Dress Up. Cause Chaos. DO GOOD.

CHIditarod is Chicago's 100% volunteer-driven Epic Urban shopping cart race, charity food drive, costumed beauty pageant, talent show, fundraiser and chaos generator all in one. It's probably the world's largest mobile food drive, benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the CHIditarod Foundation.

Now Accepting Applications!

We are thrilled to announce our the opening of CHIditarod's 2015 Grant cycle! We have allocated up to $25,000 to be awarded to Chicago-area nonprofit organizations that are directly fighting hunger, making an impact on local food sustainability, and/or empowering individuals and communities through food education.

Celebrating our epic tenth year!

On March 7, 2015, 300 volunteers and 130 teams of 5 heavily-costumed humans collected 22,759 meals for the hungry and $38,732 to fight hunger in Chicago while racing tricked-out shopping carts through 5 themed checkpoint establishments on the thawing streets of Chicago. A spectacle like none other.


Wall of Shame 2015 - All with title

Wall of Shame 2015

We tried something new this year. Something crazy. We put our faith in the good racers of CHIditarod and allowed them to keep their carts at the finish line overnight. I know, so gracious. While most teams were good citizens and came to pick up their stuff, a few of you still figured you could…

Best Art Cart- mick_chgo

CHIditarod 2015 Results

CHIditarod X March 7, 2015 22,759 Meals for the Hungry 27,311 Pounds of Food Collected $38,732 Raised to Fight Hunger in Chicago Eleven hundred women, men, heroes, philanthropists, rockstars, elephants, volunteers, and enthusiastic mushers gathered on a warm 40 degree morning to create the annual spectacular costumed charity shopping cart race epic mobile food drive…

CHIditarod’s Firm Stance Against Cultural Insensitivity

At Saturday’s race, a team with members in blackface was allowed to participate despite their refusal to comply with requests by board members and organizers that they remove the make-up. We deeply regret that our inability to respond quickly to this unexpected behavior and come to a consensus about handling this team’s refusal to accommodate…


The Geek Show Interview

Check out this interview with our very own Devin Breen discussing his experience founding CHIditarod. Spoiler alert: he totally hams it up.