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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, baton 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.

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2010 Wall of Shame

Not bad, not bad.  We are happy to mention that nearly all of you removed your carts this year – thank you, thank you, thank you!  The fame-to-shame ratio is WAY up compared to last year.  This could be due to the heftier $50 cart deposit, but we like to think it’s because the noble…

2010 Photos and Video

There is an INCREDIBLE amount of amazing media out there from CHIditarod 2010.  If you want yours included in this list, please leave us a comment at the bottom of this page. Twitter Check out CHIditarod twitter activity. Videos Philamonjaro LyonsRoarYT BrilliantlyMad nxojo Katie Bordner An Phan http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=591733025165 XiaoQian Liu http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=345924863037 Steve Wichelecki (WCIU) http://www.wciu.com/youandme.php?section=home&assetID=10001619…

2009 CHIditarod Results

Epic mushers, veteran and new.  We salute your bravery, ambition, utter disregard for the resonable, and HEART.  The results of the 2009 CHIditarod are in.  First and foremost, the food drive.  The Chicago Anti-Hunger Federation is the recipient of the food drive this year.  Thanks to your generosity and cunning, the 2009 CHIditarod raised 7,758…

2009 Wall of Shame

Thanks to the large majority of you who took your carts home with you after the event. We salute you. As for the few of you who figured you’d let someone else clean up your mess… This is how you look when the ugly light comes on. 4 MC’s and a DJ Team Heaven Dead…

2008 CHIditarod Results

Congratulations, CHIditaroders! Our hats go off to the 83 teams of the 2008 CHIditarod! We were blown away by the sheer numbers of participants this year, but even more by the creative spirit, athletic prowess, and delightfully bad behavior that you all brought to the streets of our fair city. Even as the weather turned…

2007 Chiditarod Photos

Here’s a sampling of 2007 CHIditarod Photos and Video. Tag your images with “chiditarod2007” on Flickr and others and we’ll feature your photos on our website with full credit. Photos Photos tagged with CHIditarod2007 on Flickr. Recent photos tagged with CHIditarod on Flickr. More excellent photos by Jim Walker. Pictures from Team Lucky Charms. 2007…

2007 CHIditarod Results

Once again, the CHIditarod reigned supreme in size, scope, and difficulty. The temperature hovered in the high twenties for the entire race, as opposed to last year’s warm, clear skies. 50% MORE teams participated. Two additional checkpoints were added, bringing the total to four. The race was just around 4.5 miles. Sabotage reared its sinister head…

2006 CHIditarod Results

The turnout was spectacular. The race was intense. The beer was cold. The carts were FULL of food! Team Name Team Slogan Place Lbs food Captain Slam and the Four Hodags By the power of greyskull. 1 57.75 Runaway Bride 2 44.75 Biking Vikings Handjob 3 29.25 Palmer Park Freedom Funk Five THE MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION…

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