*  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

You Yangs Hardcore 100Miler 2019

  • Registration
  • 25/04 ▸ 20/07
  • Location
  • Victoria, Australia
  • Date of event
  • 20/07/2019
  • Distance
  • 105km ▸ 168km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3030m+ ▸ 4850m+

Ponitrianska Stovka 2019

  • Registration
  • 25/04 ▸ 02/09
  • Location
  • Nitra, Slovakia
  • Date of event
  • 14/09/2019
  • Distance
  • 106km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3930m+

Maxi-Race China 2019

  • Registration
  • 23/04 ▸ 23/06
  • Location
  • Jiangsu, China
  • Date of event
  • 06/07/2019
  • Distance
  • 29km ▸ 65.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1270m+ ▸ 3090m+

Fujisan Genshirin Trail Run In Syojiko 2019

  • Registration
  • 20/04 ▸ 20/07
  • Location
  • Yamanashi, Japan
  • Date of event
  • 20/10/2019
  • Distance
  • 24.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1160m+
  • Endurance points
  • 1
  • Mountain
  • 5
  • Finisher criteria
  • 260

Prishtina Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 20/04 ▸ 24/05
  • Location
  • Kosovo
  • Date of event
  • 26/05/2019
  • Distance
  • 9.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 480m+
  • Endurance points
  • 0
  • Mountain
  • 5

Ultra Trilhos Rocha Da Pena 2019

  • Registration
  • 18/04 ▸ 28/07
  • Location
  • Faro, Portugal
  • Date of event
  • 10/08/2019
  • Distance
  • 16km ▸ 55km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 830m+ ▸ 2970m+

Maxi-Race China 2019

  • Registration
  • 16/04 ▸ 30/05
  • Location
  • Jiangsu, China
  • Date of event
  • 15/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 33.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1510m+

Trail Margeride 2019

  • Registration
  • 16/04 ▸ 07/09
  • Location
  • 48 - Lozère, France
  • Date of event
  • 08/09/2019
  • Distance
  • 25.9km ▸ 49.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 820m+ ▸ 1470m+
  • Endurance points
  • 12
  • Mountain
  • 34
  • Finisher criteria
  • 390460

Oregon Coast 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/04 ▸ 29/08
  • Location
  • Oregon, United States
  • Date of event
  • 12/10/2019
  • Distance
  • 31.8km ▸ 46.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1130m+ ▸ 1190m+
  • Endurance points
  • 12
  • Mountain
  • 34
  • Finisher criteria
  • 320

Trail Azro N'thor 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/04 ▸ 08/06
  • Location
  • Algeria
  • Date of event
  • 14/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 17.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1430m+
  • Endurance points
  • 0
  • Mountain
  • 10
  • Finisher criteria
  • 300

Last results

02/06/2019   38.30km / 2380m+
Vii Ultra-Trail® Aldeas Do Courel 2018 - Trail Aldeas Do Courel

Rk Name Time
1Marcos Antonio PASCUAL04:11:54
2Raul DELGADO CEREJIDO04:15:30
3Juan RODRIGUEZ QUEIJAS04:34:18
1Anabel MERINO DURAN04:58:08
2Karola BOHME06:25:38
3Paula FERNANDEZ OTERO06:52:40

21/04/2019   44.50km / 2190m+
Signes Trail 2019 - Signes Marathon

Rk Name Time
1Sylvain COURT04:05:06
2Yohan PEISSON04:13:17
3Jonathan MONCANY04:13:45
1Daphne NADOULEK05:22:09
2Perrine SCHEINER05:39:08
3Sophie LAVERSANNE05:39:08

21/04/2019   27.40km / 1270m+
Mátrabérc Trails 2019 - Muzsla Trail

Rk Name Time
1Gabor SZABO02:28:10
2Laszlo KISS02:35:08
3Gyorgy NAGY02:36:16
1Kitti POSZTOS02:48:46
2Gabriella BENKO02:51:45
3Dora NEMETH02:52:14

21/04/2019   30.30km / 1530m+
Signes Trail 2019 - Les Sentiers D'ugolin

Rk Name Time
1Andy SYMONDS02:37:15
2Mathieu ESMIEU02:40:22
3Jerome ROSSI02:50:11
1Audrey SPY03:14:21
2Christine GROSJEAN03:43:03
3Marjorie VIORT MAUNIER03:51:14

20/04/2019   7.10km / 300m+
Desafio Raiz Morro São Pedro 2019 - Desafio Raiz M S P - Curto

Rk Name Time
1Henrique ZMUDA DA SILVA00:50:41
2Filipe CONCEICAO ROSA00:50:56
3Alipio KOPPER00:54:01
1Manuela ONZI00:52:17
2Isabel SCHUTT01:08:32
3Fabiana MINOTTI01:12:43

20/04/2019   30.30km / 2500m+
Championnat De Maurice 2019

Rk Name Time
1Madeo ITTOO04:18:34
2Zack HERBST04:19:12
3Jonathan COTTE04:49:23
1Lea CAVELIER05:49:12
2Rachel QUELAND06:20:13
3Regine CLAIN06:35:04

20/04/2019   26.10km / 990m+
Desafio Raiz Morro São Pedro 2019 - Desafio Raiz M S P - Longo

Rk Name Time
1Dionatan SIMON02:38:06
2Claudio NUNES OLIVEIRA02:45:59
3Sidenei FELIPONI03:02:56
1Daiane DIAS03:16:39
2Monaliza DAL CERO03:27:26
3Lucinara LUCHESE GUERREIRO03:33:52

20/04/2019   13.00km / 500m+
Desafio Raiz Morro São Pedro 2019 - Desafio Raiz M S P - Médio

Rk Name Time
1Alex AZAMBUJA01:17:46
2Rafael CARVALHO DA LUZ01:25:01
3Antonio Carlos DOS SANTOS FARIAS01:35:12
1Roberta MORFEO01:43:05
2Alexsandra JEGORSCHKI LEAL01:44:38
3Fransuelen P. CASTAGNERA01:45:18

20/04/2019   42.00km / 500m+
Uruguay Natural Trail Cabo Polonio 2019 - 42 Km

Rk Name Time
1Ezequiel RAMALLO03:39:39
2Federico MARTINEZ03:40:50
3Maikol MENDEZ03:47:54
1Mariana QUINONES05:32:14
2Lucia LATORRE07:20:24

20/04/2019   55.10km / 2430m+
Mátrabérc Trails 2019 - Mátrabérc Trail

Rk Name Time
1Gabor JOZSA04:57:46
2Aron SZABO05:06:07
3Gabor MUHARI05:07:03
1Emoke PAAL06:35:32
2Anita SZIMANDL07:01:08
3Szilvia SARINGER KOVACS07:07:33
09/11/2018 17:39

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).

km effort


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.