June 19, 2018

Musher Details

2008 Iditarod » Mushers » Karen Ramstead

Karen Ramstead

Bib Number: 19
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

Eagle Pack Super Premium Pet Foods, IN
Super Dog High End Dog Treats, AB
Morna Murray, AB
Doug & Donna Finner, NH
Dave Bamber Distributing, AB


2008 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 10:39:00 12
Willow 3/02 14:34:00 16
Yentna 3/02 18:51:00 16 3/02 18:53:00 16 0h 2m 4h 17m 9.81 42
Skwentna 3/02 22:32:00 16 3/03 04:30:00 16 5h 58m 3h 39m 9.32 34
Finger Lake 3/03 10:09:00 16 3/03 14:10:00 16 4h 1m 5h 39m 7.96 45
Rainy Pass 3/03 18:29:00 16 3/04 00:49:00 16 6h 20m 4h 19m 6.95 30
Rohn 3/04 06:26:00 16 3/04 12:50:00 16 6h 24m 5h 37m 8.55 48
Nikolai 3/05 03:30:00 16 3/05 10:10:00 16 6h 40m 14h 40m 5.11 75
McGrath 3/05 17:11:00 16 3/05 17:19:00 16 0h 8m 7h 1m 7.70 54
Takotna 3/05 20:11:00 16 3/06 22:54:00 16 26h 43m 2h 52m 6.28 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 01:55:00 16 3/07 02:14:00 14 0h 19m 3h 1m 8.29 ✔ 25
Cripple 3/07 16:56:00 14 3/08 00:45:00 14 7h 49m 14h 42m 4.01 ✔ 59
Ruby 3/08 14:50:00 14 3/08 22:58:00 14 8h 8m 14h 5m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 112
Galena 3/09 07:49:00 14 3/09 14:16:00 14 6h 27m 7h 51m 6.62 ✔ ✔ 52
Nulato 3/09 22:10:00 14 3/10 06:32:00 14 8h 22m 7h 54m 6.58 ✔ ✔ 52
Kaltag 3/10 11:50:00 14 3/10 17:31:00 14 5h 41m 5h 18m 7.92 ✔ ✔ 42
Unalakleet 3/11 11:36:00 14 3/11 16:33:00 14 4h 57m 18h 5m 4.98 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/11 23:28:00 14 3/12 06:13:00 13 6h 45m 6h 55m 6.07 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/12 14:46:00 13 3/12 20:50:00 13 6h 4m 8h 33m 5.61 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/13 04:55:00 13 3/13 07:23:00 12 2h 28m 8h 5m 5.94 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 16:16:00 12 3/14 00:29:00 12 8h 13m 8h 53m 5.18 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 17:58:00 12 3/14 18:01:00 12 0h 3m 17h 29m 3.15 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 21:52:58 12 3h 51m 5.71 ✔ ✔ 22