February 21, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Kristin Bacon

Kristin Bacon

Bib Number: 42
Hometown: Big Lake, Alaska
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Biography

Kristin Bacon, 43, was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and resided in various parts until 1997 when she graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in Physical Therapy. In early 1999, after a phone interview with Providence Children’s Hospital, Kristin was offered a job in Alaska. Seeking a chance to work in a hospital setting with children, and intrigued by the unknowns Alaska had to offer, Kristin decided to make the move. Not only did the children’s hospital provide an excellent opportunity to grow professionally, Kristin met a mentoring doctor who introduced her to his sled dog team. Kristin began helping at his kennel annually for several weeks while he and his wife traveled to Kauai.

In 2003, Kristin began volunteering at the Skwentna checkpoint during the Iditarod and began mushing in 2011. Now that she has her own team, she is focused on preparing herself and her dogs to run the Iditarod.

When she isn’t training for races, Kristin really enjoys sharing the dogs with the community during events like Ikidarod (free dog sled rides for kids with special needs), Aurora Dog Mushing events (Junior and Business person races, vaccination clinics, etc) as well as doing adapted mushing activities with her pediatric clients at Bacon’s acres.

Kristin also continues to work as a pediatric physical therapist servicing families in Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley and remote Alaskan school districts. She is the secretary of the Aurora Dog Mushers and in her free time enjoys photography, international travel and gardening.

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