- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Go Shopping Cart Racing
The Idiotarod is a shopping cart race in which teams of five "idiots" tie themselves to a (sometimes modified) grocery store shopping cart and run through the streets of a major metropolitan area. The race usually features people in costumes and themed floats. The races are fun competitions where sabotage, costume, and presentation are rewarded. Sabotage, such as tripping competitors, throwing marbles or large obstacles in their paths, and the spreading of misinformation such as false route information, is common.
The Idiotarod is named after the Iditarod, a 1,000 mile dog-sledding race in Alaska.