*  Respect for

The practice of trail-running can entail risks and the search for performance and/or pleasure on no account justifies the distortion of one’s, more or less long term, good health.

Each runner will be particularly vigilant so as not to take any doping product and not to resort to the abusive use of self-medication. They must take care not to exceed their limits to the point of affecting their physical or moral integrity.

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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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

Dali Seven Peaks Trail 2017

  • Registration
  • 22/03 ▸ 30/05
  • Location
  • Yunnan, China
  • Date of event
  • 11/06/2017
  • Distance
  • 50km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2800m+

Nanjing Laoshan Trail Challenge 2017

  • Registration
  • 21/03 ▸ 17/04
  • Location
  • Jiangsu, China
  • Date of event
  • 30/04/2017
  • Distance
  • 34.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1840m+

Edp Desafiosomiedo 2017

  • Registration
  • 20/03 ▸ 21/07
  • Location
  • Asturias, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 29/07/2017
  • Distance
  • 45.9km ▸ 82.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2710m+ ▸ 4970m+
  • Endurance points
  • 34
  • Mountain
  • 7
  • Finisher criteria
  • 440460

Nízkotatranská Stíhačka 2017

  • Registration
  • 20/03 ▸ 31/03
  • Location
  • Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
  • Date of event
  • 15/07/2017
  • Distance
  • 109.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 5760m+

Stupa To Stupa 50Km 2017

  • Registration
  • 20/03 ▸ 05/04
  • Location
  • Bagmati, Nepal
  • Date of event
  • 08/04/2017
  • Distance
  • 52.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2740m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 7
  • Finisher criteria
  • 370

Ultra Tour Mt Siguniang 2017

  • Registration
  • 20/03 ▸ 15/08
  • Location
  • Sichuan, China
  • Date of event
  • 04/11/2017
  • Distance
  • 42km ▸ 58.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 970m+ ▸ 3920m+

Trail Del Monte Soglio 2017

  • Registration
  • 20/03 ▸ 20/05
  • Location
  • Piemonte, Italy
  • Date of event
  • 27/05/2017
  • Distance
  • 16km ▸ 66km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 900m+ ▸ 3600m+

Trójmiejski Ultra Track Zima 2017

  • Registration
  • 19/03 ▸ 19/07
  • Location
  • Pomorskie, Poland
  • Date of event
  • 29/07/2017
  • Distance
  • 65.6km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1450m+

Nuuksio Classic 2017

  • Registration
  • 19/03 ▸ 15/08
  • Location
  • Finland
  • Date of event
  • 02/09/2017
  • Distance
  • 42.2km ▸ 70km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1010m+ ▸ 1600m+

Ultra Trail Guara Somontano 2017

  • Registration
  • 18/03 ▸ 31/08
  • Location
  • Aragon, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 07/10/2017
  • Distance
  • 51.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2930m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 7
  • Finisher criteria
  • 350

Last results

12/03/2017   49.60km / 2540m+
7Ème Trans-Saint-Paulienne 2017 - Trail Sud Ardéchois

Rk Name Time
1Cedric PRADE05:07:47
2Tristan FLAGES05:12:56
3Arnaud GALLOIS05:12:56
1Karine MATT06:55:32
2Laurence SOLOVEI07:02:46
3Celine DUPLANIL07:23:54

12/03/2017   20.00km / 700m+
Trail Della Val D'ippari 2017

Rk Name Time
1Vincenzo SCHEMBARI01:34:58
2Salvatore PILLITTERI01:40:05
3Vincenzo TARANTO01:42:22
1Maria Fernanda MIRONE02:06:03
2Daniela PILLITTERI02:06:29
3Maria Antonina DI CARLO02:08:16

12/03/2017   62.30km / 2570m+
China Francigena 2017

Rk Name Time
1Henrik WESTERLIN06:28:09
2Daniele PASCUCCI06:31:02
3Roberto VITTI06:41:11
1Maria Chiara PARIGI06:39:23
2Cecilia POLCI07:22:02
3Giulia PETRENI07:42:47

12/03/2017   49.60km / 160m+
L'ard Trail Raidlight 2017 - L'ard Trail

Rk Name Time
1Stephane VAXELAIRE03:36:11
2Florent ROUSSEAU03:45:14
3Francois DEBAUGNIES03:57:25
1Murielle MAUPOUX05:31:59

12/03/2017   52.00km / 4110m+
Changle Mt. Choufeng Trail Race 2017

Rk Name Time
1Zhanghuan CHEN
2Qunlong YE
3Wenbing ZHANG
1Xueping CHEN
2Jinjin HAN
3Lina XU

11/03/2017   50.00km / 550m+
Sallandtrail 2017 - 50 Km

Rk Name Time
1Dominique PANKOW03:45:02
2Ralph APELDOORN03:54:43
3Dion KES04:09:21
1Lori COOPER04:30:08
2Tania URTEAGA04:37:19

11/03/2017   75.60km / 850m+
Sallandtrail 2017 - 75 Km

Rk Name Time
1Guido VAN OLFFEN06:30:50
2Robbie BELL06:52:47
3Bas HAASNOOT07:09:55
1Simone DURRY07:44:05
2Hannah WIELENGA08:39:18
3Yvonne ROSENKAMP08:41:58

05/03/2017   22.90km / 1780m+
Montserrat Skyrace 2017 - Skyrace

Rk Name Time
1Thomas ADAMS02:06:55
2Andreu SIMON AYMERICH02:10:05
3Marc PEREZ BAUTISTA02:11:15
2Lola BRUSAU ALOS03:06:06
3Miriam MIRAS ALARCON03:07:35

05/03/2017   34.40km / 2130m+
Ch50 2017 - 33 Km

Rk Name Time
1Xinan HUANG
2Yongming LI
3Zhigang LI
1Guiqing MAI
2Jieying XIAO

05/03/2017   26.60km / 1380m+
Trail Del Marganai 2017 - 27 Km

Rk Name Time
1emanuele SINI02:48:42
2Dario TUVERI02:49:32
3Gianfranco CANCEDDA02:51:28
1Maena DELRIO03:23:33
2Luana GRUSSU03:28:34
3Marisa CAU03:32:54
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