The 12th annual Phoenix Idiotarod attracted 29 teams this year for its costumed, sometimes drunken shopping-cart race through more than 3 miles of downtown Phoenix.
The event is put on by the AZ Cacophony Society, and every year a charity is chosen to benefit from the race. This year, each team member was required to bring five pairs of socks and/or underwear to donate to Empathy AZ, a nonprofit organization serving Phoenix’s homeless population.
The event featured many pit stops at bars and other locations around downtown Phoenix for games and challenges, including a footrace with players holding a potato between their legs and a drinking/balloon-popping game under a bridge.
Downtown Devil followed one team, the “Tankd Girls” team, through the event.
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