Charity. Asphalt. Glory.

CHIditarod is Chicago’s original 100% volunteer-driven epic urban shopping cart race, charity food drive, costumed beauty pageant, talent show, fundraiser and chaos generator. It’s probably the world’s largest mobile food drive, benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository and the CHIditarod Foundation‘s quest to end hunger.

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CHIditarod XIII is March 3, 2018 and registration is now open! Dust off your ole’ cart, fire up that blowtorch, sew those costumes, batten down the hatches, clean those pipes, grease them wheels and prepare yourself. CHIditarod approacheth and thee best be ready.

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 $121,500 in funds to Chicago-area nonprofits solving hunger challenges via education, innovation, and direct action. CHIditarod is a 100% volunteer driven event, and we need 300+ volunteers on race day to make it a success.

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2013 Wall O’ Shame

Ugh, the horror. The horror. These hooligans left such a mess that it took us a full two months to put together this year’s Wall O’ Shame. Cart abandoning teams, while ye may be few in number, your lack of tact is ample. We can only hope a few guilt-ridden, self-administered face-palms ensue. You —…

Epic starting line shot by Paul Crisanti (crisantiandco.com)

CHIditarod 2013 Results

CHIditarod VIII Number of meals served: 14,128 Poundage of Food Collected: 17,133 Fundraising: $34,362 CHIditarod VIII mushed into the record books on Saturday March 2, 2013. Costumed teams of 5 humans ran a 4.8ish mile race between 5 of 7 local checkpoints in Chicago’s West Town, Wicker Park, and Ukranian Village neighborhoods. Uniting 149 racing…

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…

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