Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Grant Program!

We are thrilled to announce the 2014 Chiditarod Grant program! We have allocated up to $25,000 (in $5,000 increments) to be awarded to Chicago-area 501(c)3 organizations that are directly fighting hunger, making an impact on local food sustainability, and/or empowering individuals and communities through food education.

The application and nomination process begins today with an application deadline of 11:59 pm on June 30, 2014.

You are welcome to apply if your organization meets the following requirements:

  • Be a recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(3) organization, or have a written agreement of fiscal sponsorship from a 501(c)(3) organization.
  • Operates in the metropolitan Chicagoland area
  • Operates programs focusing on:
    • Innovative educational opportunities
    • Building partnerships with other organizations and policy-relevant leaders engaged in local issues
    • Health nutrition or creative work on some aspect of food
    • Innovation to address challenges to food access and availability

We are particularly interested in organizations whose mission is related to alleviating hunger, addressing food insecurity, and/or improving the lives of the public through education, food or hunger relief in the metropolitan Chicago area.

Applicants may directly submit their proposals or be nominated here.

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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…

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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