June 18, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » Charlie Boulding

Charlie Boulding

Bib Number: 27
Hometown: Manley, Alaska


Biography

Charlie Boulding, 62, was born in North Carolina. Before moving to Alaska in 1983, he lived in Montana where he worked on an oilrig. He came to Alaska to run dogs and live a subsistence lifestyle. He says it’s been so long that he doesn’t even remember when or why he became interested in running the Iditarod. He won the Yukon Quest in 1991, ran again in 1992 and won again in 1993. After the 1992 Quest, Charlie ran the Iditarod, calling it “my learning year.” He has run the Iditarod almost every year since and won the Sterling Achievement Award in 1994 and the Most Inspirational Musher Award in 2003 after starting the race following surgery and treatment for colon cancer. A fisherman and a trapper, Charlie is married and lives on the Tanana River near Manley.

Awards

Most Inspirational Musher

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 10:57:00 10
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 11:51:00 10 0h 54m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 10:50:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 19:02:00 16 3/03 19:02:00 16 0h 0m 8h 12m 6.34 52
Nulato 3/04 07:38:00 16 3/04 07:39:00 16 0h 1m 12h 36m 4.13 52
Kaltag 1 3/04 15:55:00 16 3/04 21:50:00 13 5h 55m 8h 16m 5.08 42
Eagle Island 1 3/05 19:20:00 13 3/06 02:55:00 13 7h 35m 21h 30m 3.26 70
Grayling 1 3/06 08:58:00 13 3/06 14:55:00 12 5h 57m 6h 3m 9.92 60
Anvik 3/06 20:38:00 12 3/07 22:00:00 10 25h 22m 5h 43m 3.15 ✔ 18
Grayling 2 3/08 01:53:00 10 3/08 06:30:00 10 4h 37m 3h 53m 4.64 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/08 19:45:00 10 3/08 20:00:00 10 0h 15m 13h 15m 4.53 ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/09 08:25:00 10 3/09 08:30:00 9 0h 5m 12h 25m 5.64 ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/09 11:01:00 9 2h 31m 35.76 ✔ Scratched 90