November 14, 2018

Musher Details

2011 Iditarod » Mushers » Ellen Halverson

Ellen Halverson

Bib Number: 26
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

Kathleen/John Matthews
The Ridlon Family
Sue Allen
Lynda Plettner
Sandi Farris
Shelly Jacobs
Marilyn Kers
Tammy Stadem

Jennifer Forsberg
Providence Behavorial Medicine Group Anchorage
Providence Behavorial Medicine Group Valley
Mat-Su Health Services
Cheryl Danon
Denali Gymnastics Academy
Rachel Halverson, WA

Awards

Red Lantern

2011 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 10:52:00 12
Willow 3/06 14:48:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 18:47:00 16 3/06 21:34:00 16 2h 47m 3h 59m 11.30 45
Skwentna 3/07 00:54:00 16 3/07 08:08:00 15 7h 14m 3h 20m 10.20 34
Finger Lake 3/07 14:00:00 15 3/07 20:34:00 13 6h 34m 5h 52m 7.67 45
Rainy Pass 3/08 01:08:00 13 3/08 09:55:00 13 8h 47m 4h 34m 6.57 30
Rohn 3/08 14:22:00 13 3/08 22:15:00 13 7h 53m 4h 27m 10.79 48
Nikolai 3/09 13:49:00 13 3/09 20:27:00 13 6h 38m 15h 34m 4.82 75
McGrath 3/10 02:22:00 13 3/10 09:26:00 13 7h 4m 5h 55m 9.13 54
Takotna 3/10 11:49:00 13 3/11 13:24:00 13 25h 35m 2h 23m 7.55 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 16:03:00 13 3/11 20:25:00 13 4h 22m 2h 39m 9.43 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/12 14:32:00 13 3/12 21:50:00 13 7h 18m 18h 7m 4.97 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/13 10:23:00 13 3/13 19:15:00 13 8h 52m 11h 33m 5.63 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/13 23:12:00 13 3/14 03:10:00 12 3h 58m 3h 57m 6.33 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/14 06:07:00 12 3/14 12:27:00 12 6h 20m 2h 57m 6.10 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/15 00:38:00 12 3/15 11:13:00 12 10h 35m 12h 11m 4.92 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/15 21:30:00 12 3/16 07:30:00 12 10h 0m 10h 17m 6.81 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/16 23:48:00 12 3/17 09:15:00 12 9h 27m 16h 18m 5.52 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/17 15:11:00 12 3/17 23:30:00 11 8h 19m 5h 56m 7.08 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/18 05:46:00 11 3/18 13:01:00 11 7h 15m 6h 16m 7.66 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/18 19:29:00 11 3/19 03:22:00 11 7h 53m 6h 28m 7.42 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/19 10:59:00 11 3/19 20:25:00 10 9h 26m 7h 37m 6.04 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/20 05:47:00 10 3/20 06:50:00 9 1h 3m 9h 22m 5.87 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/20 10:45:49 9 3h 55m 5.62 ✔ ✔ 22