2008 CHIditarod Results

Congratulations, CHIditaroders!

Our hats go off to the 83 teams of the 2008 CHIditarod!

We were blown away by the sheer numbers of participants this year, but even more by the creative spirit, athletic prowess, and delightfully bad behavior that you all brought to the streets of our fair city. Even as the weather turned from mild and sunny to sub-freezing in true Chicago style, almost 400 of you muscled through five checkpoints, three talent contests, and over four miles of asphalt tundra to celebrate with us at the finish line. We know that some of you endured duct-taped wheels, chafing spandex, Criscoed handles, and even had cinderblocks chained to your sleds. But despite these hardships, you mushed on, knowing that there was glory waiting for you at that last watering hole – and failing that, an adorable robot that you could pummel incessantly with snowballs.

For those of you who won prizes, we offer our heartiest of congratulations! For those of you who didn’t, we remind you once again that it is the journey, not the destination that matters…and also that the CHIditarod’s judges are distinguished not so much by their excellent taste as by their ability to hold onto a clipboard while inebriated.

If you were new to the race, you may have been surprised at the presence of covert ops, greasy palms, overt sabotage, and general sneakiness in this year’s event. We try to place limits on this kind of illicit activity, but…this is Chicago after all. One team took these hijinks to a whole new level, precipitating a heated controversy that we are calling Chiditagate 2008.

Food Drive

The number of teams doubled again this year, but the amount of food gathered per team grew as well. There was so much we lacked the logistical capacity to weigh it all. We dispatched four vehicles – a 15 foot cargo van, an SUV, a station wagon, and a pickup truck – full to overflowing. We think it topped two metric tons. The food was donated to Onward Neighborhood House in the Ukrainian Village and through Burners without Borders to King of Glory church on Chicago’s south side. Another glorious success!

We Want Your Feedback

Please participate in our post-race survey, which will be sent out to all racers in the next week. Choose your favorite teams in our new people’s choice contest, and tell us what you liked about the race and what you think we should work on for next year.

Race Results and Partial List of Prizes

The Adjusted Time takes into consideration the heat a team was in. Teams in heat 2 had 18 minutes deducted from their final finish time, and teams in heat 3 had 36 minutes deducted. The heats were separated by 18 minute intervals. Only teams that turned their time cards in at the finish are included.

* Denotes Chiditagate 2008 victim. See Chiditagate 2008 for the meat.

 

Rank Team Heat Adjusted Time Prize Award
1 Windy City Rollers B * 3 2:51:45 1st Place Epic Trophy & $100 (donated to charity!)
2 Death by Highkicks 3 2:52:20 2nd Place Epic Trophy & $100 (donated to charity!)
3 A way in a manger 3 2:57:00 3rd Place $50
4 Killjoy * 3 2:51:20 Honorable Dishonorable Mention Epic Trophy & $100
5 Windy City Rollers A 3 2:58:25 2nd Best Sabotage $50
6 Alpha Males 3 2:59:05 Most Testosterone Gift Bag – Virtu stationary $25
7 Show us your cans 1 3:05:20
8 Frosted flakes 1 (DQ) 1 3:05:21
9 Roll with the punches 2 3:07:00
10 Dolphin Fantasy 1 3:08:25 Best in Show2nd Best Skit Epic Trophy and $100$20 Gift Cert to Club Lucky
11 The bucktown apes 1 3:09:00
12 Wonka 2 3:09:55
13 No bull 1 3:10:00 Best Mustache Wax $25 & Accentric Custom Framing Photo Case
14 Frosted flakes 2 (DQ) 1 3:11:10
15 12 inches round 3 3:11:10
161 Chicago Hash House Harriers 1 3:11:40 2nd Best in Food $50
17 Man vs. Wicker Park 1 3:13:35
18 CP D’oh 3 3:15:45 2nd Spirit of CHIditarod
19 BoaBobs 2 3:17:50
20 Serenissima 2 3:18:08
21 Double Dare 3 3:19:00
22 Cropdusters 3 3:19:20
23 Cool Runnings 2 3:21:55 Best Finish
24 Four Degos & a princess 2 3:23:25
25 Polish Ninjas 2 3:23:50
26 Schpascie Kadettes 3 3:24:00
27 Superbad 2 3:24:20
28 Poultry in Motion 3 3:27:45 Best Chaiku Gift Cert – Red Hen Bakery $10
29 Project Run Away 2 3:28:52
30 Drunken Pillagers 2 3:30:00
31 Action Squad 2 3:30:01 2nd Best in Show $50
32 Off in the Shower 1 3:30:45
33 The furies 1 3:30:55
34 Pac Man 2 3:33:30
35 Babies gone wilde 3 3:33:30
36 Phillis’s Guilligan Island 1 3:34:10
37 Sesame Street Allstars 2 3:34:30
38 Atta boy Bear Cat 1 3:35:55
39 Grail Hunters 2 3:36:57 3nd Best in Food Gift Cert – Bazar’s Women’s Clothing $25
40 Brew 2 3:36:58
41 Virgins 3 3:38:05
42 Drinktown Pirates 3 3:39:30 Best Air Cannon $25 & Picture Frame from Accentric Framing
43 Clown Team #1 3 3:40:55
44 Team Sabotage 2 3:41:05
45 Pancares 3 3:42:00
46 Silly Funny Goof Gang 3 3:42:35 Best Fashion Gift Cert – Radiance Fine Jewelry $100
47 Sesame Street 2 3:42:45
48 Pastafarians 3 3:44:00
49 Mormon Mushers 3 3:44:05
50 Bitches 3 3:44:08
51 Team Oregon Trail 3 3:44:50
52 PWDAS 3 3:44:55
53 A Running Commentary 1 3:46:59 Worst Sabotage
54 Manifest Destiny’s Child 3 3:51:00
55 Where the Wild Things Are 1 3:51:45
56 CJ ownz 2 3:51:55 Best Sabotage $50
57 Walmartini 3 3:53:25 Spirit of CHIditarod Epic Trophy
58 Henrietta Pussicat says meow meow meow die 3 3:54:00 Best in Food $100
59 Not so super heroes 3 3:55:50
60 Team Yellow Hammerz 1 3:55:55 Worst Fashion Gift Cert – Lustre Skin Boutique $25
61 Vikings – Ivan Ragnarok 2 3:58:10 Most Pathetic Display
62 Hobo Junction’s Gifts for Jesusesus 1 3:58:35 3rd Best in Show 

Best Skit

Gift Cert – Bazar’s Women’s Clothing $25Accentric Custom Framing $75
63 Cat Ladies 3 4:00:25
64 Granny Cart 3 4:01:09
65 Ambulance Chasers 3 4:01:10
66 Shopping cart 5k 3 4:09:10
67 Cody West and the Rodeo 1 4:09:50
68 Bucktown Boars 3 4:12:00
69 Blankline Oregon Trail 2 4:13:10
70 Fisherman Minnow 1 4:18:10
71 Ramrod 1 4:23:05
72 Clownsanity 1 4:24:20
73 Odin & the Valkyries 2 4:25:00
74 Holy rollers Dirty Sanchezez 2 4:27:25
Team Bird 3 n/a
No Timecard, reported post-race Where’s your Waldo 3 3:24:45
Timecard gone the way of the buffalo Animal Patrol n/a Dead Fucking Last $50

NOTE:
This is based off of the team race cards that were handed in to race officials. Sometimes these cards were dirty, ripped, burned, illegible, or generally missing. If you note any weird spelling of your team name, just let us know and we’ll repair it. If your race card didn’t get turned in and you’re not listed here, also let us know all the details and we’ll add you.

 

2007 Chiditarod Photos

Here’s a sampling of 2007 CHIditarod Photos and Video.

Tag your images with “chiditarod2007” on Flickr and others and we’ll feature your photos on our website with full credit.

Photos

Video

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2007 CHIditarod Results

Once again, the CHIditarod reigned supreme in size, scope, and difficulty. The temperature hovered in the high twenties for the entire race, as opposed to last year’s warm, clear skies. 50% MORE teams participated. Two additional checkpoints were added, bringing the total to four. The race was just around 4.5 miles. Sabotage reared its sinister head on numerous occasions. Carts tipped, everyone went home with bruises and frostbite, and the overall response was overwhelmingly positive.

By the Numbers

  • 34 teams finished the race.
  • 40 volunteers manned various posts along the route.
  • 10 organizers put months of planning into the event.
  • $900 in prize money was given out.
  • 2,353 lbs. of canned food collected.

Results

  1. Corporate Dalliance
  2. 2040 Bears
  3. Team Zissou
  4. EMTs
  5. Furries with Fury
  6. Unstoppables
  7. Swedish Chefs
  8. Buck Funnys
  9. Cold Warriors
  10. Invincibillies
  11. Whammy
  12. Smokey the Beers
  13. Mother Hubbard’s AllStar Cubbard
  14. Arrrrrrr
  15. Pirates of Lake Michigan
  16. Chicago Vice
  17. Yargh and the Shoulder Parrots
  18. The Canned Goods
  19. Pixie Revolts
  20. Knights in Quest of the Holy Ale
  21. Action Squad
  22. Shotski #1
  23. Prairie Fire Drinking Team
  24. Go Ninja Go!!
  25. My Water Just Broke
  26. Lucky Charms
  27. Drinktown
  28. Supermarket Superheroes
  29. Larry Particle and the Bonnaroo AllStars
  30. Shotski #2
  31. Kiss Our Klotczkys
  32. CTA Blue Line
  33. Nuns on the Run
  34. Arms Racers

Best Skit

  1. Supermarket Superheroes
  2. Action Squad
  3. EMTs
  4. Invincibillies
  5. Nuns on the Run

Prize Winners

  • 1st place: Corporate Dalliance – $100.00 + trophy
  • 2nd place: 20/40 Bears – $100.00 + trophy
  • 3rd place: Team Zissou – $50.00
  • Best In Show: Action Squad – $100.00 + trophy
  • Second-Best In Show: CTA Blue Line – $50.00
  • Third-Best In Show: Larry Particle and the Bonaroo AllStars – $50.00
  • Best In Food: Cold Warriors – $100.00 + trophy
  • Best Skit: Supermarket Superheroes – $100.00
  • Spirit of CHIditarod: Invincibillies – $100.00 + trophy
  • Best A/V: Arm’s Racers – $50.00
  • Best Sabotage: Corporate Dalliance – A mahogany trophy
  • Best Bling: EMTs – $50.00
  • Furthest Distance Traveled: Buck Funnys – $50.00 (They came from Columbus, Ohio!)

2006 CHIditarod Results

The turnout was spectacular. The race was intense. The beer was cold. The carts were FULL of food!
826Chi's 2006 "Pony Up" team

Team Name Team Slogan Place Lbs food
Captain Slam and the Four Hodags By the power of greyskull. 1 57.75
Runaway Bride 2 44.75
Biking Vikings Handjob 3 29.25
Palmer Park Freedom Funk Five THE MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION WILL ROCK YOU TO THE STARS! 4 ?
Double Dare WE TAKE THE PHYSICAL CHALLENGE 5 42
Action Squad . Pac-Man Open up and say awesome 6 28
Go Ninja Go! .DO IT FOR SAVANAH . THE TEAM WHORE. 7 52
Snakes On A Plane Every last motherfucker on the plane is gonna die. 8 27.75
Lost Boys I do believe in Fairies! 9 43.25
Mai Tai Why don’t we get drunk and screw? 10 45.5
Hot Electric Rock Party DJ!! Party DJ!! 11 14.25
Agricropalypse Satan’s On Our Side 12 53.5
Supa-Fly-Ditarodders BRINGING THE FUNK…AND THE PAIN 13 30
Haz-Mat-Rats Yay Team! 14 185.5
Spring Sprang Sprung Ushering, calling forth spring 15 61
The Janitors Sweep the Nation! 16 22.25
DrinkTown START THE NIGHT RIGHT! 17 42.5
Spirit of St. Fuck Shit Up FUCK SHIT UP! 18 21
Sad Sacks: Beyond Bowladrome Knock Em All Down 19 50.75
Pony Up: The Cart-Wranglin’ Division of 826CHI Yeehaw!! 20 61.25
Pixie Revolt .Ain’t NO Ogre gonna bring-me-down!. 21 25.25

937.5