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CHIditarod XVIII: Racing Again!!!

We are so happy to announce that our beloved shopping cart race is back, so set your calendars for CHIditarod XVIII on Saturday March 4th, 2023! Get your doggies together and start planning — Registration Opens on December 15th (MUSH!!!)

Design Contest

If you have the skills, we need a new patch design 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 Blockditarod Recap

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 last year’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!

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.

This event will raise funds safely and remotely, and help provide grants to local, small 501(c)(3) organizations that share our hunger-fighting mission.

2022 Fundraising Total

$107,511 / 125,000

Top Fundraising Teams

Nomeward Bound $28,989
3GS&T nth Ed $15,657
We Didn't Start the Fire $13,826
Chidiots $8,313

Top Fundraisers

Marty Crenlon $10,079
Amy Bashiti $7,860
Alixa Sharkey $7,782
Emily Belke $6,305
Jenna Stworzyjanek $5,489