December 18, 2018

Musher Details

2012 Iditarod » Mushers » Karen Ramstead

Karen Ramstead

Bib Number: 56
Hometown: Perryvale, AB , CANADA
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Biography

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!

Sponsors

Eagle Pack Natural Pet Food, MA
Husky Farm, SWEDEN
Mountain Dog Food, AB
Alpine Outfitters, CA
Dr. Ruth Sims/Kettle River Vet Services, BC
Donna Quante
Alice/Lara Baker

Musher Minions, ALL OVER
Digital Art Supplies, CA
Dogbooties.com, MN
Skookum Brand, YT CANADA
Doug & Donna Finner, NH
Heather Walls & Dan Rehak, PA


2012 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 11:58:00 12
Willow 3/04 15:48:00 16
Yentna Station 3/04 20:42:00 16 3/04 20:50:00 16 0h 8m 4h 54m 8.57 42
Skwentna 3/05 00:57:00 16 3/05 06:24:00 16 5h 27m 4h 7m 7.29 30
Finger Lake 3/05 12:20:00 16 3/05 16:18:00 16 3h 58m 5h 56m 6.74 40
Rainy Pass 3/05 21:04:00 16 3/06 03:41:00 16 6h 37m 4h 46m 6.29 30
Rohn 3/06 08:53:00 16 3/06 13:48:00 16 4h 55m 5h 12m 6.73 35
Nikolai 3/07 02:46:00 16 3/07 09:13:00 16 6h 27m 12h 58m 5.78 75
McGrath 3/07 17:26:00 16 3/08 17:48:00 16 24h 22m 8h 13m 5.84 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/08 20:19:00 16 3/08 22:29:00 15 2h 10m 2h 31m 7.15 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/09 01:36:00 15 3/09 01:41:00 15 0h 5m 3h 7m 7.38 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/09 18:09:00 15 3/10 02:42:00 15 8h 33m 16h 28m 4.43 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/10 14:59:00 15 3/10 23:03:00 15 8h 4m 12h 17m 5.70 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/11 08:01:00 15 3/11 16:18:00 14 8h 17m 7h 58m 6.28 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/12 00:12:00 14 3/12 07:29:00 14 7h 17m 7h 54m 4.68 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/12 13:00:00 14 3/12 18:53:00 14 5h 53m 5h 31m 8.52 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/13 13:30:00 14 3/13 18:41:00 14 5h 11m 18h 37m 4.57 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/14 02:46:00 14 3/14 10:14:00 13 7h 28m 8h 5m 4.95 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/14 22:16:00 13 3/15 09:20:00 11 11h 4m 12h 2m 4.16 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/15 17:46:00 11 3/15 22:31:00 11 4h 45m 8h 26m 5.69 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/16 08:20:00 11 3/16 16:57:00 11 8h 37m 9h 49m 4.69 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/17 06:24:00 11 3/17 09:34:00 10 3h 10m 13h 27m 4.09 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/17 15:21:30 10 5h 47m 3.80 ✔ ✔ 22