*  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.

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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

Senba Coastal Cliff Trail Running Race 2020

  • Registration
  • 26/06 ▸ 18/12
  • Location
  • Tokushima, Japan
  • Date of event
  • 26/01/2020
  • Distance
  • 37.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2320m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 6

Deception Pass 2019

  • Registration
  • 26/06 ▸ 28/11
  • Location
  • Washington, United States
  • Date of event
  • 14/12/2019
  • Distance
  • 24.1km ▸ 49.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 950m+ ▸ 1380m+
  • Endurance points
  • 12
  • Mountain
  • 34
  • Finisher criteria
  • 240320

Krasnaya Polyana Alpindustria Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 25/06 ▸ 14/07
  • Location
  • Russia
  • Date of event
  • 14/07/2019
  • Distance
  • 28km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2000m+

Krasnaya Polyana Alpindustria Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 25/06 ▸ 20/08
  • Location
  • Russia
  • Date of event
  • 08/08/2019
  • Distance
  • 39km ▸ 51km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3000m+ ▸ 41000m+

Ferney Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 25/06 ▸ 22/08
  • Location
  • Grand Port, Mauritius
  • Date of event
  • 07/09/2019
  • Distance
  • 50.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2480m+
  • Endurance points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 5
  • Finisher criteria
  • 420

Ultraferradura Llucena 2019

  • Registration
  • 25/06 ▸ 10/09
  • Location
  • Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 14/09/2019
  • Distance
  • 33km ▸ 65km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1550m+ ▸ 3450m+

Samba Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 24/06 ▸ 01/09
  • Location
  • Saratov, Russia
  • Date of event
  • 15/09/2019
  • Distance
  • 5.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 160m+
  • Endurance points
  • 0
  • Mountain
  • 3

Cursa Vistabella 2019

  • Registration
  • 20/06 ▸ 30/06
  • Location
  • Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 04/08/2019
  • Distance
  • 10.2km ▸ 27.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 690m+ ▸ 1380m+
  • Endurance points
  • 01
  • Mountain
  • 68
  • Finisher criteria
  • 290310

Mountain Range Tai Po 50 2019

  • Registration
  • 20/06 ▸ 15/11
  • Location
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Date of event
  • 23/11/2019
  • Distance
  • 23.9km ▸ 49.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1380m+ ▸ 2640m+
  • Endurance points
  • 13
  • Mountain
  • 6
  • Finisher criteria
  • 100180

Mrm Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 19/06 ▸ 13/09
  • Location
  • Finland
  • Date of event
  • 14/09/2019
  • Distance
  • 44km ▸ 74km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 570m+ ▸ 1000m+

Last results

23/06/2019   29.60km / 760m+
Trail En Aubrac 2019 - Cap'aubrac

Rk Name Time
1Fabien VIDAL02:16:16
2Mickael BERGERARD02:20:30
3Nicolas MAS02:27:24
1Sabine MUNIER03:05:44
2Pascale BAYLE03:06:10
3Marie FAILLAT03:11:54

23/06/2019   29.60km / 1520m+
Aiguilles Trail De Serre-Ponçon 2019 - Trail Du Lac Au Fort

Rk Name Time
1Jeremy YVINEC02:53:13
2Corentin HINGRAND03:10:15
3Arnaud BELZ03:10:35
1Isabelle LOMBARD03:39:13
2Julie BLANCHARD04:03:19
3Lea FITZAILO04:14:47

23/06/2019   37.40km / 2190m+
Vallevaraitatrail 2019

Rk Name Time
1Danilo LANTERMINO03:25:37
2Davide ARMAND03:38:56
3Andrea FORNERO03:41:09
1Monica DALMASSO04:17:31
2Laura MAZZUCCO04:34:07
3Lara MUSTAT04:34:32

23/06/2019   16.70km / 960m+
Aiguilles Trail De Serre-Ponçon 2019 - Trail Des Oucanes

Rk Name Time
1Clement CHEVALIER01:35:50
2Romain ROUX01:36:06
3Louis NICOLAS01:44:18
1Alice CLEMENCEAU02:05:50
2Gaelle FRANCOIS02:13:52
3Delphine DUROS02:13:55

23/06/2019   56.60km / 1850m+
Trail En Aubrac 2019 - Aubrac Circus

Rk Name Time
1Dominique BALITRAND05:39:07
2Robert MERILE05:39:15
3Xavier TONON05:52:06
1Marianne LEBLANC MARTIN07:43:39
2Laurence GODARD08:16:52
3Ingrid BRESSON08:17:32

23/06/2019   43.80km / 1230m+
Trail En Aubrac 2019 - Marathon Des Burons

Rk Name Time
1Killian ALLAIRE03:45:59
2Ludovic GREPPI03:45:59
3Cedric BONNEFOY03:50:15
1Lea VEROTS04:50:51
2Laure NOUET04:57:10
3Agathe BES05:08:09

23/06/2019   36.50km / 2370m+
Aiguilles Trail De Serre-Ponçon 2019 - Marathon Du Lac

Rk Name Time
1Laurent CASTEL04:20:45
2Axel FELICIAN04:30:29
3Laurent TOUTAIN04:40:53
1Sonia LARRALDE CARBILLET05:17:21
2Amelie CORDEIRO05:49:19
3Cecile LIOTARD05:58:30

22/06/2019   47.10km / 740m+
La Diagonale Des Yvelines 2019 - Trail

Rk Name Time
1Aurelien COLLET03:22:44
2Anthony BINST03:59:05
3David UZTOPAL04:10:03
1Tiphaine GERMAIN04:06:16
2Helene BOUILLOUX04:59:51
3Justine GUERS05:11:59

22/06/2019   158.50km / 4560m+
Pennine Barrier 2019 - Pennine Barrier Ultra 100

Rk Name Time
1Honza VANKAT23:42:39
2Ryan BARKER24:29:15
3Glen MCGOWAN24:32:40
1Kim KENNEDY28:00:12
2Nicola BRUCE31:40:46

22/06/2019   18.30km / 320m+
La Diagonale Des Yvelines 2019 - Trail Decouverte

Rk Name Time
1Basile NOIR01:15:41
2Mikael GUTTIEREZ01:23:32
3Majid KARRCH01:26:07
1Magalie CARBONELL01:36:48
2Sophie MICHELS01:48:10
3Rachida KHARBACH01:50:36
12/06/2019 16:35

French won Championships by team

Post race report - 2019 Trail World Championships

In Miranda Do Corvo, athletes from fifty-three nations set off on the trails of the Trilhos dos Abutres race in Portugal, on Saturday June 8. Once again this year, trail-running values resonated at the heart of the Trail World Championships. The values of Humility, Fair Play, Authenticity and Respect all showed themselves, along these steep trails.

jonathan albon  blandine l hirondel
Jonathan Albon and Blandine L'Hirondel at the finish line - credit photo: benoit Roux ITRA


The British Jonathan Albon (911 ITRA Performance Index) and the French Blandine L'Hirondel (747 ITRA PI), respectively won in 03h35min34s and 4h06min15s over 44km and 2,120m of elevation gain and 1,970m of elevation loss. On the team side, the French dominated the Championships and got the top spot on the podium.

Results

Womens ranking

  1. Blandine L’Hirondel (747 ITRA PI) – France : 4.06.15
  2. Ruth Croft (791 ITRA PI) – New Zealand : 4.14.27
  3. Sheila Avilés (764 ITRA PI) – Spain : 4.15.03
  4. Azara Garcia de los Salmones (785 ITRA PI)– Spain: 4.15.42
  5. Denisa Dragomir (750 ITRA PI)– Romania: 4.15.42

Mens ranking

  1. Jonathan Albon (911 ITRA PI) – Great Britain: 03:35:34
  2. Julien Rancon (885 ITRA PI) – France: 3:37:47
  3. Christian Mathys (844 ITRA PI) – Switzerland: 3:40:34
  4. Francesco Puppi (893 ITRA PI) – Italy: 3:40:44
  5. Nicolas Martin (905 ITRA PI) – France: 3:42:27 

Womens team results

  1. France 12:50:53
  2. Spain: 12:51:58
  3. Romania: 13:36:28
  4. Italy: 13:44:38
  5. Great Britain: 13:51:28

Mens team results

  1. France : 11 :03 :35 
  2. Great Britain : 11 :13 :28
  3. Spain : 11 :18 :35 
  4. Italy : 11 :20 :46 
  5. Portugal : 11 :32 :11

The race of the Championships

The race started in the center Mirando Do Corvo. The Portuguese city hosted several hundred international supporters. Cheers echoed around the city walls as fans cheered support for the fifty-three delegations represented at the event.

Runners moved out quickly, to place themselves near the lead as they reached the narrow and technical trails at the beginning of the route. Swiss Christian Mathys came first at the 16th kilometer mark in Senhora Da Piedade, followed very closely by British athlete Jonathan Albon and the Spaniard Luis Alberto Hernando. In the women's competition, French runner Blandine L'Hirondel calmly led the way, followed by the Romanian Denisa Dragomir. The two Spaniards Sheila Avilés and Azara Garcia de los Salmones, were quick to make their way into the top five, determined not to give up the race lead. 

christian mathys  jonathan albon
Christian Mathys and Jonathan Albon leading the race. Credit photo Benoit Roux ITRA
sheila aviles  blandine l hirondel
Sheila Avlies and Blandine L'Hirondel - Crédit Photo Benoit Roux ITRA

At the 26th kilometer, before Mestrinhas, the Swiss runner Mathys still led the race. Albon, just behind, had more energy and resources to finish his race. The leaders held on, trying not to let their positions slip away. Two young trail runners earned a place in the top five, French runner Alexandre Fine and the Italian Francesco Puppi, both of whom passed just ahead of the Spaniard Luis Alberto Hernando, who tried valiantly to hold onto his position in the lead pack. On the women's side, Blandine L'Hirondel, smiling, stayed in first place with a 6-minute lead. Then came, the Spaniard female stars, Sheila Avilés and Azara Garcia, arrived in a hurry to close the gap with the Romanian in second place. In 5th position, slightly behind, came the New Zealander Ruth Croft. 

julien rancon Ruth Croft
Julien Rancon and Ruth Croft following the head of the race. Credit photo Benoit Roux ITRA

Back in Miranda Do Corvo, Briton Jonathan Albon crossed the finish line in 03h35min34s. Two minutes later, it was Julien Rançon from France taking second, followed by Christian Mathys from Switzerland.  French runner Blandine L'Hirondel to become the Trail World Champion in 4h06min15s. Six minutes later came the New Zealander Ruth Croft, who made a dazzling comeback to take second place in the championships. The Spanish Sheila Avilés closes the podium, followed closely by her compatriot Azara Garcia and the Romanian Denisa Dragomir.

blandine l hirondel  jonathan albon
Blandine and Jonathan at the finish line - credit photo : Benoit Roux ITRA

In the team competition, the French men and women won the Trail World Championships and covered the two podiums with their national color. In the women's category, the Spaniards went on to take second place. For the first time in the history of trail-running, Romanian women reached the third step of the team podium. In the men's second place was the British team, followed by the Spaniards on the third step of the podium.

 

julien rancon  Ruth Croft
Julien Rancon and Ruth Croft both, second. Credit photo: Benoit Roux ITRA