*  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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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...

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

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Opening of registration

4 Refugios 2017

  • Registration
  • 25/02 ▸ 26/02
  • Location
  • Rio Negro, Argentina
  • Date of event
  • 26/02/2017
  • Distance
  • 42.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3210m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 10
  • Finisher criteria
  • 290

Petzl Trail Plus 2017

  • Registration
  • 24/02 ▸ 30/04
  • Location
  • Pichincha, Ecuador
  • Date of event
  • 06/05/2017
  • Distance
  • 19.9km ▸ 50.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2220m+ ▸ 4930m+

Night White Trail 2017

  • Registration
  • 23/02 ▸ 19/06
  • Location
  • Saint Petersburg City, Russia
  • Date of event
  • 24/06/2017
  • Distance
  • 30.2km ▸ 83.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 940m+ ▸ 2210m+
  • Endurance points
  • 24
  • Mountain
  • 3

Entrecortijos 2017

  • Registration
  • 22/02 ▸ 01/04
  • Location
  • Canarias, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 08/04/2017
  • Distance
  • 15km ▸ 26.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 950m+ ▸ 1780m+

Yulong River 25Km Eco Trail 2017

  • Registration
  • 21/02 ▸ 23/03
  • Location
  • Guangxi, China
  • Date of event
  • 25/03/2017
  • Distance
  • 25km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 600m+

Trail Della Val D'ippari 2017

  • Registration
  • 20/02 ▸ 12/03
  • Location
  • Sicilia, Italy
  • Date of event
  • 12/03/2017
  • Distance
  • 17km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 560m+

Ktr Serra Fina 2017

  • Registration
  • 20/02 ▸ 19/06
  • Location
  • Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Date of event
  • 24/06/2017
  • Distance
  • 24km ▸ 49.6km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1510m+ ▸ 3170m+
  • Endurance points
  • 13
  • Mountain
  • 8
  • Finisher criteria
  • 270410

Leopard Ultra-Trail® Du Mullerthal Luxembourg 2017

  • Registration
  • 20/02 ▸ 03/09
  • Location
  • Luxembourg
  • Date of event
  • 09/09/2017
  • Distance
  • 37.1km ▸ 109.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 940m+ ▸ 2640m+

The Most Beautiful Thing 2017

  • Registration
  • 20/02 ▸ 31/07
  • Location
  • Sabah, Malaysia
  • Date of event
  • 16/09/2017
  • Distance
  • 29.9km ▸ 102.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1980m+ ▸ 5270m+
  • Endurance points
  • 25
  • Mountain
  • 67
  • Finisher criteria
  • 220280

Ultra Trail Guara Somontano Sporthg 2017

  • Registration
  • 18/02 ▸ 31/08
  • Location
  • Aragon, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 07/10/2017
  • Distance
  • 103.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 5220m+
  • Endurance points
  • 5
  • Mountain
  • 6
  • Finisher criteria
  • 380

Last results

19/02/2017   29.30km / 1280m+
Niutoushan Trail 2017

Rk Name Time
1Guomin DENG02:55:32
2Tiancheng PAN03:01:39
3Shpylovyi OLEKSII03:05:59
1Guohui LI04:16:35
2Yunting HE04:19:53
3Yewei ZHU04:26:46

18/02/2017   63.50km / 2250m+
Kumen Aconcagua Ultra Trail 2017 - 70K

Rk Name Time
1Jorge Hugo ALCANIZ
2Milton TOLMER
3Oscar RASEC
1Sandra MEJIA10:48:23
2Sonia PROCOPIO10:48:23
3Claudia CASTELLANI11:34:45

18/02/2017   11.00km / 560m+
Tunrun Winter Edition 2017

Rk Name Time
1Aslan TOKBAEV00:59:50
2Denis VLASOV01:01:26
3Mihail KUVSHINNIKOV01:02:31
1Elizabet TEJSH01:06:54
2Joanna GRANICA01:17:03
3Katerina SHATNAYA01:18:18

18/02/2017   97.40km / 1530m+
Black Canyon Ultras 2017 - 100K

Rk Name Time

12/02/2017   17.00km / 710m+
Santo Thyrso Ultra Trilhos 2017 - Trilho Curto

Rk Name Time
1Manuel MAIA01:24:03
2Pedro ROCHA01:24:16
3Fabio CORREIA01:24:41
1Lucinda DOS SANTOS SOUSA01:34:51
2Ana SOUSA01:50:06
3Andreia AMORIM01:52:51

12/02/2017   53.20km / 2720m+
Santo Thyrso Ultra Trilhos 2017 - Ultra Trilhos

Rk Name Time
1Bruno MOREIRA05:16:16
2Pedro SOUSA05:22:42
3Diogo FERNANDES05:23:33
1Ana GONCALVES06:29:45
2Paula LAGE06:54:40
3Jocelina FERREIRA07:00:40

12/02/2017   27.30km / 1160m+
Santo Thyrso Ultra Trilhos 2017 - Trilho Longo

Rk Name Time
1Bruno SILVA02:27:49
2Victor FERNANDES02:28:09
3Helder SILVA02:29:25
1Daniela RUSSO03:06:51
2Elisabete SANTOS03:19:00
3Tania SALGADO03:21:42

12/02/2017   31.20km / 1630m+
Kudamatsu Kasadojima Island Trail 2017

Rk Name Time
1Ayumu KOGA03:01:46
2Yuusuke SHIMA03:18:32
3Shunsuke YAMAMOTO03:18:59
1Misako OHSHITA03:53:22
2Chie OKUDA04:02:21
3Aiko KURODA04:09:31

12/02/2017   5.10km / 960m+
Kilometro Vertical Pico De Orizaba 2017

Rk Name Time
3Maria Fernanda D OPORTO ROMERO

12/02/2017   26.80km / 1320m+
Val Maremola Trail 2017

Rk Name Time
1Claudio DEL GRANDE02:19:50
2Stefano RINALDI02:24:10
3Stefano BUTTI02:25:56
1Lara CRIVELLI03:01:30
2Giuliana ARRIGONI03:02:34
3Cinzia TOMATTIS03:03:15
20/05/2016 15:23

Press release

The ITRA, the International Trail Running Association, has aimed , since its creation in  2013, to give a voice to all the players involved in trail-running not only in order to promote the values of the discipline, maintain its diversity, contribute to its development, and facilitate dialogue between national and international institutions, but also to improve the safety of the races and the good health of runners.

Trail World Championships - TWC

The next World Trail-running Championships (Trail World Championships -TWC) will take place in Gerês (Portugal), on October 29th 2016, and will be organised under the auspices of two international organisations : the IAU (International Association of Ultra-runners) and the ITRA.

In 2015, during the World Championship which took place in Annecy, the IAU clearly made a reminder of the decision to organise the World Championships each year. Last November, the ITRA's Steering Committee decided to support the IAU in organising the 2016 World Championships in Gerês (Portugal) while engaging in an international debate with all players of the discipline in order to find the best way of organising future World Trail-running Championships.

Indeed, numerous questions always arise, whether in terms of the frequency of the event, the coordination with the international trail-running calendar, the format of the event, the selection of athletes...

For all these, the ITRA has sent a questionnaire to the entire community (organisers, runners, elite runners and members of federations and trail-running associations, brands and specialised media). Around 900 answers have helped to define all the requirements, numerous but also contradictory.

The announcement by the IAU in January 2016 of the Italian, (Badia Prataglia) for 2017, and the Spanish, (Penyagolosa) for 2018, candidatures were announced before the results of the survey were known.

The ITRA's propositions

Once the results of their survey were known, the ITRA's Steering Committee  voted on a series of propositions in order to define its official position :

- The ITRA wishes to find solutions for a more open race format corresponding to the values of trail-running, with, notably, a grouped start between the elite and 'mass' runners. This is an important point for the community which is being thought through at the heart the combined commission.

- The ITRA wishes to advance the idea of the organisation of the World Championships every two years over two distances of around 50km and 80km.

The decisions taken upon consultation with the IAU

A coordination meeting between the IAU and the ITRA took place in Lisbon on March 11, the decisions taken are as follow:

- A clear and transparent process was outlined with which must be followed as from the stage of candidacy. It aims at setting up a deadline of at least two years between the date of the next TWC and the date fixed for it. That of 2019 (if it takes place) will be made official two years in advance, or in autumn 2017 and the call for candidature will start in autumn 2016.

- The creation of a commission of four members consisting of two from the IAU and two from the ITRA will be responsible for the application process and will propose a choice for each TWC. These decisions will then be approved by the two steering committees of the IAU and ITRA.

- To continue discussions, with the federations, organisers, elite athletes and also the brands, to find the best possible solutions for a more open race format and to increase the media impact and the interest of the athletes by having a TWC every two years with two distances, on different continents.

- The introduction, as from 2017 in Italy, of a new distance of around 50km. Also there will be two distinct titles for Champion of the World that of 50km and of 80km alternating every two years while waiting for the results of the discussions.

- The division of the roles between the IAU and ITRA have been defined and will take effect as of the next Championships in Portugal in 2016. The IAU will be responsible for all administrative and financial questions concerning accommodation and transport. While the ITRA will be responsible for the technical organisation and communications.

"I strongly believe that our meeting in Lisbon was a true stepping stone for the sustained development of our sport. I´m sure that IAU as an International body with a deep knowledge of the « Federal World », along with us at ITRA that are closer to the Trail Running comunity, can do a great job together. For sure the next Trail World Championships in Gerês will demonstrate that” comments Jose Carlos Santos, Vice-president of the ITRA and in charge of the international relationships.

Dirk Strumane, President of the IAU, adds: “The forthcoming Trail World Championship in Gerês will be the first formal joint venture between IAU and ITRA. As international governing body for ultrarunning, we fully endorse this co-operation. Both IAU and ITRA are dealing with trail running and although we stilll have different views about a number of items, there is the common and true intention to join our forces for the benefit of the further development of this branch of the sport. We also are aware of the necessity to include the IAAF in this discussion to come to a broad-based policy in this regard".

This collaboration between the IAU and the ITRA, in parallel to the work carried out on the World championships, continues on multiple fronts. The recent drama experienced in Patagonia shows that safety remains a priority.  The ITRA is equally concentrating its efforts on the health policy for all runners and the QUARTZ programme for elite athletes, the quality of races and a more important direct representation of runners within the heart of the ITRA. The different subjects will  be the subject of specific communications in the weeks to come.

Contacts :

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