The race formerly known as the Idiotorad
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, a finish, 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. Falling under the jurisdiction of the Department of Homeland Absurdity, last year the Federal Emergency Racing Agency (FERA) was invited to oversee the games. This year, on the occasion of the race's 10th anniversary, FERA has licensed the games to a scientific research organization, IDIOT Labs. This group plans to examine the race and its racers to evaluate the event's longevity and the participants’ sanity. If you're up for being put under the microscope, you can register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Teams need to bring their own cart and will be notified of the starting location the night before. An award ceremony at a location to be announced takes place in the evening.