We appreciate your support! Thank you to the Gold Sponsors the Hodos family and to our Silver Sponsors, all of whom have been with us for several years: Adams Fairacre Farms, Tubby’s Bath Refinishing, CPL Architecture|Engineering|Planning, and Feldman Physical Therapy and Performance. Our thanks also go out to the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club for over a decade of support. Check out the forms linked below if you or your business would like to support the 2021 Wally Waddle. 

Waddle Letter and Sponsorship Forms 2021

WA WA campers dive into beautiful Harmon Pond