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Where's Wally? FAQs

Wally weekender FAQ

FAQs for the Where's Wally? Fun Run

Is the Where’s Wally? Fun Run in Battersea Park happening on Sunday 24 March?

Unfortunately, due to the challenging economic climate and slowdown in the fundraising event market, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person race on Sunday 24 March which was due to be held in Battersea Park, London.

Like many charities, we are finding it increasingly difficult to generate fundraising on some of our activities and we have seen a marked decline in sign-ups for the London-based Fun Run. We are choosing, therefore, to cancel the Battersea Fun Run now, before we incur any further costs, to minimise any risk to the National Literacy Trust funds.

What do I do if I was booked onto the Where’s Wally? Fun Run in Battersea Park?

If you have already signed up to take part in our Battersea Park fun run, you will receive an email directly from us. While the in-person event won’t happen this year, we remain fiercely committed to raising as much money as possible. We would love you to transfer to the virtual Where’s Wally? Fun Run and choose your own route.

Please email us: to discuss your options.

FAQs for doing your own Where’s Wally? Fun Run

Can I wear a red and white striped top and bobble hat instead of purchasing an official Where’s Wally? costume?

Yes that’s absolutely fine.

Is there a limit to the number of people who can take part in a ‘do your own Where’s Wally? Fun Run’?

No – there is no limit to the number of people and really, the more people who want to get involved, the better!

I want to do a run on my own in a Where’s Wally? costume, is that ok?

Yes – the whole idea of the ‘Do your own Where’s Wally? Fun Run’ is that you can do it your own way. Choose your favourite route, turn on your favourite music and become a Wally in your area.

I ordered a Where's Wally? costume, when will it arrive?

The Where's Wally? costumes will be posted on the week commencing 26th February and will likely arrive around 4th March.

What sizes are the costumes?

Costumes come in two sizes for child and two sizes for adult:

  • child medium
  • child large
  • adult medium
  • adult large.

Who can take part in the Where's Wally? Fun Run?

Everyone! Whether you are a seasoned runner, want to take on a new challenge, or fancy a fun walk with friends, we would love for you to take part in the Where’s Wally? Fun Run! Families, grown-ups, friends or colleagues - you are all welcome to take part.

I'm a new runner, will I be ok?

If you've never ran before, never fear, you can definitely take on the challenge in your own way and choose whether you run, jog, walk or even skip. If you’re new to running and you're not sure where to start, head over to our Where’s Wally? Runners' zone for some helpful tips and tricks.

How far do I have to run on the virtual Where's Wally? Fun Run?

You can run or walk as far as you would like. You choose the location, the route and the distance. Have fun! We can't wait to hear how you get on with your own Where's Wally? Fun Run.


Fundraising for your Where's Wally? Fun Run

What will my fundraising go towards?

As a charity that exists to change the lives of the UK’s children, there has never been a more important time for our work. The money you raise will help support the literacy and learning of children across the UK, giving them a route out of poverty and changing their life story. Learn more about our work.

Is there a fundraising target?

We are starting with a £50 fundraising target but encouraging all our runners to raise as much as possible. Everyone who raises at least £100 will be entered into a draw to win some fantastic prizes.

If you are not confident that you can raise £50, you can choose to donate the amount at registration instead.

How do I set up my fundraising page?

Once you have registered, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration. This will contain a link to JustGiving. When you click on this link, you will be taken through the steps you need to follow to set up your fundraising page. If you’re unsure, JustGiving provides lots of helpful tips on creating a JustGiving page here: How to create a Fundraising Page - JustGiving.

Do you have any tips to help with my fundraising?

Visit our fundraising guide for plenty of hints, tips and ideas to help you smash your target.

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