June 18, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » Karen Ramstead

Karen Ramstead

Bib Number: 38
Hometown: Perryvale, AB , CANADA
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Biography

Karen Ramstead, 49, was born in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in Alberta. She began running dogs in the early 90’s after obtaining her first Siberian husky. She and Mark moved to Perryvale in 1998 for Mark’s job and so Karen could run dogs full time. She became interested in running the Iditarod after reading Libby Riddles’ book, “Race Across Alaska.” She’s run ten Iditarod’s and numerous mid distance races. She says, “This is just a part of who I am. I love this race.” “Our love for the breed has continued to grow and we now share our lives with over 50 purebred Siberian Huskies. Our team has set many ‘firsts’ for Canada – we are the first CKC registered team of Siberian Huskies to compete in and complete the Iditarod and many of our dogs are Canadian Kennel Club champions and group placers. I am continually inspired by the history, spirit, and presence of the purebred Siberian Husky.” She says her hobbies are photography, cycling and enjoying life!


2003 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:21:00 8
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 12:40:00 8 1h 19m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 11:12:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 16:53:00 16 3/03 16:53:00 16 0h 0m 5h 41m 9.15 52
Nulato 3/04 07:47:00 16 3/04 15:50:00 16 8h 3m 14h 54m 3.49 52
Kaltag 1 3/05 00:50:00 16 3/05 09:36:00 15 8h 46m 9h 0m 4.67 42
Eagle Island 1 3/06 11:29:00 15 3/06 18:25:00 14 6h 56m 25h 53m 2.70 70
Grayling 1 3/07 03:47:00 14 3/08 05:21:00 14 25h 34m 9h 22m 6.41 ✔ 60
Anvik 3/08 11:40:00 14 3/08 17:15:00 13 5h 35m 6h 19m 2.85 ✔ 18
Grayling 2 3/08 22:25:00 13 3/09 07:10:00 13 8h 45m 5h 10m 3.48 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/09 22:07:00 13 3/10 06:15:00 12 8h 8m 14h 57m 4.01 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/10 19:25:00 12 3/11 03:12:00 12 7h 47m 13h 10m 5.32 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/11 06:45:00 12 3/11 06:47:00 11 0h 2m 3h 33m 25.35 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 10:22:00 11 3/11 16:33:00 11 6h 11m 3h 35m 11.72 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/12 03:17:00 11 3/12 10:40:00 11 7h 23m 10h 44m 4.47 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/13 01:29:00 11 3/13 11:35:00 11 10h 6m 14h 49m 3.24 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/14 08:10:00 11 20h 35m 2.23 ✔ ✔ Scratched 46