Kristen Kovatch

Kristen Kovatch

Kris ran her first trail race – the Blue Sky Trail Marathon – in 2014, and immediately knew that this was the sport for her. 

Deciding to increase the mileage to ultra marathons, 2016 brought top 10 finishes in her first attempts at both the 50 mile (Quad Rock) and 100km (Never Summer) distances.

The ultimate achievement happened in 2017 becoming the first overall women’s leader of the Gnar Slam and completing her first 100 miler at The Bear. Having her Gnar teammates there every step of the way with words of encouragement helped her accomplish this incredible goal.


  • May – Quad Rock 50m
  • June – San Juan Solstice 50m
  • July – Never Summer 100k
  • September – Wasatch 100m