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CHIditarod XIX: Saturday March 2, 2024

SAVE THE DATE! The 19th annual CHIditarod shopping cart race will take off on Saturday March 2, 2024. Learn how you can get involved and check out the results of this year’s fight to alleviate food insecurity in Chicago.

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.

CHIditarod XVIII:
Another Record-Breaking Year!

Over $134,000 raised will have an impact across the city to help make sure food insecurity is addressed. On race day, 300 eager and willing participants dressed up, bribed, bonded, and left with some pretty cool awards. Without further ado, the 2023 CHIditarod Results…

2023 Fundraising Total

$140,146 / 150,000

Top Fundraising Teams

3GS&T nth Ed $21,477
Nomeward Bound #1 $20,648
We'd like to solve (hunger) #1 $19,257
Chidiots $12,665
Nomeward Bound #2 $10,828

Top Fundraisers

Emily Belke $13,139
Nikolas Allen $8,914
Amy Bashiti $7,957
Alixa Sharkey $6,855
Jenna Stworzyjanek $6,192

Fundraising for CHIditarod Foundation

The Greater Chicago Food Depository — which is a major resource for many of the organizations supported by the Chiditarod Foundation — expects to spend more than double the amount of money on food purchasing in fiscal 2022 as they did in 2021. A clear sign that the effects of the pandemic on hunger and food insecurity are not getting better. The CHIditarod Foundation seeks to alleviate hunger and solve the root causes of hunger through creativity, engagement and direct action.