*  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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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

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 !

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Opening of registration

Fuzhou-Trail Mt. Qingyun 2017

  • Registration
  • 18/07 ▸ 01/11
  • Location
  • Fujian, China
  • Date of event
  • 03/12/2017
  • Distance
  • 41.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2540m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 7

2018 Joyment New Year Trail 2018

  • Registration
  • 18/07 ▸ 30/09
  • Location
  • Guangdong, China
  • Date of event
  • 01/01/2018
  • Distance
  • 30.2km ▸ 52.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1820m+ ▸ 3200m+
  • Endurance points
  • 23
  • Mountain
  • 7
  • Finisher criteria
  • 230280

Centurion Thames Path 100 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/07 ▸ 07/04
  • Location
  • United Kingdom
  • Date of event
  • 05/05/2018
  • Distance
  • 160.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 240m+
  • Endurance points
  • 5
  • Finisher criteria
  • 300

The North Face 100 Ultra Trail Challenge Changbaishan 2017

  • Registration
  • 14/07 ▸ 24/08
  • Location
  • Jilin, China
  • Date of event
  • 09/09/2017
  • Distance
  • 20.4km ▸ 88.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1140m+ ▸ 1970m+
  • Endurance points
  • 14
  • Mountain
  • 37
  • Finisher criteria
  • 70300

Lost Trail 2017

  • Registration
  • 13/07 ▸ 13/08
  • Location
  • Pieria, Greece
  • Date of event
  • 16/09/2017
  • Distance
  • 57.6km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3900m+
  • Endurance points
  • 4
  • Mountain
  • 9
  • Finisher criteria
  • 360

Senba Coastal Cliff Trail Running Race 2018

  • Registration
  • 10/07 ▸ 12/12
  • Location
  • Tokushima, Japan
  • Date of event
  • 14/01/2018
  • Distance
  • 37.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2140m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 6

Le Trail Du Beaujolais Vert 2017

  • Registration
  • 10/07 ▸ 08/10
  • Location
  • 69 - Rhône, France
  • Date of event
  • 14/10/2017
  • Distance
  • 36km ▸ 56.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1550m+ ▸ 2500m+

Les Défis Du Jubilé 2017

  • Registration
  • 10/07 ▸ 14/10
  • Location
  • Valais, Switzerland
  • Date of event
  • 14/10/2017
  • Distance
  • 62km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3590m+
  • Endurance points
  • 4
  • Mountain
  • 7
  • Finisher criteria
  • 440

Maratón Alpino Jarapalos 2017

  • Registration
  • 08/07 ▸ 02/11
  • Location
  • Andalucia, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 11/11/2017
  • Distance
  • 17.5km ▸ 43.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 850m+ ▸ 2390m+
  • Endurance points
  • 13
  • Mountain
  • 56
  • Finisher criteria
  • 320400

Kodaikanal Hills Ultra 2018

  • Registration
  • 08/07 ▸ 31/12
  • Location
  • Tamil Nadu, India
  • Date of event
  • 27/01/2018
  • Distance
  • 81.7km ▸ 124km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2220m+ ▸ 3310m+
  • Endurance points
  • 45
  • Mountain
  • 3
  • Finisher criteria
  • 330370

Last results

16/07/2017   48.30km / 1260m+
Xtrails Houffalize Summer 2017 - 50 Km

Rk Name Time
1Stijn VAN LOKEREN04:01:07
2Jakub HODBOD04:17:11
3Bertrand FRANCOIS04:21:51
1Lieselotte BECK04:58:46
2Josephine ANSELIN05:00:58
3Aline COULON05:44:12

16/07/2017   19.70km / 1070m+
Ultra Tour De La Motte-Chalancon 2017 - Trail Des Ruelles

Rk Name Time
1Mchael GAUD01:46:48
2Francis BOYER01:48:17
3Guilhem MARTIN BRAUD01:53:23
1Alexia COUDRAY02:05:21
2Helene BOCQUET02:21:03
3Laurence STEFFEN02:34:35

16/07/2017   26.70km / 860m+
Xtrails Houffalize Summer 2017 - 28 Km

Rk Name Time
1Seppe ODEYN01:58:00
2Jerome VANDERSCHOEGHE02:04:39
3Louis KELECOM02:09:16
1Juliet CHAMPION02:21:18
2Heather BRAY02:29:57
3Asa ERIKSSON02:32:59

15/07/2017   50.70km / 3090m+
Eiger Ultra-Trail® 2017 - E51

Rk Name Time
1Stephan WENK05:08:26
2Diego PAZOS05:15:07
3Helmut SCHIESSL05:25:21
1Maren TRITSCHLER06:17:10
2Franziska ETTER06:18:47
3Kate WOOD06:53:19

15/07/2017   98.10km / 7030m+
Eiger Ultra-Trail® 2017 - E101

Rk Name Time
1Stephan HUGENSCHMIDT11:01:10
2Urs JENZER11:15:42
3Jordi GAMITO11:31:24
1Andrea HUSER13:46:29
2Martina TRIMMEL14:44:51
3Helene OGI14:49:43

15/07/2017   36.70km / 2730m+
Eiger Ultra-Trail® 2017 - E35

Rk Name Time
1Nico DALCOLMO03:43:16
2Stian DAHL SOMMERSETH03:47:43
3Ramon MANETSCH03:51:16
1Rosmarie ZAUGG04:31:48
2Cathrine LAGERBERG04:33:55
3Francesca SCRIBANI04:34:54

15/07/2017   16.60km / 810m+
Eiger Ultra-Trail® 2017 - E16

Rk Name Time
1Philipp FEUZ01:15:01
2Geri SCHNEIDER01:19:29
3Baptiste DUBOIS01:20:19
1Meredith BYRNE01:31:30
2Catriona MACDONALD01:33:09
3Victoria BARTHELMESS01:36:41

15/07/2017   45.20km / 3980m+
Trail 5 Colli 2017

Rk Name Time
1Fabrizio RIDOLFI06:37:46
2Nadir GIOVANETTO06:55:43
3Nevio RONCO06:55:43
1Lisa BORZANI09:11:24
2Enrica BOSONIN10:23:09
3Sabrina PRADUROUX10:29:24

15/07/2017   84.20km / 4050m+
Ultra Tour De La Motte-Chalancon 2017 - Grand Tour Des Crêtes

Rk Name Time
1Jerome LASSALE09:20:07
2Nicolas MORDELET10:01:36
3Pablo VALADE10:10:21
1Christine GROSJEAN12:36:50
2Cecile LIOTARD12:58:39
3Palmira DE CAMPOS GERIA17:03:46

09/07/2017   37.30km / 2510m+
Chicamocha Run 2017 - 37K

Rk Name Time
1Enrique SANCHEZ CLAROS04:57:20
2Javier PINTO05:00:39
3Miguel GARAVITO05:20:14
1Valentina BETANCOURT SUAREZ06:09:20
2Ana URIBE AGUILAR06:39:38
3Sandra Milena SUAREZ06:42:55
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.