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The Rod-in-a-Box project takes the magic of CHIditarod and distills it into a reproducible toolkit designed to empower any organized, driven group to build creative, participatory, fun events that produce real social impact in their own communities.

It consists of 11 years worth of manuals, forms, spreadsheets, timelines, templates, learned lessons, software, and pro tips. It is organized primarily as a set of interlocking Google docs alongside a website and open source technology.

The format is a series of interlocking Google docs alongside open-source software. To begin your journey, use the navigation on the right, or view the full table of contents.

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This toolkit was produced in partnership with Burners without Borders as a case study in creative, impactful civic participation.