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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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…

Cook County Food Pantries report “Record Need” in 2013

WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio) reports that the number of residents in need of food reflects high poverty numbers for 2012. Chicago’s food pantries see the city’s growing hunger problem up close. “You see people lining up before the sun rises even on these coldest days of the year, and waiting, you know, in some cases…

CHIditarod 2013 Call to Arms

CHIditarod VIII.  March 2, 2013 Making the epic “epic” for the past 7 years, now entering its 8th year. CHIditarod (ʃai*dit’*ə*rɒd): n.) the annual Chicago-based phenomenon that combines elements of the Alaskan Iditarod® with Chicago’s finest brand of debaucherous social activism.  Part food drive, part race, part beauty pageant, part bar crawl.  A spectacle like…

New Website

…pardon our dust as we gut n’ rework our website. Our greatest thanks goes out to Symbiotic Creative for partnering with us to achieve this milestone. If you find any bugs please send ’em to us!

ChiditaPROM 2013

ChiditaProm 2013 :: A ‘Rod to Remember An all-team, all-participant fundraiser for the 2013 CHIditarod. The 80’s prom you wish you had. Friday, February 8th, 2013 Buy Prom Tickets Why are we doing this? In 2012 teams stepped up to fundraise in a new and big way — by throwing their very own fundraiser parties….

Design Contest 2013

The design contest is now open. Earn free entry and shwag for sharing your creative prowess. Contest is open until January 27, 2013!!

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