August 20, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Kristin Bacon

Kristin Bacon

Bib Number: 42
Hometown: Big Lake, Alaska
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Biography

Kristin Bacon, 45, was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and resided in various parts of OH until 1997 when she graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Physical Therapy. In 1999, Kristin decided to move to Alaska for an opportunity to work at Providence Children’s Hospital, as well as a chance to experience a taste of Alaska. Her initial two-year commitment to Alaska has blossomed into an adventurous, passion-filled life she could never have imagined. Kristin was first introduced to a sled dog team the winter of 1999, and then began volunteering at Skwentna Checkpoint for Iditarod in 2005. In 2011, she decided to start her own dog team. That team completed their first Iditarod in 2016. This year will be Kristin’s third Iditarod, and she looks forward to her first experience on the Southern Route. Kristin enjoys sharing the joy of mushing with the community during events like Ikidarod, as well as doing adapted mushing activities with her pediatric clients at Bacon’s Acres. Kristin continues to work year-round as a pediatric physical therapist with local families, as well as remote Alaskan school districts. She is on the board of the Aurora Dog Mushers Club, and in her free time enjoys photography, gardening, exploring and learning. Kristin is very grateful to all the people who help make this incredible race possible — thank you!

Sponsors

RacerConnect.com, DC/Virginia
Husky Homestead
Pat/Jim Updegraff
Bolt Construction, Inc
Kidability Phyical Therapy, LLC

Kent Waite/Gotta Wanna Expeditions
Copper River Fleece
Alyeska Therapy Center, Inc
Brent Howell/Linda Pope
Alpine Creek Lodge


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 11:28:00 16 3/05 11:28:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 15:20:00 16
Yentna 3/06 20:02:00 16 3/07 01:05:00 16 5h 3m 4h 42m 8.94 42
Skwentna 3/07 04:53:00 16 3/07 09:42:00 16 4h 49m 3h 48m 7.89 30
Finger Lake 3/07 15:38:00 16 3/07 22:10:00 16 6h 32m 5h 56m 6.74 40
Rainy Pass 3/08 02:34:00 16 3/08 08:25:00 16 5h 51m 4h 24m 6.82 30
Rohn 3/08 14:04:00 16 3/08 21:27:00 15 7h 23m 5h 39m 6.19 35
Nikolai 3/09 17:01:00 15 3/10 01:32:00 15 8h 31m 19h 34m 3.83 75
McGrath 3/10 08:01:00 15 3/10 15:35:00 15 7h 34m 6h 29m 7.40 48
Takotna 3/10 18:04:00 15 3/11 19:33:00 15 25h 29m 2h 29m 7.25 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 22:20:00 15 3/11 22:59:00 15 0h 39m 2h 47m 8.26 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/12 15:53:00 15 3/13 00:39:00 15 8h 46m 16h 54m 4.32 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/13 19:01:00 15 3/14 03:34:00 15 8h 33m 17h 22m 4.03 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/14 10:12:00 15 3/14 17:30:00 14 7h 18m 6h 38m 7.54 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/15 01:37:00 14 3/15 09:52:00 14 8h 15m 8h 7m 4.56 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/15 14:35:00 14 3/15 20:46:00 13 6h 11m 4h 43m 9.96 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 13:12:00 13 3/16 19:48:00 13 6h 36m 16h 26m 5.17 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/17 02:32:00 13 3/17 10:27:00 12 7h 55m 6h 44m 5.94 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 16:52:00 12 3/18 00:21:00 12 7h 29m 6h 25m 7.79 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/18 06:28:00 12 3/18 13:01:00 12 6h 33m 6h 7m 7.85 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 19:05:00 12 3/19 05:05:00 12 10h 0m 6h 4m 7.58 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 11:35:00 12 3/19 11:42:00 12 0h 7m 6h 30m 8.46 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 14:41:54 12 2h 59m 7.37 ✔ ✔ 22