Congratulations to team SoCheese Olympics for winning the grand prize of Free Food Cart Food for a year!
Best Costume: Lord of the Fries (Honorable Mention: Golden Grillz, The Left Overs) Best Team Name: Carts Against Humanity (Honorable Mention: Snack to the Future)
A huge thank you to all participating carts: Tiffin Asha, PDX 671, Kargi Gogo, and KOI Fusion.
Cartathlon IV would not have been possible without its generous and creative sponsors: PEMCO Insurance, Ninkasi Brewing, Green Dragon, Red Duck Foods, Inc., KIND Snacks, Renaissance Homes, Car2Go, Food Carts Portland and Kombucha Mama.
Congratulations to every team that raced! Here are the results:
|Over||Glen Echo Queens|
|Over||The Food Babies|
|Over||The Order of the Meeps|
|Over||The You Outta Knows|
|62||A Feast For Crows|
|61||PDX Cart Slayers|
|60||Hungry Hungry Harriers|
|57||The Wally Squad|
|55||Roach Coach Ramblers|
|54||If You Wannabe My Lover, You Gotta Eat At My Cart|
|53||The Rhymer Bean|
|50||Erica's Great Gatztronomical Golden Girl's Speakeasy|
|49||Hasta la Vista, Muchachos!|
|47||Death by Food|
|43||Team Liam Neeson|
|42||The Festive Feasters|
|41||The Left Overs|
|39||Carts Against Humanity|
|38||Church of Anheuser Busch of Lager Dunkelweizen & Stout|
|37||Lord of the Fries|
|36||Not Sure Yet|
|35||League of Cartassins|
|33||Oops! I Ate It Again|
|32||Team Fear Boner|
|31||Team Taco, Not Bell|
|28||The Incredible Super Gyros!|
|27||Royals (with cheese)|
|26||The New Cartographers - I think this is just|
|24||Put a Little Love in Your Cart|
|23||Red Duck Dynasty|
|22||Burrito Liberation Front|
|21||Team Taste Buds|
|18||The New CARTographers|
|16||Hungry Hungry Hippos|
|11||Larde Have Mercy|
|10||A Complete Cart-Ass-Trophy|
|7||Charles Chickens' Crépe Expectations|
|4||Snack to the Future|
|3||What The Truck?|
|2||Pop, Lock and Cart It|
Willamette Week presents Cartathlon IV! This mobile-eatery-themed scavenger hunt and urban footrace celebrates Portlanders’ love of food carts, defiance of winter weather, and affinity for oddball competition.
Working in teams of five, participants will have four hours to: decipher riddles; eat; ride Tri-Met; find Portlandian landmarks; eat; complete random tasks; take photos; and eat. The route encompasses Southeast, Southwest, Northeast and North Portland as contestants race between some of Portland’s most popular food cart pods, earning points to vie for the grand prize of free food cart food for a year! Prizes also will be awarded for best dressed team, best team name and more.
Teams of five may register for $60 per team. The participation fee includes breakfast snacks and Ninkasi samples, free Tri-Met passes, free food along the route, free Cartathlon swag for each team member and admission to an after-party where each member of your team will receive a free pint of Ninkasi.
Sunday, March 2
10:30 am: Registration begins at Willamette Week World Headquarters // 2220 NW Quimby Street
12:00 am to 12:30 pm: Race starts. (Organized by heat) Start times are sharp. If your team does not finish by 4:30 pm, you will be disqualified and therefore ineligible for prizes.
4:00 pm to 4:30 pm: Race concludes.
4:00 pm and on: Ninkasi Brewing sponsors after-party at Green Dragon // 928 SE 9th Ave.
Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 27, 1:00 pm.
To sign up your team of five, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. Team name
2. Team captain name
3. Daytime telephone number
IMPORTANT: The phone app Instagram will play a vital role in the scoring of Carthathlon IV. Your team captain must have access to a smartphone with Instagram downloaded prior to the start of your heat. You can download the free app HERE.