December 10, 2018

Musher Details

2003 Iditarod » Mushers » Ellen Halverson

Ellen Halverson

Bib Number: 50
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska


Biography

Ellen Halverson, 56, was born and raised in North Dakota. She received her degree in Biology and Music Education at Concordia College in Minnesota and then went to medical school in North Dakota. She has been a psychiatrist since 1991. She moved to Alaska in 1998 for a job at the Alaska Guidance Clinic, which is now Providence Behavioral Medicine. Ellen began mushing when she moved to Alaska and finished the Iditarod in 2007. “I have a passion for running dogs, Iditarod is the goal for myself and my tem. Planning and preparing for Iditarod increases motivation and structure for us. As I work and am a single parent, it is a challenge to keep on schedule with our training. In recent years, the warm weather and lack of snow have contributed to training challenges. I learn so much during Iditarod. This past year I felt significant improvement with dog care and check point routine. Now we just have to go faster!” Ellen has a son, Peter, age 13. She lists her hobbies as Icelandic horses.


2003 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/01 11:47:00 8
Campbel Airstrip (BLM) 3/01 12:59:00 8 1h 12m 0.00
Ruby 3/03 11:36:00 16 317
Galena 3/03 17:06:00 16 3/03 22:30:00 15 5h 24m 5h 30m 9.45 52
Nulato 3/04 13:02:00 15 3/04 22:58:00 14 9h 56m 14h 32m 3.58 52
Kaltag 1 3/05 14:45:00 14 3/05 22:55:00 14 8h 10m 15h 47m 2.66 42
Eagle Island 1 3/07 04:55:00 14 3/08 07:30:00 14 26h 35m 30h 0m 2.33 ✔ 70
Grayling 1 3/08 13:38:00 14 3/08 23:01:00 13 9h 23m 6h 8m 9.78 ✔ 60
Anvik 3/09 04:48:00 13 3/09 19:13:00 12 14h 25m 5h 47m 3.11 ✔ 18
Grayling 2 3/09 23:21:00 12 3/10 10:48:00 12 11h 27m 4h 8m 4.35 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 2 3/10 22:18:00 12 3/11 10:25:00 11 12h 7m 11h 30m 5.22 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 2 3/11 20:31:00 11 3/12 06:36:00 11 10h 5m 10h 6m 6.93 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/12 08:49:00 11 3/12 09:16:00 11 0h 27m 2h 13m 40.60 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/12 12:07:00 11 3/12 17:30:00 11 5h 23m 2h 51m 14.74 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/13 01:41:00 11 3/13 14:10:00 11 12h 29m 8h 11m 5.87 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/14 04:00:00 11 3/14 14:25:00 11 10h 25m 13h 50m 3.47 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/15 09:45:00 11 3/15 17:51:00 11 8h 6m 19h 20m 2.38 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/16 20:00:00 11 26h 9m 2.10 ✔ ✔ Scratched 55