SAVE THE DATE :: CHIditarod X is March 7

With a polar vortex on the forecast, now seems like a great time to let you know that the date for our favorite frost fest, CHIditarod X, has been set for March 7, 2015. That’s right, we’re turning TEN so get ready for a bigger, better, more EPIC CHIditarod than ever before.

In other news, our DESIGN CONTEST IS NOW OPEN. Submit your designs for t-shirts, posters, and of course the monumental CHIDITAROD X PATCH. As if you needed more than the prestige, if you win you’ll be handsomely rewarded. Imagine: Glorious swag. Free registration. Hot. Diggity. Deadline is January 15 so get cookin'.

We’ll be rolling out the 2015 fundraising platform soon. Teams wishing to win the year’s most epic fundraiser award will need to use the platform, but cool your heels there, Nelly! We’ll get you up to date as soon as soon as we are set.

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of all you righteous ‘Rodders, The CHIditarod Foundation 501(c)(3) provided $25,000 in micro-grants to 7 organizations fighting hunger in Chicago in innovative ways. Check out our blog post to learn more about the awesome work these organizations are doing in Chicago.


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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…

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Call To Arms – 2014

RACER REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Thanks for your patience as our programmers finished the new registration software, dogtag. RACE: Team registration at http://bit.ly/chiditarod-team-registration For more details, visit Chiditarod.org/race VOLUNTEER: Volunteer registration at http://bit.ly/chirod-2014-volunteer-signup For more details, visit Chiditarod.org/volunteer CHIditarod ISN’T JUST RACE DAY. THERE ARE TONS OF WAYS TO GET INVOLVED NOW! 1) PRE ORDER:…

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CHIditarod Foundation Mini-Grant Infusion To Community

(Chicago, January 12, 2014)– On Saturday March 2, 2013, 149 teams participated in the annual CHIditarod Urban Cart Race. They suited-up and raced tricked-out grocery carts through the Wicker Park and West Town neighborhoods, raising more than 17,000 pounds of food The Greater Chicago Food Depository, and more than $20,000 to help 501(c)(3) organizations in…