September 24, 2018

Musher Details

2005 Iditarod » Mushers » Karen Ramstead

Karen Ramstead

Bib Number: 37
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!

Sponsors

Dawne Deeley,BC
Eagle Pet Products, IN
Cudos Rigs, UK
Doug & Donna Finner, NH


2005 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:00:00 12 3/05 11:19:00 12 1h 19m
Campbell Airstrip 3/05 12:36:00 12 1h 17m 0.00
Willow 3/06 14:00:00 16 3/06 15:10:00 16 1h 10m 59
Yentna 3/06 19:30:00 16 3/06 19:37:00 16 0h 7m 4h 20m 10.38 45
Skwentna 3/06 23:13:00 16 16 3h 36m 9.44 34
Finger Lake 3/07 10:53:00 16 3/07 15:20:00 16 4h 27m 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 18:29:00 16 3/08 00:54:00 16 6h 25m 3h 9m 9.52 30
Rohn 3/08 06:55:00 16 3/08 11:31:00 16 4h 36m 6h 1m 7.98 48
Nikolai 3/09 02:37:00 16 3/09 09:12:00 16 6h 35m 15h 6m 6.16 93
McGrath 3/09 16:37:00 16 3/09 16:50:00 15 0h 13m 7h 25m 6.47 48
Takotna 3/09 20:00:00 15 3/10 21:32:00 15 25h 32m 3h 10m 7.26 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/11 00:30:00 15 3/11 03:45:00 14 3h 15m 2h 58m 12.81 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/11 21:32:00 14 3/12 03:55:00 14 6h 23m 17h 47m 5.06 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/12 18:05:00 14 3/12 18:07:00 14 0h 2m 14h 10m 4.59 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 22:47:00 14 3/13 07:12:00 12 8h 25m 4h 40m 5.36 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/13 11:08:00 12 3/13 23:37:00 9 12h 29m 3h 56m 4.58 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/14 10:15:00 9 3/14 16:10:00 9 5h 55m 10h 38m 5.64 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 02:09:00 9 3/15 08:30:00 9 6h 21m 9h 59m 7.01 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/16 08:48:00 9 24h 18m 3.70 ✔ ✔ Scratched 90