KRISTINA PATTISON is a Montana-based trail runner specialized in ultra-distance 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.

Recent Accomplishments:


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.