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.
Podium at the Rut 50km in Montana, 2017
Top 10 runner in the Skyrunner Ultra World Series 2014-2017
Top American, 6th Female, at the 2016 Skyrunning World Championships
Third female in the 2016 Skyrunner National Ultra Series for Spain, Andorra and Portugal, and second in the United States in 2015
Helped Team USA take 4th at the 2016 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships in Slovenia
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.