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 and chaos generator, all in one. It’s a micro-grant fundraiser for the CHIditarod Foundation, and probably the world’s largest mobile food drive, benefiting the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

CHIditarod XII is Saturday March 4, 2017. Dust off your cart, fire up the blowtorch, sew all the things, batten down the hatches, grease them wheels and prepare thyselves! CHIditarod cometh.

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 $75,000 in funds to Chicago-area nonprofits solving hunger challenges via education, innovation, and direct action. CHIditarod is a 100% volunteer driven event; we need over 350+ volunteers on race day.


CHIditarod 2012 Results – By the Numbers

2012 Finish Times Based on us getting your time card at Bottom Lounge.  Our ChiScore automated timekeeping system returned with some new improvements, as well as a few newly-uncovered bugs.  We’ll be dialing it in even further for 2013.  If there’s something that seems amiss, or you notice we don’t have all your information, contact…

Lonesome dog, meet your new team

Don’t make us get Sarah McLachlan involved! We want to help lost dogs find good teams, without the pangs of guilt.  So, lonesome pups and teams needing members, please try any of the following to make things happen. Twitter is for sure a top choice and we recommend both, teams and dogs, use #lostdawg and…

2011 Sabotage Report

Sabotage is a long standing tradition of the Chiditarod. In fact, without it, we’d be just another lame ol’ boring pub crawl. …not really, that was just for the sake of dramatization, but we certainly would be missing an element that keeps the race… interesting.

2011 Wall of Shame

Uggg, what a mess. Such a mess, in fact, that it took us a month to compile this year’s wall of shame, and we’ll be raising the cart deposit cost for 2012. Cart-abandoning teams, we declare shenanigans upon you! And in so doing, you now have a place on the 2011 CHIditarod Wall of Shame….

2011 Photos and Video

Articles/Radio http://vocalo.org/blogs/archive/201103/chi-ditarod http://columbiachronicle.com/sweepmarket-carts-sweep-city/ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/07/chiditarod-2011-shopping-_n_832400.html#s249962 http://www.nbcchicago.com/the-scene/events/Chiditarod-117462513.html http://chicagoist.com/2011/03/07/in_pictures_chiditarod_2011.php http://saradevil.blogspot.com/2011/03/chiditarod-afternoon.htm http://gapersblock.com/merge/archives/2011/03/07/chiditarod-in-pictures/ http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/thats-awesome/2011/03/chiditarod-2011-takes-over-chicago.html Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RiJpbqOI54 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkyOTcLudgk http://vimeo.com/20727559 https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1903947398336 https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=1902241715695 https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150108336943528&oid=18917462008&comments https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150152480696418&oid=123280991066903&comments https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150149352219002&oid=123280991066903&comments https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=208844489128206&oid=123280991066903&comments http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=chiditarod+2011&aq=f Photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/leetlegreenman/sets/72157626224964973/ http://www.refinery29.com/slideshow-chiditarod-shopping-cart-race-2011 http://tinyurl.com/4hxbavb http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=chiditarod2011&w=all http://www.facebook.com/album.php?fbid=1869115410690&id=1325245485&aid=109237

2011 Results

Chiditarod VI CHIditarod VI exceeded all expectations! On March 5, 2011; 146 teams and close to 200 volunteers participated in yet another epically large and successful CHIditarod! This year the Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation benefited from both Food donations equating to “breaking news flash” 19Klbs/8.6 metric tons! AND Monetary donations just tipping over $18.5K. This is…

2011 Prize & Time Results

2011 Official Prize & Time Results OMG, It’s within the week and we’ve got Prizes & Finish Times up! Our Awards Ceremony was once again kicked off by Environmental Encroachment and hosted at the Bottom Lounge. You all truly outdid yourselves this year by coming out 146 teams strong to race in snowy and windy…

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