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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Chiditaprom 2013 Flyer

ChiditaPROM 2013

ChiditaProm 2013 :: A ‘Rod to Remember An all-team, all-participant fundraiser for the 2013 CHIditarod. The 80’s prom you wish you had. Friday, February 8th, 2013 Buy Prom Tickets Why are we doing this? In 2012 teams stepped up to fundraise in a new and big way — by throwing their very own fundraiser parties….

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Design Contest 2013

The design contest is now open. Earn free entry and shwag for sharing your creative prowess. Contest is open until January 27, 2013!!

Start of the 7th annual Chiditarod, photo by Sol Neelmn

Chiditarod 2012 Results

CHIditarod VII A smashing success! On March 3, 2012, 161 teams registered/151 teams raced and almost 275 volunteers participated in this year’s epic CHIditarod.  Teams ran a 4.8ish mile race between 5 of 8 checkpoints in Chicago’s Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town and Ukranian Village neighborhoods. CHIditarod catapulted its anti-hunger efforts to new heights in…

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…