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CHIditarod XIII

March 3, 2018

14,476 Meals for the Hungry

17,371 Pounds of Food Collected

More than $56,000 Raised to Fight Hunger in Chicago

Nearly eight hundred kindred souls gathered on a balmy 40 degree day to create the annual spectacularly-festive, extraordinarily-costumed, epically mobile food drive and charity shopping cart race — CHIditarod XIII. The sun-drenched Chicago streets were filled with more than 250 volunteers and 97 teams of 5 costumed and thoroughly excited humans, raising food and record-breaking funds in the pursuit of feeding the hungry while racing tricked-out shopping carts through 5 themed checkpoint establishments in the name of charity, prizes, and glory. Truly, a spectacle like none other, and a day to long remember.

The annual event raced through Chicago’s West Town Ukrainian Village neighborhoods, visiting five checkpoints each. Mahoney’s, Phyllis’s Musical Inn, Five Star Bar, Roots Handmade Pizza, and Cobra Lounge hosted costumed superstars with their own themes and contests for teams to participate in. All bars generously donate a portion of their proceeds to The CHIditarod Foundation to aid in our epic mission of fighting hunger in Chicago.

CHIditarod is always finding new ways to positively impact our community and those in need. This year we again collected unused toiletries for Sarah’s Circle, a non-profit agency serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. They also focus on women needing support because of domestic violence. Thank You to everyone who donated race day, at ChiditaBowl, and at the Burners Without Borders Chicago Winter Ball.

 

Food Drive

CHIditarod playfully calls itself “probably the world’s largest mobile food drive”, and we could not be more impressed by this year’s food drive success,

With the help of our friends and at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the CHIditarod XIII food drive collected enough food to provide 14,476 meals for Chicago’s hungry. Thank you CHIditarod participants for being amazing all-stars and for making a difference in the lives of many, many people.

Best in Food Drive :: The CHIvengers

The Chivengers avenged hunger this year at superhuman levels. This team brought in 2,525 pounds of food to give 2,104 meals to those in need.

Honorable Food Mentions

Chickiditarods were our second most food drive-driven team, bringing in 1,668 pounds of food, equivalent to 1,390 meals! A HUGE THANK YOU to these teams who help us make sure all Chicagoans have the food they need.

 

Art Carts

The art carts this year were a small but mighty group, diverse in experience and execution. From virgins who lived in a Yellow Submarine, to a Stone Age Secret Gentlemen’s Club, and the stalwart HoboQ dishing out tapas, everyone enjoyed snacks, music, and of course, FIRE!

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Neolithic Noshers

Yellow Submarine

 

Epic Fundraising

 

To date, the CHIditarod Foundation has give out $121,500 in grants to local nonprofits who share in our mission to stop hunger in Chicago. This year alone, our racers, volunteers, checkpoints, and organizers — with the help of their families, friends, and communities — raised more than $56,000 in support of this community grants program! Racers and volunteers raised more than ever before.

We will once again be able to fight hunger challenges, supporting community-centered initiatives that address hunger, food scarcity, and education via the CHIditarod Grant Program.

Most Epic Fundraising: 3GS&T

Once again, 3GS&T were the big winners in Fundraising. For the third year in a row they smashed the prior year’s donation record, raising an incredible $10,451.
In 2018, however, they were chased by a new rival, the breakfast cereal characters of Nomeward Bound.

 

2nd Most Epic Fundraising: Nomeward Bound

In an epic battle that had fans and Coreganizers alike watching their phones until the cutoff of 5:30pm on race day, 3GS&T just barely edged out Nomeward Bound, who finished with $10,207. That is an incredibly small margin. Nomeward Bound are true heroes in our eyes and deserve just as much admiration.

 

3rd Most Epic Fundraising: The Chidiots

Last year’s challenger, The Chidiots, rounded out the top three with an absolutely stellar amount of $6,244, and we deeply appreciate them – and everyone who contributed – for helping make this year’s grant pool even deeper.

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Volunteers

While CHIditarod racers do wondrous things, none would be possible without the more than 250 brave and selfless volunteers that make CHIditarod happen. Volunteers are truly the MVPs of CHIditarod.

Not only do many of them fundraise, they also build the starting and finish lines, create immersive and exciting checkpoint environments, keep you safe while mobile, and have a blast right alongside you. To our volunteers, we honor and salute you all. Thanks.

Visit our grant page to learn about the program and how your organization can apply during the next grant cycle.

Thank You Thank You Thank You!

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More Winners!

 

Best in Show, People’s Choice :: The Art Cart

Dressed to the Nines :: 3GS&T

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A tour through a mobile gallery, led by a boastful but engaging host was this year’s big prize winner. Stretched over two carts, this art collection included six classic paintings, a sculpture garden, graffiti art, a 60-second audio tour, the obligatory velvet ropes, and of course, wine and cheese. Sight, sound, and motion (Munch’s “The Scream” actually did just that…) made for one of the most creative and interactive carts of the day.

This team was so well-loved that they also have been awarded the 2018 People’s Choice Award based on the feedback received from our post-event all-racer surveys. Stellar effort!

Don’t let the balloons and tinsel on this Barbie Dream Closet fool you – these are Power Paper Dolls, not lightweights! The ladies of 3GS&T brought life-sized, laminated cutouts of some of the strongest, most influential women around. From TV pioneer Lucille Ball to astronaut Mae Jemison to Lady Gaga (complete with Meat Dress), and of course, The Notorious RBG, these long-time racers swapped costumes amongst themselves and even other racers and Judges a chance to try on. So many outfits, so little time…

 

Best Bribe:: 5 Angry Teachers

Rookie of the Year :: Great Scott! Those Are Some Nice Cans

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Another art theme takes a top prize as this Van Gogh cart didn’t merely offer up (gummy) sliced ears. A vision of the artist himself signed handmade, original paintings for Judges and timekeepers alike. Autographed on the spot, each one featured an aspect of CHIditarod, from a Chicago flag, to a Hancock Holdup logo, to a shopping cart, all in the setting of an actual Van Gogh painting.

This year’s Rookie team took us Back to the Future in their DeLorean model cart, complete with a newspaper predicting their win and a walking, light-up Flux Capacitor who fueled up on Dippin’ Dots.

There are so many more winners at CHIditarod; see below for all the fun numbers.

 

Race Statistics

Award

Team Name

 

Food Drive – 4th Place

Art Cart 1 & 2

552 lbs

Food Drive – 3rd Place

Hobo – Q

590 lbs

Food Drive – 2nd Place

Chickiditarods

1168 lbs

Food Drive – Epic 1st Place

Chivengers

2525.5 lbs

4th most epic Fundraiser

Great Scott: Look at those cans

$4,747.52

3rd most Epic Fundraiser

Chidiots

$6,027.31

2nd most Epic Fundraiser

Nomeward Bound 1 & 2

$10,232.09

Most Epic Fundraiser

3GST 12th edition

$10,451.11

3rd Place Time

5 Rabbits

2nd Place Time

Team formerly known as the 2016 fastest cart

1st Place Time – Fastest Dog

BTB

Best Bribe

5 angry teachers

Their lovely handmade paintings

Rookie of the Year Award

Great Scott: Look at those cans

Honorable Mention:

Rookie of the year

Yellow Submarine

Bike Marshals Choice

Chivengers

DisHonorable Mention

Empire Carpet

For giving bribes, not having enough, then asking for them back

Best Photo Award

Elizabeth from Kenosa Kickers

Best Team Costume

3GST, 12th edition

For their dolls

Most Engaging Cart

Crash Cart Dummies

Fast food window

Best Cart Build

Throne of Games

For their actual throne made out of actual games

Best Art Cart

Neolithic Noshers

Secret Gentlemans club built an epic cave man cart

Spirit of Chiditarod – Good Samaritan

Chidiots

For their work in helping 3GS&T raise money once they had met their own fundraising goal

3rd Best in Show

Chivengers

For legit Batman and his gang

2nd Best in Show

The Royal House of Queer Mishaps

Best in Show

The Art Cart 1 & 2

Super Bonus Appreciation Award

Natty Pants

For all her love and epic wrangling

Dick Dastardly Award

Chickiditarods

Black Tarp Trickery

People’s Choice

The Art Cart 1 & 2

CHIditarod Foundation Fundraising and GCFD Food Drive Totals

Team #

Team Name

Food Drive lbs

Fundraising Total

1700

The Royal House of Queer Mishap

105.5

$632.90

1686

Team formerly known as the 2016 fastest cart

206.5

1620

5 Rabbits

103.8

41

Neolithic Noshers

299

$2,087.27

1618

5 Angry Teachers

149

$1,146.11

1705

Throne of Games

92

1691

The Art Cart

280

1664

Kenosha Kickers

193.2

1653

Great Scott! Those Are Some Nice Cans

119.5

$4,779.72

1638

Chidiots

131

$6,243.41

1617

3GS&T 12th Ed

168.8

$10,451.11

1672

Nomeward Bound 1

77

$10,280.09

1694

The Chivengers

2525.5

$852.59

1692

The Art Cart (2)

552

1637

Chickiditarods

1668

43

Hobo-Quixote

590

1646

Empire Carpet

75

1632

BTB

71.5

1641

Crash Cart Dummies

293

$61.00

8

Yellow Submarine

82.6

1619

5 Rabbit

87

$132.25

1621

Achoo

DID NOT SHOW

1622

Afternoon Delight

83.5

1623

Alice in Horrorland

96.6

$128.90

1624

All The Way UP

72.2

1625

BaltOVE

103.5

1626

Barnum’s Animals

94.8

1627

Bill Swerski’s Superfans

183.5

$598.21

1628

BLAM

87.6

1629

Blommers Wonka Factory

194.5

$319.75

1630

Bowies in Space

129

1631

Brownies for the win

184

$200.00

1633

Bucktown Chickens

81.6

$391.50

1634

C.R.A.M.D in this Cart

119.2

1635

ChicaGOGO Girls Team 1

82

$3,759.59

1636

ChicaGOGO Girls Team 2

150.2

1639

CHIditagods

73.5

$1,675.87

1640

Cops

165.4

1642

Curry in a Hurry

109.5

$340.83

1643

Dawgs Playin’ Poker

92

$833.79

1644

DC Swamp Critter

173

$158.88

1645

Drunkin’ Donuts

91.5

1647

Even more CHIditagods

109

$882.42

1649

FROOT SCOOT

84.5

1650

Gaza Strippers

92.6

$458.91

1651

Going for gold!

83

1652

Good Grief!

102.4

1654

Gwen Stefani shits B-A-N-A-N-A-S

90.5

1655

Hash House Harriers

72.5

1656

HMS Paula Deen

101

$26.63

1657

Hopefully sumthin cool

106.5

1658

Hot Tub Time MaCHIne

88.5

1659

Into the Wild

107.6

$25.00

1660

It’s All Ogre Now

113.5

$491.52

1661

It’s Always Sunny

90

1662

Jurassic Park: Bribe-o-saurus Rex

170

$501.19

1663

Jurassic Park: Is It Getting Cretaceous in Here or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

88.5

$686.18

1665

Laanaaaa

131

$263.59

1666

Lisa Frank

97.5

1667

Mario Kart

91.5

1668

Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

83.5

1669

Mutiny on the HMS Bounty

73

1670

NapT1

73

1671

NAPT2

98

1673

Nomeward Bound 2

184.5

1674

Not Fast, Just Furious

114.5

1675

Not Your Father’s Medicine Cabinet

83

1676

Re-Formation!

78

1677

Re-Re-Formation

98.4

1678

Right Said Shred

80.2

1679

Sara Para Pizza Party

120.8

1680

Shake it to the Right

109

1681

Shamrock Shakes

79

1682

Spaceballs the Shopping Cart

272.4

$758.38

1683

Spinal Tap Takeover

225.5

1684

Stormy’s Troopers

99

1685

Tatooine911

84.1

1687

Team JabberJaw

178.5

$26.63

1688

Team Purple

277.5

1689

Techno Charile and The Fantasy Factory

112.5

1690

The (Beetle) Juice is Loose!

88

$1,573.33

1693

The Chicago Biers

116.6

$105.92

1695

The Cooter Lounge

108.5

$52.96

1696

The Diverse Trash Pandas

163.6

1697

The Golden Girls

97.6

1698

The Kauai Coffee Beans

87.8

1699

The Little Lebowski Urban Achievers

202.4

1701

The Scooby Squad

74

1702

The Velour Comets

349.6

$494.39

1703

The Welderbeasts

NO SHOW

1704

The Yung Popes

132.4

1706

Trip Deuce Niner

82

1707

Urban Legends

84.2

1708

What About Bob

148.5

$1,267.98

1709

Wigs Jacked for Jesus

511.2

$708.33

1710

Wonka’s Nerds

137.2

1711

Yo Gabba be kidding Me

78

CHIditarod is in fact a race! Rushing from the start, hitting each bar for a 25 minute rest, and completing a five mile race is grueling work.

Team # Team Name Time in Hours Time in Seconds
1632 BTB 02:52:32 10352.0
1686 Team formerly known as the 2016 fastest cart 03:02:02 10922.0
1620 5 Rabbits 03:09:47 11387.0
1706 Trip Deuce Niner 03:10:21 11421.0
1634 C.R.A.M.D in this Cart 03:12:32 11552.0
1707 Urban Legends 03:26:56 12416.0
1655 Hash House Harriers 03:27:22 12442.0
1653 Great Scott! Those Are Some Nice Cans 03:28:20 12500.0
1642 Curry in a Hurry 03:35:50 12950.0
1675 Not Your Father’s Medicine Cabinet 03:37:09 13029.0
1685 Tatooine911 03:37:32 13052.0
1702 The Velour Comets 03:47:09 13629.0
1657 Hopefully sumthin cool 03:47:38 13658.0
1622 Afternoon Delight 03:48:09 13689.0
1687 Team JabberJaw 03:52:01 13921.0
1708 What About Bob 03:55:55 14155.0
1637 Chickiditarods 03:57:00 14220.0
1646 Empire Carpet 03:59:08 14348.0
1670 NapT1 03:59:39 14379.0
1641 Crash Cart Dummies 04:01:40 14500.0
1681 Shamrock Shakes 04:04:03 14643.0
1710 Wonka’s Nerds 04:07:33 14853.0
1682 Spaceballs the Shopping Cart 04:10:35 15035.0
1680 Shake it to the Right 04:10:49 15049.0
1625 BaltOVE 04:11:07 15067.0
1627 Bill Swerski’s Superfans 04:11:33 15093.0
1629 Blommers Wonka Factory 04:12:13 15133.0
1644 DC Swamp Critter 04:12:40 15160.0
1623 Alice in Horrorland 04:13:11 15191.0
1689 Techno Charile and The Fantasy Factory 04:13:51 15231.0
1631 Brownies for the win 04:14:22 15262.0
1672 Nomeward Bound 1 04:14:54 15294.0
1617 3GS&T 12th Ed 04:15:07 15307.0
1618 5 Angry Teachers 04:16:00 15360.0
1673 Nomeward Bound 2 04:17:16 15436.0
1711 Yo Gabba be kidding Me 04:20:41 15641.0
1619 5 Rabbit 04:21:02 15662.0
1694 The Chivengers 04:21:21 15681.0
1630 Bowies in Space 04:21:38 15698.0
1633 Bucktown Chickens 04:21:56 15716.0
1690 The (Beetle) Juice is Loose! 04:22:45 15765.0
1662 Jurassic Park: Bribe-o-saurus Rex 04:23:37 15817.0
1663 Jurassic Park: Is It Getting Cretaceous in Here or Are You Just Happy to See Me? 04:23:49 15829.0
1643 Dawgs Playin’ Poker 04:24:27 15867.0
1656 HMS Paula Deen 04:25:13 15913.0
1636 ChicaGOGO Girls Team 2 04:25:47 15947.0
1635 ChicaGOGO Girls Team 1 04:26:06 15966.0
1665 Laanaaaa 04:26:20 15980.0
1666 Lisa Frank 04:26:42 16002.0
1660 It’s All Ogre Now 04:27:32 16052.0
1664 Kenosha Kickers 04:28:02 16082.0
1624 All The Way UP 04:28:13 16093.0
1700 The Royal House of Queer Mishap 04:28:37 16117.0
1698 The Kauai Coffee Beans 04:30:28 16228.0
1658 Hot Tub Time MaCHIne 04:31:09 16269.0
1649 FROOT SCOOT 04:34:12 16452.0
1638 Chidiots 04:39:46 16786.0
1671 NAPT2 04:40:48 16848.0
1674 Not Fast, Just Furious 04:42:25 16945.0
1647 Even more CHIditagods 04:43:34 17014.0
1709 Wigs Jacked for Jesus 04:44:40 17080.0
1667 Mario Kart 04:44:49 17089.0
1639 CHIditagods 04:45:20 17120.0
1705 Throne of Games 04:47:02 17222.0
1704 The Yung Popes 04:50:01 17401.0
1669 Mutiny on the HMS Bounty 04:50:15 17415.0
1695 The Cooter Lounge 04:55:12 17712.0
1626 Barnum’s Animals 04:57:26 17846.0
1683 Spinal Tap Takeover 04:57:42 17862.0
1654 Gwen Stefani shits B-A-N-A-N-A-S 05:00:51 18051.0
1691 The Art Cart 05:09:33 18573.0
1692 The Art Cart (2) 05:09:41 18581.0
1651 Going for gold! 05:25:03 19503.0
1684 Stormy’s Troopers Did Not Finish
1621 Achoo Did Not Finish
1628 BLAM Did Not Finish
1703 The Welderbeasts Did Not Finish
1701 The Scooby Squad Did Not Finish
1699 The Little Lebowski Urban Achievers Did Not Finish
1697 The Golden Girls Did Not Finish
1696 The Diverse Trash Pandas Did Not Finish
1640 Cops Did Not Finish
1693 The Chicago Biers Did Not Finish
1645 Drunkin’ Donuts Did Not Finish
1688 Team Purple Did Not Finish
1650 Gaza Strippers Did Not Finish
1652 Good Grief! Did Not Finish
1659 Into the Wild Did Not Finish
1661 It’s Always Sunny Did Not Finish
1679 Sara Para Pizza Party Did Not Finish
1678 Right Said Shred Did Not Finish
1677 Re-Re-Formation Did Not Finish
1676 Re-Formation! Did Not Finish
1668 Mr. Rogers Neighborhood Did Not Finish

Prize, Food, Equipment & Service Donations

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