*  Equity

Is in the search for a just balance, based on impartiality and equal opportunity from which each runner should benefit.

The trail-running races are open to all runners. The regulations are conceived so that they apply equally to all concerned. All athletes are subject to the same conditions and they have the same rights and same duties. The measures taken to welcome the top athletes must on no account hamper the participation of the other runners.

It is the responsibility of the organisers to guarantee this principle of equity, to carry out the necessary checks and to offer all the participants the best race conditions possible.

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

Evil Trail 2020

  • Registration
  • 19/08 ▸ 31/10
  • Location
  • Loei, Thailand
  • Date of event
  • 19/01/2020
  • Distance
  • 31km ▸ 55km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1200m+ ▸ 2580m+

The Double Top Ultra 2020

  • Registration
  • 19/08 ▸ 01/05
  • Location
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Date of event
  • 02/05/2020
  • Distance
  • 62.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2020m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 3
  • Finisher criteria
  • 340

Round The Rock 2020

  • Registration
  • 19/08 ▸ 07/08
  • Location
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Date of event
  • 08/08/2020
  • Distance
  • 73.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1770m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 2
  • Finisher criteria
  • 370

Bel Monte Endurance Races 2020

  • Registration
  • 17/08 ▸ 14/03
  • Location
  • Virginia, United States
  • Date of event
  • 14/03/2020
  • Distance
  • 26.3km ▸ 83.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1100m+ ▸ 2590m+
  • Endurance points
  • 13
  • Mountain
  • 35
  • Finisher criteria
  • 320560

Maxi Race Madeira 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/08 ▸ 15/11
  • Location
  • Madeira, Portugal
  • Date of event
  • 06/12/2019
  • Distance
  • 110km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 8520m+

Bèrghem Vinter Maraton 2020

  • Registration
  • 15/08 ▸ 27/01
  • Location
  • Hedmark, Norway
  • Date of event
  • 08/02/2020
  • Distance
  • 41.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 620m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 1
  • Finisher criteria
  • 250

Oslo Trail Challenge 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/08 ▸ 25/09
  • Location
  • Akershus, Norway
  • Date of event
  • 04/10/2019
  • Distance
  • 55.1km ▸ 201.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1510m+ ▸ 6240m+
  • Endurance points
  • 26
  • Mountain
  • 3
  • Finisher criteria
  • 250330

Lingjiushan Trail Running 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/08 ▸ 14/10
  • Location
  • Zhejiang, China
  • Date of event
  • 16/11/2019
  • Distance
  • 50.4km ▸ 97.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 4430m+ ▸ 7840m+
  • Endurance points
  • 35
  • Mountain
  • 910
  • Finisher criteria
  • 330370

Hoka Forest Run 2019

  • Registration
  • 14/08 ▸ 15/09
  • Location
  • Pest, Hungary
  • Date of event
  • 26/10/2019
  • Distance
  • 42.2km ▸ 90.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1260m+ ▸ 3330m+
  • Endurance points
  • 24
  • Mountain
  • 34

Trail Event Les Saint Cyriennes 2019

  • Registration
  • 14/08 ▸ 22/11
  • Location
  • 83 - Var, France
  • Date of event
  • 24/11/2019
  • Distance
  • 28.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 980m+
  • Endurance points
  • 1
  • Mountain
  • 3
  • Finisher criteria
  • 300

Last results

18/08/2019   11.30km / 780m+
Trail Del Moixeró 2019 - S-Trail

Rk Name Time
1Javier FERNANDEZ LOPEZ01:10:45
2Andreu CONTIJOCH CULLERE01:10:49
3Raoul RAUS01:13:25
1Adriana FERNANDEZ LOPEZ01:31:09
2Aida PINTO BIESCAS01:31:47
3Andrea RUIZ01:33:58

18/08/2019   36.40km / 2090m+
Trail Del Moixeró 2019 - Xtrail 37K

Rk Name Time
1Eugeni GIL03:35:20
2Diego ARROYO03:44:17
3Pol RODRIGUEZ I SALVADOR03:52:24
1Ester CASAJUANA04:21:31
2Sandra CASTELLANAS SANS04:31:08
3Jessica TIPAN04:52:50

18/08/2019   23.90km / 1060m+
Trail Del Moixeró 2019 - Trail 24K

Rk Name Time
1Marc VIZCAINO MUNOZ02:01:19
2Josep MIRET TOMAS02:03:52
3Lluis BARBE LLAGOSTERA02:06:52
1Anna ROVIRA POUS02:19:38
2Amaia AMANTEGI02:24:16
3Irene FUERTES02:24:50

18/08/2019   30.10km / 1280m+
Transural Duracell Polar Series 2019 - Polar Trail 30K

Rk Name Time
1Vladimir CHUGUNOV04:02:45
2Evgenij FEDOROV04:03:12
3Aleksej KURTEEV04:18:26
1Marina GEORGIEVA04:20:14
2Mariya NAGUMANOVA04:30:40
3Tatiana SEMENOVA05:03:28

18/08/2019   58.80km / 2720m+
Longqishan Ultra Trail Challenge 2019 - 60Km

Rk Name Time
1Jing LIANG05:24:59
2Bin XIE05:39:37
3Pengfei CAO05:53:12
1FUZHAO XIANG06:27:44
2Yanru TAO06:53:48
3Fengjuan FAN07:35:59

18/08/2019   50.70km / 1770m+
Transural Duracell Polar Series 2019 - Polar Ultra-Trail

Rk Name Time
1Aleksandr MAKAROV07:05:12
2Dimitriy PLATONOV07:21:20
3Mihail KOMISSAROV07:53:46
1Dina RYMANOVA10:26:32
2Anastasiya MIROVA11:58:25
3ANASTASIA GOLUBEVA11:59:37

17/08/2019   162.10km / 4230m+
Leadville Trail 100 Run 2019 - Leadville Trial 100 Run

Rk Name Time
1Ryan SMITH16:33:24
2Chad TRAMMELL17:56:27
3Devon OLSON17:57:18
1Magdalena BOULET20:18:07
2Cat BRADLEY20:45:48
3Samantha WOOD23:52:10

17/08/2019   37.40km / 1900m+
Bjelasica Ultra Trail 2019 - Mali Medvjed ( Ursa Minor)

Rk Name Time
1Jerome BERNARD03:46:51
2Boban LUKIC03:57:42
3Kirill CHERNOROTOV03:58:56
1Zrinka DEUR SARIC04:55:30
2Olga KOT05:06:11
3Maja MILOSAVLJEVIC05:20:05

17/08/2019   52.00km / 2380m+
Persenk Ultra 2019 - Orehovo Ultra

Rk Name Time
1Rosen RUSEV05:25:35
2Kamen NEDKOV05:32:20
3Ahmed FARAONA05:38:29
1Mariya NIKOLOVA05:20:40
2Slavena TOPALSKA06:36:40
3Boryana NIKOLCHEVA06:36:54

17/08/2019   59.40km / 3020m+
Bjelasica Ultra Trail 2019 - Veliki Medvjed (Great Bear)

Rk Name Time
1Daniel KRSTULOVIC07:16:45
2Dejan MIJATOVIC09:38:36
3Slavko MRDAK09:38:36
1Alexandra ZAKHAROVA10:40:37
2Emilija JOSIPOVIC12:12:35
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.