*  Respect for

To respect others, is to understand and accept their differences and it is to act in such a way as to not bother or hamper them. It is equally understanding that the race takes place in surroundings which have their own culture and traditions; it is consequently adopting the necessary "knowledge and understanding" in order to respect the local population, its culture and its customs.

Each runner also agrees to respect all people encountered during the course of the trail, who are also benefiting from the open country at the same time (other trail-runners, hikers, etc.).
Each runner agrees to know and respect the regulations of the race in which they have chosen to participate.

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

Pancharevo Trail Marathon 2018

  • Registration
  • 11/12 ▸ 15/04
  • Location
  • Sofiya, Bulgaria
  • Date of event
  • 22/04/2018
  • Distance
  • 41.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1480m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 320

Trail Du Gypaète 2018

  • Registration
  • 11/12 ▸ 02/06
  • Location
  • 74 - Haute-Savoie, France
  • Date of event
  • 02/06/2018
  • Distance
  • 30.4km ▸ 72.6km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1640m+ ▸ 4720m+
  • Endurance points
  • 24
  • Mountain
  • 78
  • Finisher criteria
  • 220410

La Mision Brasil 2018

  • Registration
  • 10/12 ▸ 10/08
  • Location
  • Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • Date of event
  • 01/08/2018
  • Distance
  • 30.6km ▸ 76.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2100m+ ▸ 5180m+
  • Endurance points
  • 24
  • Mountain
  • 79
  • Finisher criteria
  • 210310

Trail Vallée De Joux 2018

  • Registration
  • 09/12 ▸ 10/10
  • Location
  • Switzerland
  • Date of event
  • 14/10/2018
  • Distance
  • 21.8km ▸ 76km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 850m+ ▸ 3190m+

Grand Trail Du Canigó 2018

  • Registration
  • 08/12 ▸ 31/05
  • Location
  • 66 - Pyrénées-Orientales, France
  • Date of event
  • 07/07/2018
  • Distance
  • 62.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3720m+
  • Endurance points
  • 4
  • Mountain
  • 8

Desafio Calar Del Rio Mundo 2018

  • Registration
  • 06/12 ▸ 30/03
  • Location
  • Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 06/04/2018
  • Distance
  • 19.6km ▸ 102.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 800m+ ▸ 5850m+
  • Endurance points
  • 05
  • Mountain
  • 58
  • Finisher criteria
  • 160420

Ultramarathon Górski - 3 X Sniezka = 1 X Mont Blanc 2018

  • Registration
  • 06/12 ▸ 23/06
  • Location
  • Dolnoslaskie, Poland
  • Date of event
  • 24/06/2018
  • Distance
  • 17km ▸ 36.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1150m+ ▸ 2070m+
  • Endurance points
  • 12
  • Mountain
  • 78
  • Finisher criteria
  • 120390

Ultra Tour Des 4 Massifs 2018

  • Registration
  • 06/12 ▸ 25/08
  • Location
  • 38 - Isère, France
  • Date of event
  • 23/08/2018
  • Distance
  • 21.3km ▸ 171.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1740m+ ▸ 11690m+
  • Endurance points
  • 16
  • Mountain
  • 811

Ecologic Ultra Trail 2018

  • Registration
  • 05/12 ▸ 10/06
  • Location
  • Artvin, Turkey
  • Date of event
  • 22/06/2018
  • Distance
  • 22.4km ▸ 100.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2020m+ ▸ 6930m+
  • Endurance points
  • 25
  • Mountain
  • 912
  • Finisher criteria
  • 340450

Slo100 2018 2018

  • Registration
  • 05/12 ▸ 31/08
  • Location
  • Postojna, Slovenia
  • Date of event
  • 21/09/2018
  • Distance
  • 49.6km ▸ 173.6km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1990m+ ▸ 7420m+
  • Endurance points
  • 36
  • Mountain
  • 5
  • Finisher criteria
  • 300340

Last results

03/12/2017   61.60km / 1980m+
Hivernale Des Templiers 2017 - Astragale Trail

Rk Name Time
1Thomas CARDIN05:39:26
2Pierre VIGUIER05:59:58
3Yoann STUCK06:04:42
1Sandra MARTIN07:05:47
2Sabrina CACHARD07:14:58
3Irene GUEMBE07:29:12

03/12/2017   39.80km / 1970m+
Hivernale Des Templiers 2017 - Marathon De L'orchis

Rk Name Time
2Guillaume DUCASSE03:04:07
3Jeremy NION03:05:42
1Elodie ALINAT03:45:30
2Celine COSTES03:46:59
3Olivia MAGNONE03:59:49

03/12/2017   50.70km / 3170m+
Yangtze River Three Gorges International Trail Running 2017 - Yangtze River Three Gorges International Trail Running 2017

Rk Name Time
1Jin LIANG05:15:41
2Oman THE RIKLI05:17:19
3Emmetti Abduvaiti ABDUVAITI05:34:18
1HOLLY PAGE05:41:20
2Fuzhao XIANG06:32:07
3Chaoqun DENG07:42:42

03/12/2017   65.50km / 2700m+
Trail Dei Nebrodi 2017

Rk Name Time
1Giovanni RUOCCO07:57:05
2Vincenzo TARANTO08:22:05
3Salvatore PILLITTERI08:26:53
1Giorgia PECORARO09:41:14
3Susy OLVBACK10:04:05

03/12/2017   19.40km / 1000m+
Hk168 2017 - 20Km

Rk Name Time
1Junwei NG01:22:18
2Erich FELBABEL01:26:14
3Kin Fai YAU01:44:00
1Stephanie MAK01:52:21
2Man Yee LEUNG02:13:58
3Siat Tjhui DJIE02:17:03

03/12/2017   20.00km / 880m+
Trail Dei Nebrodi 2017 - Trail Di Mazzaporro

Rk Name Time
1Vincenzo TOMASELLO01:47:53
2Claudio CHIARINI01:53:32
3Vincenzo TORRENTE02:03:20
1Laura TUMMINO02:43:51
2Maria GIANGRECO02:54:33
3Graziella MACALUSO02:54:33

02/12/2017   44.70km / 1100m+
La Saintélyon 2017 - La Saintéxpress

Rk Name Time
1Pierre Hugo ROMAIN03:17:46
2Sebastien BERTRAND03:24:50
3Hugo BLATGE03:25:19
1Marie PEYTAUD03:54:41
2Anais LABALEC04:05:40

02/12/2017   85.30km / 4390m+
Hk168 2017 - Half168

Rk Name Time
3Kong To LEE12:07:24
1Nadia KOUCHA13:53:03
3Ka Yan Abby TSUN15:58:52

02/12/2017   36.30km / 1440m+
Ida Ultra 2017 - Run Zeus

Rk Name Time
1Oguzhan Emre  SINGER03:25:49
2Ahmet Kerem  YILDIZ03:26:08
3Tanzer  DURSUN03:28:11
1Berksu  BERKSUN04:08:51
2Ozlem  SOYDAS04:24:54
3Sybille  VILLETTE04:25:19

02/12/2017   12.00km / 400m+
La Saintélyon 2017 - La Saintetic

Rk Name Time
1Aymeric DAMOUR00:49:43
2Thibault BRIDE00:49:49
3William LIGONNET00:51:19
1Sophie ROUSSELET01:00:12
2Amandine SORDET01:00:25
3Alice MITAUT01:02:52
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.
      logo critère montagne

    • 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