*  Solidarity

Solidarity is a value that is practised and shared by the inhabitants at the heart of natural regions, which can become hostile, and consequently they need to help each other to progress better together or simply to survive. In the name of the principle of solidarity, each player in the field of trail-running is asked to prioritise going to the aid of anybody in danger or difficulty wherever they are and in whatever circumstance.

In a more global manner, the participants and players in the trail-running field often show solidarity by making a commitment in favour of environmental, social or societal causes or by helping the underprivileged. Trail-running race organisers implement this principle of responsibility by directly supporting charitable actions and sustainable development; numerous participants “run for a cause” to support the projects of their choice.

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

Ngong Ping Charity Walk 2020

  • Registration
  • 26/08 ▸ 31/12
  • Location
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Date of event
  • 12/01/2020
  • Distance
  • 20.6km ▸ 34.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1360m+ ▸ 2070m+
  • Endurance points
  • 12
  • Mountain
  • 7
  • Finisher criteria
  • 260270

Volvic Volcanic Expérience 2020

  • Registration
  • 26/08 ▸ 20/04
  • Location
  • 63 - Puy-de-Dôme, France
  • Date of event
  • 22/05/2020
  • Distance
  • 15.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 420m+
  • Endurance points
  • 0
  • Mountain
  • 3
  • Finisher criteria
  • 260

Seoul100K 2019

  • Registration
  • 26/08 ▸ 22/09
  • Location
  • Seoul-t'ukpyolsi, South Korea
  • Date of event
  • 19/10/2019
  • Distance
  • 50.3km ▸ 102.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2670m+ ▸ 4490m+
  • Endurance points
  • 34
  • Mountain
  • 56
  • Finisher criteria
  • 200320

Tamadaba Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 24/08 ▸ 29/09
  • Location
  • Canarias, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 07/12/2019
  • Distance
  • 14km ▸ 53.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 800m+ ▸ 2950m+
  • Endurance points
  • 03
  • Finisher criteria
  • 340390

Cdm Nocturna Feria De Mora 2019

  • Registration
  • 24/08 ▸ 24/10
  • Location
  • Aragon, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 26/10/2019
  • Distance
  • 11.3km ▸ 17.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 360m+ ▸ 590m+
  • Endurance points
  • 0
  • Mountain
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 190270

Centurion South Downs Way 100 2020

  • Registration
  • 24/08 ▸ 08/05
  • Location
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Date of event
  • 13/06/2020
  • Distance
  • 157.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3330m+
  • Endurance points
  • 5
  • Mountain
  • 2
  • Finisher criteria
  • 380

X Carrera X Montaña Sierra De Chiva 2019

  • Registration
  • 24/08 ▸ 01/12
  • Location
  • Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 07/12/2019
  • Distance
  • 34.9km ▸ 61.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1560m+ ▸ 3150m+
  • Endurance points
  • 13
  • Mountain
  • 56
  • Finisher criteria
  • 390440

The C.i. 100K 2019

  • Registration
  • 19/08 ▸ 28/11
  • Location
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Date of event
  • 29/11/2019
  • Distance
  • 103.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2450m+
  • Endurance points
  • 4
  • Mountain
  • 2
  • Finisher criteria
  • 480

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

Last results

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

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

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

Rk Name Time
1Eugeni GIL03:35:20
2Diego ARROYO03:44:17
3Pol RODRIGUEZ03:52:24
1Ester CASAJUANA04:21:31
2Sandra CASTELLANAS SANS04:31:08
3Jessica TIPAN04:52:50

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

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   100.50km / 2890m+
Waldo 100K 2019

Rk Name Time
1Drew MACOMBER10:03:32
2Tomonori ONITSUKA10:03:32
3Wesley ORMOND10:14:45
1Janessa TAYLOR11:22:53
2Lindsey HAGEN11:52:19
3Callie UHAN12:03:45

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   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
06/05/2019 16:32

The evolution of the ITRA performance index and the table of rankings

Didier Curdy

Message from Didier Curdy, the originator of the ITRA Performance Index, explains:  

"Following numerous discussions among the ITRA community, and with runners, organizers and journalists, the ITRA ranking committee has undertaken to improve the way in which the Performance Index is calculated, in order to better reflect runners' performances by slowly decreasing the value of any given result. At the same time, the ranking table - which dates back to the creation of ITRA - has been adjusted to take into account the improvement in the overall level of all trail runners. We are delighted to be able to present these latest major developments".

EVOLUTION OF THE PERFORMANCE INDEX

To remind readers, the performance index expresses your potential speed in trail races.  It is calculated by taking a weighted average of your 5 best performances over the last 36 months. The overall index of performance takes into account the top 5 results from all the races together, while  there is also an index of performance for each category of trail.  
For a deep dive into the details, please visit the following page: FAQ Index of performance

Why change the performance index? 

In response to the wishes of the ITRA community and with a view to continuing to improve the tools provided, ITRA sought to update the calculation of the performance index such that a greater weighting is given to more recent races, thus providing a more accurate reflection of reality - i.e.  generally speaking, the more recent a result, the greater its weighting in calculating the index of performance.  

What are the changes?

Each result taken into account in calculating the index of performance (general or by category) is now assigned a coefficient in accordance with the date of the race.  For the first 12 months after a race, a result is given its full weighting in the calculation.  After the first 12 months, the weighting of the result is progressively reduced.  Using a negative coefficient that decreases every six months, the result still counts but its weighting in the calculation is reduced.  Thus, the index of performance will decrease if the runner runs no further races.  On the other hand, the index of performance will continue to improve if the runner achieves better results - as was already the case.

For the general performance index, the rate of decrease for the period will remain the same whatever the length of the races.
For the performance index by category, however, the rate of decrease goes up according to the category of trail; the lower the category in terms of effort/km, the faster the decrease in the weighting of a result. Why this additional factor? Simply because for any given period, an ultra-runner will run far fewer races than a short-distance runner, who will consequently have more results.

Finally, it is important to note that a result score in the runner's file will always remain the same (910 will always appear as 910).  The coefficient that reduces the weighting of a result only applies to the calculation of the index of performance and not to the score for the race.

What will this mean? 

  • The immediate effect is that the index of performance (general and by category) for each trail runner will change significantly with this new method of calculation.  Thus, runners will see their index of performance increase or decrease according to whether their best results were achieved recently or longer ago.
  • As a result, the classification into the different indices of performance (general and by category) has been completely reordered.
  • The indices of performance will be less rigid and more dynamic.  Rankings are constantly changing.
  • Individual performance indices and rankings will be more consistent with current reality.
The previous Top 6 men performance index:
previous men performance index 
The new Top 6 men performance index: 

new men performance index

The previous top 6 women performance index: 
previous women performance index

The new top 6 women performance index: 
new women performance index

Where to find the new performance index? 

Find your index of performance on your profile.  For a few months, you will be able to compare the old and the new index. ITRA members with paid subscriptions can find a complete list of the new performance index rankings for all runners by clicking on "My account", then on "Index of performance" where, for the next few months, you will be able to compare the old and new index of performance for every runner.  
 
eiger ultra trail

CHANGES IN THE TABLE OF RANKINGS

What is the purpose of the table of rankings? 

This table groups the indices of performance by ranking and gender in such a way that it is possible to define different categories of trail runners ranging from the beginner, or local level, to the top elite, or international level.
A runner will be able to gauge the level at which he is performing: "Can I consider myself a beginner, an advanced, or an elite runner? Do I compete at a local level or can I claim to be winning national races?"
Organizer can use this table to estimate the level of their race or to determine their policy with regard to elite registration for example.

What is the reason for the changes?

The table was created when ITRA was first set up.   Since the general level of runners has risen, it has become necessary to refine this table and to redefine the ratings in order to clarify the concept of elite runners and the classification of all runners.  

What are the changes?

The categories have been refined. A new category, top elite, has been created.  This category - for men with a score of 900 and above and women with a score of 775 and above - comprises a very small number of runners, namely the very best in the world.  
The levels for men and women have been redefined to fine-tune the classification of trail runners.

What will this mean?

The elite level has been redefined by raising the entry level to above 825 for men whereas previously it was above 800.  In women it is considered to be above 700.

Within each level, progression is more linear – in particular with the introduction of a new category, "strong".

level chart