*  Respect for

To respect others, is to understand and accept their differences and it is to act in such a way as to not bother or hamper them. It is equally understanding that the race takes place in surroundings which have their own culture and traditions; it is consequently adopting the necessary "knowledge and understanding" in order to respect the local population, its culture and its customs.

Each runner also agrees to respect all people encountered during the course of the trail, who are also benefiting from the open country at the same time (other trail-runners, hikers, etc.).
Each runner agrees to know and respect the regulations of the race in which they have chosen to participate.

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.

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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

Polar Kaptárkő & Nagy- Eged Trail 2018

  • Registration
  • 18/07 ▸ 03/09
  • Location
  • Heves, Hungary
  • Date of event
  • 22/09/2018
  • Distance
  • 17.5km ▸ 31.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 650m+ ▸ 1140m+

Ultra-Trail® Three Gorges 2018

  • Registration
  • 16/07 ▸ 31/08
  • Location
  • Hubei, China
  • Date of event
  • 22/11/2018
  • Distance
  • 55km ▸ 169km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3400m+ ▸ 10220m+

Yunding Trail Race 2018

  • Registration
  • 16/07 ▸ 31/10
  • Location
  • Fujian, China
  • Date of event
  • 16/12/2018
  • Distance
  • 30.5km ▸ 46.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1840m+ ▸ 2880m+
  • Endurance points
  • 13
  • Mountain
  • 7
  • Finisher criteria
  • 270300

Hyssnaloppet 2018

  • Registration
  • 15/07 ▸ 30/09
  • Location
  • Vastra Gotaland, Sweden
  • Date of event
  • 06/10/2018
  • Distance
  • 38.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1060m+

Centurion Thames Path 100 2019

  • Registration
  • 14/07 ▸ 06/04
  • Location
  • United Kingdom
  • Date of event
  • 04/05/2019
  • Distance
  • 160.6km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 350m+
  • Endurance points
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 310

Trail De La Valserine 2018

  • Registration
  • 13/07 ▸ 21/10
  • Location
  • France
  • Date of event
  • 21/10/2018
  • Distance
  • 34.6km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1430m+

Clásica Media Maratón De Montaña Huaraz 2018

  • Registration
  • 09/07 ▸ 11/11
  • Location
  • Ancash, Peru
  • Date of event
  • 11/11/2018
  • Distance
  • 20.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1310m+
  • Endurance points
  • 1
  • Mountain
  • 9
  • Finisher criteria
  • 380

Great Wall International Trail Challenge Race 2018

  • Registration
  • 09/07 ▸ 09/08
  • Location
  • Beijing, China
  • Date of event
  • 13/10/2018
  • Distance
  • 26.6km ▸ 96.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1610m+ ▸ 5920m+
  • Endurance points
  • 25
  • Mountain
  • 67
  • Finisher criteria
  • 220310

Yuhuang Ultra Endurance Race 2018

  • Registration
  • 09/07 ▸ 09/08
  • Location
  • Jiangxi, China
  • Date of event
  • 02/11/2018
  • Distance
  • 59.1km ▸ 116.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2300m+ ▸ 5950m+
  • Endurance points
  • 35
  • Mountain
  • 46
  • Finisher criteria
  • 240310

Les Défis Du Jubilé 2018

  • Registration
  • 09/07 ▸ 13/10
  • Location
  • Valais, Switzerland
  • Date of event
  • 13/10/2018
  • Distance
  • 63.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2760m+
  • Endurance points
  • 4
  • Mountain
  • 5
  • Finisher criteria
  • 390

Last results

14/07/2018   33.10km / 2080m+
Ortler Mountain Challenge For Als 2018 2018 - Ortler Gran Ronda

Rk Name Time
1Rick HAYWOOD05:44:02
2Piet GOOSSENS05:56:53
3Pieter ORBIE06:21:51

14/07/2018   98.60km / 6160m+
Eiger Ultra-Trail® 2018 - E101

Rk Name Time
1Pau CAPELL11:24:38
2Jason SCHLARB11:57:58
3Peter VAN DER ZON12:05:08
1Kathrin GOETZ13:49:06
2Eva SPERGER14:11:40
3Caroline BENOIT14:20:40

14/07/2018   43.50km / 2620m+
Ortler Mountain Challenge For Als 2018 2018 - Ortler Marathon

Rk Name Time
1Karel SVOBODA05:52:09
2Diedrik DE MULDER06:19:33
3Daniel STENSLET06:35:44
1Wilma VISSERS08:29:08
3Arja VAN DEN BROEK11:22:15

08/07/2018   22.10km / 1210m+
K42 Italia 2018 - K21 Terminillo Leonessa

Rk Name Time
1Guido BARBUSCIO02:16:35
2Salvatore RAGONESE02:21:56
3Alessio BIAGIONI02:28:19
1Oriana QUATTROCCHI03:09:20
2Valentyna SMOLYAR03:11:28
3Alice CICCARELLI03:15:16

08/07/2018   10.00km / 690m+
Luchon Aneto Trail 2018 - La Dika

Rk Name Time
1Robin THOMAS00:49:16
2Florent CASTET00:49:23
3Antoine VILLECHENAUD00:52:01
1Manon LE GLOAHEC01:05:10
2Pauline CASTEX01:05:30
3Celine PORTOLAN01:05:40

08/07/2018   26.50km / 1460m+
Trail Del Pratomagno 2018

Rk Name Time
1Luca COSSARINI02:34:38
2Vicente VIEIRA MACHADO02:36:58
3Gilberto SADOTTI02:37:25
1Valentina ODALDI03:06:34
2Giulia PETRENI03:06:47
3Anna TENTI03:20:46

08/07/2018   46.30km / 2010m+
Ultra-Trail® Aquaterra 2018 - Les Manants De Port-Dieu 46 Km

Rk Name Time
2Francois MARLEIX05:21:38
3Laurent DIOT05:32:38
1Sandrine MILLECAMPS06:45:55
2Isabelle RIVIERRE07:03:50

08/07/2018   43.80km / 2830m+
Luchon Aneto Trail 2018 - La Venasque

Rk Name Time
1Robin JUILLAGUET04:22:08
2Hugo BLATGE04:37:36
3Clement CHRISTEN04:39:08
1Corinne DEGOIS05:50:04
2Julie DEHOUCK05:52:06
3Lucille ROULLAUD ESTANCO06:06:42

08/07/2018   70.20km / 5350m+
High Trail Vanoise 2018 - Htv

Rk Name Time
1Dmitry MITYAEV08:40:45
2Christophe PERRILLAT09:00:44
3Ludovic POMMERET09:00:44
1Ragna DEBATS10:05:34
2Sanna HELANDER10:39:53
3Ekaterina MITYAEVA10:59:17

08/07/2018   24.50km / 890m+
Ultra-Trail® Aquaterra 2018 - L'artensiel 25 Km

Rk Name Time
1Sylvain AZEVEDO01:55:24
2Alexandre VIOLLE02:03:21
3David FAURE02:10:09
1Cindy RIBEYRE02:32:06
2Domitille FABRE02:32:46
3Solene JUNGER02:39:23
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.


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:

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.  


  • 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


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.