Idiotarod NYC 2013


Now here’s a race I can get behind! And I’ve been in some dumb races. The Idiotarod is a costumed, shopping cart race through NYC in the dead of winter. Just like the Alaskan version but more fun and less dog poop!

I would like to see a Star Trek Away Team, or a pack of Ewoks and Taun-tauns, or even some of you goddamn Bronies out there. See their webpage and Facebook Event page for more info and rules.

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– Who can race? Anyone. Everyone. Please forward this as you might.

– How to register?: Please * email * indicating your interest and we will send you an event registration form and please RSVP (‘join’) here.

– What’s the route? The launch location will be announced to all registrants on Friday, January 25th (the night before the race) and there will be designated checkpoints and a finish line announced to racers at each preceding checkpoint. You will be held at these checkpoints for trials and challenges that must be completed to advance and you will be able to choose your own route between checkpoints as you see fit.

– Does each team need a shopping cart? Yes– And each cart must be creatively decorated with a team name and unique theme being customary.

– How does a team win and what do they get? Prizes are awarded for Best in Show, Best Design and other factors at the discretion of the judges. Creativity, imagination and enthusiasm are the key. Speed is not… And bribery will increase your odds!

– Is there a rain date? NO! — Rain, Snow or Hurricane – this race rolls.

– Can I help with the race or a checkpoint? Yes, maybe. Please email with “volunteer” in the subject line and state your interest and skills and we will get back to you.


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