Picture of past trophies

Everyone is a winner at CHIditarod. Well.. maybe not your hungover head the next day.

CHIditaroders work hard. Each team will choose their own way to rock at the race. Some want to be the fastest, some want to raise the most money, some want to have the best bribe. The organizers like to recognize all the hard work and dedication that you the racers put into make CHIditarod so EPIC and AWESOME.

Award Eligibility

In order to be eligible to win awards, your team must not be disqualified. If you are disqualified along the race for bad sabotage practices, being nasty to checkpoint volunteers or bike marshals, or for any other thing similarly lame, you are not eligible to win.

Note that 2022 is a special year and you must be registered as a team, not as an individual, to qualify for prizes.

2022 Categories

Below are the award categories. Winners receive a very special CHIditarod trophy, prizes, fame and glory. Oh, and you get to come up on stage for all to see. Some categories are made up on the day of, because you the racer have inspired us so much with your creativeness.

  • Most Epic Fundraiser, 2nd Most, 3rd Most, 4th Most – The teams that went for the moon with fundraising. They hit up all their friends, colleagues and relatives.
  • Most Epic Foodraiser: 1st, 2nd: This is food drive of EPIC proportions. These teams have gone way beyond the required amount for registration.
  • Best in Show, 2nd Best in Show, 3rd Best in Show – These prizes are for the teams that thing of every last detail of their theme. Their costumes, the build out of their cart, their bribes, their sabotage, sometimes even their accents. Your team fully becomes the characters you are creating.
  • Best Art Cart – Only those in the Art Cart category can go for this prize.
  • Rookie of the Year– yep, you are a noob and you rocked it like a pro! All 5 team members need to be CHIditarod Virgins.
  • Best Bribe – It’s not just about buying shots or drinks, it’s about being creative. Previous best bribes have been home baked goods, homemade whisky, gift bags and singing telegrams. Remember though, bribes that fit your cart’s theme are in a class of their own.
  • Sabotage – is not allowed at Blockditarod for 2022. There will be no Dick Dastardly Award this year. 
  • Checkpoint Awards – While there are no “checkpoints” in 2022, the judges from our traditional checkpoints will be participating and giving out awards with categories decided on the spot.
  • Best Costume – You think you have what it takes to win this price? You. Better. WORK.
  • Peoples’ Choice – Who will be crowned the 2022 people’s champion?