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.


Now Accepting Applications!

We are thrilled to announce our the opening of CHIditarod's 2015 Grant cycle! We have allocated up to $25,000 to be awarded to 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 epic tenth year!

On March 7, 2015, 300 volunteers and 130 teams of 5 heavily-costumed humans collected 22,759 meals for the hungry and $38,732 to fight hunger in Chicago while racing tricked-out shopping carts through 5 themed checkpoint establishments on the thawing streets of Chicago. A spectacle like none other.

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Design Contest Winners Announced (Merch pre-sales open!!)

Drum roll, please…   And the t-shirt design winner is…Ryan Sneddon! And the t-shirt design runner-up is… Corey Kraus! And the patch design winner is… Yeah right, like we’d tell you before race day. HA!   A huge ‘rod of applause for our epic designers!!   Which means… pre-sales for shirts, totes, and YEAR X PATCHES…

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2014 Sabotage Report

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. — Maybe said by George Carlin once.   Behold! The sweet and sour truth that sabotage is a long standing tradition of the CHIditarod. Often attempted, seldom nuanced. A minute to learn, a lifetime to master. Sabotage is an often-controversial aspect of…

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CANCELED: February Fundraising Party: SuperRodders vs. CHIditaVillains!

CANCELED: February Fundraising Party: SuperRodders vs. CHIditaVillains! Dust off those tights, capes (no seriously, there’s a cape-off) and get ready for a TWO-FACED February Fundraising party! It’ll be THE THING. Buy tickets here. February Fundraising Festivities: SuperRodders vs CHIditaVillains Friday, February 6th Emporium – Logan Square Open bar: 7:30pm – 10:30pm Party goes all night…

CHIditarod X is March 7!

CHIditarod X is March 7!! Registration to race and volunteer is now closed. We’d still love you to come out and watch the race! If you’re racing, make sure you’ve set up your team on our fundraising platform, Razoo. Contact fundraising@chiditarod.org for more information on matching grants! Merch pre-orders are now closed, but don’t fret…