Mediaon December 27th, 2010Comments Off on Cinciditarod

The Cinciditarod is a wacky shopping cart race through the city. It’s named in tribute to the Alaskan Iditarod – a brutal 1,100-mile dog-sledding race – but instead of dogs, it is people; instead of sleds, it is shopping carts; and instead of Alaska, it is Cincinnati. The race starts on Fountain Square on the first Saturday in March. This year, it will take place Saturday, March 5, 2011. While physically attached to their grocery carts, teams push through a nearly five-mile course over the streets of downtown, Over-the-Rhine, and Mt Adams, picking up items on a grocery list and stopping at five mandatory checkpoints. Grocery items benefit Cincinnati’s FreestoreFoodbank, and a challenge awaits team members at each checkpoint. We are now looking for volunteers to assist with this event from 10:30am-3:30pm. Volunteers will be asked to assist with race needs and stocking donations onto our trucks. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions about volunteering for this event, contact Jessica Blocker at