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Kristi Houk

Age: 30

Events:   5k through half marathon, cross country and track and field

Hometown: Kennewick, WA

College or University Competed for: Whitworth University

Personal Bests

5K: 16:41

10k: 36:17

12k: 44:51

Half Marathon: 1:19:50

Career Highlights

2013 Lilac Bloomsday PNTF 12k Championships 3rd WA finisher 2013, 2009, 2008, 4th WA finisher 2014

2014 Hot Chocolate 15k Champion

2010,2012,2013 Port Townsend Rhody Run Champion

2012, 2014 You Go Girl 10k Champion

2008, 2013, 2014, Freemont 5k Champion

2010, 2012, 2014 Whidbey Half Marathon Champion

Seattle Half Marathon Champion 2008 and 2009

2007-2014 Participant of Hood to Coast Open Ladies team: Girls just want to have fun and Team Joha. Champions 2013,2014

USATF 15k Trail Championships 2010 6th, 2011 3rd

2006 NCAA DIII All American 10k

2006 NCAA DIII Indoor Athlete of the Year (5k)

Volunteer Work

Helping South Kitsap High School Cross Country Team, Volunteer for Brooks Events (expos, truckload sales)


Started running in Junior High because of inability to play ball sports. Ran for Southridge High School Cross Country and track and field simultaneously taking part in marching band. Ran for Whitworth University and was captain for both cross country and track and field teams by senior year. Graduated with psychology degree and later got Masters in Teaching from the same University. Ended up in South Kitsap School District (Port Orchard) and later at A Child Becomes Preschool in West Seattle. Has been working in running stores since college. In the past, Runner's Soul in Spokane and now works at Route 16 Running and Walking in Gig Harbor, WA. Been running for Club since 2007.