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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(WBEZ/Lewis Wallace)

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…

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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…

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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!