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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, baton 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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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…

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…

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

2013 Team Fundraising with 48 hours to go

CHIditarod teams are taking Race fundraising to new levels of EPIC.  With just under 48 hours to go in team fundraising, this is shaping up as a year for the record books.  Here are the current standings as of 8:36 pm CT, Thursday Feb 28, 2013. ??? – Area 3 Allstars $5,790.01 – Action Squad……

CHIditarod Checkpoints will accept food donations for the first time

CHIDITAROD CHECKPOINTS ACCEPTING FOOD DONATIONS FOR FIRST TIME (Chicago, February 19, 2013)–  As the annual CHIditarod draws near, the checkpoints are preparing to accept food donations from neighbors, racers and regulars two weeks in advance of this years race.  The broadened food collection system is hoped to increase both the visibility of our partnership with…

ChiditaPROM 2013 Results

Last week’s Prom was a night of dancing, big hair, and 80′s flair. It was certainly a night to remember. Thank You CHIditaroders for coming to Rodder High’s “A Rod’ To Remember” 80’s ChiditaProm. This was our first-ever all-racer, all-volunteer, all-participant fundraiser. It was a smashing success, raising $3,902.65* for The CHIditarod Foundation! Photos? You…

Prom Photos Posted

Sorry it took so long, these were ready but we forgot to post the link. Here it is Some selections:

Team Exposé – The Secret Gentleman’s Club

Members of the secret Gentlemen’s Club bring some serious creativity to CHIditarod. Here’s a little show and tell to inspire our less seasoned teams: From the team, “We have been trying to get good photos of our team for a few years now. Sometimes we have a good shot, sometimes we forget. We just though…

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