*  Authenticity

Authenticity is the first trail-running value. At its origins, trail-running was born from the runners’ motivation to practise their sport in contact with natural surroundings, so as to experience the beauty of the landscape and to learn to evolve without artifice in an environment that is demanding for both body and spirit. Trail-running is an authentic sport, because it creates a confrontation between the participant and the unspoilt natural environment as a source of inspiration, surpassing oneself, but also one of harmony.

As a social activity, trail running promotes human relationships based on simplicity, conviviality, sharing and respect for differences. The trail-running community gives these authentic values as much importance as those of performance and competition.

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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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...

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)

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Opening of registration

Centurion Autumn 100 2017

  • Registration
  • 10/12 ▸ 15/09
  • Location
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Date of event
  • 14/10/2017
  • Distance
  • 161.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2120m+
  • Endurance points
  • 5
  • Mountain
  • 1
  • Finisher criteria
  • 370

Ultra Tour De La Motte-Chalancon 2017

  • Registration
  • 10/12 ▸ 16/07
  • Location
  • 26 - Drôme, France
  • Date of event
  • 15/07/2017
  • Distance
  • 21km ▸ 86km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1100m+ ▸ 4500m+

Ultra-Trail® Estels Del Sud 2017

  • Registration
  • 08/12 ▸ 28/04
  • Location
  • Catalonia, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 06/05/2017
  • Distance
  • 65.5km ▸ 105.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3190m+ ▸ 5650m+
  • Endurance points
  • 45
  • Mountain
  • 6
  • Finisher criteria
  • 320350

Sun Mountain Trail Races 2017

  • Registration
  • 06/12 ▸ 07/05
  • Location
  • Washington, United States
  • Date of event
  • 20/05/2017
  • Distance
  • 23.9km ▸ 87.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 840m+ ▸ 3260m+
  • Endurance points
  • 14
  • Mountain
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 330420

Whistler Alpine Meadows 2017

  • Registration
  • 05/12 ▸ 16/09
  • Location
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • Date of event
  • 23/09/2017
  • Distance
  • 25.8km ▸ 53.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1410m+ ▸ 3150m+
  • Endurance points
  • 23
  • Mountain
  • 78

Bolivia Xperience Trail Running Tour 2017

  • Registration
  • 05/12 ▸ 31/12
  • Location
  • Santa Cruz, Bolivia
  • Date of event
  • 05/02/2017
  • Distance
  • 26.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1230m+
  • Endurance points
  • 1
  • Mountain
  • 6

Kleiner Kobolt 2017

  • Registration
  • 05/12 ▸ 31/08
  • Location
  • Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Date of event
  • 09/12/2017
  • Distance
  • 106.2km ▸ 139.6km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 4250m+ ▸ 5350m+
  • Endurance points
  • 56
  • Mountain
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 360420

Buckin' Hell 2017

  • Registration
  • 05/12 ▸ 18/07
  • Location
  • British Columbia, Canada
  • Date of event
  • 22/07/2017
  • Distance
  • 48.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2540m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 6
  • Finisher criteria
  • 340

Transylvania One Hundred 2017

  • Registration
  • 03/12 ▸ 05/05
  • Location
  • Romania
  • Date of event
  • 20/05/2017
  • Distance
  • 20km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1720m+

Hardmoors 2017

  • Registration
  • 03/12 ▸ 01/09
  • Location
  • United Kingdom
  • Date of event
  • 16/09/2017
  • Distance
  • 102.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2000m+
  • Endurance points
  • 4
  • Mountain
  • 2
  • Finisher criteria
  • 350

Last results

03/12/2016   82.00km / 1370m+
Mcdowell Mountain Frenzy 2016 - 50 Miles

Rk Name Time
1Peter MORTIMER08:11:28
2Amos KING08:20:19
3Kyle WISSMILLER08:32:21
1Rhea BLACK09:14:45
2Amy GORDON09:59:58
3Lisa MOORE10:16:58

03/12/2016   82.90km / 3350m+
Wiclow Way 50 Miles 2016 - 50 Mile

Rk Name Time
1Eoin KEITH07:58:11
2Gavin BYRNE08:17:24
3Barry DRENNAN08:23:56
1Maryann DEVALLY10:24:50
2Sarah BRADY10:55:19
3Emma JENNINGS11:13:34

03/12/2016   82.60km / 3590m+
The North Face Endurance Challenge California 2016 - 50M

Rk Name Time
1Zach MILLER05:56:03
2Hayden HAWKS05:58:07
3David LANEY06:15:16
1Ida NILSSON06:59:49
2Magdalena BOULET07:06:12
3Ruth CROFT07:20:45

03/12/2016   4.00km / 1152m+
Kilómetro Vertical Pico Don Toribio 2016 2016 - Kilómetro Vertical Pico Don Toribio 2016 2016

Rk Name Time
1Francisco Alexander PINO ASTETE00:53:09
2Nestor SOTOMAYOR00:55:13
3Luis VALLE00:57:49
1Amber PHILP01:16:43
2Norma CARRILLO GUZMAN01:22:42
3Rebeca MIRANDA CABALLERO01:31:21

03/12/2016   54.90km / 3090m+
Shenzhen 100 Km International Trail Race 2016 - 55 Km

Rk Name Time
1Xinjian KANG11:11:40
2Weidong LIU11:29:40
3Junpan HU11:56:44
1Fen LI13:33:04
2Caihong ZHANG15:06:28
3Jingxia PI15:10:50

03/12/2016   82.40km / 1700m+
Trails Du Tour Du Canton 2016 - 82 Km

Rk Name Time
1Gaetan DIVARET07:31:09
2Alexandre MARAIS07:44:29
3Cyril MOUSSE07:53:09
1celine JOLLY09:56:04
2Gaelle AUGER10:22:09
3Claire LE MAILLIER DIVARET10:35:59

03/12/2016   27.90km / 1200m+
Shenzhen 100 Km International Trail Race 2016 - 30 Km

Rk Name Time
1Shichao Zhang04:03:29
2Xingye WEN04:12:23
3Huibin QIU04:14:13
1Lifeng CHEN04:00:27
2Qing DONG04:43:49
3Guijuan ZHOU04:55:33

03/12/2016   87.80km / 4450m+
Shenzhen 100 Km International Trail Race 2016 - 100 Km

Rk Name Time
1XiaoLin WANG15:57:20
2Zhicong LIAO16:02:47
3Yu LUO16:22:56
1HaiFei XU19:17:13
2Chunyan XIAO23:46:48
3Karolina MIKA24:09:33

03/12/2016   42.90km / 880m+
Trails Du Tour Du Canton 2016 - 44 Km

Rk Name Time
1Julien SENECHAL03:21:14
2David BOUTEILLER03:25:49
3Achille BLONDEL HERMANT03:26:31
1Geraldine MALAQUIN04:45:16
2Fabienne MARC04:49:49
3aurelie BOUTEILLER04:51:41

02/12/2016   161.60km / 6800m+
Wiclow Way 50 Miles 2016 - 100 Miles

Rk Name Time
1Pat STAUNTON21:10:17
2Juraj KARCAK21:29:46
3Baterdene LKHAM24:22:14
1Sabrina VERJEE21:40:18
2Carrie CRAIG22:53:34
3Clare KEELEY26:22:58
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