*  Humility

In practising trail-running, an activity in open country, humility is a behaviour that is adapted as much to the natural environment as to oneself.

In natural surroundings, it relies upon taking into consideration the existing natural hazards, whatever the relevance and the quality of the measures taken by the organisation of a race to ensure the safety of its participants. Humility, in the face of nature, supposes the capacity to show caution and can go as far as renouncing the race or the envisaged project. For that which concerns each individual, humility is based on the consciousness and the knowledge of one’s limits so as not to question one’s physical or mental integrity.

As a type of behaviour, humility is an inseparable attitude of listening and learning for better understanding of the principles which govern natural environments or the fundamentals of practising an intensive sport in natural environments.

Mission Statement   ▾

Born in July 2013, the ITRA (International Trail Running Association) aims to give a voice to parties involved in trail running in order to promote its strong values, its diversity, the safety of races and the health of runners, as well as to further the development of trail running and ensure a constructive dialogue between the national and international bodies with an interest in the sport.


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ITRA is looking for a Community Manager and a Project Coordinator !

You are a trail running and digital marketing passionate, you wish to contribute to the development of this sport in an associative environment? The following job applications are made for you !

(We are looking for bilingual profiles french/english)



14/09 US Trail Running Conference

Love trail running? We do too! Whether you're an experienced trail runner, and ultra-marathoner, a trail newbie, a trail race director, or somewhere in between, the fifth annual US Trail Running Conference, brought to you by Active at Altitude, is for you. The Conference is held in partnership with the American Trail Running Association, and takes place October 11-14, 2017, in Estes Park, CO, USA, at the historic Stanley Hotel.

See details & to register here

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22/08 ITRA Press conference


Friday, September 1st, 2017 - 12:00 am – 1:00 pm
Le Majestic, Congress Centre, Chamonix

Program :

  • Focus on the 2018 Trail World Championships
  • Presentation of the ITRA Quartz health program’s innovations

With the presence of the organizer of Penyagolosa Trails, José SANTOS vice-president of ITRA in charge of international relations, and some of the athletes involved into Quartz Programm 

Presentation of the ITRA Quartz health program’s innovations with the partner brands
Columbia, Compressport, Hoka One One, Salomon, The North Face,


  • Patrick BASSET president of the ITRA Health Commission and Ultra Sports Sciences foundation,
  • Pierre SALLET president of the Athletes For Transparency association and coordinator of Quartz program for the ITRA
  • Jean-Charles PERRIN representative of Ultra-Trail® World Tour


1.05 pm: Possible individual meetings with the speakers in the adjoining rooms of the Congress Centre

06/07 Asia Pacific Trail Running Summit

6 July 2017 - The 3rd edition of the Asia Pacific Trail Running Summit will be held tomorrow at the Shanghai ISPO in China.  Janet Ng, member of the Steering Committee, will discuss ITRA and its work, in addition to the development of trail running in Asia.

06/07 The 8th EHUNMILAK ULTRA-TRAIL® - July 7-9

The 3 events of this 8th edition will be held on July 7, 8 and 9 with departure and arrival in Beasain. Two of the tests will start on Friday July 7th and the little sister will be held on Sunday, July. As for the Ehunmilak Ultra-Trail® main event, its demanding course of 168km/D+11,000 m continues to attract an ever larger number of participants per year, as its reputation for beauty, personality and toughtness grows larger. There will be 409 aspirants this year to its finish line.

Ehunmilak novelties for 2017: The main novelties of this eigth edition correspond to the environment, sports control, safety and live race tracking.  • In the environmental field, extended measures are applied on waste recycling, with an ever larger number of containers for selective recycling in the race.  • Sports control includes specialized personnel to ensure no runner receives external support in any form, as well as cheking out mandatory gear per each entry.  • Live race coverage will be available via geolocation, video streaming and radiotrail. All ultrarunners for the 88k and 168km races, will be geotagged by GPS. It is also worth mentioning the increase in emergency specialists to cover the route with greater guarantees. Finally, fans will be able to follow the race by live streaming video as well as radio, with a live show of up to 30 hours coordinated by veteran trail journalist Mayayo from the #radiotrail show at Maratonradio.com More info here and access to facebook page here.

14/03 Fizkultura, 18th of March, Bulgaria // Trail-running seminar

Information from Miléna Alen, the ITRA national representative for organizers in Bulgaria:

"This saturday, 18th of March, three of the most inspiring and popular people in trail-running and endurance Dean KarnazesSean Conway and Ian Corless will participate as guest lecturers in Fizkulturaa seminar on trail-running and adventure in Bulgaria.

Together with the Bulgarian top mountain climber Boyan Petrov, the Bulgarian top female runner Antonia Grigorova, who is going to attempt a national female endurance record 600 km for less than 6 days, and Dimitrina Sivkova, one of the renowned kinesio practitioners who is also part of the ITRA Health Commission, they will talk about motivation and life experience in endurance and adventure."

26/01 Trail running recognition - Uruguay

16th of December 2016: 1st prize giving ceremony for the CAU (Uruguayan Athletic Federation) trail running category, in collaboration with the AUTRA (Uruguayan Trail running association) in which Daniel Perez, the ITRA National Representative of the Uruguayan Runners, is involved.

See the results

01/09 2016 Trail World Championships - Trans Peneda Trails

Already 40 delegations and 302 runners confirmed for Trans Peneda-Gerês 2016 Trail World Championships in Portugal ! Find more here

31/08 2018 Trail World Championships - PenyagolosaTrails

The 2018 Trail World Championships will be host in Spain on the Penyagolosa event.

More information : here on Marca (ES)

29/08 Highlights on UTMB

Beautiful images sometimes speak louder than text, so here is a short video of the highlights of this UTMB in 2016, held late August: https://youtu.be/oJpggFwx9Ic

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Opening of registration

Diez Vista 2018

  • Registration
  • 17/11 ▸ 03/04
  • Location
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • Date of event
  • 14/04/2018
  • Distance
  • 50.5km ▸ 98.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1900m+ ▸ 3830m+
  • Endurance points
  • 34
  • Mountain
  • 4

Ultra-Trail Dianbai100 2018 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/11 ▸ 24/12
  • Location
  • Guangdong, China
  • Date of event
  • 06/01/2018
  • Distance
  • 30km ▸ 100km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1000m+ ▸ 5000m+

11° Edición Conociendo A La Pacha Mama 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/11 ▸ 07/10
  • Location
  • Jujuy, Argentina
  • Date of event
  • 13/10/2018
  • Distance
  • 21km ▸ 144.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 670m+ ▸ 4990m+
  • Endurance points
  • 16
  • Mountain
  • 47
  • Finisher criteria
  • 190430

Chota Trail 2018 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/11 ▸ 20/01
  • Location
  • Imbabura, Ecuador
  • Date of event
  • 03/02/2018
  • Distance
  • 19.6km ▸ 108.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1380m+ ▸ 8210m+
  • Endurance points
  • 06
  • Mountain
  • 1012
  • Finisher criteria
  • 250440

Trail De L'absinthe 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/11 ▸ 05/06
  • Location
  • Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • Date of event
  • 09/06/2018
  • Distance
  • 23km ▸ 106.6km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1050m+ ▸ 4990m+
  • Endurance points
  • 04
  • Mountain
  • 56
  • Finisher criteria
  • 120950

2018Nanjing Laoshan 100 Trail Race 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/11 ▸ 10/02
  • Location
  • Jiangsu, China
  • Date of event
  • 04/03/2018
  • Distance
  • 47.6km ▸ 96.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2230m+ ▸ 4330m+

Salomon Gore-Tex Maxi-Race 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/11 ▸ 31/03
  • Location
  • 74 - Haute-Savoie, France
  • Date of event
  • 26/05/2018
  • Distance
  • 42.1km ▸ 116.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2650m+ ▸ 7360m+
  • Endurance points
  • 36
  • Mountain
  • 78
  • Finisher criteria
  • 310410

Caminhos De Rosa - Ultramarathon 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/11 ▸ 01/06
  • Location
  • Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Date of event
  • 06/09/2018
  • Distance
  • 57.1km ▸ 303km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 770m+ ▸ 4060m+
  • Endurance points
  • 04
  • Finisher criteria
  • 260330

Ultra Trail Of Mt.daluo 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/11 ▸ 25/02
  • Location
  • Zhejiang, China
  • Date of event
  • 25/03/2018
  • Distance
  • 29.2km ▸ 49.6km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1220m+ ▸ 2710m+
  • Endurance points
  • 23
  • Mountain
  • 56
  • Finisher criteria
  • 360400

Ultra Trail De Cerveira 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/11 ▸ 30/04
  • Location
  • Viana do Castelo, Portugal
  • Date of event
  • 05/05/2018
  • Distance
  • 21.5km ▸ 54km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1390m+ ▸ 3150m+
  • Endurance points
  • 13
  • Mountain
  • 67
  • Finisher criteria
  • 390410

Last results

18/11/2017   17.50km / 850m+
Maratón Alpino Jarapalos 2017 - Open

Rk Name Time
1Angel ACCINO SUAREZ01:18:23
2Francisco GONZALEZ CARRERA01:21:28
3Raul ROCA MENA01:21:57
1Beatriz JIMENEZ TOME01:40:06
2Carmen AGUILAR GIRONA01:43:31
3Ana Maria JIMENEZ GALVEZ01:43:54

18/11/2017   75.00km / 1800m+
Force 12 Events 2017 - Beacons Ultra

Rk Name Time
1Ammon PIEPGRASS10:01:55
2Dave RENNICK10:36:21
3Jamie VANSTONE11:22:57
1Callissa CAFFULL11:26:57
2Becca JONES11:47:06
3Amy NORFOLK14:12:57

12/11/2017   38.90km / 2730m+
Peak Of Shenzhen Fkt Master Challenge 2017 - Triple Climbing Group

Rk Name Time
1Qingsong GUO05:17:17
2Ding YU05:53:40
3Guangzhong MENG06:17:34
1Yan YANG06:39:03
2Qian LU07:18:15
3Karolina MIKA07:34:03

12/11/2017   25.30km / 1770m+
Peak Of Shenzhen Fkt Master Challenge 2017 - Double Climbing Group

Rk Name Time
1Zhiquan TEN03:20:14
2Xi LIU03:47:05
3Zhuanming XU04:01:35
1Zhiping LI04:40:17
2Cheng SHI04:59:09
3Qiongfang ZHENG05:11:50

12/11/2017   49.20km / 2660m+
Shaowu International Trail Race 2017 - Shaowu International Ancient Trail Race

Rk Name Time
1Erenjia JIA04:50:45
2Nuerkailide AMAN05:04:06
3Jiao ZHANG05:15:30
1Fuzhao XIANG05:55:04
2Qian ZHANG06:25:59
3Yanting WANG07:11:18

11/11/2017   43.50km / 2390m+
Maratón Alpino Jarapalos 2017 - Maratón

Rk Name Time
1Zaid AIT MALEK03:51:50
2Ivan ORTIZ CARRION03:52:21
3Andre RODRIGUES03:54:13
1Gemma ARENAS04:30:02
3Carmen NAVARRO DIAZ05:01:45

11/11/2017   71.00km / 2240m+
Trail Des Sources De La Loire 2017 - Tsl 70

Rk Name Time
2Yannick MAURIN06:41:55
3Joris KIREDJIAN06:46:56
1Nathalie BOUCHE09:20:21
2Sandrine DUGUAY09:22:41
3Sabrina BOISMENU09:39:28

11/11/2017   161.90km / 5840m+
Aituye Shenzhen Costline 168 International Trail 2017 - 168Km

Rk Name Time
1Qingsong GUO33:54:53
2Jingfeng ZHANG34:15:26
3Quan WEN34:15:29
1Lifeng CHEN34:15:40

11/11/2017   56.60km / 1230m+
Coastal Trail Series - Gower 2017 - Ultra

Rk Name Time
1Matthew BLACKBURN05:36:11
2Andrew PLATT05:37:35
3Nick WILLIAMS05:40:38
1Sanna DUTHIE05:48:54
2Charlotte GOODALL06:33:20
3Menna EVANS07:00:17

11/11/2017   25.40km / 1190m+
Aituye Shenzhen Costline 168 International Trail 2017 - 25Km

Rk Name Time
1Huang JIANZHONG02:46:13
2Guorong HUANG02:47:47
3Jihuang ZHANG03:11:06
1Qian LU02:46:23
2Qingting YANG03:11:15
3En TANG03:59:45
11/05/2016 17:04

The 2016 Trail World Championships GIS is now available !

The 2016 Trail World Championships GIS is now published !  

All informations here : GIS

The TWC will take place in Portugal’s only National Park, World Biosphere reserve (declared by UNESCO in 2009).

The National Park has a total area of about 70290 hectares. It’s located in the extreme northeast of Portugal, covering the regions of Minho and Trás-os-Montes, which are deeply rural, where population still preserve ancient traditions of priceless historical and cultural value. It is characterized for being a zone with stark relief and pronounced slopes, with a maximum elevation of 1545 m. The organization calls for athletes, all the participants and assistant’s attention to the absolute respect for the preservation of nature, following the principal : "Don't leave more than footprints, don't take more than pictures !"

The openning ceremony, on Friday 28th at 4 p.m, will present all the Federations with their flags. The Trail World Championships race will start on October 29th, 5 a.m. The distance will be 85,5 Km and 5000 of vertical gain.Three Open races are also organized for all runners. A 55 Km (solo and relay) and a 16 Km. 

You'll find all other information and all contacts needed in the GIS.