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.


2016 Grantees Announced

In 2016 we granted a total of $25,000 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 2nd decade

  • 13,044 Meals for the Hungry
  • 15,625 Pounds of Food Collected
  • $32,798 Raised to Fight Hunger in Chicago
  • Read all about it

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CHIditarod Contests & Awards

At CHIditarod, everyone is a winner!  You have braved the cold, you have created an amazing piece of art AND! doing it all while fighting hunger in Chicago.  We all like a healthy dose of competition, so we have created some areas for you to compete in.  There are race wide contests and checkpoint contests…

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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…

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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…

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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…