*  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.

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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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04/09 INTERNSHIP AT ITRA

Internship offer within the ITRA ! Click here to have more information : Stage_Assistant_Webmaster_CM.pdf

22/08 ITRA Press conference

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,

Speakers:

  • 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

Ultramaratona Ladeiras Trail Umlt 2017

  • Registration
  • 21/09 ▸ 12/11
  • Location
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Date of event
  • 18/11/2017
  • Distance
  • 77km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1140m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 2
  • Finisher criteria
  • 350

Trail Du Roc De La Lune 2018

  • Registration
  • 18/09 ▸ 29/04
  • Location
  • 12 - Aveyron, France
  • Date of event
  • 28/04/2018
  • Distance
  • 8km ▸ 122.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 300m+ ▸ 6930m+
  • Endurance points
  • 06
  • Mountain
  • 67
  • Finisher criteria
  • 210420

Trail Carlac 2018

  • Registration
  • 18/09 ▸ 10/06
  • Location
  • Catalonia, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 16/06/2018
  • Distance
  • 27km ▸ 43km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2430m+ ▸ 4100m+
  • Endurance points
  • 13
  • Mountain
  • 1014
  • Finisher criteria
  • 290350

Beaujolais Villages Trail 2018

  • Registration
  • 18/09 ▸ 27/04
  • Location
  • 69 - Rhône, France
  • Date of event
  • 28/04/2018
  • Distance
  • 16.1km ▸ 79.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 790m+ ▸ 3850m+
  • Endurance points
  • 04
  • Mountain
  • 56
  • Finisher criteria
  • 280340

Desafio Lurbel Mountain Festival 2018

  • Registration
  • 17/09 ▸ 18/03
  • Location
  • Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 07/04/2018
  • Distance
  • 44.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2470m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 7
  • Finisher criteria
  • 390

2017 Wild Bachu Desert Cross-Country 2017

  • Registration
  • 15/09 ▸ 28/09
  • Location
  • Xinjiang, China
  • Date of event
  • 28/09/2017
  • Distance
  • 84.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 40m+

Dolomiti Extreme Trail 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/09 ▸ 27/05
  • Location
  • Veneto, Italy
  • Date of event
  • 09/06/2018
  • Distance
  • 19.8km ▸ 53.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1000m+ ▸ 3900m+
  • Endurance points
  • 04
  • Mountain
  • 69
  • Finisher criteria
  • 320390

Monte Morello Sky Trail 2017

  • Registration
  • 11/09 ▸ 19/10
  • Location
  • Toscana, Italy
  • Date of event
  • 01/11/2017
  • Distance
  • 25km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1490m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 7
  • Finisher criteria
  • 300

Wet Hills 2017

  • Registration
  • 11/09 ▸ 08/11
  • Location
  • Ivano-Frankivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
  • Date of event
  • 18/11/2017
  • Distance
  • 18.3km ▸ 41.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 330m+ ▸ 890m+

2017 Mt.huaguo Trail 2017

  • Registration
  • 10/09 ▸ 10/11
  • Location
  • Guangdong, China
  • Date of event
  • 12/11/2017
  • Distance
  • 50km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3020m+

Last results

18/11/2017   75.00km / 1800m+
Force 12 Events 2017 - Beacons Ultra

Rk Name Time
1Ammon PIEPGRASS10:01:55
2Dave RENNICK10:36:21
3Jamie VANSTONE11:22:57
1Callissa CAFFULL11:26:57
2Becca JONES11:47:06
3Amy NORFOLK14:12:57

17/09/2017   57.20km / 2840m+
Montanaro Trail 2017 - La58 - Gara Lunga

Rk Name Time
1Carl Johan SORMAN05:55:57
2Mattia SANTARELLI06:33:13
3Angelo CANNONE06:45:04
1Laura RAVANI07:40:32
2Elisabetta CAPORALI07:50:20
3Giulia PETRENI08:19:32

16/09/2017   58.40km / 4180m+
Trail Des Dents Du Midi 2017

Rk Name Time
1Jean Philippe TSCHUMI06:01:13
2Jean Philippe CRETTAZ06:31:08
3Thomas CROTHALL06:38:19
1Kathrin GOETZ07:19:58
2Sophie CACHAT08:19:52
3Catherine RION08:26:39

16/09/2017   28.00km / 1480m+
Trail Des Dents Du Midi 2017 - Ddm Trail - 1Er Relais

Rk Name Time
1Aurelio VALENTINO02:30:00
2Julien OPPLIGER02:39:12
3Romain ES BORRAT02:40:00
1Fanny CHERIX02:58:18
2Jennyfer BENDER03:05:48
3Stephanie DUCOMMUN03:20:00

16/09/2017   31.30km / 2290m+
Trail Des Dents Du Midi 2017 - Ddm Trail - 2E Relais

Rk Name Time
1Nicolas CHARBONNET03:35:57
2DAVID CALERO03:42:28
3Kilian GRANGER03:52:14
1Stephanie BURTIN04:33:49
2Pascaline WALTER04:46:00
3Maya SERKIN04:53:08

16/09/2017   67.80km / 3710m+
Nafarroa Xtrem 2017 2017

Rk Name Time
1Alvaro RAMOS PENA07:28:18
2Eneko GARDE RUIZ07:32:43
3Xabier ZARRANZ OSINAGA07:47:47
1Irene GUEMBE IBANEZ08:52:24
2Monica GRAJERA JORBA08:58:54
3Arantzazu PEREZ DE ARENAZA09:11:56

16/09/2017   57.60km / 3900m+
Lost Trail 2017

Rk Name Time
1Andrey GRIDIN07:09:17
2Konstantinos SIAMITRAS07:48:53
3Elias GIAKIMIS08:28:31
1Natalia EMINIDOU10:35:17
2Asimina INGLEZOU11:23:06
3Sofia KRANA13:53:47

16/09/2017   119.60km / 2730m+
The Cumbria Way Ultra 2017

Rk Name Time
1Jim MANN14:04:57
2Michael IRVING15:14:26
3Richard LENDON15:14:26
1Helen PRICE15:58:11
2Lisa SPRATLING19:58:34
3Justine ROE20:04:36

13/09/2017   134.10km / 10970m+
Tor Des Géants 2017 - Tot Dret

Rk Name Time
1Cesare CLAP24:15:11
2Gianluca CAIMI25:19:54
3Jarno VENTURINI26:19:28
1Giuditta TURINI28:51:00
2Tatiana LOCATELLI28:51:00
3Guendalina SIBONA34:19:16

10/09/2017   32.40km / 1120m+
L'infernal Trail Des Vosges 2017 - 30 Km

Rk Name Time
1Nicolas HAIRON02:31:49
2Mickael VOIRPY02:33:59
3Benoit GANDOLFI02:39:21
1Estelle PATOU03:13:42
2Celine MARIE03:26:18
3Cindy FIXARIS03:27:04
11/05/2016 17:04

The 2016 Trail World Championships GIS is now available !

The 2016 Trail World Championships GIS is now published !  

All informations here : GIS

The TWC will take place in Portugal’s only National Park, World Biosphere reserve (declared by UNESCO in 2009).

The National Park has a total area of about 70290 hectares. It’s located in the extreme northeast of Portugal, covering the regions of Minho and Trás-os-Montes, which are deeply rural, where population still preserve ancient traditions of priceless historical and cultural value. It is characterized for being a zone with stark relief and pronounced slopes, with a maximum elevation of 1545 m. The organization calls for athletes, all the participants and assistant’s attention to the absolute respect for the preservation of nature, following the principal : "Don't leave more than footprints, don't take more than pictures !"

The openning ceremony, on Friday 28th at 4 p.m, will present all the Federations with their flags. The Trail World Championships race will start on October 29th, 5 a.m. The distance will be 85,5 Km and 5000 of vertical gain.Three Open races are also organized for all runners. A 55 Km (solo and relay) and a 16 Km. 

You'll find all other information and all contacts needed in the GIS.