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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How To Rock Checking in at CHIditarod

We want checking in to CHIditarod to be as easy as possible. You can make that happen by watching this video.     Prefer to read things? All of the important information is below:   Before Race Day: Register and pay your team registration fee Pay your cart deposit fee Print 5 liability waivers and…

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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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2014 Design Contest

Have an eye for design and want to go down in CHIditarod history? Participate in the CHIditarod IX design contest! You can submit designs for t-shirts, patches, or posters. Look below for design guidelines and inspiration. The deadline for submission is January 18th. Submit your work here. Design Guidelines When you upload, please title your…