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.

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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…

Ladies of ChiditaProm 2013

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:

The Secret Gentlemen's Club

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…