*  Solidarity

Solidarity is a value that is practised and shared by the inhabitants at the heart of natural regions, which can become hostile, and consequently they need to help each other to progress better together or simply to survive. In the name of the principle of solidarity, each player in the field of trail-running is asked to prioritise going to the aid of anybody in danger or difficulty wherever they are and in whatever circumstance.

In a more global manner, the participants and players in the trail-running field often show solidarity by making a commitment in favour of environmental, social or societal causes or by helping the underprivileged. Trail-running race organisers implement this principle of responsibility by directly supporting charitable actions and sustainable development; numerous participants “run for a cause” to support the projects of their choice.

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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16/01 Become member or renew your membership

> Click on :  "My space"  -> "Access my account" then

> Click on : "Personnal Information" then

> Click on : "Membership". 

15/01 Un oiseau en plein vol !

Nous avons le plaisir de vous présenter le projet de Sébastien Schropff. Collaborateur de l’ITRA, Sébastien souhaite se reconvertir et devenir moniteur de parapente. Passionné et déterminé ce jeune rêveur lance un appel à contributions. Nous vous invitons à découvrir ce projet de vie via un site de crowdfunding créé spécialement pour l’occasion par l'intéressé en personne !    aideunoiseau.com



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

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Opening of registration

Jadovnik Ultra 2018

  • Registration
  • 20/02 ▸ 10/08
  • Location
  • Vojvodina, Serbia
  • Date of event
  • 11/08/2018
  • Distance
  • 110.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 4140m+
  • Endurance points
  • 5
  • Mountain
  • 5
  • Finisher criteria
  • 300

Žumberak Ultra Trail 2018

  • Registration
  • 20/02 ▸ 15/07
  • Location
  • Zagrebacka, Croatia
  • Date of event
  • 18/08/2018
  • Distance
  • 25.5km ▸ 50.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1370m+ ▸ 2340m+
  • Endurance points
  • 13
  • Mountain
  • 56
  • Finisher criteria
  • 340370

Utmd 2018

  • Registration
  • 19/02 ▸ 14/05
  • Location
  • Tehran, Iran
  • Date of event
  • 21/06/2018
  • Distance
  • 30km ▸ 103km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1610m+ ▸ 3860m+

Serrasky 2018

  • Registration
  • 19/02 ▸ 05/06
  • Location
  • Abruzzi, Italy
  • Date of event
  • 10/06/2018
  • Distance
  • 16km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1400m+

Mapawa Trail Series 2018

  • Registration
  • 19/02 ▸ 21/04
  • Location
  • Misamis Oriental, Philippines
  • Date of event
  • 29/04/2018
  • Distance
  • 20.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 950m+
  • Endurance points
  • 0
  • Mountain
  • 5
  • Finisher criteria
  • 220

Sport Ferma Ultratrail Mustatunturi 2018

  • Registration
  • 18/02 ▸ 01/07
  • Location
  • Murmansk, Russia
  • Date of event
  • 12/08/2018
  • Distance
  • 70km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1480m+

Wendover Woods 50 2018

  • Registration
  • 17/02 ▸ 19/10
  • Location
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Date of event
  • 17/11/2018
  • Distance
  • 83.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3330m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 420

The Queen Jungle Run - 20 Km 2018

  • Registration
  • 16/02 ▸ 02/03
  • Location
  • Gandaki, Nepal
  • Date of event
  • 03/03/2018
  • Distance
  • 20km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1000m+

The North Face Endurance Challenge California 2018

  • Registration
  • 16/02 ▸ 17/11
  • Location
  • California, United States
  • Date of event
  • 17/11/2018
  • Distance
  • 52.3km ▸ 82.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2040m+ ▸ 3130m+
  • Endurance points
  • 34
  • Mountain
  • 4

Canadian Death Race 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/02 ▸ 02/07
  • Location
  • Alberta, Canada
  • Date of event
  • 04/08/2018
  • Distance
  • 43.9km ▸ 117.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1960m+ ▸ 4890m+
  • Endurance points
  • 25
  • Mountain
  • 56
  • Finisher criteria
  • 170420

Last results

18/02/2018   19.30km / 630m+
Le Trail Des Ruthènes 2018 - 19 Km

Rk Name Time
1Simon DUBOCAGE01:20:30
2Nicolas BOYER01:22:28
3Vincent BOUZAT01:26:08
1Elsa LAVAUR01:42:26
2Juliette BOUISSON01:47:10
3Celianne JUNCA01:51:37

18/02/2018   56.30km / 2320m+
Le Trail Des Ruthènes 2018 - 56 Km

Rk Name Time
1Sylvain COURT04:45:54
2Romain MAILLARD04:46:39
3Romain BERGER05:04:28
1Emilie LECOMTE05:58:41
2Amandine ROUX06:42:20
3Fabienne RUFFIE07:22:10

18/02/2018   52.70km / 2070m+
Aim Energy Ultra & Wild Trail 2018 - Aim Energy Ultra

Rk Name Time
1Luca MIORI04:24:52
2Paolo MASSARENTI04:25:54
3Christian MODENA04:26:16
1Francesca DAL BOSCO05:30:02
2Giulia VINCO05:37:35
3Elisabetta MAZZOCCO05:46:12

18/02/2018   31.00km / 1250m+
Le Trail Des Ruthènes 2018 - 31 Km

Rk Name Time
1Sebastien SPEHLER02:23:56
2Clement BARRET02:31:40
3Killian ALLAIRE02:35:27
1Nadege SERVANT03:05:49
2Sophie DOUZIECH03:32:22
3Marie DELON03:34:55

17/02/2018   27.00km / 320m+
Ice Trail 2018 - Snow Trail 25K

Rk Name Time
1Serhii POPOV01:48:46
2Valeriy MAKARUK01:50:46
3Andrei CHURANOV01:55:12
1Ganna KALINICHENKO02:08:40
3Olha CHEBERAKHA02:26:07

17/02/2018   52.50km / 210m+
Ice Trail 2018 - Ice Trail 50K

Rk Name Time
1Yaroslav YAROSHCHUK04:22:13
2Bogdan HRELIA04:27:59
2Iulia MELEZHYK05:06:24

11/02/2018   23.40km / 949m+
Brunello Crossing 2018 - Half Brunello Crossing

Rk Name Time
1Gabriele PACE01:42:31
2Alessandro GALIZZI01:49:58
3Clementi DANIELE01:51:12
1Daniela FURLANI02:12:15
2Ginevra CUSSEAU02:14:28
3Ratto MARINA02:15:30

11/02/2018   44.40km / 1720m+
Brunello Crossing 2018

Rk Name Time
1Matteo LUCCHESE03:23:01
2Stefano FANTUZ03:28:26
3Gabriele FARRA03:43:00
1Maria Elisabetta LASTRI04:33:30
2Giulia PETRENI04:52:00
3Daniela VICCARI04:53:01

10/02/2018   31.60km / 1350m+
Adn Trail 2018 - 30K - Adn Trail

Rk Name Time
1Edgar RIOS02:31:21
2Franco PAREDES02:34:37
3Hugo RODRIGUEZ02:44:12
1Yennifer CASTRO03:05:59
2Yanina Soledad SOLIS GONZALEZ03:07:59
3Maria De Los Angeles PEREYRA03:28:05

10/02/2018   63.80km / 2590m+
Futangue Challenge 2018 - 70K

Rk Name Time
1Emmanuel ACUNA06:24:00
2Luis VALLE06:29:35
3Hector Rodrigo MONTECINOS06:56:29
1Marlene FLORES PAREDES07:59:57
3Katherine CANETE08:24:18
21/04/2015 14:07

Presentation of the new race evaluation service

ITRA inaugurates a new race evaluation service. This service introduces a major updating of ITRA points (now a 1 to 6 scale) and new evaluation criteria called "Mountain" and "Finisher".

First this evaluation service will only be accessible to the organizers. It will enable them to get accustomed to this new system and to make any comments they would have to us. It will be official at the end of november when the new trail international schedule opens on ITRA website.

The objective is always to give reliable information to runners and to add value to the quality of your tracks. For every evaluation demand, ITRA commits to provide information below:

  1. Certification of the track: our experience teaches us that the values announced on a track (distance and difference in height) are sometimes far from the reality but also that GPS data are often hard to exploit. One of the first missions within the tracks evaluation commission was to elaborate an analysis method of GPS tracks that we keep improving to be as close as possible to the reality of the field (more information about the method here). If the organizers want ITRA to certify their track, we ask them to supply a quality GPS file responding to a certain requirement degree (average distance between 2 points). By committing to the distance and the difference in height measured, ITRA wishes to give reliable information to runners and organizers.

  2. Evaluation of the races:

    • "Endurance" criteria (update): the notation system has been reviewed to involve more trails and some stages have also been adjusted to be closer to the "field" feeling. Based on the number of effort points obtained mostly with distance and vertical gain (with the formula: distance (km) + vertical gain (m) / 100) the new scale is as follows:

      Effort Points Former scale New Scale
      0 - 24 0 0
      25 - 39 0 1
      40 - 64 0 2
      65 - 89 1 3
      90 - 129 2 4
      130 - 139 3 4
      140 - 179 3 5
      180 - 189 4 5
      > 190 4 6
    • The Mountain level (new): it distinguishes the "Mountain" difficulty of a race on a 1 to 12 scale. We base our evaluation on impartial values as the percentage of slope, the longest continual ascent and the average altitude of the course.
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    • The Finisher criteria (new): it is calculated according to the limited time authorised by the organizer and concerns more particularly the slowest runners. It gives the Performance Index required to be able to finish the race within the time limit. By comparing the Finisher criteria to their own Performance Index, each runner will be able to judge their ability to finish the race within the time limit.
      logo critère finisher