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 Grantees Announced

In 2016 we granted a total of $25,000 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 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

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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…

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CANCELED: February Fundraising Party: SuperRodders vs. CHIditaVillains!

CANCELED: February Fundraising Party: SuperRodders vs. CHIditaVillains! Dust off those tights, capes (no seriously, there’s a cape-off) and get ready for a TWO-FACED February Fundraising party! It’ll be THE THING. Buy tickets here. February Fundraising Festivities: SuperRodders vs CHIditaVillains Friday, February 6th Emporium – Logan Square Open bar: 7:30pm – 10:30pm Party goes all night…

CHIditarod X is March 7!

CHIditarod X is March 7!! Registration to race and volunteer is now closed. We’d still love you to come out and watch the race! If you’re racing, make sure you’ve set up your team on our fundraising platform, Razoo. Contact fundraising@chiditarod.org for more information on matching grants! Merch pre-orders are now closed, but don’t fret…

Photo Cred: Bartek Karas

2014 Results

CHIditarod IX 29,007 Meals for the Hungry 21,788 Pounds of Food Collected $40,255 Raised to Fight Hunger in Chicago On March 1, 2014, twelve hundred women, men, gladiators, spies, flight attendants, greasers, highlanders, bananas, knights, and enthusiastic mushers gathered on a brisk 17 degree morning to create the annual spectacular costumed charity shopping cart race…