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Monday, January 21, 2008

Not about eating, but it involves shopping carts

This sounds like a great Foodie Report activity.
I love all the events going on at Fountain Square this winter. Ice skating, broomball, now the Iditarod!!!
Fountain Square Management Group is going to have an Iditarod shopping cart race that runs from downtown, to Over-the-Rhine, Newport and Covington. Five-person teams will be picking up items on a grocery list and stopping at three mandatory checkpoints.
Grocery items will benefit Cincinnati’s FreestoreFoodbank, and a challenge awaits team members at each checkpoint. Challenges include performing for judges and consuming food and drink. Course details and grocery lists will not be revealed until the day of the race. The Cinciditarod begins at 12:30 p.m. and must be completed by 3 p.m.The first team to cross the finish line, having successfully completed all the requirements of the race, will be declared winner of the Cinciditarod and win a cash prize. Additional prizes are awarded for best costume & cart, best performance, best glamour shot, and more.
Registration runs from Jan. 21 to Feb. 21.
It costs $25, and it sounds like it's just crazy enough for me! Who's in?

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at 2:53 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great blog, but it doesn't appear in the "Blog" drop-down menu on either the main cincinnati.com page or the main enquirer.com page. Add it to the list; show everyone what they're missing!

at 2:58 PM Blogger Stepf said...

Thanks! I'll pass this along.

at 3:00 PM Blogger Nicci King said...

Ooh! I'd do it! But how come I get the feeling that busted chins are is to this event what tennis elbow is to Wimbledon? I wonder if I'm coordinated enough to not break my neck...

I'd still do it! Ha!

at 3:01 PM Blogger Nicci King said...

Oh, and I've passed that along... It was in the drop down for about a day, and then it was gone again. On the bright side? Very little of our blogs' traffic comes from that menu. And you found us anyway! :)

at 3:12 PM Blogger Mary said...

I'm in! The Freestore is a great cause. Sometimes it's easy to forget as we discuss food, recipes, techniques, organic -vs- non organic, how far our food has to travel to get to us, restaurants, etc...that there are those in our community that are going hungry.

at 9:38 AM Blogger Stepf said...

Mary, you're absolutely right. We're lucky to be able to fret about such food issues.

at 5:15 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be authentic, the temp needs to be -28 degrees and the participants can't sleep for a week!

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