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.

2016 Grant Program now open

We are thrilled to announce the 4th year of our annual grant program, benefitting 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 2nd decade

  • 13,044 Meals for the Hungry
  • 15,625 Pounds of Food Collected
  • $32,798 Raised to Fight Hunger in Chicago
  • Read all about it


CHIditarod’s Firm Stance Against Cultural Insensitivity

At Saturday’s race, a team with members in blackface was allowed to participate despite their refusal to comply with requests by board members and organizers that they remove the make-up. We deeply regret that our inability to respond quickly to this unexpected behavior and come to a consensus about handling this team’s refusal to accommodate…


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…