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CHIditarod 2021: The Pandemic Edition

It’s time to get into the CHIditarod season with a new way to fight hunger, and a celebration of seventeen years of epic generosity. The need to alleviate food insecurity in Chicago has never been greater. Since March 2020 the CHIditarod Foundation has distributed almost $100,000 to local organizations who are directly tackling hunger in the Chicagoland area. The challenges are even greater for 2021, and we need your help!

Film Challenge Awards

Thanks to everyone that kept the Spirit of CHIditarod alive by making a video for our first ever film contest.

Events for a Safe and Distant CHIditarod Season!

CHIditarod season is upon us, but with more and more families in need during this trying time and the pandemic keeping us apart for fear of endangering our loved ones and community, we have created a new series of events to keep make sure we can all express our creativity, help those in need, and celebrate together even when we’re apart.

GCFD Takeover

SAT MAR 6th, 8:15am
We’re bringing the pre-race gathering to the Greater Food Depository. Get dressed up and pack up food donations to help fight hunger locally!

Telethon & Awards

SAT MAR 6th, 7pm
Check out the antics of your favorite teams in our film fest, and we’ll give out awards for the largest donations and the most creative takes on 2021!

Fundraising for 2021

Unsure if you can participate? We’re still seeking funds for the CHIdtiarod Foundation. Food insecurity is up 24% in Chicago since the start of the pandemic, with Black and Latino households especially those with children disproportionately affected. 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.

2021 Fundraising Total

$123,812 / 120,000

Top Fundraising Teams

Nomeward Bound $37,937
Coreganizers! $17,423
3GS&T 15th Ed. $14,004
Salesforce Chicago Trailblazers $7,655
Chidiots $6,966

Top Fundraisers

Jenna Stworzyjanek $12,057
Marty Crenlon $11,994
Alixa Sharkey $8,069
Devin Breen $7,912
Leslie Engel $4,970

CHIDitarod 2021 Patches

This year’s patches are PRE-SALE ONLY. Your order must be placed by 11:59:59 pm CST on Sunday March 21, 2021.