Dress Up. Cause Chaos. DO GOOD.

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.

2016 Grant Program now open

We are thrilled to announce the 4th year of our annual grant program, benefitting Chicago-area nonprofit organizations that are directly fighting hunger, making an impact on local food sustainability, and/or empowering individuals and communities through food education.

Celebrating our 2nd decade

  • 13,044 Meals for the Hungry
  • 15,625 Pounds of Food Collected
  • $32,798 Raised to Fight Hunger in Chicago
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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…


How To Not Suck At Sabotage

Sabotage is of the best and worst parts of CHIditarod. It can leave you laughing or with a totally sour taste in the mouth. CHIditarod wants to help you break out of that winter funk and get geared up for spring, while generating chaos for a good cause. Sabotage can take many forms; some are awesome, and some will get you DQ’d. Here’s…

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Grant Awardee Spotlight: Purple Asparagus

CHIditarod has again chosen to sponsor Purple Asparagus in our 2015 Grant Cycle. In Chicago’s low-income communities obesity rates for children may be as high as 70%. The goal of Purple Asparagus is simple: change the way children eat. Purple Asparagus has been working over the past decade to address nutritional issues children face, and…