Registration opens January 15th


Answer your call to glory.

Gather your team and get ready to be EPIC! To race, you must have a team of 5 people, a decorated shopping cart, PRE-REGISTER for the race, pay the registration fee and cart deposit, have one team member attend a racer orientation, and bring the correct poundage of food to the starting line. There are absolutely, positively NO walk-up, race-day registrations allowed. Registration closes February 20th.


As in years past, registration fees are non-refundable, and there will be three tiers of pricing. The earlier you commit, the cheaper your registration will be. The tiers dates are: most-needed-food-drive-items-2015

  • $70 January 15th – January 29th
  • $75 January 30th – February 12th
  • $85 February 13th – February 20th
  • All teams are required to pay a $80 cart deposit

Food Drive

You must bring 69 pounds of non-perishable food with you on race day morning. Please reference the most-needed items.

Please do not bring anything in glass, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, chips, candy, dairy, fruit cups, unhealthy items and anything breakable or perishable. 

Registration in a Nutshell:

  1. Click on the “Register Now” button (above)
  2. Pay the registration fee and cart deposit fee
  3. Receive email from us confirming your full registration
  4. Set up your teams fundraising page
  5. Borrow a shopping cart (or buy one)
  6. Figure out a theme
  7. Unleash creative beast on selves and cart
  8. Collect food
  9. Fundraise like maniacs
  10. Attend mandatory racer orientation on Thursday, February 25, 2016.
  11. Receive informational emails from us about race day. Read them all
  12. On March 5, 2016, bring all your stuff to CHIditarod (food, cart, teammates, good cheer)
  13. Give your food to the food truck. You will not be able to check in without all of your food.
  15. Run with Epic smiles and strides across the finish line
  16. Attend award ceremony.
  17. Take your cart home with you
  18. Follow instructions for getting cart deposit back
  19. Begin nefarious planning for next year