May 20, 2018

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Kristin Knight Pace

Bib Number: 47
Hometown: Healy, Alaska
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Biography

Kristin, 32, was born and raised in Ft. Worth, Texas. She graduated with honors from the University of Montana with a degree in photojournalism. She lived in Montana where she worked for a while for the local newspaper and then worked for the Forest Service there. She came to Alaska in 2009 to take care of a cabin and recreational team for a friend. She soon married Andy and became the lead back country ranger for Denali. While handling for four time Iditarod champion, Jeff King, Andy and Kristin started their kennel in 2011. They bought four puppies from Jeff King and 10 acres of raw land outside Healy. Then they began to work hard toward their dream of running a thousand mile race. In 2012, they trained Brent Sass’ yearling team and at the end of the season, they split the rookies with Sass. They also did a breeding with Michael Williams, Jr.’s team and that rounded out their kennel with “three amazing bloodlines.” “Now, five years later, we have 27 dogs. Last year, we achieved our goal of running 1,000 miles by finishing 15th in the Yukon Quest with a strong 12 dog team. We can’t wait to see the beautiful Iditarod trail. After all, there’s no better way to see and experience the country than on the back of a dog sled.” Kristin is currently a wilderness planner for the National Park Service. She says she enjoys writing, backpacking, exploring wilderness and playing music.

Sponsors

ManMat
Denali Mountain Works
Lupine Lighting Systems
Orion's Belt School of Self Defense
Tim & Kathleen Knight

Barry & Murl Pace
Dog Sponsors
Alpine Creek Lodge Alaska
Big Dan's Trucking


2016 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 11:39:00 16 3/05 11:39:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 15:30:00 15
Yentna 3/06 19:53:00 15 3/06 20:10:00 15 0h 17m 4h 23m 9.58 42
Skwentna 3/07 03:34:00 15 3/07 07:58:00 15 4h 24m 7h 24m 4.05 30
Finger Lake 3/07 13:32:00 15 3/07 18:03:00 15 4h 31m 5h 34m 7.19 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 22:32:00 15 3/08 04:42:00 15 6h 10m 4h 29m 6.69 30
Rohn 3/08 10:15:00 15 3/08 15:48:00 15 5h 33m 5h 33m 6.31 35
Nikolai 3/09 02:16:00 15 3/09 10:37:00 15 8h 21m 10h 28m 7.17 75
McGrath 3/09 15:50:00 15 3/10 17:08:00 15 25h 18m 5h 13m 9.20 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/10 19:17:00 15 3/10 19:19:00 15 0h 2m 2h 9m 8.37 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 21:56:00 15 3/10 22:05:00 15 0h 9m 2h 37m 8.79 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/11 14:53:00 15 3/11 23:05:00 14 8h 12m 16h 48m 4.35 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/12 15:25:00 14 3/13 01:27:00 14 10h 2m 16h 20m 4.29 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/13 08:45:00 14 3/13 16:16:00 14 7h 31m 6h 18m 7.94 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/13 23:34:00 14 3/14 07:04:00 14 7h 30m 7h 18m 5.07 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/14 11:05:00 14 3/14 17:35:00 13 6h 30m 4h 1m 11.70 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/15 10:03:00 13 3/15 16:15:00 13 6h 12m 16h 28m 5.16 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/15 22:10:00 13 3/16 05:45:00 13 7h 35m 5h 55m 6.76 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 11:18:00 13 3/16 17:44:00 13 6h 26m 5h 33m 9.01 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/16 23:13:00 13 3/17 06:17:00 13 7h 4m 5h 29m 8.75 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/17 12:00:00 13 3/17 20:05:00 13 8h 5m 5h 43m 8.05 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/18 01:56:00 13 3/18 01:58:00 13 0h 2m 5h 51m 9.40 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/18 04:31:32 13 2h 33m 8.63 ✔ ✔ 22