December 15, 2018

Musher Details

2007 Iditarod » Mushers » Ellen Halverson

Ellen Halverson

Bib Number: 41
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.

Sponsors

The Bootie Brigade
Arrowhead Fabrics
Gene Jarstad
Kathleen & John Matthews

Awards

Red Lantern — Sponsored by Wells Fargo

2007 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 11:28:00 12
Campbell Airstrip (BLM) 3/03 12:37:00 12 1h 9m 0.00
Willow 3/04 15:18:00 16 59
Yentna (YENT-na) 3/04 19:01:00 16 3/04 23:44:00 16 4h 43m 3h 43m 12.11 45
Skwentna 3/05 03:15:00 16 3/05 10:55:00 15 7h 40m 3h 31m 9.67 34
Finger Lake 3/05 16:38:00 15 3/06 01:34:00 14 8h 56m 5h 43m 7.87 45
Rainy Pass 3/06 05:40:00 14 3/07 08:59:00 14 27h 19m 4h 6m 7.32 ✔ 30
Rohn (Rone) 3/07 14:18:00 14 3/08 09:31:00 14 19h 13m 5h 19m 9.03 ✔ 48
Nikolai (NIK-o-lye) 3/09 02:24:00 14 3/09 12:25:00 14 10h 1m 16h 53m 4.74 ✔ 80
McGrath 3/09 18:45:00 14 3/10 10:29:00 12 15h 44m 6h 20m 7.58 ✔ 48
Takotna (Ta-COT-na) 3/10 12:48:00 12 3/10 12:58:00 12 0h 10m 2h 19m 7.77 ✔ 18
Ophir (OH-fur) 3/10 15:59:00 12 3/11 01:00:00 12 9h 1m 3h 1m 8.29 ✔ 25
Iditarod (I-DIT-a-rod) 3/12 15:55:00 12 3/13 02:13:00 12 10h 18m 37h 55m 2.37 ✔ 90
Shageluk (SHAG-a-luck) 3/13 12:14:00 12 3/13 18:20:00 12 6h 6m 10h 1m 6.49 ✔ 65
Anvik 3/13 21:55:00 12 3/13 23:25:00 12 1h 30m 3h 35m 6.98 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 02:50:00 12 3/14 13:28:00 12 10h 38m 3h 25m 5.27 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/15 01:30:00 12 3/15 13:30:00 12 12h 0m 12h 2m 4.99 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag (KAL-tag) 3/16 00:21:00 12 3/16 12:51:00 11 12h 30m 10h 51m 6.45 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet (YOU-na-la-kleet) 3/17 05:17:00 11 3/17 12:44:00 11 7h 27m 16h 26m 5.48 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik (Shak-TOO-lick) 3/17 20:46:00 11 3/18 06:30:00 10 9h 44m 8h 2m 5.23 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk (Coy-uk) 3/18 15:10:00 10 3/19 00:58:00 10 9h 48m 8h 40m 5.54 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim (EE-lum) 3/19 09:12:00 10 3/19 18:15:00 10 9h 3m 8h 14m 5.83 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/20 03:59:00 10 3/20 13:20:00 8 9h 21m 9h 44m 4.73 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/20 21:09:00 8 3/20 23:04:00 8 1h 55m 7h 49m 7.04 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/21 02:56:20 8 3h 52m 5.69 ✔ ✔ 22