August 20, 2014

Musher Details

2014 Iditarod » Mushers » Karin Hendrickson

Karin Hendrickson

Bib Number: 33
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
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Biography

Karin Hendrickson, 44, was raised in the small mountain town of Mt. Baldy, California. She has a BA in Environmental Conservation from the University of Colorado at Boulder and has worked in environmental regulation since 1998. She now works in environmental regulation her in Alaska and lives north of Willow.

“I saw my first sled dog in March, 2002, when I came up to volunteer for Iditarod. By 2003, I had sold everything I owned, quit my job, and moved to Alaska to become a handler. After two years as a handler, I tried to quit my dog habit. That didn’t last long—I was miserable without dogs!

I started building my own team in 2006. I really never expected to do any racing, much less run the Iditarod! I am not too sure how it all happened, but just two years later I found myself signed up for my first Iditarod. 2014 will be my sixth time in a row to leave the starting line of ‘The Last Great Race.’

I am one of a very few mushers to work full-time through the winter. My biggest challenge is trying to fit training and racing in around the demands of my job. It is just this side of impossible to get everything done, but somehow we make it happen.”

Before dogs, she says she used to telemark ski, rock climb, white water kayak, train horses, hike and all kinds of other outdoor sports. Now she spends so much time with her dogs that she doesn’t have time for other hobbies.

Sponsors

Gwen Rodman
Brad/Joan VanMeter
Tom/Arleen, Paige/Brooke Derevjanik
Joan Presecan
Marilyn Dale/Sandra Baldonado
Kanaga Environmental Consulting
Richard/Sandra Hendrickson

Renee Van Huele
Denise Van Huele
Chris Entman
Patti/Warren TenBrook
Bill/Beth/Sarah Steele
The Routh Family


2014 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 11:08:00 12
Willow 3/02 15:02:00 16
Yentna Station 3/02 19:24:00 16 3/02 19:28:00 16 0h 4m 4h 22m 9.62 42
Skwentna 3/02 22:43:00 16 3/03 05:07:00 15 6h 24m 3h 15m 9.23 30
Finger Lake 3/03 09:38:00 15 3/03 13:00:00 15 3h 22m 4h 31m 8.86 40
Rainy Pass 3/03 17:00:00 15 3/03 20:34:00 15 3h 34m 4h 0m 7.50 30
Rohn 3/04 01:17:00 15 3/04 05:30:00 15 4h 13m 4h 43m 7.42 35
Nikolai 3/04 21:54:00 15 3/05 04:15:00 15 6h 21m 16h 24m 4.57 75
McGrath 3/05 09:47:00 15 3/05 09:48:00 15 0h 1m 5h 32m 8.67 48
Takotna 3/05 12:09:00 15 3/06 13:23:00 15 25h 14m 2h 21m 7.66 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/06 15:43:00 15 3/06 15:59:00 15 0h 16m 2h 20m 9.86 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/07 05:58:00 15 3/07 10:23:00 14 4h 25m 13h 59m 5.22 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/07 21:58:00 14 3/08 06:08:00 14 8h 10m 11h 35m 6.04 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/08 11:59:00 14 3/08 16:30:00 14 4h 31m 5h 51m 8.55 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/08 22:45:00 14 3/09 05:09:00 13 5h 24m 6h 15m 5.92 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/09 09:23:00 13 3/09 13:23:00 13 4h 0m 4h 14m 11.10 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/10 03:03:00 13 3/10 09:01:00 10 5h 58m 13h 40m 6.22 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/10 15:19:00 10 3/11 12:40:00 10 21h 21m 6h 18m 6.35 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/11 19:57:00 10 3/12 01:58:00 10 6h 1m 7h 17m 6.86 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/12 08:18:00 10 3/12 12:30:00 10 4h 12m 6h 20m 7.58 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/12 19:09:00 10 3/13 03:09:00 10 8h 0m 6h 39m 6.92 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/13 10:06:00 10 3/13 10:07:00 10 0h 1m 6h 57m 7.91 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/13 13:23:10 10 3h 16m 6.73 ✔ ✔ 22