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 Grantees Announced

In 2016 we granted a total of $25,000 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 2nd decade

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



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…

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CHIditarod Foundation Seeks Board Members

The CHIditarod Foundation is seeking to add members to its Board of Directors. Read on for more details and instructions for how to apply. Applications must be received by Sunday, January 24 2016 in order to be considered.  About the CHIditarod Foundation We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Chicago, IL, that hosts large,…


Holiday Hunger in Chicago

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, who all racer food donations help support, notes that more than 812,000 men, women, and children, or 1:6 in Cook County depend on them each year. During a time of year where many are picking out presents, going to parties, and debating between peppermint flavored cookies or brownies, there are…