*  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.

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+

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

Kumys Trail 2019

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

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

Formosa Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/04 ▸ 17/09
  • Location
  • Taiwan
  • Date of event
  • 30/11/2019
  • Distance
  • 15.8km ▸ 104km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 770m+ ▸ 6000m+

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

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   54.40km / 2290m+
Trailaghi 2019 - Xl New

Rk Name Time
1Stefano RUZZA04:47:37
2Stefano DAGOSTINO04:48:48
3Gabriele ABATE04:50:44
1Sonia LOCATELLI05:32:55
2Virginia OLIVERI05:53:01
3Marta PORETTI06:26:51

14/04/2019   49.10km / 3830m+
Petzl Trail Plus 2019 - Trail De La Casa Del Árbol

Rk Name Time
1Alex MONTENEGRO05:50:16
2Oscar BASANTES05:57:59
3Cristian Fabricio BASTANTES MORENO05:58:41
1Maria Mercedes PILA06:33:25
2Elda Rosalia ZEGARRA QUIROZ07:31:52
3Nancy MARTINEZ07:36:24

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   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   22.20km / 1660m+
Trail Gravona 2019

Rk Name Time
1Noel GIORDANO02:18:19
2Loic ECHARDOUR02:29:00
3Olivier COLONNA02:29:36
1Lea CULLUS03:02:32
2Aurelie DUJARDIN03:03:58
3Mugica Gallardo LEIRE03:07:20

14/04/2019   22.50km / 480m+
Trail Des 2 Buttes 2019 - Piste Des Loups

Rk Name Time
1Clement CHANEL01:39:12
2Nicolas LAURENT01:39:39
3Gregoire HOLZSCHERER01:43:49
1Delphine GILSON01:51:58
2Marie Line HAMON01:54:47
3Katia CORREIA01:56:27

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
13/02/2018 16:53

NEW CLASSIFICATION OF TRAIL-RUNNING

A new classification of trail races has been developed to ever closer match the course to the effort demanded. These classifications are now connected with ITRA points.
Discover the new classification of trail-Running

Why change categories ? 

Since 2014, ITRA has built a reliable database of more than one million trail runners and several tens of thousands of races and their results. By analysing this enormous amount of data, ITRA has been able to ever more closely match points awarded the race with the effort required of the runner to complete its course.

The original classification of trails, based on their distance, did not allow for a consistent classification corresponding exactly to the effort required by the runners.

For example, two races of the same distance may require an extremely different amounts of effort depending on their altitudes and thus be in the same category while the race times could be completely different. Equally two races with identical race times could be classified into two different categories simply because they are two different distances.

What are the changes ? 

In the context of rewriting of Article 252 of the IAAF's Rules of Competition defining trail-running, the ITRA Steering Committee has approved a new redefined trail classification with the aim of grouping races in a more consistent way.

The new classification has 7 different categories of trail-running races (from XXS to XXL) all associated with the new ITRA points according to the following table:

new categories trail-running

Races are classified using the method of km-effort which allows to assign them a number of points.

Reminder: km-effort measure is the sum of the distance expressed in kilometers and a hundredth of the vertical gain expressed in meters, rounded to the nearest whole number (for example, the km-effort of a race of 65 km and 3500 m ascent is: 65 + 3500/100 = 100).

Furthermore, the limits between the categories have been refined in order to regroup races together in a more consistent way with respect to the race time. In that way it would be easier to anticipate the effort to produce by runners during a race.

When it will take place ? 

> The new points, defined according to the new limits, will apply from now on to all races in 2019.
NB: 2018 races keep the points assigned according to the old limits.

> The ITRA performance index calculated according to the new classification will be effective from March 2018.