Karen is a musher in the 2013 Iditarod.
Karen is a musher in the 2012 Iditarod.
She did not race in 2011.
She didn't race in 2009 and scratched in 2010.
Karen finsihed 56th of 95 mushers in the 2008
Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Related Issue: Iditarod
Hometown: Perryvale, AB
Karen Ramstead, 45, 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 eight 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 is the current
president of Mush with P.R.I.D.E. and is a member
if the ISHC and the SHCA. She says she has many
interests but no time.
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