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Karin Hendrickson

Bib Number: 37
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

Pacific Tugboat Services/Ted/Joyce Griffith, CA
Gwen Rodman, CA
Richard/Sandra Hendrickson, OR
Tom Derevjanik, NJ
Dennis/Joanne Keith, CA
Joan/Marilyn/Sandra, CA
Megaw family, CA
Carol Huston, ID
The Oelkers Family
The Routh Family

Fiddler Fred & Yazzmine, SD
Doug/Sue Brandt, CA
Diane/Rick Brandt, CA
Maryann Panarelle, CO
Renee Van Huele, CO
Brooke/Paige Derevjanik, NJ
Chris Sagan, ID
Bill/Beth/Sarah Steele
Ruth Parker, CA
Black River Sleds, MI


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 11:17:00 12
Willow 3/06 15:10:00 16
Yentna Station 3/06 19:02:00 16 3/06 19:05:00 16 0h 3m 3h 52m 11.64 45
Skwentna 3/06 22:06:00 16 3/07 03:45:00 16 5h 39m 3h 1m 11.27 34
Finger Lake 3/07 09:02:00 16 3/07 09:08:00 16 0h 6m 5h 17m 8.52 45
Rainy Pass 3/07 18:22:00 16 3/07 18:27:00 16 0h 5m 9h 14m 3.25 30
Rohn 3/07 22:48:00 16 3/08 05:01:00 16 6h 13m 4h 21m 11.03 48
Nikolai 3/08 17:19:00 16 3/08 21:45:00 16 4h 26m 12h 18m 6.10 75
McGrath 3/09 03:33:00 16 3/09 03:35:00 16 0h 2m 5h 48m 9.31 54
Takotna 3/09 05:55:00 16 3/10 06:53:00 16 24h 58m 2h 20m 7.71 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/10 09:03:00 16 3/10 09:14:00 16 0h 11m 2h 10m 11.54 ✔ 25
Iditarod 3/11 00:20:00 16 3/11 04:36:00 16 4h 16m 15h 6m 5.96 ✔ 90
Shageluk 3/11 13:33:00 16 3/11 21:33:00 15 8h 0m 8h 57m 7.26 ✔ ✔ 65
Anvik 3/12 00:44:00 15 3/12 00:46:00 15 0h 2m 3h 11m 7.85 ✔ ✔ 25
Grayling 3/12 03:16:00 15 3/12 08:26:00 15 5h 10m 2h 30m 7.20 ✔ ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/12 18:36:00 15 3/12 18:50:00 15 0h 14m 10h 10m 5.90 ✔ ✔ 60
Kaltag 3/13 11:09:00 15 3/13 16:20:00 12 5h 11m 15h 19m 4.57 ✔ ✔ 70
Unalakleet 3/14 05:30:00 12 3/14 11:30:00 12 6h 0m 13h 10m 6.84 ✔ ✔ 90
Shaktoolik 3/14 17:20:00 12 3/14 21:00:00 12 3h 40m 5h 50m 7.20 ✔ ✔ 42
Koyuk 3/15 03:20:00 12 3/15 08:30:00 12 5h 10m 6h 20m 7.58 ✔ ✔ 48
Elim 3/15 14:28:00 12 3/15 16:27:00 11 1h 59m 5h 58m 8.04 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 04:28:00 11 12h 1m 3.83 ✔ ✔ Scratched 46