"My favorite things about running are the goals you set for yourself and the emotion and pride you feel when you accomplish something you thought you never could. I love the process and the hardness of it and how strong it makes you feel. I also love the camaraderie of the running community and the friendships I have made through running."
Dawnette Hunter
Trail Runner

about me

Hi! My name is Dawnette, 42 years old, mother of 3 and a grandma to 1, (with  1 more on the way).

I didn’t start running until I was 35.  I had some co-workers that would talk about running and the races they had done and I thought how cool would it be to be able to run that far.  With help and motivation from them, I’ve been running ever since.  Starting with a 5k and finally progressing to a 100k last year.

Training in Pocatello, Idaho

Backpacking the Teton Crest Trail


Aside from running, I love hiking, going camping, traveling, reading, cross-country skiing, showshoeing and above all spending time with my family.


  • RONR 108k (2018) First 100k
  • Beaverhead 100k (2018)
  • Beaverhead 55k (2017)
  • North Face Endurance Challenge 50M (2016) First 50 Miler
  • Standhope 60k (2016)
  • Scout Mountain 60k (2016) First 60k
  • RONR 50k (2015) and (2014) First Ultra ever!
  • Pickled Feet 6-hr. (2014) 2nd place overall.
  • Huntsville Half (2013) Fastest Half 1:47

Start of the Beaverhead 100k

2019 goals

My goals for 2019 are to work on hills and speed, which have been ignored in the last few years.  I would also like to do my first 100 miler in the next few years.


Training in Pocatello

Revel Big Cottonwood Half


I’m excited to join the Rock Grit Team so I can be around other women who share my passion for running and to learn from other’s experiences and find motivation and motivate other’s to be better runners.

My Family

Me, grand baby (Adilyn), son (Austin) and sons wife (Kailie) sending Austin back to training.

Me, my son (Austin) and husband (Dave) at my sons graduation from the Marines.

Me and husband Dave

Me & grand baby

The infamous snow drift almost to the top of Scout Mountain in Poky

My youngest daughter (Shaylee) and me at the Oregon coast.

Paige (oldest daughter) and sons wife (Kailie)