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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…

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Press Release: Record Breaking 2014 year for CHIditarod!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Chicago, March 3, 2014)­­ — More than 1,100 dedicated souls braved the freezing winds and blustery snowfall this Saturday in Chicago’s West Town, Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods to run the 9th annual CHIditarod. The CHIditarod gleefully describes itself as “probably the world’s largest mobile food drive” and consists of elaborately decorated…

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Don’t Know What To Expect At Checkpoints?

Hello CHIditarod N00bie, we’re glad you’re here! So, you’ve signed up your team, started constructing your cart, and are getting ready to race. You’ve heard all about these mystical checkpoints but don’t quite know what to expect? This video will give you an idea: Things To Note: Read about specific contests here. There are activities…

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How To Rock Checking in at CHIditarod

We want checking in to CHIditarod to be as easy as possible. You can make that happen by watching this video.     Prefer to read things? All of the important information is below:   Before Race Day: Register and pay your team registration fee Pay your cart deposit fee Print 5 liability waivers and…

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CHIditarod Contests & Awards

At CHIditarod, everyone is a winner!  You have braved the cold, you have created an amazing piece of art AND! doing it all while fighting hunger in Chicago.  We all like a healthy dose of competition, so we have created some areas for you to compete in.  There are race wide contests and checkpoint contests…

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A big THANK YOU! to the 90 avid ‘Rodders who braved the cold to join us for the annual CHIdita-FUNraiser. This year, we took over Timberlanes for a night of legendary bowling, amazing beer from Illuminated Brew Works, and creative bowling attire aplenty. We have lots of photo albums!   And what’s the ‘rod without…