March 2

Eigth Annual Chiditarod Shopping Cart Race — “Chiditarod” is short for “Chicago Urban Iditarod”


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•  The Chiditarod is an annual shopping cart race through the Wicker Park and Ukrainian Village neighborhoods of Chicago.

•  The date coincides with the start of the Iditarod in Alaska — with shopping carts replacing sleds.

•  Propelled not by dogs but by humans — in teams of five.

•  There will be a beauty contest — who are the contestants . . . carts?