Musher Details

2013 Iditarod » Mushers » Karin Hendrickson

Karin Hendrickson

Bib Number: 29
Hometown: Willow, , Alaska
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Biography

I saw my first sled dog in March of 2002 when I came up to volunteer for the Iditarod. by 2003 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. 2021 will be my 10th 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 paid and loss of function but I was not ready to quit doing what I love – running dogs in the amazing wilderness of Alaska. I am one of a very few mushers to work full time through the winter. My biggest challenge is trying to fit training and rcing around the demands of my job. It is just this side of impossible to get everything done but somehow, with a lot of help from friends, I make it happen.


2013 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/02 10:54:00 12
Willow 3/03 14:54:00 16
Yentna 3/03 18:58:00 16 3/03 19:04:00 16 0h 6m 4h 4m 10.33 42
Skwentna 3/03 22:20:00 16 3/04 04:40:00 16 6h 20m 3h 16m 9.18 30
Finger Lake 3/04 09:34:00 16 3/04 09:43:00 16 0h 9m 4h 54m 8.16 40
Rainy Pass 3/04 19:50:00 16 3/04 19:52:00 16 0h 2m 10h 7m 2.97 30
Rohn 3/05 01:11:00 16 3/05 08:04:00 15 6h 53m 5h 19m 6.58 35
Nikolai 3/05 21:05:00 15 3/06 01:12:00 15 4h 7m 13h 1m 5.76 75
McGrath 3/06 07:28:00 15 3/06 07:30:00 15 0h 2m 6h 16m 7.66 48
Takotna 3/06 09:58:00 15 3/07 11:14:00 15 25h 16m 2h 28m 7.30 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/07 14:15:00 15 3/07 14:22:00 15 0h 7m 3h 1m 7.62 ✔ 23
Iditarod 3/08 06:04:00 15 3/08 14:25:00 15 8h 21m 15h 42m 5.10 ✔ 80
Shageluk 3/08 23:08:00 15 3/09 05:07:00 15 5h 59m 8h 43m 6.31 ✔ 55
Anvik 3/09 08:51:00 15 3/09 08:53:00 15 0h 2m 3h 44m 6.70 ✔ 25
Grayling 3/09 11:20:00 15 3/09 16:29:00 15 5h 9m 2h 27m 7.35 ✔ 18
Eagle Island 3/09 23:38:00 15 3/10 06:37:00 13 5h 59m 7h 9m 8.67 ✔ 62
Kaltag 3/10 20:50:00 13 3/11 04:54:00 12 8h 4m 14h 13m 4.22 ✔ ✔ 60
Unalakleet 3/11 21:10:00 12 3/12 01:14:00 11 4h 4m 16h 16m 5.23 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/12 07:21:00 11 3/12 11:21:00 10 4h 0m 6h 7m 6.54 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/12 17:19:00 10 3/12 23:18:00 10 5h 59m 5h 58m 8.38 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/13 06:15:00 10 3/13 12:19:00 10 6h 4m 6h 57m 6.91 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/13 23:20:00 10 3/14 07:22:00 10 8h 2m 11h 1m 4.18 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/14 13:42:00 10 3/14 13:43:00 10 0h 1m 6h 20m 8.68 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/14 16:44:48 10 3h 1m 7.29 ✔ ✔ 22