Charity. Asphalt. Glory.

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.


CHIditarod XIII is March 3, 2018 and registration is now open! Dust off your ole’ cart, fire up that blowtorch, sew those costumes, batten down the hatches, clean those pipes, grease them wheels and prepare yourself. CHIditarod approacheth and thee best be ready.

CHIditarod is more than just costumes and shopping carts. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to eradicating hunger. Our annual micro-grant program has provided $121,500 in funds to Chicago-area nonprofits solving hunger challenges via education, innovation, and direct action. CHIditarod is a 100% volunteer driven event, and we need 300+ volunteers on race day to make it a success.

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2011 Prize & Time Results

2011 Official Prize & Time Results OMG, It’s within the week and we’ve got Prizes & Finish Times up! Our Awards Ceremony was once again kicked off by Environmental Encroachment and hosted at the Bottom Lounge. You all truly outdid yourselves this year by coming out 146 teams strong to race in snowy and windy…

Chiditarod 2010 Results

CHIditarod V 120 teams. 150 volunteers. 50 degrees & sunny. One EPIC start to rule them all. 14,525 pounds of food collected. CHIditarod V ran into historic glory on March 6, 2010.  120 teams and over 150 volunteers participated in the largest and most successful CHIditarod to date.  The effort and creative prowess of our participants…

2010 Wall of Shame

Not bad, not bad.  We are happy to mention that nearly all of you removed your carts this year – thank you, thank you, thank you!  The fame-to-shame ratio is WAY up compared to last year.  This could be due to the heftier $50 cart deposit, but we like to think it’s because the noble…

2010 Photos and Video

There is an INCREDIBLE amount of amazing media out there from CHIditarod 2010.  If you want yours included in this list, please leave us a comment at the bottom of this page. Twitter Check out CHIditarod twitter activity. Videos Philamonjaro LyonsRoarYT BrilliantlyMad nxojo Katie Bordner An Phan http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=591733025165 XiaoQian Liu http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=345924863037 Steve Wichelecki (WCIU) http://www.wciu.com/youandme.php?section=home&assetID=10001619…

2009 CHIditarod Results

Epic mushers, veteran and new.  We salute your bravery, ambition, utter disregard for the resonable, and HEART.  The results of the 2009 CHIditarod are in.  First and foremost, the food drive.  The Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation is the recipient of the food drive this year.  Thanks to your generosity and cunning, the 2009 CHIditarod raised 7,758…

2009 Wall of Shame

Thanks to the large majority of you who took your carts home with you after the event. We salute you. As for the few of you who figured you’d let someone else clean up your mess… This is how you look when the ugly light comes on. 4 MC’s and a DJ Team Heaven Dead…

2008 CHIditarod Results

Congratulations, CHIditaroders! Our hats go off to the 83 teams of the 2008 CHIditarod! We were blown away by the sheer numbers of participants this year, but even more by the creative spirit, athletic prowess, and delightfully bad behavior that you all brought to the streets of our fair city. Even as the weather turned…

2007 Chiditarod Photos

Here’s a sampling of 2007 CHIditarod Photos and Video. Tag your images with “chiditarod2007” on Flickr and others and we’ll feature your photos on our website with full credit. Photos Photos tagged with CHIditarod2007 on Flickr. Recent photos tagged with CHIditarod on Flickr. More excellent photos by Jim Walker. Pictures from Team Lucky Charms. 2007…

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