Kristina Pattison is a Montana-based trail runner currently focused on competing internationally in ultra-distance Skyrunning mountain races. Locally, she works as a physical therapist and strength and conditioning specialist for people of all ages and abilities. Formerly, Kristina worked as a wildland firefighter and Missoula Smokejumper and is passionate about helping women dream big and achieve their goals. She plays a key leadership role for Montana Trail Crew—a portion of the nonprofit organization Run Wild Missoula—committed to trail maintenance and stewardship in Missoula. As part of this community, she writes, leads group runs for women, mentors local runners, organizes fundraisers, gives informational presentations, participates in trail work projects, and co-directs the Annual Mountain Running Film Festival.
1. Top-five female in the Skyrunner Ultra World Series, 2015 (4th) and 2016 (5th)
2. Top American, 6th Female, at the 2016 Skyrunning World Championships
3. Third female in the 2016 Skyrunner National Ultra Series for Spain, Andorra and Portugal, and second place in the 2015 US Skyrunner Ultra Series
4. Helped Team USA Long Distance Mountain Running Team take 4th for women at the 2016 World Championships in Slovenia
5. One of less than 150 women in over 35 years who have qualified to work as a US Forest Service Smokejumper—parachuting into remote and rugged lands to fight wildland fires
Bio photo: © Scott Breum Photography | Banner photo: © Ben Herndon