Idiotarod deadline is today!

If you and your five closest friends are of a mind to dress up, trick out a shopping cart, and race other like-minded folks, well, you’ve got just under 8 hours left to register for this Saturday’s Idiotarod.

Each team is comprised of six people (five pullers/runners [the “dogs” if you will] and one musher), and one cart. The same six team members must start and complete the race, and be present at each checkpoint. Team members may rotate position. Five people pull the cart (by hand or rigging of your own choosing) and one musher runs behind with a hand on the cart. We do not suggest that the musher ride in the cart, and should a musher decide to ride in a cart it is at his or her own risk. IF a musher chooses to ride versus run, we STRONGLY suggest a helmet. Seriously folks, this is for charity, not Jackass.

The charity in question is the Arlington Food Assistance Center and the brouhaha starts 2:30p this Saturday at the Front Page at Dupont Circle, 1333 New Hampshire Ave NW, 20036. If you’ve got better sense than to participate you can contribute $10 at the door for the finish line party at Chief Ike’s Mambo Room that’ll go to charity as well, and it “gets you free beer from the time the first team arrives until we run out!”

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