*  Authenticity

Authenticity is the first trail-running value. At its origins, trail-running was born from the runners’ motivation to practise their sport in contact with natural surroundings, so as to experience the beauty of the landscape and to learn to evolve without artifice in an environment that is demanding for both body and spirit. Trail-running is an authentic sport, because it creates a confrontation between the participant and the unspoilt natural environment as a source of inspiration, surpassing oneself, but also one of harmony.

As a social activity, trail running promotes human relationships based on simplicity, conviviality, sharing and respect for differences. The trail-running community gives these authentic values as much importance as those of performance and competition.

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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16/01 Become member or renew your membership

> Click on :  "My space"  -> "Access my account" then

> Click on : "Personnal Information" then

> Click on : "Membership". 

15/01 Un oiseau en plein vol !

Nous avons le plaisir de vous présenter le projet de Sébastien Schropff. Collaborateur de l’ITRA, Sébastien souhaite se reconvertir et devenir moniteur de parapente. Passionné et déterminé ce jeune rêveur lance un appel à contributions. Nous vous invitons à découvrir ce projet de vie via un site de crowdfunding créé spécialement pour l’occasion par l'intéressé en personne !    aideunoiseau.com



ITRA is looking for a Community Manager and a Project Coordinator !

You are a trail running and digital marketing passionate, you wish to contribute to the development of this sport in an associative environment? The following job applications are made for you !

(We are looking for bilingual profiles french/english)



14/09 US Trail Running Conference

Love trail running? We do too! Whether you're an experienced trail runner, and ultra-marathoner, a trail newbie, a trail race director, or somewhere in between, the fifth annual US Trail Running Conference, brought to you by Active at Altitude, is for you. The Conference is held in partnership with the American Trail Running Association, and takes place October 11-14, 2017, in Estes Park, CO, USA, at the historic Stanley Hotel.

See details & to register here

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22/08 ITRA Press conference


Friday, September 1st, 2017 - 12:00 am – 1:00 pm
Le Majestic, Congress Centre, Chamonix

Program :

  • Focus on the 2018 Trail World Championships
  • Presentation of the ITRA Quartz health program’s innovations

With the presence of the organizer of Penyagolosa Trails, José SANTOS vice-president of ITRA in charge of international relations, and some of the athletes involved into Quartz Programm 

Presentation of the ITRA Quartz health program’s innovations with the partner brands
Columbia, Compressport, Hoka One One, Salomon, The North Face,


  • Patrick BASSET president of the ITRA Health Commission and Ultra Sports Sciences foundation,
  • Pierre SALLET president of the Athletes For Transparency association and coordinator of Quartz program for the ITRA
  • Jean-Charles PERRIN representative of Ultra-Trail® World Tour


1.05 pm: Possible individual meetings with the speakers in the adjoining rooms of the Congress Centre

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

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Opening of registration

Vagamon Ultrail 2019

  • Registration
  • 22/06 ▸ 14/12
  • Location
  • Kerala, India
  • Date of event
  • 05/01/2019
  • Distance
  • 60.7km ▸ 91.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2170m+ ▸ 3330m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 340

Trail Abrantes 100 2018

  • Registration
  • 20/06 ▸ 12/10
  • Location
  • Santarem, Portugal
  • Date of event
  • 20/10/2018
  • Distance
  • 100km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2320m+

Wicklow Way 50 Miles 2018

  • Registration
  • 20/06 ▸ 30/11
  • Location
  • Wicklow, Ireland
  • Date of event
  • 07/12/2018
  • Distance
  • 80.5km ▸ 160.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3350m+ ▸ 7260m+

Metsovo Ursa Trail 2018

  • Registration
  • 19/06 ▸ 29/07
  • Location
  • Ioannina, Greece
  • Date of event
  • 01/09/2018
  • Distance
  • 100km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 5110m+
  • Endurance points
  • 5
  • Mountain
  • 7
  • Finisher criteria
  • 350

Sky Ultra Pico Mx 2018

  • Registration
  • 18/06 ▸ 30/11
  • Location
  • Veracruz-Llave, Mexico
  • Date of event
  • 14/12/2018
  • Distance
  • 50.1km ▸ 126.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3060m+ ▸ 6410m+
  • Endurance points
  • 36
  • Mountain
  • 8
  • Finisher criteria
  • 340410

Trail Du Chemin De La Craie 2018

  • Registration
  • 18/06 ▸ 07/10
  • Location
  • 62 - Pas-de-Calais, France
  • Date of event
  • 07/10/2018
  • Distance
  • 11km ▸ 62km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 150m+ ▸ 800m+

Datong Volcanic Trail Challenge 2018

  • Registration
  • 16/06 ▸ 26/08
  • Location
  • Shanxi, China
  • Date of event
  • 01/09/2018
  • Distance
  • 50.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1460m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 3
  • Finisher criteria
  • 290

Transnt 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/06 ▸ 15/09
  • Location
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Date of event
  • 10/11/2018
  • Distance
  • 52km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3210m+

Plenilunio Tejeda Trail 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/06 ▸ 30/07
  • Location
  • Canarias, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 04/08/2018
  • Distance
  • 115km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 770m+

Guica Desert Marathon 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/06 ▸ 30/11
  • Location
  • Venezuela
  • Date of event
  • 15/12/2018
  • Distance
  • 43.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 350m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Finisher criteria
  • 280

Last results

21/07/2018   15.70km / 490m+
Race Animas 2018

Rk Name Time
1Martin MANANA01:25:02
2Maximiliano SILVEIRA01:34:48
3Oscar MALDONADO01:34:49
1Alison WAKELY01:49:08
2Andrea PEREIRA01:53:48
3Paula TRIAS01:58:44

21/07/2018   43.40km / 1220m+
Race Animas 2018 - 42Km

Rk Name Time
3Hector GOMEZ04:46:45
1Laura MORATORIO05:18:58
2Luciana MORETTI06:32:08

17/06/2018   31.80km / 1460m+
Trail Beaume-Drobie 2018 - Trail Beaume-Drobie 32Km

Rk Name Time
1Mael GARAUD03:03:21
2Jerome DAMOUR03:25:14
1Marie GARCIA04:08:29
2Marie Therese QUELARD05:32:33
3Amelia CULLINGWORTH06:24:10

17/06/2018   64.30km / 2640m+
Bieg 66 2018

Rk Name Time
1Przemysław KRUPA06:52:54
2Łukasz FLISIŃSKI06:57:02
3Tomasz FRACZ07:26:52
1Dorota KUCHTA08:26:56
2Katarzyna NOWAK09:22:12
3Anna SIKORA09:32:57

17/06/2018   42.40km / 1100m+
Lisarun53_2018 2018 - Extreme Trail42

Rk Name Time
1Francis GARNIER04:41:00
2Stephen ESNAULT04:48:00
1Alexandra VETOIS05:54:00
2Annick SAIVES05:55:00
3Naima HENRIETTE06:51:00

17/06/2018   29.00km / 1570m+
Trail Oasi Zegna 2018 - Trail Corto Oasi Zegna

Rk Name Time
1Ivan CAMURRI02:47:39
2Marco MARANGONE03:02:08
3Roberto TERRANEO03:02:56
1Elisabetta NEGRA03:20:45
2Oceane BOUTARIN03:28:15
3Yulia BAYKOVA03:31:11

17/06/2018   16.50km / 1080m+
Subida Al Poste - La Frontera 2018 - 17K

Rk Name Time
1Cristian ARGANDONA01:49:01
2Santiago GARCIA SORIA01:54:42
3Miguel Angel GARCIA ALONSO01:55:23
1Maria ALGARRA02:29:58

17/06/2018   57.00km / 4370m+
Trail Oasi Zegna 2018

Rk Name Time
1Luca CARRARA06:21:03
2Gael REYNAUD06:33:40
3Alessandro MACELLARO07:07:21
1Cecilia PEDRONI07:56:59
2Agnese VALZ GEN08:01:07
3Sonia GLAREY08:08:08

17/06/2018   20.00km / 900m+
Trail Beaume-Drobie 2018 - Trail Beaume-Drobie 20Km

Rk Name Time
1Jim TOMACHEVSKY01:52:46
2Thibault ROBERT01:56:00
3Franck PEYTAUD01:59:34
1Fanny ROCHE02:05:06
2Celine FEDER02:13:24
3Marlene CHIFFLET02:16:24

17/06/2018   12.40km / 520m+
Subida Al Poste - La Frontera 2018 - 12K

Rk Name Time
1Lyudmil GEORGIEV GRIGOROV01:00:19
2Carlos SANZ SAIZ01:00:22
3Oscar CAMPILLO01:02:11
1Miriam BENITO INIESTA01:23:38
3M.Milagros MANSILLA REBENAQUE01:29:20
13/02/2018 16:53


A new classification of trail race courses 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 now 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.