December 11, 2018

Musher Details

2001 Iditarod » Mushers » Karen Ramstead

Karen Ramstead

Bib Number: 40
Hometown: Perryvale, AB , CANADA
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Biography

Karen Ramstead, 49, was born in Toronto, Ontario, and raised in Alberta. She began running dogs in the early 90’s after obtaining her first Siberian husky. She and Mark moved to Perryvale in 1998 for Mark’s job and so Karen could run dogs full time. She became interested in running the Iditarod after reading Libby Riddles’ book, “Race Across Alaska.” She’s run ten Iditarod’s and numerous mid distance races. She says, “This is just a part of who I am. I love this race.” “Our love for the breed has continued to grow and we now share our lives with over 50 purebred Siberian Huskies. Our team has set many ‘firsts’ for Canada – we are the first CKC registered team of Siberian Huskies to compete in and complete the Iditarod and many of our dogs are Canadian Kennel Club champions and group placers. I am continually inspired by the history, spirit, and presence of the purebred Siberian Husky.” She says her hobbies are photography, cycling and enjoying life!

Awards

Red Lantern

2001 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/03 11:25:00 10
Willow 3/04 12:18:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 17:30:00 16 3/04 21:26:00 16 3h 56m 5h 12m 8.65 45
Skwentna 3/05 01:02:00 16 3/05 06:45:00 16 5h 43m 3h 36m 9.44 34
Finger Lake 3/05 12:49:00 16 3/05 17:12:00 16 4h 23m 6h 4m 7.42 45
Rainy Pass 3/05 23:05:00 16 3/06 07:36:00 16 8h 31m 5h 53m 5.10 30
Rohn 3/06 12:33:00 16 3/06 18:31:00 16 5h 58m 4h 57m 9.70 48
Nikolai 3/07 13:37:00 16 3/07 22:06:00 15 8h 29m 19h 6m 4.87 93
McGrath 3/08 05:55:00 15 3/09 07:23:00 15 25h 28m 7h 49m 6.14 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/09 09:54:00 15 3/09 13:28:00 15 3h 34m 2h 31m 9.14 ✔ 23
Ophir 3/09 16:57:00 15 3/09 23:22:00 15 6h 25m 3h 29m 10.91 ✔ 38
Iditarod 3/10 19:31:00 15 3/11 03:30:00 15 7h 59m 20h 9m 4.47 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 16:35:00 15 3/12 01:45:00 15 9h 10m 13h 5m 4.97 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 06:53:00 15 3/12 10:18:00 15 3h 25m 5h 8m -12.66 ✔ ✔ -65
Grayling 3/12 14:26:00 15 3/12 20:25:00 15 5h 59m 4h 8m 26.13 ✔ ✔ 108
Eagle Island 3/13 07:44:00 15 3/13 14:40:00 15 6h 56m 11h 19m 5.30 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/14 03:57:00 15 3/14 13:37:00 15 9h 40m 13h 17m 5.27 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/15 09:25:00 15 3/15 13:30:00 15 4h 5m 19h 48m 4.55 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/16 00:26:00 15 3/16 00:58:00 15 0h 32m 10h 56m 3.66 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/16 19:05:00 15 3/17 03:09:00 15 8h 4m 18h 7m 3.20 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/17 13:06:00 15 3/17 17:38:00 15 4h 32m 9h 57m 4.82 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 04:40:00 15 3/18 12:40:00 15 8h 0m 11h 2m 4.17 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 01:43:00 15 3/19 05:57:00 15 4h 14m 13h 3m 4.21 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 10:53:16 15 4h 56m 4.46 ✔ ✔ 22