Krysta Gunvalson

IMG_7115.jpegMember since 2017

Hometown: New York City, NY

Current city: Portland, OR

Occupation: Writer

Instagram handle: @ktanoninstagram

Best running experience: Running cross country for the very first time at age 30! I wasn’t able to run in high school or college and thought my team-running opportunities were long gone. When RCTC put together a team last year, I jumped at the chance to fulfill my inner 15-year-old dreams. As a marathoner, I never thought I’d be one to pull on a pair of spikes and run through mud, hills, and grass but I can’t wait to do it again!

Passions outside of running: When I’m not running, I love to be active outdoors by riding my bike, swimming, hiking, camping, backpacking, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest! I also love to travel and spend time with my husband and our 10-year-old puggle, Duke.

Favorite post-run meal: A huge breakfast complete with pancakes, hash browns, bacon, and a bloody mary with lots of pickles and olives!

Racing highlights/PRs:
5K – 20:11, Clark County Turkey Trot 2017
10 Mile – 1:15, TC 10 Mile 2015
Half Marathon – 1:29, Cascade Half Marathon 2018
Marathon – 3:24, California International Marathon 2016