CHIditaBowl III

Registered to race in CHIditarod XII? Wondering how to get your fundraising started? Come to CHIditaBowl and you will be helping your team reach its goals! It’s a great way to get tips on how to build your cart, bounce ideas off each other, and get to see people you may not have seen since…

2017 Call to Arms

MUSH! The CHIditarod, Chicago’s Shopping Cart Race for a Good Cause Celebrates 12th Year MARCH 4th 2017 Important Dates: January 7th Design Contest Closes January 16th Racer & Volunteer Registration Open January 28th CHIditaBowl – Pre-race Fundraiser – Fundraise for your team, bowl, and win some fabulous things! Spectators and well-wishers are invited to witness the start…

The 2016 Sabotage Report is Here!

Attention! Attention! Calling all Racers! Each year we put on our thinking caps and engage in perilous deeds–one part math, one part magicky-magic–to assess the state of mayhem in the CHIditarod kingdom. More than 30% of racers in the 2016 CHIditarod race participated in a post-race survey designed to assess racer satisfaction, patterns in cocktail…

$25,000 to 8 Local Non Profits

The CHIditarod Foundation is proud to announce our 2016 Grant Program awardees. This year the CHIditarod Foundation raised an incredible $32,798 for its grant program. This year we are able to again give out $25,000 in funds Chicago-area 501(c)(3) organizations that are directly fighting hunger, making an impact on local food sustainability, and/or empowering individuals…

CHICAGO LIGHTS: Grant Report

Chicago Lights is one of the five local organizations that received a grant from the CHIditarod Foundation in our 2015 grant cycle. Chicago Lights offers a variety of programs throughout the year from education to dance, urban farming to social services. The grant money they were awarded went to its Consumer Choice Food Pantry and…

NeighborSpace 2015: Grant Report

The CHIditarod grant of $5,000 has supported the following improvements at the Hermitage Street Community Garden, Englewood, in partnership with NeighborSpace. • We were able to construct 11 additional raised beds in the garden. This raises the total number of donation beds from 12 to 23. The additional beds will ensure that even more Englewood  residents will be served with fresh produce. The…

GARDENEERS 2015: Grant Report

Planting season is now in full swing in the Chicago area, but CHIditarod Grant Awardees have been hard at work all year long, bringing children outdoors and helping them learn about nature, planting and where food comes from. Gardeneers received $5,000 in our 2015 Grant Cycle and has been able to provide garden programs for…

Purple Asparagus 2015 : Grant Report

The CHIditarod XI race brought in $32,798 which will help further the grant program that goes to community projects throughout Chicago. The grants help many different programs that benefit youth and adults in need. Purple Asparagus has been impacting students all over the city. In the 2015/2016 school year, they have worked with more than…

CHIditarod 2016 Results

CHIditarod XI March 5, 2016 13,044 Meals for the Hungry 15,625 Pounds of Food Collected $32,798 Raised to Fight Hunger in Chicago Eight hundred women, men, grandmas, lunch ladies, go-go dancers, bunnies, sharks, goats, presidents, volunteers, and enthusiastic mushers gathered on a 38 degree morning to create the annual spectacular costumed charity shopping cart race epic mobile food drive…

2015 Sabotage Report

Hear ye, hear ye! The 2015 Sabotage Report has been born–and just in time for this year’s race! Though we love charity and collective creativity too, sabotage has established itself as a central pillar of CHIditarod culture. Sabotage is often attempted, seldom nuanced. It takes a minute to learn, a lifetime to master. Let your guard…