August 13, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Karin Hendrickson

Karin Hendrickson

Bib Number: 76
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
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Biography

Karin, 46, was born and raised in Mt. Baldy, California. She left home after high school, skied for a year and then went to college. She received her BA in Environment from Colorado University and lived in Colorado and Idaho before coming to Alaska. “I saw my first sled dog in March of 2002, when I came up to volunteer for the 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 les 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. 2017 will be my 8th Iditarod.”

“I was hit by a truck while training in 2014 and broke my back in three places. Luckily all my dogs ere O.K., but I wasn’t able to run in 2015. In 2016, I managed to make a comeback and finish the race once again, but it was a big challenge physically.”
“I am one of a very few mushers to work full-time through the winter. My biggest challenge is trying oto 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.”

Sponsors

Berrima Boarding Kennels
Denise Van Huele
Renee Van Huele
Paige & Brooke Derevjanik
Arleen & Tom Derevjanik
Anna Marie Barlet
Rebecca Sell
Matt Jeffers

Brad VanMeter
Bob & Nancy Strickland
Hartley Motors
Eddy Hertelendy
Sandra Hendrickson, and in memory of Richard Hendrickson
Dr. Bob Sept
Gwen Rodman
Ziggy Pogoda


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 12:42:00 16 3/05 12:42:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 16:28:00 16
Yentna 3/06 20:38:00 16 3/06 20:42:00 16 0h 4m 4h 10m 10.08 42
Skwentna 3/07 00:11:00 16 3/07 05:53:00 16 5h 42m 3h 29m 8.61 30
Finger Lake 3/07 10:46:00 16 3/07 14:44:00 15 3h 58m 4h 53m 8.19 40
Rainy Pass 3/07 18:47:00 15 3/07 22:10:00 15 3h 23m 4h 3m 7.41 30
Rohn 3/08 03:12:00 15 3/08 07:23:00 15 4h 11m 5h 2m 6.95 35
Nikolai 3/08 20:02:00 15 3/08 23:27:00 14 3h 25m 12h 39m 5.93 75
McGrath 3/09 05:09:00 14 3/09 05:12:00 14 0h 3m 5h 42m 8.42 48
Takotna 3/09 07:31:00 14 3/10 07:51:00 14 24h 20m 2h 19m 7.77 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 10:20:00 14 3/10 10:23:00 14 0h 3m 2h 29m 9.26 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/11 00:57:00 14 3/11 05:36:00 14 4h 39m 14h 34m 5.01 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/11 20:16:00 14 3/12 04:19:00 13 8h 3m 14h 40m 4.77 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/12 10:32:00 13 3/12 15:33:00 13 5h 1m 6h 13m 8.04 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 22:48:00 13 3/12 22:48:00 12 0h 0m 7h 15m 5.10 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/13 09:49:00 12 3/13 13:20:00 12 3h 31m 10h 1m 4.69 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/14 02:25:00 12 3/14 10:35:00 10 8h 10m 13h 5m 6.50 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 16:46:00 10 3/15 01:01:00 10 8h 15m 6h 11m 6.47 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/15 07:30:00 10 3/15 16:05:00 10 8h 35m 6h 29m 7.71 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 21:49:00 10 3/16 05:38:00 10 7h 49m 5h 44m 8.37 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 11:12:00 10 3/16 19:12:00 10 8h 0m 5h 34m 8.26 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 02:02:00 10 3/17 02:09:00 10 0h 7m 6h 50m 8.05 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 04:55:00 10 2h 46m 7.95 ✔ ✔ 22