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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.

2016 Grant Program now open

We are thrilled to announce the 4th year of our annual grant program, benefitting 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 2nd decade

  • 13,044 Meals for the Hungry
  • 15,625 Pounds of Food Collected
  • $32,798 Raised to Fight Hunger in Chicago
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A big THANK YOU! to the 90 avid ‘Rodders who braved the cold to join us for the annual CHIdita-FUNraiser. This year, we took over Timberlanes for a night of legendary bowling, amazing beer from Illuminated Brew Works, and creative bowling attire aplenty. We have lots of photo albums!   And what’s the ‘rod without…


2014 Design Contest

Have an eye for design and want to go down in CHIditarod history? Participate in the CHIditarod IX design contest! You can submit designs for t-shirts, patches, or posters. Look below for design guidelines and inspiration. The deadline for submission is January 18th. Submit your work here. Design Guidelines When you upload, please title your…

GCFD 2013 Food Drive Barrels

Save The Date: March 1st, 2014- CHIditarod IX

CHIditarod IX- March 1st, 2014  Making the epic “epic” for its 9th year. CHIditarod (n.\ ʃai*dit’*ə*rɒd): the annual Chicago-based phenomenon that combines elements of the Alaskan Iditarod® with Chicago’s finest brand of debaucherous social activism. Part race, part beauty pageant, part bar crawl, and what is *probably* the world’s largest mobile food drive — CHIditarod IX. Call…


Prepare for KIDitarod!   THE RACE IS ON. This year, Figment Chicago will be the scene for a contest of epic proportions. Teams of Kidita-racers will visit various exciting and instructive checkpoints around the site based on several of Figment’s founding principles. Kids will have a chance to decorate team flags, take in Figment’s many…