Waldo Trivia

The ninth Where’s Waldo 100km trail run is this Saturday, August 21, 2010.  This is the first race of the 2010-2011 Montrail Ultra Cup.  Our PR guy, Lewis Taylor, a.k.a lowercase, “winner” of the race in 2006, who now works for Vox Public Relations (formerly Ulum Group), suggested that I do a Waldo trivia contest the week of the race.  What?  We have a PR guy?  Sure, doesn’t everybody?

So, here are ten questions about the race.  First person to answer a question correctly via a comment gets a point.  You can put your answers in multiple comments but only your first answer for a question counts.  Person with the most points wins.  What do you win?  I’ll give you some kind of Waldo schwag.  Maybe a Waldo denim, Sporthill, or polo shirt, but definitely not a finisher hat.  We can negotiate after you win.

Who is this?

Who is this?

1. Where did the idea for the name of the race come from?

2. How long was the original course and what years did we use that “long” course?

3. Who is the most accomplished ultrarunner to run and finish Waldo?   (hint: it’s not AJW)

4. The first year of the race, 2002, we unknowingly scheduled it on the same day as something important (that we should have known about).  What was this other important thing?

5. Who made the crazy perpetual trophy for the Show Us Your Waldo award?

6. What three national forest districts does the course traverse and which district is the primary permit issuer?

7. How many years has a woman won Waldo outright and who is she or they?

8. What special treat do you get at the Twins Aid Station and how in the heck do they keep them cold?

9. Who made the plaque and water fountain at the start/finish area?

10. Which six lakes can you swim in for the Wet Waldo award and which one has mermaids in it?

Penny McDermott, Wet Waldo winner 2007

Penny McDermott, Wet Waldo winner 2007

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  1. 1. Looking for the elusive Waldo Lake. The question everybody asks as they climb Fuji: Where’s Waldo?

    2. 2002 to 2006 and 67 miles

    3. Ann Trason

    4. Opening day of deer season

    5. Rob Cain

    6. Willamette, Deschutes, and Umpqua. Desschutes is the primary.

    7. 2 years (2006, 2007) Krissy Moehl and Meghan

    8. Dry Ice and a lot of work. Ice Cream

    9. Ticer

    10. Charleton, Found, Maiden, North Rosary, Middle Rosary and South Rosary. Maybe this year I’llget tos ee the mermaids in Middle Rosary.

  2. Hmm, I don’t even know one of these with certainty, but I love trivia games. I’m completely guessing because I’m a Waldo virgin and I sort of think it’s cheating to look up answers on the website or internet.

    Photo – Krissy M.

    1. Because the lake is named Waldo … uh, right?

    2. I’m pretty sure it was 66 miles and change, but I don’t recall the exact number. 66.36?? No clue on the years.

    3. Meghan Arbogahst

    4. ???

    5. ???

    6. Deschutes, and …?

    7. Once, Meghan

    8. Popsicles?

    9. ??

    10. Charlton, Maiden, North, Middle and South Rosary … and ??

    Okay, okay, so I’ll be lucky to score a single full point with those answers. But it was still fun! Thanks, Craig.

  3. 1. The lake and the guy with the funny hat (not Rob Cain)
    2. my award — yes I saved it — says 66.2, but I think it was 66.3; 2002 – 2007
    3. Meghan or Smucker
    4. Dear hunting season opening day.
    5. Rob Cain?
    6. Deschuttes, Willamette and Umpqua
    7. Meghan and Krissy
    8. Popcycles & dry ice
    9. No clue
    10. Charlton; North, South and Middle Rosary; Found; and Maiden — No clue

  4. Trivia answers:

    Pre Question. Who is this? Krissy Moehl

    1. Looking to see where Waldo lake was from the top of Mt. Fuji… Where’s Whaldo?

    2. 66.2 miles 2002 – 2006

    3. Ann Trason she ran 12:13:35 in 2004

    4. First day of hunting season

    5. Rob Cain

    6. Willamette, Deschutes, and Umpqua

    7. two times: Krissy Moehl won in 2006 in 11:18:33, Megan Arborgast won in 2007 in 10:48:48

    8. Popsicles: on ice in coolers

    9. John Ticer

    10. Charlton, Found, Maiden, N. Rosary, Middle Rosary and Lower Rosary Lakes
    Maiden lake has Mermaids.

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