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CHIditarod is Chicago’s 100% volunteer-driven epic urban shopping cart race, charity food drive, costumed beauty pageant, talent show and chaos generator, all in one. It’s a micro-grant fundraiser for the CHIditarod Foundation, and probably the world’s largest mobile food drive, benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository.


CHIditarod XII is Saturday March 4, 2017. Dust off your cart, fire up the blowtorch, sew all the things, batten down the hatches, grease them wheels and prepare thyselves! CHIditarod cometh.

CHIditarod is more than just costumes and shopping carts. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to eradicating hunger. Our annual micro-grant program has provided $75,000 in funds to Chicago-area nonprofits solving hunger challenges via education, innovation, and direct action. CHIditarod is a 100% volunteer driven event; we need over 350+ volunteers on race day.

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The Geek Show Interview

Check out this interview with our very own Devin Breen discussing his experience founding CHIditarod. Spoiler alert: he totally hams it up.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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