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 this year's our 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’re 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 previous blog post to learn more about the awesome work these organizations are doing in Chicago.


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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…

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Save The Date: March 1st, 2014- CHIditarod IX

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KIDitarod

Prepare for KIDitarod!   THE RACE IS ON. This year, Figment Chicago will be the scene for a contest of epic proportions. Teams of Kidita-racers will visit various exciting and instructive checkpoints around the site based on several of Figment’s founding principles. Kids will have a chance to decorate team flags, take in Figment’s many…

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2013 Wall O’ Shame

Ugh, the horror. The horror. These hooligans left such a mess that it took us a full two months to put together this year’s Wall O’ Shame. Cart abandoning teams, while ye may be few in number, your lack of tact is ample. We can only hope a few guilt-ridden, self-administered face-palms ensue. You —…