Register now for 3rd annual Cinciditarod

The third annual Cinciditarod will hit downtown Cincinnati on Saturday, March 6 and officially opens registration today. The popular race is based off of the famous 1,100-mile Iditarod dog-sled race in Alaska. The Cincinnati version instead includes teams of people racing through Cincinnati’s center city in decorated shopping carts.

Over the nearly five-mile course teams are instructed to pick up items on a grocery list and must stop at five mandatory check points where a team challenge awaits them. Registration is open now through Friday, February 26 and teams must consist of five people over the age of 21. The registration form can be downloaded online and is $30. The grocery items collected during the race will go to benefit the Freestore Foodbank.

Cincinnati Streetcar Cinciditarod team photo from CincyCoolness.

By Randy A. Simes

Randy is an award-winning urban planner who founded UrbanCincy in May 2007. He grew up on Cincinnati’s west side in Covedale, and graduated from the University of Cincinnati’s nationally acclaimed School of Planning in June 2009. In addition to maintaining ownership and serving as the managing editor for UrbanCincy, Randy has worked professionally as a planning consultant throughout the United States, Korea and the Middle East. After brief stints in Atlanta and Chicago, he currently lives in the Daechi neighborhood of Seoul’s Gangnam district.