03/03/2013 05:07 pm ET

8th Annual Chiditarod 'Causes Chaos,' Fights Hunger In Chicago

Ghostbusters, cross-dressers, and deep-sea divers were just a few of the characters that could be seen racing through the streets on the Near West Side Saturday afternoon.

All were vying to win the "Chiditarod," a race featuring shopping carts aimed at stomping out hunger in Chicago. The Chiditarod — named after the 1,000-plus mile dog sled race in Alaska — is a food-drive fundraiser as well as a way to get Chicagoans out of the winter funk, said Chiditarod founder Devin Breen.

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