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The Idiotarod Shopping Cart Race 

It's a like a dogsled race. But with shopping carts instead of dogsleds, and people instead of dogs. And alcohol and souped-up shopping carts. And it was held March 6, 2010 in downtown St. Louis. Photos by Kholood Eid.
Employees from the City Museum were also present and participating at the Idiotarod. "We got the concept from the movie Thunder Dome. The other day we were reading a lot of 'No Fear' posters at lunch and they're hilarious and dated, so we thought
The Village Idiots pose with their shopping cart before the race on Saturday morning. "If the Lord wills it, we will win," team member Dwayne Muckensturm said. 
Members of The WTF Blankets circle their cart during the pageant segment of the Idiotarod event.
People gathered to watch the teams with their decorated, themed shopping carts before the race.
Participants of Idiotarod rush past as the race begins at the Old Post Office on Locust. Checkpoints were scattered around downtown, which the teams had to sign in at and complete challenges. The race's finish line was at Lumiere Casino. 
Justine Carter from the team Celebrities That's Hot poses as Michelle Obama next to their shopping cart.
One of the Israelites of The Exodus team parts the "Red C."
Welders from the City Museum push their cart past the crowd during the pageant. The cart's main attraction was the fire it shot in the air.
Members of The Soulardians map out their route before the Idiotarod race.
The gals of La Petite League have shots of strawberry and lemon drops at the Flamingo Bowl, the first checkpoint. "It's our fruit serving of the day," Laura Beuttemmuller, of St. Louis, said.
The It's Always Sunny in STL team marches down Locust with their own version of Danny DeVito and a makeshift bar, inspired by "Flipadelphia."
Members of The Exodus examine their map before the race.
Members of La Petite League and Breakfast In Bed rush down Washington Avenue after completing their first challenge. 
The Holy Rollers strut in front of the crowds of people during the pageant segment of the Idiotarod festivities in downtown. 
Team Pac-Man members continue on their way to the next checkpoint. 
A member of Nerdapalooza poses with the City Museum's Beyond Thunderdome team.
Todd Belobrajdic of St. Louis multi-tasks by adding finishing touches to Breakfast In Bed's shopping cart while snacking on a donut.
Members of the Spice Girls pose with their shopping cart before the race.
The Village Idiots pose for the crowd during the shopping cart pageant. 
Partnership for Downtown St. Louis employee Matt Schindler, of St. Louis, signs in the Villiage Idiots before the start of the Idiotarod race in downtown on Saturday, March 6. A total of 36 teams participated during the two-day event.
The Foodies stroll down Locust in front of the crowds of people. The group is part of Operation Food Search, which received the proceeds from the events on Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6.
Members of Nerdapalooza in front of the Old Post Office in downtown.
Members of La Petite League stop to catch their breath before reaching the first checkpoint.
One of the members of Breakfast In Bed represents the team in the first challenge at Flamingo  Bowl, the first checkpoint. 
The Holy Rollers wait outside the City Museum, which was one of the checkpoints.
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Employees from the City Museum were also present and participating at the Idiotarod. "We got the concept from the movie Thunder Dome. The other day we were reading a lot of 'No Fear' posters at lunch and they're hilarious and dated, so we thought
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