*  Humility

In practising trail-running, an activity in open country, humility is a behaviour that is adapted as much to the natural environment as to oneself.

In natural surroundings, it relies upon taking into consideration the existing natural hazards, whatever the relevance and the quality of the measures taken by the organisation of a race to ensure the safety of its participants. Humility, in the face of nature, supposes the capacity to show caution and can go as far as renouncing the race or the envisaged project. For that which concerns each individual, humility is based on the consciousness and the knowledge of one’s limits so as not to question one’s physical or mental integrity.

As a type of behaviour, humility is an inseparable attitude of listening and learning for better understanding of the principles which govern natural environments or the fundamentals of practising an intensive sport in 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.

Opening of registration

La Ferme Trail 2018

  • Registration
  • 16/10 ▸ 14/11
  • Location
  • Black River, Mauritius
  • Date of event
  • 17/11/2018
  • Distance
  • 23.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1050m+
  • Endurance points
  • 1
  • Mountain
  • 5
  • Finisher criteria
  • 210

Ultrabug 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/10 ▸ 25/05
  • Location
  • Suceava, Romania
  • Date of event
  • 07/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 98.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 4270m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 5
  • Finisher criteria
  • 250

Mt. Wumeng Ultra Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/10 ▸ 10/03
  • Location
  • Yunnan, China
  • Date of event
  • 30/04/2019
  • Distance
  • 330km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 13500m+

Vibram Maremontana 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/10 ▸ 26/03
  • Location
  • Liguria, Italy
  • Date of event
  • 31/03/2019
  • Distance
  • 45km ▸ 62.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2650m+ ▸ 3620m+
  • Endurance points
  • 23
  • Mountain
  • 7
  • Finisher criteria
  • 370410

Trail Du Lac De Paladru 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/10 ▸ 18/04
  • Location
  • 38 - Isère, France
  • Date of event
  • 21/04/2019
  • Distance
  • 50.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1970m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 420

Hard Podocarpus Ultra Trail 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/10 ▸ 15/11
  • Location
  • Loja, Ecuador
  • Date of event
  • 24/11/2018
  • Distance
  • 28km ▸ 48km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1810m+ ▸ 3440m+

The Himalayan Crossing And The Spiti 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/10 ▸ 01/04
  • Location
  • Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Date of event
  • 16/08/2019
  • Distance
  • 168km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 6190m+

Marathon Du Mont-Blanc 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/10 ▸ 10/06
  • Location
  • 74 - Haute-Savoie, France
  • Date of event
  • 28/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 3.9km ▸ 90.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 280m+ ▸ 6360m+
  • Endurance points
  • 04
  • Mountain
  • 334

Restonica Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/10 ▸ 28/06
  • Location
  • 2B - Haute-Corse, France
  • Date of event
  • 04/07/2019
  • Distance
  • 16.4km ▸ 107.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 650m+ ▸ 6840m+
  • Endurance points
  • 05
  • Mountain
  • 49
  • Finisher criteria
  • 250320

Corfu Mountain Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/10 ▸ 07/04
  • Location
  • Kerkira, Greece
  • Date of event
  • 04/05/2019
  • Distance
  • 39.6km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1970m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 5
  • Finisher criteria
  • 280

Last results

21/10/2019   177.78km / 9985m+
Els Bastions® Skyraces 2015 - Ultra

Rk Name Time
1Iker KARRERA11:41:33
2Juan Jose OLIVA SIMO12:55:59
3Ruben BONA CARNEROS13:23:40
1Valerie LAFITTE15:44:23
2Marta COMAS VILADRICH16:10:05
3Marian GARBAJOSA TORRECILLA18:33:03

14/10/2018   25.90km / 1620m+
Trail Del Monte Picaru 2018 - Trail Del Monte Picaru 26K

Rk Name Time
1Stefano CAMAGLIO02:39:06
2Gianluca BORRIONE02:43:18
3Maurizio BASSO02:52:29
1Virginia OLIVERI03:10:40
2Elisa GIORDANO03:17:32
3Monica PEIRANO04:14:48

14/10/2018   44.90km / 3010m+
Trail Del Monte Picaru 2018 - Trail Del Monte Picaru 45K

Rk Name Time
1Fabio CAVALLO04:30:41
2Stefano RUZZA04:36:07
3Alberto GHISELLINI04:47:11
1Giulia SAPIA06:04:55
2Marina PLAVAN06:18:53
3Marta TRESOLDI06:22:17

13/10/2018   63.10km / 2760m+
Les Défis Du Jubilé 2018 - Grand Parcours

Rk Name Time
1Xavier MOULIN06:28:26
2William BURNS06:28:26
3Olivier SAVOY06:35:54
1Olivia PERROLLAZ08:15:55
2Laure GEORGEON08:16:54
3Janine REUSE08:48:09

13/10/2018   20.80km / 980m+
Les Défis Du Jubilé 2018 - Petit Parcours

Rk Name Time
1Pierre METTAN01:37:07
2Gaspard ROBAS01:44:16
3Deangelis LUCA01:52:24
1Fanny BERRUT02:08:46
2Marjorie BERRUT02:14:11
3Soraya POULIN02:19:19

07/10/2018   41.00km / 1320m+
Estrelaçor Ultra Endurance 2018 - Estrela 43Km

Rk Name Time
1Pedro RIBEIRO03:33:12
2FERNANDO GOMES03:39:19
3Andre Tiago RIBEIRO03:41:08
1Carina VANSTALLE05:15:42
2Claudia GUERREIRO05:15:42
3AIDA MARIA RODRIGUES PRESA05:21:53

07/10/2018   66.10km / 1110m+
Trail Du Chemin De La Craie 2018 - Longue Distance

Rk Name Time
1Julien DAMBRUNE05:36:47
2Nicolas SEILLIER06:11:30
3Mathieu LEROY06:11:33
1Sophie LIMONIER08:45:02
2Veronique DUBAIL10:42:00

07/10/2018   32.60km / 1640m+
Ultra Sanabria By Stages 2018 - Gran Premio Ultra

Rk Name Time
1Jose Juan CLEMENTE DEL RIO03:11:38
2Fernando FIGUEIREDO03:31:42
3Pablo CRIADO TOCA03:40:54
1Maria Gonzalez RAMOS03:50:02
2Judite SOUSA05:26:05
3Carla ANGUEIRA06:02:55

07/10/2018   51.60km / 2540m+
Tartufo Trail Running 2018 - 52 Km

Rk Name Time
1Davide CAVALLETTI04:51:37
2Alberto GHISELLINI05:18:06
3Enrico DE FERRARI05:20:12
1Moira GUERINI06:44:43
2Giulia MAGNESA06:48:32
3Gia RINALDI07:11:41

07/10/2018   42.60km / 1740m+
Azores Trail Run® - Triangle Adventure 2018 - Volcanoes Marathon

Rk Name Time
1CARLOS CASTRO04:59:31
2Joao AFONSO05:14:33
3Marco SANTOS05:40:06
1Tania CARVALHO08:00:01
13/02/2018 16:53

NEW CLASSIFICATION OF TRAIL-RUNNING

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 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.