Chiditarod contestants collect food, wear crazy costumes

The annual shopping cart race collects food for the needy while careening through West Town

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Chiditarod, now in its ninth year, coincides with Alaska's Iditarod (which started today). What's the difference between the two? Well, first, Chiditarod uses shopping carts, not sleds. No huskies are involved in Chiditarod; instead, four people dressed in nutty costumes and one "musher" drag the cart from checkpoint (usually a bar) to checkpoint (bar). Chiditarod takes place on the Northwest Side, not the snowy wilderness of Alaska. But otherwise, you know, pretty similar.


The costumes and crazily festooned carts didn't disappoint this year, and surely the amount of food collected for the Greater Food Depository was cause for celebration, too.


  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

  • Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

    Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.

Photograph: Bekki Y Wasmuth

Chiditarod IX teams donned costumes to take part in the shopping cart race and mobile food drive in West Town.


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