*  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.

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! 

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Opening of registration

Les Défis Du Jubilé 2019

  • Registration
  • 25/03 ▸ 09/10
  • Location
  • Valais, Switzerland
  • Date of event
  • 12/10/2019
  • Distance
  • 20.8km ▸ 61.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 980m+ ▸ 20170m+

Jiangnan100 Qingyuan Ancient Bridge Ultra Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 25/03 ▸ 25/04
  • Location
  • Zhejiang, China
  • Date of event
  • 01/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 31.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1530m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 6
  • Finisher criteria
  • 180

Jiangnan100 Qingyuan Ancient Bridge Ultra Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 25/03 ▸ 25/04
  • Location
  • Zhejiang, China
  • Date of event
  • 25/05/2019
  • Distance
  • 56.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2910m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 6
  • Finisher criteria
  • 160

Lamaja Maratón De Javalambre 2019

  • Registration
  • 25/03 ▸ 12/09
  • Location
  • Aragon, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 15/09/2019
  • Distance
  • 13.5km ▸ 50.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 640m+ ▸ 2760m+
  • Endurance points
  • 02
  • Mountain
  • 68

Trans T'ai-Hang Yechuan Mountains 2019

  • Registration
  • 22/03 ▸ 01/07
  • Location
  • Shanxi, China
  • Date of event
  • 24/08/2019
  • Distance
  • 36.2km ▸ 123km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1100m+ ▸ 4230m+
  • Endurance points
  • 25
  • Mountain
  • 34

Desafio Raiz Tapera 2019

  • Registration
  • 20/03 ▸ 10/05
  • Location
  • Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Date of event
  • 01/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 5.1km ▸ 21.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 420m+ ▸ 1300m+
  • Endurance points
  • 01
  • Mountain
  • 68
  • Finisher criteria
  • 190310

Jurajskie Biegi Wielkanocne 2019

  • Registration
  • 18/03 ▸ 18/04
  • Location
  • Slaskie, Poland
  • Date of event
  • 20/04/2019
  • Distance
  • 20km ▸ 63km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 700m+ ▸ 2100m+

Vučko Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 16/03 ▸ 08/06
  • Location
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Date of event
  • 22/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 13km ▸ 63.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 610m+ ▸ 3310m+
  • Endurance points
  • 23
  • Mountain
  • 46
  • Finisher criteria
  • 260320

Faethon Olympus Marathon 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/03 ▸ 15/05
  • Location
  • Larisa, Greece
  • Date of event
  • 14/07/2019
  • Distance
  • 19.7km ▸ 42.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1640m+ ▸ 3400m+
  • Endurance points
  • 02
  • Mountain
  • 11
  • Finisher criteria
  • 340350

Sinhagad Epic Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/03 ▸ 17/06
  • Location
  • Maharashtra, India
  • Date of event
  • 30/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 21.6km ▸ 41.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1220m+ ▸ 2190m+
  • Endurance points
  • 02
  • Mountain
  • 6

Last results

17/03/2019   30.80km / 210m+
North C Trail 2019 - 31Km

Rk Name Time
1Sven VAN LONDERSELE02:22:32
2Kevin VAN HOOVELS02:23:08
3Pieter SEYS02:25:07
1Sofie CLAUS02:47:06
2Joke BATTEL02:56:06
3Cindy MIGNON03:09:18

17/03/2019   29.90km / 1090m+
Trail Des Salamandres 2019 - 30Km

Rk Name Time
1Robin FARICIER02:09:34
2Augustin GUIBERT02:11:50
3Fleury ROUX02:15:41
1Charlotte DAUCHOT02:44:29
2Manon BESSON02:55:40
3Audrey JAVELLE02:58:27

17/03/2019   17.00km / 1150m+
Trail Dello Zingaro 2019 - Trail Della Ficarella

Rk Name Time
1Alberto CONTI02:01:12
2Santi GALOFARO02:17:47
3Giuseppe DI ADAMO02:18:41
1Romilda DE FILIPPIS02:51:27
2Maria SILIPIGNI02:53:41
3Irene CANDELA02:55:31

17/03/2019   32.90km / 2100m+
Trail Dello Zingaro 2019

Rk Name Time
1Gabriele ABATE03:32:00
2Francesco CESARE04:01:22
3Italo CONTI04:02:32
1Lara LA PERA05:05:04
2Milena BRAMBILLA05:10:28
3Daniela MONTELLI05:13:06

17/03/2019   18.60km / 660m+
Trail Des Salamandres 2019 - 19Km

Rk Name Time
1Guillaume BAY01:21:34
2Cedric BONNEFOY01:22:30
3Jeremy JURKIEWICZ01:23:32
1Fabienne MIOLANE01:44:46
2Severine CHERBUT01:46:49
3Elodie GRANJON01:47:06

17/03/2019   46.80km / 160m+
North C Trail 2019 - 47Km

Rk Name Time
1Kristof DECLERCK04:02:08
2Joris BEAUMON04:08:09
3Julien DAMBRUNE04:09:52
1Rosanne TEEUWEN05:15:34
2Marjan DE RUITER ABMA05:32:31
3Hilde EGGERMONT05:37:38

17/03/2019   11.00km / 340m+
Trail Des Salamandres 2019 - 11Km

Rk Name Time
1Jerome MICHON00:46:02
2Kevin GUILLOTTE00:46:47
3Nino FAYOLLE00:47:30
1Pauline BAY00:57:28
2Maroussia COMPARAT00:59:12
3Sylviane BOULHOL01:01:43

16/03/2019   98.00km / 7160m+
Ultra-Trail® Hangzhou 2019 - 100Km

Rk Name Time
1Leilei WANG15:17:13
2Jianfeng SHEN16:06:40
3Peng XIE16:36:10
1Jiejun WANG18:56:00
2Yuanyuan WU19:26:31
3Guihua XU20:55:26

16/03/2019   21.90km / 680m+
Ultrabericus Trail 2019 - Urban

Rk Name Time
1Giovanni CORA01:26:32
2Francesco LORENZI01:27:40
3Andrea MIGNOLLI01:27:59
1Melina CLERC01:42:25
2Tina Angela SBRISSA01:49:11
3Chiara LAMBERTI01:53:19

16/03/2019   36.30km / 1470m+
Ultrabericus Trail 2019 - Twin Relay 1

Rk Name Time
1Marco BONFANTE02:52:27
2Marco LEONI02:54:49
3Claudio CHIARINI03:01:17
1Elena SASSUDELLI03:37:41
2Nicoletta DAL PONT03:39:19
3Marialuisa TAGLIAPIETRA03:39:23
07/05/2018 12:16

2018 Trail World Championships: the last news! 

The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) and the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) are proud to present the World Trail Championships, organized by the Penyagolosa Trails HG and the Real Federación Española de Atletismo and taking place in Spain in Castellón from May 10th to May 13th 2018. 

The place:

In the north of the Valencia region, amidst the foothills of the Iberian System and the Catalan Coastal Range, lies the province of Castellón, the second most mountainous province in Spain. The area is ideal for hosting the Trail World Championships, offering magnificent vistas to the runners, who will discover the rich and varied nature of the province. Leaving the city behind, the competitors will soon find themselves on winding trails leading them through typical Castellón backcountry landscapes and onward along ancient paths and through villages rich in history, art, gastronomy and cultural heritage, where the athletes will be greeted with an unforgettable warmth.

penyagolosa

The history of the Championships:

The number of participants in the Championships of the World 2018 bears witness to the rapid growth of trail-running worldwide. In 2007, in Houston (USA), 12 delegations were represented by 33 athletes, 16 women and 17 men. Today, there are 354 athletes participating (142 women and 212 men, representing 49 delegations. By comparison with previous championships, the increase in the average ITRA Performance Index (PI) for the top 50 athletes (male and female) reflects an enormous enthusiasm for the young discipline of trail-running - even if the respective levels of the different delegations remain somewhat disparate.

The favorites (men):

Leading the top 10 men on the basis of the ITRA Performance Index is the defending Champion, Luis Alberto Hernando (ITRA PI score 921), with two British runners, Tom Owens (ITRA PI score 912, photo) and Jonathan Albon (ITRA PI score 911) hot on his heels. Also in the top 10 are two Americans, Zach Miller (ITRA PI score 906) and Mario Mendoza (ITRA PI score 886), with the French runners Sylvain Court (ITRA PI score 889), Sébastien Spehler (ITRA PI score 886) and Ludovic Pommeret (ITRA PI score 884) just behind. Finally, two Spaniards, Christofer Clemente(ITRA PI score 879, photo) and Pablo Villa (ITRA PI score 874) will also be at the starting line for this Trail World Championships. There promises to be fierce competition from some of the outsiders too, notably Adrien Michaud from France (ITRA PI score 874), Thorbergur Jónsson from Iceland (ITRA PI score 872), Marcin Swierc (ITRA PI score 872) from Poland and Dimitrios Theodorakakos (ITRA PI score 864) from Greece. 

The favorites (women) : 

Competition amongst the top 10 women, on the basis of the ITRA Performance Index, promises to be exciting and full of surprises. At the top of the group and on home territory is the Spaniard Maite Maiora (ITRA PI score 776, photo) followed by the American Clare Gallagher (ITRA PI score 769) and  Nathalie Mauclair  (ITRA PI score 767) from France. Just behind them in the top 10 are three Spanish runners, Azara García (ITRA PI score 763), Gemma Arenas (ITRA PI score 753), and Laia Cañes (ITRA PI score 738) who knows the region well and was last year's winner of the MIM (one of the Penyagolosa races). Amandine Ferrato and Adeline Roche of France (equal ITRA PI scores 761), who finished one behind the other last year's World Short Trail Championships (2017), will also be at the starting line. Completing the top 10 are Anne-Marie Madden (ITRA PI score 752) from Canada and Magdalena Laczak (ITRA PI score 737) from Poland whilst a number of outsiders may well surprise the favourites; these include Glykeria Tziatzia (ITRA PI score 730, photo), Kristin Berglund (ITRA PI score 728), and Michaela Mertova (ITRA PI score 725) of Greece, Sweden and Czech Republic respectively. 

The races:

The athletes taking part in the Trail World Championships will have to contend with a distance of 85.3 km and 4,900m of ascent 3,690m of descent. The race will start from Castellón at 6.00 am on Saturday, May 12th.
The World Championships course profile:
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To allow the greatest possible number of athletes to take part, there will be two races open to the public, allowing lovers of the sport to tread the Championship Trails and to join in this historic and unforgettable experience. 

The first of these, the CSP (Castellón Penyagolosa Ultra; part of the Ultra Trail® World Tour circuit), run over a distance of 109 km with 5,600m of ascent and 4,400m of descent, will start from Castellón at 0.00 am on Saturday, May 12th.

The MIM (i Mitja Marató) will start at 7.00 am on Saturday, May 12th and will cover 62 km with 2,300m of ascent and 1,900m of descent.  

Program:

  • Thursday, May 10th at 7.30 am: opening ceremony (Castellón) 
  • Friday, May 11th at 12.30 pm: WTC press conference (Raval Theatre in Castellón 
  • Friday, May 11th from 4.00 to 6.00 pm: ITRA Health Conference (Benicassim)
  • Saturday, May 12th at 0.00 am: start of CSP 
  • Saturday, May 12th at 6.00 am: World Trail Championships race
  • Saturday, May 12th at 7.00 am: start of MiM 
  • Sunday, May 13th at 11.00 am: prize-giving and closing ceremony

DNS: 

Several of the favorite athletes have been obliged to pull out of the race just a few days before the competition because of injury or for other, personal reasons. Two French runners, Cédric Fleureton (ITRA PI score 892) and Nicolas Martin (ITRA PI score 894), will not start, nor will American runners Tim Freriks (ITRA PI score 912) and Tim Tollefson (ITRA PI score 902). Amongst the women, two of the favorites,Caroline Chaverot (highest ITRA PI score 806 (General)) from France and Jasmin Nunige (ITRA PI score 766) from Switzerland, will not take part.