CHIditarod 2013 Results

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Epic starting line shot by Paul Crisanti (crisantiandco.com)

CHIditarod VIII

Number of meals served: 14,128

Poundage of Food Collected: 17,133

Fundraising: $34,362

Photo by Milosh

CHIditarod VIII mushed into the record books on Saturday March 2, 2013. Costumed teams of 5 humans ran a 4.8ish mile race between 5 of 7 local checkpoints in Chicago’s West Town, Wicker Park, and Ukranian Village neighborhoods. Uniting 149 racing teams and nearly 300 volunteers, some have said it was the greatest CHIditarod to date.

Our teams, checkpoints, and volunteers catapulted CHIditarod’s hunger fighting efforts to new heights in 2013. The Greater Chicago Food Depository returned as the beneficiary of our epic food drive. They reported a total weigh-in of a whopping 17,133 pounds, equating to 14,128 meals to feed Chicago’s hungry. Our checkpoints held food drives for the first time, netting 929* pounds.

Total Pounds Total Meals Served
Race Day Collection 16,204 13,503
Checkpoints Total* 929 774
Grand Total 17,133 14,278

 
* Updated as of March 24th with Phyllis’s food collection amounts.

Most Overall Food

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The Chidiots team — winner of 2013′s Most Overall Food award — collected 1,223 pounds, shattering all single team day-of collection records. Honorable mention goes to Jack & The Mixers with a massive 1,023 pounds and the Bathing Beauties with 875 pounds. Consider this — the total amount of food raised our first year was 937.5 pounds. Teams — We salute you!

Most Epic Fundraiser

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The Area Three Allstars, one of CHIditarod’s most fabled teams — and winner of the 2013 Most Epic Fundraiser award — raised $8,968 through a multitude of fundraising initiatives. ** They were hotly followed by The Derailers ($7,801.69) and Action-Squad ($6,705.00). We were and are blown away!!

The primary beneficiary for CHIditarod VIII fundraising is our very own NFP – The CHIditarod Foundation. In the upcoming months, the foundation will be providing grants to local organizations who are combating hunger here in Chicago. Read more about the Foundation and our mission.

Best Sabotage

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Reclaiming their title as Chiditarod’s — masters of Sabotage 2013 — CJ Ownz returned with the cart-stopping doom of their ChiditaROD, which they anchored into the wheels of their victims cart’s. The true spirit of their sabotage was capped off by a star-headed screw and festively decorated ROD.

Best Art Cart

Derailers 2013-Steve Stearns

The Derailers returned to defend their title of Best Art Cart. Their efforts were well deserved, with a theme of 20,000 Leagues under the Sea, they built a scale replica of Captain Nemo’s Nautilus with the enormous giant squid from the deep. Bubbles abounded as they “swam” down the street in full underwater gear. Their attention to detail is simply astounding. In second place was the Tempus Fugitives, who built an incredible, functional Time Machine.

Best In Show

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Never one to disappoint, Action Squad returned for their 8th consecutive year to win 2013′s Best in Show. This years contribution to the CHIditarod came in the form of the Action Squad Diner. Complete with hand-made barstools, flashing sign, “orders up” bell, and laminated menu they served up food themed after each of their past cart entries. Their lovely waitresses took orders and kept the coffee flowing while the busboy mopped up any spills.

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CHIditarod’s artistry has never been richer as teams amazed onlookers, judges, and each other with the most elaborate, interactive, and fun themes ever concocted. Additionally, we were graced with seven Art Carts in 2013, including the return of 5th year beloved BBQ veterans HoboQ and a fiery new team Hellzapoppin’ who served up popcorn with all the trimmings. The Secret Gentlemen’s Club was back with two carts this year, an enormous cake and an even more enormous “present” with a continuous birthday party inside. The cake included delicious baked goods — netting them the Best Food Cart prize. Our taste buds are still tingling.

People’s Choice Award

No CHIditarod results would be complete without a few after-the-race prizes. As anyone who’s participated in CHIditarod will tell you – there’s far more going on than any one, let alone twenty, persons can observe and acurately judge, especially in such a short amount of time.  It takes days, weeks, months for all of the pictures, footage, stories, and bruises to heal. That’s why we honor a few select teams after the glory of race day. This year we bring you the People’s Choice award, resoundingly going to: Action-Squad. Check out the quotes from our post-race survey:

Come on, it was a badass diner.
They gave me coffee
Killer cart, good peeps, what else do you need?
They had a real diner set up on their cart!
Awesome cart. Best out there.
The diner cart was awesome.
Action Squad operates on another plane of epicness.  I think other teams show-up just to see what Action Squad is going to do.
Good group – friendly – sets the bar.
Their cart was awesome and they gave out pie!
They always stayed in costume acted as diner servers the entire day. Fed many people! Extremely hospitable!!
Their cart was amazing!! They even cooked on it, and I had no idea it was actually a cart. they were super nice and fun. stellar.
Great cart  Friendly service  Good pie
They were very nice giving out food and coffee. Also, their cart was beyond impressive.
Amazing skill, creativity, and functionality!
They were kind, fun, and really into the event. They helped make me want to do this again!
Not only was their cart amazing, but they were serving breakfast and coffee in the yard and all along the race AND they were super friendly the entire day. They were wonderful!
Amazing cart!

Team # Team Name Awards
257 The Bathing Beauties Spirit of CHIditarod (Good Samaritian)
121 The Derailers Best Art Cart
14 Tempus Fugitives 2nd Best Art Cart
204 I Fucking Love Cake Best Food Cart
248 Area 3.14 Allstars Best Bribe
244 CJ Ownz Best Sabatoge
264 Honky Tonk Angels Best Costume
288 Supple and Moist Photographer’s Vogue Award
261 LogJam Rookie of the Year Award
138 3 Girls, a ‘Stache, and a Tail, 7th Ed Action Squad Dynasty Award of Epic Awesomeness
248 Area 3.14 Allstars 1st Place Time – Fastest Dog
247 Unit Frat 2nd Place Time
250 OPERATION 3rd Place Time
13 Boozin Away Hunger DFL
7 Chidiots Most Overall Food
57 Jack & The Mixers Food Drive – 2nd Place
257 The Bathing Beauties Food Drive – 3rd Place
239 AREA 3 ALL STARS 1 Most Epic Fundraiser
121 The Derailers 2nd most Epic Fundraiser
6 Action-Squad 3rd most Epic Fundraiser
6 Action-Squad Best in Show
268 The Ones Who Knock 2nd Best in Show
121 The Derailers 3rd Best in Show
26 Butchers Union Red Club Foot – Baby Toss
202 The Book of Morons Cobra Lounge – RockPaperScissors Contest
210 Exceptional Children Five Star – Naughty or Nice Gong Show
202 The Book of Morons Chiditahunt – Scavenger Photo contest
26 Butchers Union Red Most Honorable Dishonorable Mention

Race Timing Totals

Team # Team Name Start Time End Time Total
248 Area 3.14 Allstars 13:10:02 15:57:33 167:31.0
269 Cityview Presbyterian Church 13:10:02 16:01:38 171:36.0
4 Black Swan 13:10:02 16:05:08 175:6.0
250 OPERATION 13:10:02 16:07:45 177:43.0
289 The Velour Comets 13:10:02 16:08:06 178:4.0
34 Butchers Union Black 13:10:02 16:10:12 180:10.0
392 Jackie Treehorn & His Magnificent Orchestra Of DOOM 13:10:02 16:12:26 182:24.0
124 El-Coholics 13:10:02 16:12:58 182:56.0
9 Subliminal Tactix 13:10:02 16:13:49 183:47.0
26 Butchers Union Red 13:10:02 16:16:43 186:41.0
237 Jurassic Kart 13:10:02 16:17:23 187:21.0
283 Madvertisers 13:10:02 16:19:03 189:1.0
21 Ski Safari 13:10:02 16:19:31 189:29.0
291 Mayhem 13:10:02 16:20:20 190:18.0
249 Peace Be Da Journey 13:10:02 16:20:05 190:3.0
255 Noam Chompsky & The Knights of the Nerd Table 13:10:02 16:22:02 192:0.0
195 Spice Up Your World 13:10:02 16:24:25 194:23.0
22 Jobspringers 13:10:02 16:24:58 194:56.0
45 Electric Mayhem 13:10:02 16:24:11 194:9.0
242 Pink Unicorns, Yo! 13:10:02 16:28:44 198:42.0
285 The Righteous Orange 13:10:02 16:29:04 199:2.0
214 BuzzKill 13:10:02 16:30:34 200:32.0
253 Fuzzy Mania 13:10:02 16:31:26 201:24.0
7 Chidiots 13:10:02 16:32:37 202:35.0
225 Nibbler 13:10:02 16:33:44 203:42.0
228 Dukes of Hubbard 13:10:02 16:34:46 204:44.0
5 Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter 13:10:02 16:34:55 204:53.0
3 Ankle Socks Part Deux 13:10:02 16:35:18 205:16.0
259 Five Friends & Brothers 13:10:02 16:39:04 209:2.0
270 Who you gonna call? 13:10:02 16:39:39 209:37.0
24 White Fang Strikes Again 13:10:02 16:40:35 210:33.0
243 Los Chubby Elotes 13:10:02 16:40:42 210:40.0
212 Inurface Inuits 13:10:02 16:41:48 211:46.0
200 A Bad Joke 13:10:02 16:42:46 212:44.0
202 The Book of Morons 13:10:02 16:43:05 213:3.0
260 Who’s Your Doggy 13:10:02 16:43:35 213:33.0
23 Jobsprungers 13:10:02 16:44:47 214:45.0
44 Brutal Facts 13:10:02 16:45:35 215:33.0
222 Scouts of America 13:10:02 16:46:22 216:20.0
276 ShaDynasty 13:10:02 16:46:38 216:36.0
280 Barrel O’ Monkeys 13:10:02 16:48:18 218:16.0
252 Show Us Your Witts 13:10:02 16:48:39 218:37.0
161 Charlie Work 13:10:02 16:49:07 219:5.0
57 Jack & The Mixers 13:10:02 16:50:38 220:36.0
226 EX-Presidents 13:10:02 16:50:56 220:54.0
257 The Bathing Beauties 13:10:02 16:51:25 221:23.0
244 CJ Ownz 13:10:02 16:51:11 221:9.0
224 Da Brazers 13:10:02 16:52:40 222:38.0
30 open season 13:10:02 16:53:23 223:21.0
246 Team Drew TBD 13:10:02 16:53:52 223:50.0
174 Spit, Semen and Men 13:10:02 16:58:34 228:32.0
17 Jamaica, We Have a Bobsled Team 13:10:02 16:59:38 229:36.0
286 Dance Experiment 13:10:02 17:00:52 230:50.0
201 Team Skye 13:10:02 17:02:27 232:25.0
251 Cart-Wheelin’ Care Bears 13:10:02 17:02:55 232:53.0
199 Something like that 13:10:02 17:04:25 234:23.0
107 FREAKALICIOUS 13:10:02 17:04:10 234:8.0
32 The Beefhounds 13:10:02 17:05:23 235:21.0
208 Future Meme: Detective Bears 13:10:02 17:06:25 236:23.0
254 Fred Astaire’s pubic hairs 13:10:02 17:07:13 237:11.0
288 Supple and Moist 13:10:02 17:08:29 238:27.0
18 Dungeons & Flagons 13:10:02 17:08:43 238:41.0
229 The Discovery Channel 13:10:02 17:09:29 239:27.0
284 Peanuts 13:10:02 17:10:00 239:58.0
220 GUTS 13:10:02 17:10:15 240:13.0
207 BEARS BEARS BEARS 13:10:02 17:10:36 240:34.0
28 Even More BEARS 13:10:02 17:10:45 240:43.0
266 LUCHADORES DE LA MUERTE 13:10:02 17:10:54 240:52.0
299 JAMMS 13:10:02 17:13:32 243:30.0
92 Clue done it? 13:10:02 17:15:43 245:41.0
265 Ben Hur Done That 13:10:02 17:16:13 246:11.0
256 Don’t Care Bears 13:10:02 17:17:13 247:11.0
211 A Good Day to Chi HAad 13:10:02 17:18:32 248:30.0
25 Run Like the Winded 13:10:02 17:19:49 249:47.0
127 A Congregation of Distinguished Gentlemen 13:10:02 17:19:07 249:5.0
267 Poke Ballers 13:10:02 17:22:59 252:57.0
39 Spayed & Neutered 13:10:02 17:23:23 253:21.0
264 Honky Tonk Angels 13:10:02 17:24:01 253:59.0
221 Juggalo Nation 13:10:02 17:24:10 254:8.0
12 Chiseled Abs & Stunning Features 13:10:02 17:25:18 255:16.0
245 We Let the Dogs Out 13:10:02 17:26:22 256:20.0
263 The Mess B-Team 13:10:02 17:26:07 256:5.0
10 Chiquita and the bananas 13:10:02 17:27:39 257:37.0
138 3 Girls, a ‘Stache, and a Tail, 7th Ed 13:10:02 17:27:07 257:5.0
295 The Magic School Bus 13:10:02 17:27:10 257:8.0
272 Secret Service Me 13:10:02 17:28:13 258:11.0
268 The Ones Who Knock 13:10:02 17:28:45 258:43.0
261 LogJam 13:10:02 17:29:17 259:15.0
282 Crazy Cat Ladies 13:10:02 17:31:55 261:53.0
273 Get Rid Of Slimy girlS 13:10:02 17:32:36 262:34.0
223 Wigs Jacked For Jesus 13:10:02 17:33:39 263:37.0
6 Action-Squad 13:10:02 17:33:08 263:6.0
46 TO THE PAIN 13:10:02 17:33:11 263:9.0
19 Flabongo 13:10:02 17:34:15 264:13.0
38 Spice Attack 13:10:02 17:34:39 264:37.0
213 Sleaze Patrol 13:10:02 17:36:36 266:34.0
231 SNL Superfans 13:10:02 17:37:20 267:18.0
294 Us Vs Them 13:10:02 17:37:32 267:30.0
219 Llama Lovers 13:10:02 17:38:13 268:11.0
232 Zoo Crackers 13:10:02 17:38:45 268:43.0
292 YOLO 13:10:02 17:39:38 269:36.0
234 Mmrrrka 13:10:02 17:40:17 270:15.0
235 Zero Dark & Dirty 13:10:02 17:40:06 270:4.0
121 The Derailers 13:10:02 17:43:06 273:4.0
296 Team T-REXY 13:10:02 17:44:03 274:1.0
393 TBD Allstars 13:10:02 17:44:25 274:23.0
239 AREA 3 ALL STARS 1 13:10:02 17:45:16 275:14.0
35 Taco Salad 13:10:02 17:45:06 275:4.0
20 The Band is Back Together 13:10:02 17:46:32 276:30.0
13 Boozin Away Hunger 13:10:02 17:49:57 279:55.0
210 Exceptional Children 13:10:02 17:50:48 280:46.0
258 Cone Thugs-n-Harmony 13:10:02 17:52:31 282:29.0
230 Shark Tornadoes 13:10:02 17:53:38 283:36.0
275 Deez… 13:10:02 17:55:12 285:10.0
16 Breakfast Does a Body Good 13:10:02 17:55:32 285:30.0

Fundraising

Team # Team Name Fundraising Total
239 AREA 3 ALL STARS 1 ** $8,968.00
121 The Derailers $7,801.69
6 Action-Squad $6,705.00
257 The Bathing Beauties $1,615.00
204 I Fucking Love Cake $1,346.00
44 Brutal Facts $1,100.00
138 3 Girls, a ‘Stache, and a Tail, 7th Ed $1,080.00
264 Honky Tonk Angels $629.17
107 FREAKALICIOUS $530.00
39 Spayed & Neutered $225.00
223 Wigs Jacked For Jesus $200.00
2 Mustachios $190.00
113 Paddy Wackery $150.00
286 Dance Experiment $120.00
199 Something like that $95.00
149 Hobo-Q V:Hobo-Q Jumps the Shark $66.00
37 Sunnyside Girls $45.00
210 Exceptional Children $40.00
260 Who’s Your Doggy $30.00
297 Mario Cart $15.00
40 Hellzapoppin $12.00

Epic Food Drive

Team # Team Name Total Poundage
7 Chidiots 1223
57 Jack & The Mixers 1023
257 The Bathing Beauties 875
214 BuzzKill 591
251 Cart-Wheelin’ Care Bears 368
107 FREAKALICIOUS 294
253 Fuzzy Mania 272
269 Cityview Presbyterian Church 258
223 Wigs Jacked For Jesus 255.5
138 3 Girls, a ‘Stache, and a Tail, 7th Ed 200
229 The Discovery Channel 186
40 Hellzapoppin 181
284 Peanuts 159
276 ShaDynasty 158
18 Dungeons & Flagons 156
286 Dance Experiment 155
294 Us Vs Them 151
281 They’re after me Lucky Charms! 137
39 Spayed & Neutered 132
256 Don’t Care Bears 129
299 JAMMS 127.5
208 Future Meme: Detective Bears 122
45 Electric Mayhem 120
19 Flabongo 118
249 Peace Be Da Journey 117
212 Inurface Inuits 113
30 open season 111
32 The Beefhounds 111
174 Spit, Semen and Men 110
262 The Moonshiners 109.5
263 The Mess B-Team 108
199 Something like that 107
285 The Righteous Orange 107
242 Pink Unicorns, Yo! 103
85 Glittery Unicorns 101
291 Mayhem 101
92 Clue done it? 100
250 OPERATION 100
9 Subliminal Tactix 99
261 LogJam 99
38 Spice Attack 98
227 Musky 4: Musky’s Revenge 98
8 Twinkie 96
238 Polymeracers 96
290 Dumpster Fire 95
244 CJ Ownz 93.5
215 Purple Cats from Outer Space 92
265 Ben Hur Done That 92
278 Dads 92
113 Paddy Wackery 90
3 Ankle Socks Part Deux 90
202 The Book of Morons 90
231 SNL Superfans 90
260 Who’s Your Doggy 89
13 Boozin Away Hunger 89
16 Breakfast Does a Body Good 89
248 Area 3.14 Allstars 89
272 Secret Service Me 89
127 A Congregation of Distinguished Gentlemen 88.5
207 BEARS BEARS BEARS 87
296 Team T-REXY 87
241 The Saboteurs 86.5
222 Scouts of America 86
394 Half Naked 85.5
10 Chiquita and the bananas 83
17 Jamaica, We Have a Bobsled Team 83
28 Even More BEARS 82
280 Barrel O’ Monkeys 82
393 TBD Allstars 81
15 To Von Horhousens 80
124 El-Coholics 80
247 Unit Frat 80
23 Jobsprungers 77
220 GUTS 77
252 Show Us Your Witts 77
5 Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter 76
20 The Band is Back Together 76
254 Fred Astaire’s pubic hairs 76
283 Madvertisers 75.5
44 Brutal Facts 75
266 LUCHADORES DE LA MUERTE 75
271 Manti Te’Uh-Oh! 73
210 Exceptional Children 72
234 Mmrrrka 72
243 Los Chubby Elotes 72
245 We Let the Dogs Out 72
2 Mustachios 71
149 Hobo-Q V:Hobo-Q Jumps the Shark 71
391 dead prez 71
34 Butchers Union Black 70
216 The Jeppsons 70
270 Who you gonna call? 70
26 Butchers Union Red 68
27 Barabajagal 68
228 Dukes of Hubbard 68
273 Get Rid Of Slimy girlS 68
282 Crazy Cat Ladies 68
288 Supple and Moist 68
121 The Derailers 67
6 Action-Squad 67
24 White Fang Strikes Again 67
230 Shark Tornadoes 67
275 Deez… 67
295 The Magic School Bus 67
392 Jackie Treehorn & His Magnificent Orchestra Of DOOM 67
226 EX-Presidents 66.5
12 Chiseled Abs & Stunning Features 66
161 Charlie Work 66
195 Spice Up Your World 66
213 Sleaze Patrol 66
255 Noam Chompsky & The Knights of the Nerd Table 66
35 Taco Salad 65
211 A Good Day to Chi HAad 65
219 Llama Lovers 65
224 Da Brazers 65
232 Zoo Crackers 64
21 Ski Safari 63
22 Jobspringers 63
46 TO THE PAIN 63
235 Zero Dark & Dirty 63
258 Cone Thugs-n-Harmony 63
274 …. Nuts 63
289 The Velour Comets 63
25 Run Like the Winded 62
267 Poké Ballers 62
209 Super Barrio Bros. 61
259 Five Friends & Brothers 61
277 Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Unicorns 61
264 Honky Tonk Angels 60
205 No Time Like the Present 60
204 I Fucking Love Cake 60
4 Black Swan 60
14 Tempus Fugitives 59
221 Juggalo Nation 59
200 A Bad Joke 58
201 Team Skye 58
239 AREA 3 ALL STARS 1 55
203 CLUEless 55
225 Nibbler 55
287 The Running Dead 54
237 Jurassic Kart 52
100 Fuzzy Bunnies of Death 48.5
236 NOT IMPRESSED 48
293 Strong Like Bull 46
218 TMNLGBT 36
292 YOLO 29
246 Team Drew TBD 28
268 The Ones Who Knock 0
37 Sunnyside Girls 0

Incredible Checkpoint Contributions

And while It’s hard to say enough about all the crazy-amazing-beautiful-inspiring-people that make CHIditarod possible, we continue to cherish our checkpoints through the years (new and old alike) who treat us and YOU right, we are thankful to have such great businesses in our community that love a good time.  We are THRILLED to recognize our 2013 checkpoints. Go support them as they support us!

Checkpoint Name Cash Donation Food Drive Poundage Equivalent Meals Served
Bottom Lounge $800.00 474 395
The Boundary $613.25 0 0
Mahoney’s $571.50 58 48
Club Foot $265.00 157 131
Five Star $500.00 18 15
Cobra Lounge $450.00 0 0
Phyllis’ Musical Inn $200.00 180 150
Roots Handmade Pizza Pending 42 35

Prize, Food, Equipment & Service Donations

** Fundraising Details: Area 3 Allstars fundraised in 2 ways. They used the GCFD’s fundraising website ($7,610.50), and raised the remaining funds on race day which goes towards the CHIditarod Foundation ($1,375). All remaining funds by all other teams are going towards the Foundation. There are expenses related to all of this fundraising — fees from our online partners WePay, Paypal and Dwolla will be reported once all accounting is complete.

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