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    CHIditarod XIII

    March 3, 2018

    14,476 Meals for the Hungry

    17,371 Pounds of Food Collected

    More than $56,000 Raised to Fight Hunger in Chicago

    Nearly eight hundred kindred souls gathered on a balmy 40 degree day to create the annual spectacularly-festive, extraordinarily-costumed, epically mobile food drive and charity shopping cart race — CHIditarod XIII. The sun-drenched Chicago streets were filled with more than 250 volunteers and 97 teams of 5 costumed and thoroughly excited humans, raising food and record-breaking funds in the pursuit of feeding the hungry while racing tricked-out shopping carts through 5 themed checkpoint establishments in the name of charity, prizes, and glory. Truly, a spectacle like none other, and a day to long remember.

    The annual event raced through Chicago’s West Town Ukrainian Village neighborhoods, visiting five checkpoints each. Mahoney’s, Phyllis’s Musical Inn, Five Star Bar, Roots Handmade Pizza, and Cobra Lounge hosted costumed superstars with their own themes and contests for teams to participate in. All bars generously donate a portion of their proceeds to The CHIditarod Foundation to aid in our epic mission of fighting hunger in Chicago.

    CHIditarod is always finding new ways to positively impact our community and those in need. This year we again collected unused toiletries for Sarah’s Circle, a non-profit agency serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. They also focus on women needing support because of domestic violence. Thank You to everyone who donated race day, at ChiditaBowl, and at the Burners Without Borders Chicago Winter Ball.

     

    Food Drive

    CHIditarod playfully calls itself “probably the world’s largest mobile food drive”, and we could not be more impressed by this year’s food drive success,

    With the help of our friends and at the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the CHIditarod XIII food drive collected enough food to provide 14,476 meals for Chicago’s hungry. Thank you CHIditarod participants for being amazing all-stars and for making a difference in the lives of many, many people.

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    Best in Food Drive :: The CHIvengers

    The Chivengers avenged hunger this year at superhuman levels. This team brought in 2,525 pounds of food to give 2,104 meals to those in need.

    Honorable Food Mentions

    Chickiditarods were our second most food drive-driven team, bringing in 1,668 pounds of food, equivalent to 1,390 meals! A HUGE THANK YOU to these teams who help us make sure all Chicagoans have the food they need.


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    Art Carts

    The art carts this year were a small but mighty group, diverse in experience and execution. From virgins who lived in a Yellow Submarine, to a Stone Age Secret Gentlemen’s Club, and the stalwart HoboQ dishing out tapas, everyone enjoyed snacks, music, and of course, FIRE!

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    Epic Fundraising

     

    To date, the CHIditarod Foundation has give out $411,350 in grants to local nonprofits who share in our mission to stop hunger in Chicago. This year alone, our racers, volunteers, checkpoints, and organizers — with the help of their families, friends, and communities — raised more than $56,000 in support of this community grants program! Racers and volunteers raised more than ever before.

    We will once again be able to fight hunger challenges, supporting community-centered initiatives that address hunger, food scarcity, and education via the CHIditarod Grant Program.

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    Most Epic Fundraising: 3GS&T

    Once again, 3GS&T were the big winners in Fundraising. For the third year in a row they smashed the prior year’s donation record, raising an incredible $10,451.
    In 2018, however, they were chased by a new rival, the breakfast cereal characters of Nomeward Bound.

     

    2nd Most Epic Fundraising: Nomeward Bound

    In an epic battle that had fans and Coreganizers alike watching their phones until the cutoff of 5:30pm on race day, 3GS&T just barely edged out Nomeward Bound, who finished with $10,207. That is an incredibly small margin. Nomeward Bound are true heroes in our eyes and deserve just as much admiration.

     

    3rd Most Epic Fundraising: The Chidiots

    Last year’s challenger, The Chidiots, rounded out the top three with an absolutely stellar amount of $6,244, and we deeply appreciate them – and everyone who contributed – for helping make this year’s grant pool even deeper.


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    Volunteers

    While CHIditarod racers do wondrous things, none would be possible without the more than 250 brave and selfless volunteers that make CHIditarod happen. Volunteers are truly the MVPs of CHIditarod.

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    Not only do many of them fundraise, they also build the starting and finish lines, create immersive and exciting checkpoint environments, keep you safe while mobile, and have a blast right alongside you. To our volunteers, we honor and salute you all. Thanks.

    Visit our grant page to learn about the program and how your organization can apply during the next grant cycle.

    Thank You Thank You Thank You!
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    More Winners!

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    Best in Show, People’s Choice :: The Art Cart

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    Dressed to the Nines :: 3GS&T

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    A tour through a mobile gallery, led by a boastful but engaging host was this year’s big prize winner. Stretched over two carts, this art collection included six classic paintings, a sculpture garden, graffiti art, a 60-second audio tour, the obligatory velvet ropes, and of course, wine and cheese. Sight, sound, and motion (Munch’s “The Scream” actually did just that…) made for one of the most creative and interactive carts of the day.

    This team was so well-loved that they also have been awarded the 2018 People’s Choice Award based on the feedback received from our post-event all-racer surveys. Stellar effort!
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    Don’t let the balloons and tinsel on this Barbie Dream Closet fool you – these are Power Paper Dolls, not lightweights! The ladies of 3GS&T brought life-sized, laminated cutouts of some of the strongest, most influential women around. From TV pioneer Lucille Ball to astronaut Mae Jemison to Lady Gaga (complete with Meat Dress), and of course, The Notorious RBG, these long-time racers swapped costumes amongst themselves and even other racers and Judges a chance to try on. So many outfits, so little time…[/one_half]

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    Best Bribe:: 5 Angry Teachers

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    Rookie of the Year :: Great Scott! Those Are Some Nice Cans

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    Another art theme takes a top prize as this Van Gogh cart didn’t merely offer up (gummy) sliced ears. A vision of the artist himself signed handmade, original paintings for Judges and timekeepers alike. Autographed on the spot, each one featured an aspect of CHIditarod, from a Chicago flag, to a Hancock Holdup logo, to a shopping cart, all in the setting of an actual Van Gogh painting.
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    This year’s Rookie team took us Back to the Future in their DeLorean model cart, complete with a newspaper predicting their win and a walking, light-up Flux Capacitor who fueled up on Dippin’ Dots.
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    There are so many more winners at CHIditarod; see below for all the fun numbers.

     

    Race Statistics

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    Award

    Team Name

     

    Food Drive – 4th Place

    Art Cart 1 & 2

    552 lbs

    Food Drive – 3rd Place

    Hobo – Q

    590 lbs

    Food Drive – 2nd Place

    Chickiditarods

    1168 lbs

    Food Drive – Epic 1st Place

    Chivengers

    2525.5 lbs

    4th most epic Fundraiser

    Great Scott: Look at those cans

    $4,747.52

    3rd most Epic Fundraiser

    Chidiots

    $6,027.31

    2nd most Epic Fundraiser

    Nomeward Bound 1 & 2

    $10,232.09

    Most Epic Fundraiser

    3GST 12th edition

    $10,451.11

    3rd Place Time

    5 Rabbits

    2nd Place Time

    Team formerly known as the 2016 fastest cart

    1st Place Time – Fastest Dog

    BTB

    Best Bribe

    5 angry teachers

    Their lovely handmade paintings

    Rookie of the Year Award

    Great Scott: Look at those cans

    Honorable Mention:

    Rookie of the year

    Yellow Submarine

    Bike Marshals Choice

    Chivengers

    DisHonorable Mention

    Empire Carpet

    For giving bribes, not having enough, then asking for them back

    Best Photo Award

    Elizabeth from Kenosa Kickers

    Best Team Costume

    3GST, 12th edition

    For their dolls

    Most Engaging Cart

    Crash Cart Dummies

    Fast food window

    Best Cart Build

    Throne of Games

    For their actual throne made out of actual games

    Best Art Cart

    Neolithic Noshers

    Secret Gentlemans club built an epic cave man cart

    Spirit of Chiditarod – Good Samaritan

    Chidiots

    For their work in helping 3GS&T raise money once they had met their own fundraising goal

    3rd Best in Show

    Chivengers

    For legit Batman and his gang

    2nd Best in Show

    The Royal House of Queer Mishaps

    Best in Show

    The Art Cart 1 & 2

    Super Bonus Appreciation Award

    Natty Pants

    For all her love and epic wrangling

    Dick Dastardly Award

    Chickiditarods

    Black Tarp Trickery

    People’s Choice

    The Art Cart 1 & 2

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    CHIditarod Foundation Fundraising and GCFD Food Drive Totals

    Team #

    Team Name

    Food Drive lbs

    Fundraising Total

    1700

    The Royal House of Queer Mishap

    105.5

    $632.90

    1686

    Team formerly known as the 2016 fastest cart

    206.5

    1620

    5 Rabbits

    103.8

    41

    Neolithic Noshers

    299

    $2,087.27

    1618

    5 Angry Teachers

    149

    $1,146.11

    1705

    Throne of Games

    92

    1691

    The Art Cart

    280

    1664

    Kenosha Kickers

    193.2

    1653

    Great Scott! Those Are Some Nice Cans

    119.5

    $4,779.72

    1638

    Chidiots

    131

    $6,243.41

    1617

    3GS&T 12th Ed

    168.8

    $10,451.11

    1672

    Nomeward Bound 1

    77

    $10,280.09

    1694

    The Chivengers

    2525.5

    $852.59

    1692

    The Art Cart (2)

    552

    1637

    Chickiditarods

    1668

    43

    Hobo-Quixote

    590

    1646

    Empire Carpet

    75

    1632

    BTB

    71.5

    1641

    Crash Cart Dummies

    293

    $61.00

    8

    Yellow Submarine

    82.6

    1619

    5 Rabbit

    87

    $132.25

    1621

    Achoo

    DID NOT SHOW

    1622

    Afternoon Delight

    83.5

    1623

    Alice in Horrorland

    96.6

    $128.90

    1624

    All The Way UP

    72.2

    1625

    BaltOVE

    103.5

    1626

    Barnum’s Animals

    94.8

    1627

    Bill Swerski’s Superfans

    183.5

    $598.21

    1628

    BLAM

    87.6

    1629

    Blommers Wonka Factory

    194.5

    $319.75

    1630

    Bowies in Space

    129

    1631

    Brownies for the win

    184

    $200.00

    1633

    Bucktown Chickens

    81.6

    $391.50

    1634

    C.R.A.M.D in this Cart

    119.2

    1635

    ChicaGOGO Girls Team 1

    82

    $3,759.59

    1636

    ChicaGOGO Girls Team 2

    150.2

    1639

    CHIditagods

    73.5

    $1,675.87

    1640

    Cops

    165.4

    1642

    Curry in a Hurry

    109.5

    $340.83

    1643

    Dawgs Playin’ Poker

    92

    $833.79

    1644

    DC Swamp Critter

    173

    $158.88

    1645

    Drunkin’ Donuts

    91.5

    1647

    Even more CHIditagods

    109

    $882.42

    1649

    FROOT SCOOT

    84.5

    1650

    Gaza Strippers

    92.6

    $458.91

    1651

    Going for gold!

    83

    1652

    Good Grief!

    102.4

    1654

    Gwen Stefani shits B-A-N-A-N-A-S

    90.5

    1655

    Hash House Harriers

    72.5

    1656

    HMS Paula Deen

    101

    $26.63

    1657

    Hopefully sumthin cool

    106.5

    1658

    Hot Tub Time MaCHIne

    88.5

    1659

    Into the Wild

    107.6

    $25.00

    1660

    It’s All Ogre Now

    113.5

    $491.52

    1661

    It’s Always Sunny

    90

    1662

    Jurassic Park: Bribe-o-saurus Rex

    170

    $501.19

    1663

    Jurassic Park: Is It Getting Cretaceous in Here or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

    88.5

    $686.18

    1665

    Laanaaaa

    131

    $263.59

    1666

    Lisa Frank

    97.5

    1667

    Mario Kart

    91.5

    1668

    Mr. Rogers Neighborhood

    83.5

    1669

    Mutiny on the HMS Bounty

    73

    1670

    NapT1

    73

    1671

    NAPT2

    98

    1673

    Nomeward Bound 2

    184.5

    1674

    Not Fast, Just Furious

    114.5

    1675

    Not Your Father’s Medicine Cabinet

    83

    1676

    Re-Formation!

    78

    1677

    Re-Re-Formation

    98.4

    1678

    Right Said Shred

    80.2

    1679

    Sara Para Pizza Party

    120.8

    1680

    Shake it to the Right

    109

    1681

    Shamrock Shakes

    79

    1682

    Spaceballs the Shopping Cart

    272.4

    $758.38

    1683

    Spinal Tap Takeover

    225.5

    1684

    Stormy’s Troopers

    99

    1685

    Tatooine911

    84.1

    1687

    Team JabberJaw

    178.5

    $26.63

    1688

    Team Purple

    277.5

    1689

    Techno Charile and The Fantasy Factory

    112.5

    1690

    The (Beetle) Juice is Loose!

    88

    $1,573.33

    1693

    The Chicago Biers

    116.6

    $105.92

    1695

    The Cooter Lounge

    108.5

    $52.96

    1696

    The Diverse Trash Pandas

    163.6

    1697

    The Golden Girls

    97.6

    1698

    The Kauai Coffee Beans

    87.8

    1699

    The Little Lebowski Urban Achievers

    202.4

    1701

    The Scooby Squad

    74

    1702

    The Velour Comets

    349.6

    $494.39

    1703

    The Welderbeasts

    NO SHOW

    1704

    The Yung Popes

    132.4

    1706

    Trip Deuce Niner

    82

    1707

    Urban Legends

    84.2

    1708

    What About Bob

    148.5

    $1,267.98

    1709

    Wigs Jacked for Jesus

    511.2

    $708.33

    1710

    Wonka’s Nerds

    137.2

    1711

    Yo Gabba be kidding Me

    78

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    CHIditarod is in fact a race! Rushing from the start, hitting each bar for a 25 minute rest, and completing a five mile race is grueling work.

    Team # Team Name Time in Hours Time in Seconds
    1632 BTB 02:52:32 10352.0
    1686 Team formerly known as the 2016 fastest cart 03:02:02 10922.0
    1620 5 Rabbits 03:09:47 11387.0
    1706 Trip Deuce Niner 03:10:21 11421.0
    1634 C.R.A.M.D in this Cart 03:12:32 11552.0
    1707 Urban Legends 03:26:56 12416.0
    1655 Hash House Harriers 03:27:22 12442.0
    1653 Great Scott! Those Are Some Nice Cans 03:28:20 12500.0
    1642 Curry in a Hurry 03:35:50 12950.0
    1675 Not Your Father’s Medicine Cabinet 03:37:09 13029.0
    1685 Tatooine911 03:37:32 13052.0
    1702 The Velour Comets 03:47:09 13629.0
    1657 Hopefully sumthin cool 03:47:38 13658.0
    1622 Afternoon Delight 03:48:09 13689.0
    1687 Team JabberJaw 03:52:01 13921.0
    1708 What About Bob 03:55:55 14155.0
    1637 Chickiditarods 03:57:00 14220.0
    1646 Empire Carpet 03:59:08 14348.0
    1670 NapT1 03:59:39 14379.0
    1641 Crash Cart Dummies 04:01:40 14500.0
    1681 Shamrock Shakes 04:04:03 14643.0
    1710 Wonka’s Nerds 04:07:33 14853.0
    1682 Spaceballs the Shopping Cart 04:10:35 15035.0
    1680 Shake it to the Right 04:10:49 15049.0
    1625 BaltOVE 04:11:07 15067.0
    1627 Bill Swerski’s Superfans 04:11:33 15093.0
    1629 Blommers Wonka Factory 04:12:13 15133.0
    1644 DC Swamp Critter 04:12:40 15160.0
    1623 Alice in Horrorland 04:13:11 15191.0
    1689 Techno Charile and The Fantasy Factory 04:13:51 15231.0
    1631 Brownies for the win 04:14:22 15262.0
    1672 Nomeward Bound 1 04:14:54 15294.0
    1617 3GS&T 12th Ed 04:15:07 15307.0
    1618 5 Angry Teachers 04:16:00 15360.0
    1673 Nomeward Bound 2 04:17:16 15436.0
    1711 Yo Gabba be kidding Me 04:20:41 15641.0
    1619 5 Rabbit 04:21:02 15662.0
    1694 The Chivengers 04:21:21 15681.0
    1630 Bowies in Space 04:21:38 15698.0
    1633 Bucktown Chickens 04:21:56 15716.0
    1690 The (Beetle) Juice is Loose! 04:22:45 15765.0
    1662 Jurassic Park: Bribe-o-saurus Rex 04:23:37 15817.0
    1663 Jurassic Park: Is It Getting Cretaceous in Here or Are You Just Happy to See Me? 04:23:49 15829.0
    1643 Dawgs Playin’ Poker 04:24:27 15867.0
    1656 HMS Paula Deen 04:25:13 15913.0
    1636 ChicaGOGO Girls Team 2 04:25:47 15947.0
    1635 ChicaGOGO Girls Team 1 04:26:06 15966.0
    1665 Laanaaaa 04:26:20 15980.0
    1666 Lisa Frank 04:26:42 16002.0
    1660 It’s All Ogre Now 04:27:32 16052.0
    1664 Kenosha Kickers 04:28:02 16082.0
    1624 All The Way UP 04:28:13 16093.0
    1700 The Royal House of Queer Mishap 04:28:37 16117.0
    1698 The Kauai Coffee Beans 04:30:28 16228.0
    1658 Hot Tub Time MaCHIne 04:31:09 16269.0
    1649 FROOT SCOOT 04:34:12 16452.0
    1638 Chidiots 04:39:46 16786.0
    1671 NAPT2 04:40:48 16848.0
    1674 Not Fast, Just Furious 04:42:25 16945.0
    1647 Even more CHIditagods 04:43:34 17014.0
    1709 Wigs Jacked for Jesus 04:44:40 17080.0
    1667 Mario Kart 04:44:49 17089.0
    1639 CHIditagods 04:45:20 17120.0
    1705 Throne of Games 04:47:02 17222.0
    1704 The Yung Popes 04:50:01 17401.0
    1669 Mutiny on the HMS Bounty 04:50:15 17415.0
    1695 The Cooter Lounge 04:55:12 17712.0
    1626 Barnum’s Animals 04:57:26 17846.0
    1683 Spinal Tap Takeover 04:57:42 17862.0
    1654 Gwen Stefani shits B-A-N-A-N-A-S 05:00:51 18051.0
    1691 The Art Cart 05:09:33 18573.0
    1692 The Art Cart (2) 05:09:41 18581.0
    1651 Going for gold! 05:25:03 19503.0
    1684 Stormy’s Troopers Did Not Finish
    1621 Achoo Did Not Finish
    1628 BLAM Did Not Finish
    1703 The Welderbeasts Did Not Finish
    1701 The Scooby Squad Did Not Finish
    1699 The Little Lebowski Urban Achievers Did Not Finish
    1697 The Golden Girls Did Not Finish
    1696 The Diverse Trash Pandas Did Not Finish
    1640 Cops Did Not Finish
    1693 The Chicago Biers Did Not Finish
    1645 Drunkin’ Donuts Did Not Finish
    1688 Team Purple Did Not Finish
    1650 Gaza Strippers Did Not Finish
    1652 Good Grief! Did Not Finish
    1659 Into the Wild Did Not Finish
    1661 It’s Always Sunny Did Not Finish
    1679 Sara Para Pizza Party Did Not Finish
    1678 Right Said Shred Did Not Finish
    1677 Re-Re-Formation Did Not Finish
    1676 Re-Formation! Did Not Finish
    1668 Mr. Rogers Neighborhood Did Not Finish

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    Prize, Food, Equipment & Service Donations

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