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.

CHiDiTaBLoG

GCFD 2013 Food Drive Barrels

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

CHIditarod IX- March 1st, 2014  Making the epic “epic” for its 9th year. CHIditarod (n.\ ʃai*dit’*ə*rɒd): the annual Chicago-based phenomenon that combines elements of the Alaskan Iditarod® with Chicago’s finest brand of debaucherous social activism. Part race, part beauty pageant, part bar crawl, and what is *probably* the world’s largest mobile food drive — CHIditarod IX. Call…

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…

mess

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 —…

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…