A costume-mandatory shopping cart race.
Idiotarod 2013Various Palm Springs locations (Palm Springs, CA) Map it Free
It's time again for our favorite wintertime street race involving people strapped to shopping carts wearing outlandish costumes. Modeled after the Alaskan dog-sled competition, the Idiotarod typically has a start, an end, and a few check points in between. With the exception of food throwing, which is strictly prohibited, it's basically a free-for-all where the most cunning and crafty are rewarded with prizes and glory. After last year's Armageddon-themed race to end all races, the tide has turned post-Sandy and the Federal Emergency Racing Agency is stepping in to manage things in association with the Department of Homeland Absurdity. Expect the same insanity, but this time it has a purpose. Email Idiotarodnyc@yahoo.com if interested in participating. Teams need to bring their own cart and will be notified of the starting location the night before. A Gowanus Ballroom Hurricane Sandy fundraiser doubles as the glorious after-party, featuring performances by the Hungry March Band, Morgan O'Kane, Aerial flying Acrobatics, and much, much more.