*  Respect for
others

To respect others, is to understand and accept their differences and it is to act in such a way as to not bother or hamper them. It is equally understanding that the race takes place in surroundings which have their own culture and traditions; it is consequently adopting the necessary "knowledge and understanding" in order to respect the local population, its culture and its customs.

Each runner also agrees to respect all people encountered during the course of the trail, who are also benefiting from the open country at the same time (other trail-runners, hikers, etc.).
Each runner agrees to know and respect the regulations of the race in which they have chosen to participate.

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.

Here's something you might not know! 

Runners can now systematically rate the quality of a race in which they have participated, using a single tool, the ITRA quality questionnaire! 

More information


Opening of registration

Mt Difficulty Ascent 2019

  • Registration
  • 16/02 ▸ 30/05
  • Location
  • Otago, New Zealand
  • Date of event
  • 08/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 44.6km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3070m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 8
  • Finisher criteria
  • 450

#småland100 2019

  • Registration
  • 16/02 ▸ 29/06
  • Location
  • Kalmar Lan, Sweden
  • Date of event
  • 28/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 81.1km ▸ 163.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2180m+ ▸ 4040m+
  • Endurance points
  • 35
  • Mountain
  • 34
  • Finisher criteria
  • 340420

Royal Race Gran Paradiso 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/02 ▸ 21/07
  • Location
  • Piemonte, Italy
  • Date of event
  • 21/07/2019
  • Distance
  • 31km ▸ 53km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1900m+ ▸ 4300m+

Vallevaraitatrail 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/02 ▸ 21/06
  • Location
  • Piemonte, Italy
  • Date of event
  • 23/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 37.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2190m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 8

Zimowy Maraton Bieszczadzki 2020

  • Registration
  • 15/02 ▸ 25/01
  • Location
  • Podkarpackie, Poland
  • Date of event
  • 25/01/2020
  • Distance
  • 10km ▸ 44.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 200m+ ▸ 830m+

Lotus 100 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/02 ▸ 15/04
  • Location
  • Zhejiang, China
  • Date of event
  • 11/05/2019
  • Distance
  • 80.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 4690m+

Edf Cenis Tour 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/02 ▸ 29/07
  • Location
  • 73 - Savoie, France
  • Date of event
  • 04/08/2019
  • Distance
  • 24.7km ▸ 54.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1780m+ ▸ 3030m+

Trail Du Haut Clunysois 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/02 ▸ 19/10
  • Location
  • 71 - Saône-et-Loire, France
  • Date of event
  • 19/10/2019
  • Distance
  • 27.8km ▸ 69.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 830m+ ▸ 2530m+
  • Endurance points
  • 13
  • Mountain
  • 34
  • Finisher criteria
  • 370440

Laulasmaa Ultra 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/02 ▸ 07/06
  • Location
  • Harjumaa, Estonia
  • Date of event
  • 08/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 126km ▸ 211km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1740m+ ▸ 2900m+

Ultra Trail Haut-Koenigsbourg ® 2019

  • Registration
  • 14/02 ▸ 15/08
  • Location
  • 67 - Bas-Rhin, France
  • Date of event
  • 01/09/2019
  • Distance
  • 25km ▸ 56.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 880m+ ▸ 2040m+
  • Endurance points
  • 13
  • Mountain
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 310380

Last results

09/02/2019   101.20km / 3800m+
Tarawera Ultramarathon 2019 - 102 Km

Rk Name Time
1Reece EDWARDS08:22:51
2Cody REED08:29:44
3Harry JONES08:30:35
1Courtney DAUWALTER09:28:03
2Stephanie AUSTON09:49:22
3Angelique PLAIRE10:39:47

03/02/2019   41.20km / 2190m+
Monte Alba 2019 - Monte Alba Tres

Rk Name Time
1Riezel CABANIG07:17:00
2June Carlo CORTEZ08:01:00
3Cecille WAEL08:23:00
1Melanie HINGPIT08:23:00
2Ann Jillian PULANCO09:16:00
3Daphne CODILLA09:26:00

03/02/2019   23.00km / 400m+
Trail Givré 2019

Rk Name Time
1Manu MEYSSAT01:21:23
2Sylvain CACHARD01:21:52
3Kevin BEGNIS01:23:37
1Anne Sophie VITTET01:32:48
2Anais SABRIE01:36:20
3Julie ROUX01:39:56

03/02/2019   14.90km / 620m+
Raidlight Winter Trail 2019 - Half Winter Trail

Rk Name Time
1Pierrick SERT01:26:53
2Nans BERNES LASSERRE01:28:20
3Alexis MYLY01:31:08
1Aurelie TREMBLET01:45:50
2Cloe BARTHELEMY01:48:00
3Charlotte CANAL01:54:20

03/02/2019   21.00km / 1010m+
Trail Santa Iria 2019 - Trail Curto

Rk Name Time
1Fernando LEMOS01:43:11
2Mario PINTO01:44:27
3Dinis GONCALVES01:44:31
1Anastasia RUDNAYA01:44:31
2Daria PANCHENKO02:03:24
3Tatiana BEVZA02:06:34

03/02/2019   39.20km / 1100m+
Trail Des Mouflons 2019 - Le Grand Mouflon

Rk Name Time
1Gawen BREMOND03:13:53
2Cedric DUMONTEIL03:14:20
3William LEVEQUE03:16:57
1Delphine SOULARD04:19:07
2Kerrianne ROGERS04:44:10
3Jeanette ROGERS04:44:10

03/02/2019   39.40km / 1640m+
Trail Santa Iria 2019 - Trail Longo

Rk Name Time
1Pedro BARROS03:35:44
2Pedro ROCHA03:38:57
3Tiago TEIXEIRA03:45:58
1Lucinda SOUSA04:23:40
2Claudia MOREIRA04:59:57
3Tania BATEIRA05:17:39

02/02/2019   14.70km / 650m+
Movistar Trail Andino 2019 - 15K

Rk Name Time
1Pablo Rodrigo QUISHPE01:15:50
2Franklin TUQUERRES01:16:08
3Luis DE LA CRUZ01:16:14
1Carla PINOS01:39:07
2Alexandra CANACUAN01:41:06
3Fatima SERRANO01:42:47

02/02/2019   34.50km / 710m+
Elephant Mountain Trail Runs 2019 - 35 Km

Rk Name Time
1Daniel WONG02:33:04
2Dan WATSON02:38:09
3Dave DUFFY02:53:43
1Maria Ines GOBITZ03:36:19
2Rainey WEAVER03:43:57
3Liz TROKEY03:50:28

02/02/2019   49.50km / 1070m+
Elephant Mountain Trail Runs 2019 - 50 Km

Rk Name Time
1Daniel KRSTULOVIC04:33:14
2Nich PANICE04:52:02
3Alex HOLLAND04:59:43
1Meghan HICKS05:25:45
2Meghan SLAVIN05:36:01
3Amanda VANDERGRIEND06:07:55
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 :

ITRA - Tel : +41 (0)2 15 19 02 08 - Email : contact@itra.run

Press Relations :

Infocîmes - Tel : +33 (0)4 50 47 24 61

Anne Gery - Mob : +33 (0)6 12 03 68 95 - Email : annegery@infocimes.com