Opens January 17, 2017

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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 at least 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.

Dates & Pricing

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:

  • January 16 – January 29: $70
  • January 30 – February 14: $75
  • February 15 – February 19: $85
  • February 20: Registration CLOSES @ 12:00 am, Central Time

Additionally, all teams are required to pay an $88 cart deposit. Learn about that here.

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. 

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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.
  14. GLORY, EPIC, FUN, ADVENTURE, MUSH!
  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