*  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.

News

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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

28/08 Statement on Fernanda Maciel DNS for UTMB

As volunteer athletes for the QUARTZ program (a new health monitoring program for a 6 months test period) analysis results identified a health problem :

"The ITRA medical commission is pleased with the decision taken by Fernanda Maciel not to start UTMB this year. It would not have been prudent with a renal function not fully restored following her deshydration on a US race in July and her use to medical assistance."

23/08 2016 TWC - Swedish delegation is announced

Sweden delegation has been confirm for the next Trail World Championships in Portugal. All the best runners male and female will be present for this summit. The well known Emelie Forsberg, the recent performing Ida Nilsson (Winner for Transvulcania and Marathon du Mont-Blanc in 2016) and the ultra runner and world champion of 100K on road Jonas Buud (winner of the 2016 Tarawera). Mimmi Kotka will also be there along with Fritjof Fagerlund. More info here

08/06 Creation of the Uruguayan Trail Running Association

The Uruguayan Trail Running Association was born in June 4, 2016 with Daniel Perez Garrido, our national representative of runners !

01/06 ITRA Internship - Coordinator

The ITRA is looking for a coordinator to support its development.

Available from September 2016 for a period of 6 months or more if alternation with studies.

View the offer : here

12/12 Nathalie Mauclair joins RAIDLIGHT

The french brand leaded by its founder Benoit Laval recruits the 2 times world champion Nathalie Mauclair within its new team RAIDLIGHT. Other top athletes are coming soon. Stay tune...

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Opening of registration

Deception Pass 2017

  • Registration
  • 28/06 ▸ 30/11
  • Location
  • Washington, United States
  • Date of event
  • 09/12/2017
  • Distance
  • 24.9km ▸ 51km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 980m+ ▸ 1310m+
  • Endurance points
  • 12
  • Mountain
  • 34
  • Finisher criteria
  • 240320

Trail De Montanejos 2017

  • Registration
  • 28/06 ▸ 19/10
  • Location
  • Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 04/11/2017
  • Distance
  • 55.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2240m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 5
  • Finisher criteria
  • 320

La Sagra Sky Series 2017

  • Registration
  • 26/06 ▸ 02/10
  • Location
  • Andalucia, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 07/10/2017
  • Distance
  • 22.7km ▸ 41.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1180m+ ▸ 2430m+
  • Endurance points
  • 02
  • Mountain
  • 68
  • Finisher criteria
  • 300370

Colorado Nocturno Trail 2018

  • Registration
  • 26/06 ▸ 27/01
  • Location
  • Falcon, Venezuela
  • Date of event
  • 27/01/2018
  • Distance
  • 7km ▸ 22.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 250m+ ▸ 360m+
  • Endurance points
  • 0
  • Mountain
  • 2
  • Finisher criteria
  • 230

Centurion South Downs Way 50 2018

  • Registration
  • 24/06 ▸ 10/03
  • Location
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Date of event
  • 07/04/2018
  • Distance
  • 78.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1790m+
  • Endurance points
  • 4
  • Mountain
  • 2
  • Finisher criteria
  • 360

Trail Running Of Taichung Great Wall 2017

  • Registration
  • 19/06 ▸ 30/06
  • Location
  • T'ai-pei, Taiwan
  • Date of event
  • 21/10/2017
  • Distance
  • 49.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2070m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 340

Sant'olcese Trail 2017

  • Registration
  • 19/06 ▸ 01/10
  • Location
  • Liguria, Italy
  • Date of event
  • 15/10/2017
  • Distance
  • 42km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2430m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 6
  • Finisher criteria
  • 300

Integral Sierra Bullones 2017

  • Registration
  • 19/06 ▸ 30/06
  • Location
  • Ceuta, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 22/10/2017
  • Distance
  • 14km ▸ 31.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 630m+ ▸ 1210m+
  • Endurance points
  • 0
  • Mountain
  • 45
  • Finisher criteria
  • 280320

Gz100 2017

  • Registration
  • 18/06 ▸ 23/07
  • Location
  • Guangdong, China
  • Date of event
  • 28/10/2017
  • Distance
  • 59.7km ▸ 101.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3220m+ ▸ 5830m+
  • Endurance points
  • 45
  • Mountain
  • 67
  • Finisher criteria
  • 320330

Aituye Xishuangbanna 100 International Trail 2017

  • Registration
  • 16/06 ▸ 08/08
  • Location
  • Yunnan, China
  • Date of event
  • 15/10/2017
  • Distance
  • 27.8km ▸ 105.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2080m+ ▸ 2190m+

Last results

24/06/2017   40.50km / 2990m+
The Beast Trail 2017 - 40Km Of Wild Boar (Redirect In Cp-B)

Rk Name Time
1Siou Hona LIN10:47:35
2Chang YU WEI12:14:50
3Syue Wei JHU12:46:23
1Xin JING13:50:54
2Ching Ching YEH13:53:20
3Chen Huan YEN14:37:57

18/06/2017   52.70km / 3080m+
The Broken Arrow Skyrace 2017 - 52K

Rk Name Time
1Tayte POLLMANN05:03:17
2Tim FRERIKS05:07:43
3Nick ELSON05:11:24
1Kelly WOLF06:02:38
2Stevie KREMER06:06:51
3Anna Mae FLYNN06:08:09

17/06/2017   52.90km / 1540m+
Ultra-Trail® Gaspesia 100 2017 - 53 Km

Rk Name Time
1Nathaniel COUTURE05:37:04
2Daniel BARRIAULT05:51:11
3Vincent SCOTT06:18:19
1Marline COTE06:21:58
2Jasmine PAQUIN07:02:32
3Christine BERUBE08:02:09

17/06/2017   17.80km / 971m+
Samoëns Trail Tour 2017 - Trail Découverte

Rk Name Time
1Tony LAZZAROTO01:40:10
2Martin JULLIARD01:41:03
3Nuno CAETANO01:42:04
1Ekaterina MITYAEVA01:45:17
2Elise PONCET01:49:08
3Camille ANCEY01:53:33

17/06/2017   9.50km / 410m+
Artenara Trail Hg 2017 - Starter

Rk Name Time
1Mohammed HAND00:50:17
2Octavio LEON DIAZ00:50:33
3Ernesto Antonio ESTUPINAN DENIZ00:52:31
1Rosa Delia LOPEZ00:58:37
2Tara GONZALEZ CASTELLANO01:05:23
3Nereida MENDOZA GONZALEZ01:08:36

17/06/2017   48.40km / 3260m+
Samoëns Trail Tour 2017 - Tour Du Criou

Rk Name Time
1Sebastien MARTINET06:07:07
2Roland CLAVERIE06:15:48
3Jules GELLAERTS06:15:53
1Chantal BEGUE07:01:17
2Estelle PATOU07:13:18
3Sophie WEBER SASSOLAS07:29:35

17/06/2017   63.00km / 3930m+
Vigolana Trail 2017 - Percorso Lungo

Rk Name Time
1Manuel DEGASPERI08:02:44
2Alberto FRANZOI08:02:53
3Claudio BAILONI08:07:25
1Marta PORETTI09:41:48
2Irene ZAMBONI10:18:39
3Nicoletta FERRARI10:44:45

17/06/2017   42.10km / 870m+
Kernave-Vilnius Trail 2017 - Ltu Trail Marathon

Rk Name Time
1Donaldas APANAVIČIUS
2Paulius SEDUIKIS
3Vitas MASIULIS
1Dovilė JURKEVIČIŪTĖ04:28:40
2Dalia BUTKUTĖ04:47:59
3Dovilė RASIKIENĖ04:57:30

17/06/2017   129.30km / 3520m+
High Coast Ultra 2017 - 129 Km

Rk Name Time
1Erik ENG14:00:18
2Mikael NASLUND14:02:28
3Jonas JOHANSSON15:08:33
1Johanna BYGDELL13:26:52
2Patrizia STRANDMAN18:05:35
3Anna ALLARED23:46:15

17/06/2017   30.10km / 1880m+
Artenara Trail Hg 2017 - 31 Km

Rk Name Time
1Samuel ORTEGA03:20:59
2Danilson PEREIRA03:25:57
3Sebenzui FALCON SANCHEZ03:32:46
1Erika BLANCO04:18:55
2Kerstin ENGELMANN PILGER04:26:24
3Elena RODRIGUEZ DE VERA PEREZ04:49:16
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