SAVE THE DATE :: CHIditarod X is March 7

With a polar vortex on the forecast, now seems like a great time to let you know that the date for our favorite frost fest, CHIditarod X, has been set for March 7, 2015. That’s right, we’re turning TEN so get ready for a bigger, better, more EPIC CHIditarod than ever before.

In other news, our DESIGN CONTEST IS NOW OPEN. Submit your designs for t-shirts, posters, and of course the monumental CHIDITAROD X PATCH. As if you needed more than the prestige, if you win you’ll be handsomely rewarded. Imagine: Glorious swag. Free registration. Hot. Diggity. Deadline is January 15 so get cookin'.

We’ll be rolling out this year's our fundraising platform soon. Teams wishing to win the year’s most epic fundraiser award will need to use the platform, but cool your heels there, Nelly! We’ll get you up to date as soon as soon as we’re set.

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of all you righteous ‘Rodders, The CHIditarod Foundation 501(c)(3) provided $25,000 in micro-grants to 7 organizations fighting hunger in Chicago in innovative ways. Check out our previous blog post to learn more about the awesome work these organizations are doing in Chicago.


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T-Shirt design winner, 2014.

SAVE THE DATE: CHIditarod X is March 7

SAVE THE DATE :: CHIditarod X is March 7 With a polar vortex on the forecast, now seems like a great time to let you know that the date for our favorite frost fest, CHIditarod X, has been set for March 7, 2015. That’s right, we’re turning TEN so get ready for a bigger, better,…

Volunteers busy at work creating Englewood neighborhood garden.

2014 CHIditarod Foundation Grant Recipients Announced

2014 CHIditarod Grant Winners Announced! On October 1, 2014, the CHIditarod Foundation delivered some incredible news to seven Chicago-area 501(c)3 organizations that are directly working to fight hunger, impact local food sustainability, and empower individuals and communities through food education. After reviewing applications from nearly 30 wonderful organizations via our 2014 Grant Program, the following…

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Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Grant Program

Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Grant Program! We are thrilled to announce the 2014 Chiditarod Grant program! We have allocated up to $25,000 (in $5,000 increments) to be awarded to Chicago-area 501(c)3 organizations that are directly fighting hunger, making an impact on local food sustainability, and/or empowering individuals and communities through food education. The…

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2014 Results

CHIditarod IX 29,007 Meals for the Hungry 21,788 Pounds of Food Collected $40,255 Raised to Fight Hunger in Chicago On March 1, 2014, twelve hundred women, men, gladiators, spies, flight attendants, greasers, highlanders, bananas, knights, and enthusiastic mushers gathered on a brisk 17 degree morning to create the annual spectacular costumed charity shopping cart race…