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Karin Hendrickson

Bib Number: 29
Hometown: Wasilla, Alaska
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Biography

Karin, 49, 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 less 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. 2020 will be my 9th Iditarod. I was hit by a truck while training in 2014. Luckily all my dogs were OK, but I broke my back in three places. It has been a real challenge to work through the pain and loss of function, but I was not ready to quit doing what I love – running dogs in the amazing wilderness of Alaska. I was able to complete Iditarod again in 2016 and 2017. After a few years off from racing I’m ready to tackle the trail again. I am one of a very few mushers to work full-time through the winter. My biggest challenge is trying to fit training and racing around the demands of my job. It is just this side of impossible to get everything done, but somehow I make it happen.”

Sponsors

Gwen Rodman (mom),CA
Bob Sept, DVM
Danny & Missy Poore
Richard (Dad) & Sandra Hendrickson
Linda Frost
The Domonske Family
Bea (Mom) & Darryl Churchill
Marta Escanuelas

Aunt Carol
Chris Sagan
Jon Hunt
Bryan Bearss
Mammut USA
George & Ruth Parker
The Routh Family


2009 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/07 11:01:00 12
Willow 3/08 14:54:00 16
Yentna 3/08 18:54:00 16 3/08 19:23:00 16 0h 29m 4h 0m 16.50 66
Skwentna 3/08 22:30:00 16 3/09 04:38:00 16 6h 8m 3h 7m 10.91 34
Finger Lake 3/09 10:28:00 16 3/09 10:31:00 16 0h 3m 5h 50m 7.71 45
Rainy Pass 3/09 21:04:00 16 3/09 21:09:00 16 0h 5m 10h 33m 2.84 30
Rohn 3/10 01:43:00 16 3/10 09:31:00 15 7h 48m 4h 34m 10.51 48
Nikolai 3/10 23:40:00 15 3/11 06:18:00 15 6h 38m 14h 9m 5.30 75
McGrath 3/11 12:50:00 15 3/11 12:59:00 15 0h 9m 6h 32m 8.27 54
Takotna 3/11 15:58:00 15 3/12 17:18:00 15 25h 20m 2h 59m 6.03 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/12 20:31:00 15 3/12 20:45:00 15 0h 14m 3h 13m 7.77 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/13 17:27:00 15 3/13 23:35:00 14 6h 8m 20h 42m 4.35 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/14 08:10:00 14 3/14 16:10:00 14 8h 0m 8h 35m 7.57 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/14 19:47:00 14 3/14 19:52:00 14 0h 5m 3h 37m 6.91 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 22:25:00 14 3/15 10:30:00 14 12h 5m 2h 33m 7.06 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/15 23:19:00 14 3/16 12:09:00 13 12h 50m 12h 49m 4.68 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/17 05:18:00 13 3/17 13:05:00 13 7h 47m 17h 9m 4.08 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/18 06:15:00 13 3/18 13:16:00 12 7h 1m 17h 10m 5.24 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/18 19:26:00 12 3/19 06:57:00 12 11h 31m 6h 10m 6.49 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/19 13:27:00 12 3/19 17:32:00 12 4h 5m 6h 30m 8.92 ✔ ✔ 58
Elim 3/19 23:49:00 12 3/20 05:59:00 12 6h 10m 6h 17m 7.64 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/20 13:29:00 12 3/20 21:29:00 12 8h 0m 7h 30m 6.13 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/21 05:05:00 12 3/21 05:10:00 12 0h 5m 7h 36m 7.24 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/21 08:31:12 12 3h 21m 6.57 ✔ ✔ 22