*  Respect for
oneself

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.

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

Prishtina Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 20/04 ▸ 24/05
  • Location
  • Kosovo
  • Date of event
  • 26/05/2019
  • Distance
  • 10.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 480m+

Fujisan Genshirin Trail Run In Syojiko 2019

  • Registration
  • 20/04 ▸ 20/07
  • Location
  • Yamanashi, Japan
  • Date of event
  • 20/10/2019
  • Distance
  • 24.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1160m+
  • Endurance points
  • 1
  • Mountain
  • 5
  • Finisher criteria
  • 260

Ultra Trilhos Rocha Da Pena 2019

  • Registration
  • 18/04 ▸ 28/07
  • Location
  • Faro, Portugal
  • Date of event
  • 10/08/2019
  • Distance
  • 16km ▸ 55km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 830m+ ▸ 2970m+

Trail Margeride 2019

  • Registration
  • 16/04 ▸ 07/09
  • Location
  • 48 - Lozère, France
  • Date of event
  • 08/09/2019
  • Distance
  • 25.9km ▸ 49.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 820m+ ▸ 1470m+
  • Endurance points
  • 12
  • Mountain
  • 34
  • Finisher criteria
  • 390460

Maxi-Race China 2019

  • Registration
  • 16/04 ▸ 30/05
  • Location
  • Jiangsu, China
  • Date of event
  • 15/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 33.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1510m+

Trail Azro N'thor 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/04 ▸ 08/06
  • Location
  • Algeria
  • Date of event
  • 14/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 17.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1430m+
  • Endurance points
  • 0
  • Mountain
  • 10
  • Finisher criteria
  • 300

Oregon Coast 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/04 ▸ 29/08
  • Location
  • Oregon, United States
  • Date of event
  • 12/10/2019
  • Distance
  • 31.8km ▸ 46.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1130m+ ▸ 1190m+
  • Endurance points
  • 12
  • Mountain
  • 34
  • Finisher criteria
  • 320

Kumys Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/04 ▸ 24/05
  • Location
  • Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Date of event
  • 26/05/2019
  • Distance
  • 21km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1050m+

Trails Du Besso 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/04 ▸ 27/08
  • Location
  • Valais, Switzerland
  • Date of event
  • 31/08/2019
  • Distance
  • 27.6km ▸ 59.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2460m+ ▸ 5340m+
  • Endurance points
  • 23
  • Mountain
  • 1213
  • Finisher criteria
  • 210390

Azores Trail Run® - Triangle Adventure 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/04 ▸ 30/08
  • Location
  • Azores, Portugal
  • Date of event
  • 04/10/2019
  • Distance
  • 28.2km ▸ 112.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1700m+ ▸ 6750m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 8
  • Finisher criteria
  • 300

Last results

02/06/2019   38.30km / 2380m+
Vii Ultra-Trail® Aldeas Do Courel 2018 - Trail Aldeas Do Courel

Rk Name Time
1Marcos Antonio PASCUAL04:11:54
2Raul DELGADO CEREJIDO04:15:30
3Juan RODRIGUEZ QUEIJAS04:34:18
1Anabel MERINO DURAN04:58:08
2Karola BOHME06:25:38
3Paula FERNANDEZ OTERO06:52:40

20/04/2019   42.00km / 500m+
Uruguay Natural Trail Cabo Polonio 2019 - 42 Km

Rk Name Time
1Ezequiel RAMALLO03:39:39
2Federico MARTINEZ03:40:50
3Maikol MENDEZ03:47:54
1Mariana QUINONES05:32:14
2Lucia LATORRE07:20:24

14/04/2019   43.50km / 2210m+
Trail Drome 2019 - 42 Km

Rk Name Time
1Nicolas MARTIN03:20:42
2Julien RANCON03:21:11
3Ludovic POMMERET03:24:26
1Adeline ROCHE03:53:18
2Blandine L HIRONDEL03:54:18
3Sarah VIEUILLE03:54:24

14/04/2019   43.20km / 2400m+
Trail Gravona 2019 - Marathon De La Gravona

Rk Name Time
1Lambert SANTELLI04:39:06
2Benjamin CLERICE04:46:16
3Anthony QUILICI04:55:44
1Emmanuelle MORACCHINI05:18:29
2Estelle GIACOMETTI06:04:35
3Irene SAGGIN06:40:27

14/04/2019   23.40km / 1060m+
Trail Drome 2019 - 23 Km

Rk Name Time
1Theo DETIENNE01:38:56
2Tristan CALAMITA01:40:06
3Geoffroy SARRAN01:40:17
1Christel DEWALLE01:53:24
2Helene COLLE01:59:31
3Nolwenn BURCKLE01:59:39

14/04/2019   19.90km / 860m+
Saijo Inari Trail Run Race 2019 - Long Course

Rk Name Time
1Junpei TOMIOKA01:42:51
2Katsu OHMORI01:43:43
3Kei HORIGOME01:47:01
1Akiko KAWAMURA02:03:34
2Yuri KAKITA02:18:44
3Tomoko IZUTSU02:18:55

14/04/2019   39.70km / 860m+
Trail Des 2 Buttes 2019

Rk Name Time
1Daniel HOUEE03:10:25
2Olivier JOUFFREY03:13:32
3Nicolas JEANJEAN03:17:53
1Agnes ROZENBERG03:52:20
2Agathe DEBRAY03:54:36
3Pascale DUJARRIER04:04:58

14/04/2019   10.10km / 760m+
Trail Gravona 2019 - A Gravunedda

Rk Name Time
1Ange Marie MORANGE01:03:55
2Patrick JUVIN01:06:10
3Jean Laurent DOMINICI01:08:17
1Magali GRAZZINI01:17:33
2Angelique ABELA01:17:46
3Lauriane CECCALDI01:23:26

14/04/2019   40.50km / 990m+
Iasi In Trail 2019 - Maraton (Marathon)

Rk Name Time
1Leonard MITRICA03:30:53
2Cristian Marian MOSOIU03:31:36
3Gheorghe CODREA03:33:21
1Ingrid MUTTER03:29:14
2Natalia ZBIRNEA03:34:41
3Crina BUZGAN03:47:01

14/04/2019   20.70km / 580m+
Iasi In Trail 2019 - Semimaraton (Halfmarathon)

Rk Name Time
1Mihail BIZNIUC01:25:23
2Gabriel BULARDA01:27:56
3Ionut Alexandru HUSARIU01:30:24
1Nicoleta DUMITRU01:59:40
2Simona SLADARU02:05:08
3Ana TEPES02:13:02
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

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