Events

Phoenix Idiotarod 2015: A Field Guide to Saturday, February 7's Event

Just as the last remnants of Super Bowl XLIX are leaving downtown Phoenix, something far more crazy, colorful, and chaotic is about to roll through this weekend. And just like the big game, it's centered on competition, although nary any football is involved.

We're referring to the Phoenix Idiotarod, the madcap and mischief-filled race that invades downtown every February and is arguably one of the liveliest local events of the spring, to say the least. It's definitely one of the most unique.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.