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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Photo Cred: Bartek Karas

2014 Results

CHIditarod IX 29,007 Meals for the Hungry 21,788 Pounds of Food Collected $40,255 Raised to Fight Hunger in Chicago On March 1, 2014, twelve hundred women, men, gladiators, spies, flight attendants, greasers, highlanders, bananas, knights, and enthusiastic mushers gathered on a brisk 17 degree morning to create the annual spectacular costumed charity shopping cart race…

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Press Release: Record Breaking 2014 year for CHIditarod!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Chicago, March 3, 2014)­­ — More than 1,100 dedicated souls braved the freezing winds and blustery snowfall this Saturday in Chicago’s West Town, Wicker Park and Bucktown neighborhoods to run the 9th annual CHIditarod. The CHIditarod gleefully describes itself as “probably the world’s largest mobile food drive” and consists of elaborately decorated…

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Don’t Know What To Expect At Checkpoints?

Hello CHIditarod N00bie, we’re glad you’re here! So, you’ve signed up your team, started constructing your cart, and are getting ready to race. You’ve heard all about these mystical checkpoints but don’t quite know what to expect? This video will give you an idea: Things To Note: Read about specific contests here. There are activities…