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 the 2015 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 are 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 blog post to learn more about the awesome work these organizations are doing in Chicago.


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The Secret Gentlemen's Club

Team Exposé – The Secret Gentleman’s Club

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Cook County Food Pantries report “Record Need” in 2013

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Chiditarod 2011 - Devin Starting Line

CHIditarod 2013 Call to Arms

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