The snow is finally gone, but there were a few times this winter when we Chicagoans half-expected to see people traveling the unshoveled streets via dogsled.
One hundred 5-person teams will pull their creatively decorated shopping carts through the city streets in this fourth annual race, rain or shine. While registration is closed, people are invited to come out, cheer on the racers, and enjoy a few laughs.
But just because everyone is having fun, don't think they won't be competitive. In fact, participants are encouraged to come up with creative, non-destructive forms of sabotage.
There isn't any designated route for the racers, so if you're in the area (which "might" be bordered by North Ave, Madison St, Halsted St, and California Ave), don't be surprised if you see a wayward team. The "sledders" are only required to get from Point A to Point B with a few checkpoints in between. It'll be up to them to figure out what the fastest route is.
Amidst all this silliness is a food drive. Each cart must cross the finish line with 25 non-perishable pounds of food.