November 20, 2018

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Ellen Halverson

Ellen Halverson

Bib Number: 29
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

Nancy/Glen Yoshida
Underdog Fed 30-22
Holly/Scott Kincaid
Robert Vroman and Sheila


2016 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 10:59:00 16 3/05 10:59:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 14:54:00 16
Yentna 3/06 19:16:00 16 3/06 23:05:00 16 3h 49m 4h 22m 9.62 42
Skwentna 3/07 03:03:00 16 3/07 09:42:00 16 6h 39m 3h 58m 7.56 30
Finger Lake 3/07 16:24:00 16 3/08 00:08:00 14 7h 44m 6h 42m 5.97 40
Rainy Pass 3/08 05:06:00 14 3/08 12:48:00 14 7h 42m 4h 58m 6.04 30
Rohn 3/08 18:54:00 14 3/09 06:26:00 13 11h 32m 6h 6m 5.74 35
Nikolai 3/09 23:57:00 13 3/11 02:49:00 13 26h 52m 17h 31m 4.28 ✔ 75
McGrath 3/11 09:07:00 13 3/11 17:01:00 12 7h 54m 6h 18m 7.62 ✔ 48
Takotna 3/11 19:48:00 12 3/11 19:59:00 12 0h 11m 2h 47m 6.47 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 23:30:00 12 3/12 07:26:00 12 7h 56m 3h 31m 6.54 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/13 01:18:00 12 3/13 11:17:00 10 8h 59m 17h 52m 4.09 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/14 04:05:00 10 3/14 12:59:00 10 8h 54m 16h 48m 4.17 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/14 20:55:00 10 3/15 05:50:00 9 8h 55m 7h 56m 6.30 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/15 16:02:00 9 3/16 00:35:00 9 8h 33m 10h 12m 3.63 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/16 06:36:00 9 3/16 13:27:00 9 6h 51m 6h 1m 7.81 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/17 11:40:00 9 22h 13m 3.83 ✔ ✔ Withdrawn 85