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CHIditarod XIX – Saturday March 2, 2024

CHIditarod stands unparalleled in its spectacle and purpose. A dynamic fusion of charity race and food drive, it’s an event that commands participation from the bold and the spirited. It’s a dazzling beauty pageant, an exhilarating bar crawl, and a stage for impromptu street theater. Expect rapid action, invigorating cold, boundless creativity, and a whirlwind of excitement. This is the epitome of fun for those who dare.

The 19th annual CHIditarod races into history on March 2, 2024. Register and volunteer now for charity, prizes, and glory.

Fundraising for CHIditarod Foundation

The CHIditarod Foundation seeks to alleviate hunger and solve the root causes of hunger through creativity, engagement and direct action. And our partners at the Greater Chicago Food Depository — which is a major resource for many of the organizations supported by the Chiditarod Foundation — served 2.5 times as many individuals as they did before
COVID. The needs of our community are greater than ever.

Help provide grants to local, small 501(c)(3) organizations that share our hunger-fighting mission!

2024 Fundraising Total

$96,407 / 150,000

Top Fundraising Teams

Chidiots $37,800
Nomeward Bound #1 $15,515
3GS&T $13,291
Six Pack Attack $5,690
Crash Cart Dummies $5,426

Top Fundraisers

Emily Belke $10,779
Justin Gaetano $8,346
Brian Kooistra $6,186
Liz Lux $4,552
Nikolas Allen $3,962

Design Contest

If you have the skills, we need a new patch, shirt, and poster designs for 2023. The winning patch will be given out to hundreds of volunteers and racers, it’s your turn to add to the legacy of awesome CHIditarod Swag!

2022 Impact & Awards

The ongoing pandemic forced us off course again. Our solution for 2022: Blockditarod!

Even though we took another year off from racing, we did not slow down. With half the teams normally on board, we came pretty close to 2021’s fundraising record by collecting $107,005 for CHIditarod Foundation Community Grants, and 12,404 pounds of food were donated to the Greater Chicagoland Food Depository!