This is the place to find information and download resources that will make your CHIditarod fun, easier, and save you some registration headaches on race day. Check back closer to race day for all the updated documents you’ll need.
There will again be street closures on both Hubbard and Wolcott. This ensures the safety for all of our participants.
Morning Racer Drop-off
Team drop-off must occur at 1918 W Hubbard (map). Do not approach the event from the East on Hubbard, or from the North on Wolcott. We recommend approaching the event from the West on Hubbard (Damen Ave is the ideal entry point).
Important! Do not enter or use the Goldfish parking lot. We are not allowed to use it.
2018 Team Liability Waiver
We will have them on-site, but you can impress us with your advance preparation by printing and signing 5 of these in advance, then bring them to registration. Everyone on your team needs to sign one.
2018 Team Orientation Handout
Here is the handout from the mandatory team orientation meeting prior to the race. This is an excellent synopsis, and reminder, of what to do and not do at CHIditarod.
2018 Team Registration Numbers
You can find your team registration number here. Please make sure you look this up before arriving at the Yard.
2018 Yard Map
Learn all about the starting line, including where to go to check-in.
2018 Route Map – All Checkpoints
This is a general map. Racing teams will receive a customized route map on race day which provides their specific route order. Give this map to your friends and supporters!
Cart Deposit Refund
Yes, you can totally leave your cart at the finish line and head over to the award ceremony. PARTY ON. However, if you plan to pick your cart up on race day you will need to do so by 10 pm. You also may leave your cart in the yard overnight at your own risk. If you choose to this, you must pick up your cart between 12 and 2 SHARP on the day after the race (Sunday).
You must send us a picture of your cart returned to its natural habitat with the cart refund card to get your deposit back.
If you LOST/MISPLACED/THREW OUT your cart refund card – for SHAME. We told you at registration how important your racer packet was and that if you lost it you were royally #*$&@^. Ok, ok, we will help you redeem yourself. To receive your cart deposit back, take a picture of your cart with with a daily newspaper dated after race day. You can be in the photo too, creativity encouraged. This is to prove you returned your cart to its native habitat, or even better, that it’s in your vehicle or nestled all snug in your living room. Send photos to email@example.com. Include team name, captain’s email address, and your name. Deadline: the stroke of midnight on the Saturday after CHIditarod.
Here is your cart pick up timeline…
- 10pm on race day: Overnight Cart Parking locks for the night
- 12-2pm the day after race day: Overnight Cart Parking opens for pickup
- Leave No Trace: you are not allowed to dismantle, remove decorations, clean out your cart in The Yard. You must take home all your decorations, cart, garbage etc and dismantle at home. If you use the dumpsters you will forfeit your cart deposit. No exceptions. Not kidding.