*  Respect for the
environment

Races take place in fragile natural environments. All players involved with trail-running races, runners, organisers, partners, accompanying persons make a commitment to protect the natural equilibrium.

Organisers of trail-running races must do all they can to reduce the negative impact linked to the running of their races. They make a commitment by sharing information and making efforts to educate in order to contribute to the general awareness of the natural environment’s fragility.
Each organiser will identify the environmental risks engendered by their event and propose concrete actions to reduce the risks to the minimum. They will encourage the use of public transport or car-sharing and limit, as much as they can, the use of other motorised equipment.
Each runner makes a commitment to adopt the most relevant behaviour to minimize his or her impact on the terrain through which he or she passes.

Together, the members of the trail-running community act as ambassadors for the promotion and conservation of 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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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...

12/12 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® become UTMB® and change its visual identity 

New name, new logo, UTMB® is having a relooking just few days before the opening of registration. Columbia strengthen its commitment by becoming "presenting" partner.

More info : http://www.ultratrailmb.com

04/12 Skyrunning World Series

Here is the new 2016 calendar for Skyrunning World Series: Skyrunning.com

Vk, Sky, Ultra and the introduction of a new category: Sky Extreme (3 super-technical races)

28/11 "Talk Ultra" celebrates its 100th episode

Already 100 episodes for the very popular podcast "Talk ultra" by Ian Corless: itunes.apple.com

27/11 Release of the book "Grand Trail"

A tribute to the beauty of this sport. Co-authored by Frédéric and Alex Berg: 320 pages / 350 pictures, stories, the sport beautiful races and their champions. + d'info : www.facebook.com/grandtrailinfo/videos

27/11 Trail Running Briefing session KTRA / ITRA

Presented by the Korea Trail Running Association on November 26. Summary:

- Presentation of KTRA

- Relationship to ITRA

- Presentation of Trail Korea Championship (Korea 50K, 거제지맥 트레일런, UTMJ, 울트라트레일제주)

- Selection process for the 2016 Trail World Championship

More about KTRA : http://www.k-tra.org

27/11 "At the heart of trail" By Greg Vollet

« At the heart of Trail » the new book co-authored by Greg Vollet and Charlotte Pénet.

Manager of the team Salomon International, Greg Vollet offers a serie of intimate and new portraits of icons of this sport : Emelie Forsberg, Tim Olson, Kilian Jornet, Geoff Roes, Rickey Gates, François d’Haene, Lizzy Hawker, Julien Chorier, Anna Frost, Stevie Kremer…

https://www.facebook.com/gregory.vollet2103/

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Opening of registration

Tierra Arctic Ultra 2017

  • Registration
  • 23/08 ▸ 28/07
  • Location
  • Sweden
  • Date of event
  • 11/08/2017
  • Distance
  • 104.9km ▸ 119.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1670m+ ▸ 2240m+
  • Endurance points
  • 45
  • Mountain
  • 2
  • Finisher criteria
  • 260320

China Ultra 100 - Hangzhou 2016 2016

  • Registration
  • 23/08 ▸ 10/10
  • Location
  • Shanghai, China
  • Date of event
  • 22/10/2016
  • Distance
  • 51.9km ▸ 101.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2200m+ ▸ 4650m+
  • Endurance points
  • 35
  • Mountain
  • 45
  • Finisher criteria
  • 170730

North Coast Ultra 2017

  • Registration
  • 19/08 ▸ 31/03
  • Location
  • Sjelland, Denmark
  • Date of event
  • 01/04/2017
  • Distance
  • 13.3km ▸ 29km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 260m+ ▸ 490m+
  • Endurance points
  • 01
  • Mountain
  • 2
  • Finisher criteria
  • 230300

Snowdonia Quarter 2017 2017

  • Registration
  • 19/08 ▸ 01/07
  • Location
  • Wales, United Kingdom
  • Date of event
  • 01/07/2017
  • Distance
  • 73.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2360m+
  • Endurance points
  • 4
  • Mountain
  • 4

Iznik Ultra 2017

  • Registration
  • 15/08 ▸ 21/04
  • Location
  • Bursa, Turkey
  • Date of event
  • 15/04/2017
  • Distance
  • 16.7km ▸ 138.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 160m+ ▸ 3460m+
  • Endurance points
  • 05
  • Mountain
  • 14
  • Finisher criteria
  • 210400

Mount Abu International Trail Marathon 2016

  • Registration
  • 15/08 ▸ 01/11
  • Location
  • Rajasthan, India
  • Date of event
  • 26/11/2016
  • Distance
  • 55km ▸ 102.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1600m+ ▸ 3350m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 300

Coastal Trail Series- North York Moors 2016

  • Registration
  • 10/08 ▸ 17/09
  • Location
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Date of event
  • 01/10/2016
  • Distance
  • 55.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1130m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 2

Aijiangshan Hero's Series 2016

  • Registration
  • 09/08 ▸ 08/09
  • Location
  • Beijing, China
  • Date of event
  • 24/09/2016
  • Distance
  • 36.4km ▸ 55.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1580m+ ▸ 2310m+
  • Endurance points
  • 23
  • Mountain
  • 56

Superace 2017

  • Registration
  • 09/08 ▸ 31/12
  • Location
  • T'ai-pei, Taiwan
  • Date of event
  • 20/01/2017
  • Distance
  • 134.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 5040m+
  • Endurance points
  • 4
  • Mountain
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 240

Kilómetro Vertical Pico Don Toribio 2016 2016

  • Registration
  • 08/08 ▸ 13/11
  • Location
  • Los Rios, Chile
  • Date of event
  • 03/12/2016
  • Distance
  • 4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1150m+

Last results

07/01/2017   161.00km / 2470m+
Burning River 100 Mile Endurance Run 2011

Rk Name Time
1Dave JAMES15:57:43
2Jay ALDOUS16:16:11
3Michael OWEN16:26:00
1Constance GARDNER19:01:39
2Rachel NYPAVER19:36:14
3Starshine BLACKFORD20:17:04

13/08/2016   70.80km / 1150m+
Ultra Mazury 2016

Rk Name Time
1Piotr MYSLAK05:52:11
2Andrzej ZYSKOWSKI05:57:42
3Krzysztof SULEWSKI06:30:58
1Dominika STELMACH05:48:00
2Elżbieta CIEŚLA07:36:20
3Beata KALINKA08:04:36

07/08/2016   166.30km / 2610m+
Burning River Endurance Run 2016 - 100 Mile

Rk Name Time
1Matthew WIECZOREK17:48:42
2Adam KIMBLE19:14:00
3Dan HOPPER19:45:59
1Traci FALBO19:16:04
2Mary Beth STRICKLER20:24:47
3Melissa TERWILLIGER21:47:09

06/08/2016   45.80km / 2590m+
Swiss Irontrail 2016 - T41

Rk Name Time
1Pawel DZIEDZIC05:57:51
2Pascal EYHOLZER06:03:56
3Andreas BUHLER06:05:11
1Noemi THOMMEN05:59:10
2Claudia KAHL06:06:04
3Simone PHILIPP06:06:04

06/08/2016   44.80km / 2350m+
Edf Cenis Tour 2016 - Edf Cenis Tour - 48Km

Rk Name Time
1Cedric GAZULLA04:16:27
2Ludwig VAN RHIJN04:23:23
3Yann NOURRY04:30:30
1Clara GUTHERZ05:20:56
2Gaelle WARCZARECK05:31:03
3Sabine SCHABANEL06:20:45

06/08/2016   26.30km / 1480m+
Edf Cenis Tour 2016 - Edf Cenis Tour - 30Km

Rk Name Time
1Nicolas HALGRAIN02:23:44
2Ludovic GAILLARD02:27:44
3Teddy MANSIAT02:28:16
1Lucie BIDAULT02:56:35
2Estelle MUNNIA03:00:32
3Marie PATUREL03:03:04

06/08/2016   92.40km / 5470m+
Swiss Irontrail 2016 - T91

Rk Name Time
1Matthieu GIRARD12:54:25
2Bernhard HUG12:55:19
3Mathis BODE13:33:03
1Kerstin DUSCH15:04:46
2Sarah WILLIS17:04:46
3Stefanie PFISTERER22:25:56

06/08/2016   18.60km / 1060m+
Swiss Irontrail 2016 - A21

Rk Name Time
1Elia VETSCH02:02:02
2Martin LIPS02:04:24
3Ralf WILDHABER02:04:25
1Jorien DELHEZ02:04:37
2Sina SPRECHER02:11:31
3Doris KROPF02:29:18

06/08/2016   130.30km / 6870m+
Swiss Irontrail 2016 - T121

Rk Name Time
1Stephan HUGENSCHMIDT15:44:25
2Patrik VERME16:41:14
3Patrick WILLCOCK18:13:33
1Maite MAIORA ELIZONDO18:34:53
2Ildiko WERMESCHER20:21:13
3Brigitte GERBER26:33:02

06/08/2016   168.20km / 5450m+
Silverheels 100-Mile Endurance Run 2016

Rk Name Time
1Andrew SKURKA23:19:00
2Eduardo VAZQUEZ26:08:00
3Jeff KASAL27:17:00
1Laurie NAKAUCHI33:10:00
2Kay BORLEIS34:21:00
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