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2010 Iditarod » Mushers » Karen Ramstead

Karen Ramstead

Bib Number: 29
Hometown: Perryvale, AB , CANADA


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!


Eagle Pack/WellPet, MA
Morna Murray, AB, CANADA
Sue & Richard Trembaly, AB, CANADA
Doug & Donna Finner, NH
Lara & Alice Baker
Jan DeNapoli/Muzzy's Place Kennels
Pat Ford, IL

Westlock Veterinary Center, AB CANADA
Nordic Husky Farm Sled Dog Internet Shop, SWEDEN
Kim/Kelly Berg, NH
Heather Walls/Dan Rehak, PA
K-Collars/Karen Yeargain, OR
Mountain Dog Food, AB

2010 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/06 11:01:00 12
Willow 3/07 14:54:00 16
Yentna Station 3/07 19:18:00 16 3/07 20:54:00 16 1h 36m 4h 24m 10.23 45
Skwentna 3/08 00:17:00 16 3/08 04:50:00 16 4h 33m 3h 23m 10.05 34
Finger Lake 3/08 11:29:00 16 3/08 15:03:00 16 3h 34m 6h 39m 6.77 45
Rainy Pass 3/08 19:39:00 16 16 4h 36m 6.52 30
Rohn 3/09 11:04:00 16 3/09 15:45:00 16 4h 41m 48
Nikolai 3/10 06:23:00 16 3/10 12:25:00 14 6h 2m 14h 38m 5.13 75
McGrath 3/10 19:23:00 14 6h 58m 7.75 Scratched 54