Chiditarod (ʃai*dit’*ə*rɒd): n.) the annual Chicago-based phenomenon that combines elements of the Alaskan Iditarod with Chicago’s finest brand of debaucherous social activism. One part food drive, one part pub-crawl, one part costumed race, all parts radtacular.
“RUNNING ROUGHSHOD OVER HUNGER SINCE 2006”
The *AWESOME* known as Chiditarod is now in its 5th year. On March 6th, 2010, Chicago’s mushers, artists, pub-crawlers, enthusiastic leisurists, professional badasses, cartoon characters, activists, ninjas, saboteurs and of course, robots, will assemble yet again to perpetrate what is “nearly definitely the largest mobile food drive in the known world.”
It’s still not too late to enter! Assemble a team of five – answer the call to glory. To fend off procrastination and make race-day logistics actually doable, here is the 411:
$30/team through February 15th
$40/team through March 5th
$50/team + public scorn if you register on race-day!
Or you can Volunteer! Chiditarod is for the people, by the people. Volunteers are why this event can happen. 100 volunteers needed to make Chiditarod a reality. Please join!. It’s fun, especially if you can remember it.
I was at Chiditarod last year to see all the madness ensue and can’t wait to see what 2010 has to bring. I won’t be in the race this year but I will be making my rounds to document the most *AWESOME* event the Chi has to offer.