10 Years of Waddling

It started 10 years ago with a question.  How can we bring families together to enjoy the outdoors while raising money for camp? The answer, the WA WA Wally Waddle. This Mother’s Day tradition will once again take place at the Vassar Farms Ecological Preserve in Poughkeepsie, NY and features 3 races.

Wally starting the kids race

100 yard dash with Wally for kids 6 and younger.

 1 mile race for kids 13 and younger.

Running the 5k

5k for anyone who can run/walk/hop 3.1 miles. The Wally Waddle comes alive with the help of WA WA Segowea alumni and current staff members, members of the Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club, and community business sponsors. The Waddle features not only 3 races, but also face painting, balloon animals, and arts & craft projects led by Camp Segowea staff.

Child with balloon animals

As we enter our 10th year we have raised over $30,000 to help send children to Camp Segowea. Registrations for the events, day-of raffles, and donations collected around this healthy, community event go towards sending children to Camp WA WA for two-week sessions. Your participation at the Waddle is not only important for the fun of having more friends to join us, but also to help us send more kids to Camp each summer.10th Annual WA WA Wally Waddle 5k and Kids Runs.

  • Vassar Farms corner of Raymond and Hooker Ave.  Map
  • Sunday May 12th, 2019 (Mother’s Day)
  • Race Day registration 7:30-9:00 am
  • Kids 1 mile 9:00 am (free if you preregister $5 on race day)
  • Kids Rugby Field Rush 100 yards 9:15 am (free)
  • 5K Run/Walk 9:30 am ($20 preregistration $25 race day)
  • Awarding of the Pies around 10:30 am
  • T-shirts to the 1st 100 Registered 5k runners
  • Free games, face painting and balloon animals for the kids

Register online here