*  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

Entrevalls 2019

  • Registration
  • 24/09 ▸ 06/09
  • Location
  • Spain
  • Date of event
  • 07/09/2019
  • Distance
  • 29km ▸ 40km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2630m+ ▸ 3450m+

Volvic Volcanic Expérience 2019

  • Registration
  • 22/09 ▸ 25/05
  • Location
  • 63 - Puy-de-Dôme, France
  • Date of event
  • 31/05/2019
  • Distance
  • 15km ▸ 109.6km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 420m+ ▸ 3510m+
  • Endurance points
  • 04
  • Mountain
  • 34

Running Trip 2019

  • Registration
  • 21/09 ▸ 30/03
  • Location
  • Mendoza, Argentina
  • Date of event
  • 31/03/2019
  • Distance
  • 42.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1910m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 6
  • Finisher criteria
  • 290

Octobertrail 2018

  • Registration
  • 20/09 ▸ 07/10
  • Location
  • Novosibirsk, Russia
  • Date of event
  • 14/10/2018
  • Distance
  • 21km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 460m+

Transylvania One Hundred 2019

  • Registration
  • 20/09 ▸ 03/05
  • Location
  • Romania
  • Date of event
  • 18/05/2019
  • Distance
  • 20km ▸ 100km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1720m+ ▸ 6380m+

Maxi Race Madeira 2018

  • Registration
  • 20/09 ▸ 20/11
  • Location
  • Madeira, Portugal
  • Date of event
  • 08/12/2018
  • Distance
  • 25.2km ▸ 103.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1920m+ ▸ 7970m+
  • Endurance points
  • 25
  • Mountain
  • 9

Maverick Inov-8 Utse 2019

  • Registration
  • 19/09 ▸ 17/08
  • Location
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Date of event
  • 07/09/2019
  • Distance
  • 88km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3300m+

Maverick Inov-8 Utsp 2019

  • Registration
  • 19/09 ▸ 09/07
  • Location
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Date of event
  • 13/07/2019
  • Distance
  • 69km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2500m+

Picaio Cim 2019 2019

  • Registration
  • 17/09 ▸ 10/01
  • Location
  • Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 13/01/2019
  • Distance
  • 23km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1300m+
  • Endurance points
  • 1
  • Mountain
  • 6
  • Finisher criteria
  • 320

Beaujolais Villages Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 17/09 ▸ 25/04
  • Location
  • 69 - Rhône, France
  • Date of event
  • 27/04/2019
  • Distance
  • 17km ▸ 80km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 900m+ ▸ 4200m+

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

16/09/2018   34.50km / 1760m+
Chanchmayo Green Trail 2018 - Chanchamayo Green Trail 35K

Rk Name Time
1Remigio HUAMAN03:05:12
2Milder URIARTE03:23:00
3Jhonny CASTILLEJO03:31:46
1Rosario TORREZ HUMANI05:39:54
2Yovana SOTACURO HUAIRA05:56:53
3Katia COLINIA06:11:27

16/09/2018   57.40km / 3100m+
Montanaro Trail 2018 - La58 - Gara Lunga

Rk Name Time
1Carl Johan SOERMAN05:44:40
2Giulio PIANA06:08:48
3Ivan CUDIN06:12:50
1Giulia MAGNESA07:36:43
2Giulia PETRENI08:33:17
3Elena BASSI09:40:21

16/09/2018   27.00km / 1100m+
Salomon Elite Training Campus Tryouts Of Guangzhou 2018

Rk Name Time
1Zhaoying LIU03:33:57
2Zhiyong LI03:34:05
3Zhaoxiang QIN03:58:57
1Shengji WANG05:16:18
2Yuhua YANG05:43:01
3Liwen ZHAO05:44:39

16/09/2018   24.20km / 770m+
Garmin Ultra Race Stolowe Mountains 2018 - 24 Km

Rk Name Time
1Michal RAJCA01:48:24
2Milosz SZCZESNIEWSKI01:54:26
3Piotr HERCOG01:54:26
1Edyta BALUTA02:18:17
2Urszula KAFARSKA02:20:09
3Ula PRZYGODA02:22:13

16/09/2018   36.00km / 1450m+
Mogollon Monster 105K 2018 - 35K

Rk Name Time
1Shawn ROGERS03:32:08
2John SALO04:16:48
3Tony GARZOLINI04:18:08
1Connie MORGAN04:32:59
2Brittany OLSON05:03:48
3Chantal ELMORE05:15:31

16/09/2018   52.50km / 1380m+
Hemera Trail 2018 - Trail Des Calvaires

Rk Name Time
1Emir GRAIRI04:12:05
2Guillaume KLEIN04:29:03
3Michael SCHIEBEL04:41:57
2Valentine SIMAND05:41:46
3Nathalie LHOPITAL06:09:57

16/09/2018   34.40km / 900m+
Hemera Trail 2018 - Trail Du Lépreux

Rk Name Time
1Anthony PARRICO02:43:43
2arnaud MESSAGER02:52:30
3Remi PERERA03:12:33
1Pauline GYSELINCK03:36:38
2Typhanie BECK03:40:12
3Laurie Mathilde MICHEL03:57:07

16/09/2018   23.90km / 1330m+
Chanchmayo Green Trail 2018 - Chanchamayo Green Trail 25K

Rk Name Time
1Jaime CALDUA02:38:30
2Jose Lizardo HILARIO IGNACIO02:49:42
1Sunilda Ely LOZANO LAZO03:03:07
2Liliana Margoth CACHA REYES03:27:02

16/09/2018   49.30km / 1690m+
Whiskey Hill Redwood Run 2018 - 50K

Rk Name Time
1Joel OXMAN04:36:12
2Kevin THAYER04:55:03
3Chris KROGER05:09:56
1Monica IMANA05:12:19
2Natalie WU05:23:44
3Maureen GIBLIN06:04:38
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.