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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Epic starting line shot by Paul Crisanti (crisantiandco.com)

CHIditarod 2013 Results

CHIditarod VIII Number of meals served: 14,128 Poundage of Food Collected: 17,133 Fundraising: $34,362 CHIditarod VIII mushed into the record books on Saturday March 2, 2013. Costumed teams of 5 humans ran a 4.8ish mile race between 5 of 7 local checkpoints in Chicago’s West Town, Wicker Park, and Ukranian Village neighborhoods. Uniting 149 racing…

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CHIditarod 2013 Photos are Online!

Here are the links to where you can download the ‘official’ photos for this year’s race. Team Photos at the Vogue Photo Booth Pics of teams in the yard before the race The Awards Ceremony and if you missed them, or did not attend (how could you? oh, the shame!) here are the photos from…

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2012 Sabotage Report

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 the event within the teams. It keeps the race… interesting. Each year, CHIditarod happily gains popularity and welcomes a controlled amount of newcomers. A result of this growth…

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Pics of CHIditarod 2013 Trophies

Best Bribe Food Drive – 2nd Place Food Drive – 3rd Place People’s Choice 2nd Place Time 3rd Place Time Spirit of Chiditarod Best Sabotage Most Honorable Dishonorable Mention Rookie of the Year Award 2nd best Art Cart 2nd Best in Show 3rd Best in Show Best Food Cart Best Costume