***The 2011 Idiotarod has been postponed until September! Please keep checking back for the revised date!***
Philadelphia Area Idiotarod - Date TBD - Phoenixville, PA
The Iditarod is the famous 1,150 mile race in which sled dogs pull a sled across Alaska. The Philadelphia Area Idiotarod is pretty much the same thing, except that instead of dogs pulling a sled across Alaska it’s five “idiots” pulling a shopping cart around Phoenixville.
Idiotarods have taken place in Toronto, Seattle, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, Chicago, Washington DC, and many other cities. The original “Urban Iditarod” was held in San Francisco in 1994.
The Idiotarod features people in costumes and themed carts. The race, though fun, is competitive and teams have been known to sabotage each other in an effort to win.
After the race is over join us for the awards ceremony and afterparty at Molly Maguire's Irish Restaurant and Pub, located at 197 Bridge Street. There will be a free buffet for all Idiotarod team members, and free parking is available in the lot behind Molly's on Main Street.