*  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! 

More information


Opening of registration

Carrera Puerta De Muniellos 2020

  • Registration
  • 27/01 ▸ 01/03
  • Location
  • Asturias, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 03/05/2020
  • Distance
  • 32.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2450m+
  • ITRA points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 9
  • Finisher criteria
  • 460

Movistar Trail Andino 2020

  • Registration
  • 27/01 ▸ 01/02
  • Location
  • Pichincha, Ecuador
  • Date of event
  • 01/02/2020
  • Distance
  • 7.6km ▸ 31.6km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 220m+ ▸ 1570m+
  • ITRA points
  • 02
  • Mountain
  • 47
  • Finisher criteria
  • 180270

Ultra Trail Muntanyes Costa Daurada 2020

  • Registration
  • 27/01 ▸ 29/03
  • Location
  • Catalonia, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 14/03/2020
  • Distance
  • 20.6km ▸ 53.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 710m+ ▸ 2800m+

Exodus Ultra Marathon 2020

  • Registration
  • 27/01 ▸ 11/12
  • Location
  • Wales, United Kingdom
  • Date of event
  • 11/12/2020
  • Distance
  • 167.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 6180m+
  • ITRA points
  • 6
  • Mountain
  • 4

The Wuu2K 2020

  • Registration
  • 27/01 ▸ 29/06
  • Location
  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Date of event
  • 11/07/2020
  • Distance
  • 63.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2690m+
  • ITRA points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 390

Trail De Minuit 2020

  • Registration
  • 27/01 ▸ 20/05
  • Location
  • 974 - La Réunion, France
  • Date of event
  • 30/05/2020
  • Distance
  • 56.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3180m+
  • ITRA points
  • 3
  • Mountain
  • 7
  • Finisher criteria
  • 270

Ultra Trail Muntanyes Costa Daurada 2020

  • Registration
  • 27/01 ▸ 23/04
  • Location
  • Catalonia, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 02/05/2020
  • Distance
  • 87.6km ▸ 109.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3920m+ ▸ 4950m+

Sinhagad Epic Trail 2020

  • Registration
  • 26/01 ▸ 06/06
  • Location
  • Maharashtra, India
  • Date of event
  • 28/06/2020
  • Distance
  • 22.9km ▸ 42.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1230m+ ▸ 2160m+
  • ITRA points
  • 12
  • Mountain
  • 6
  • Finisher criteria
  • 240260

Chandrexa Trail 2020

  • Registration
  • 26/01 ▸ 18/06
  • Location
  • Galicia, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 21/06/2020
  • Distance
  • 7.3km ▸ 43.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 480m+ ▸ 2750m+
  • ITRA points
  • 02
  • Finisher criteria
  • 300390

But Val Formazza 2020

  • Registration
  • 25/01 ▸ 09/07
  • Location
  • Piemonte, Italy
  • Date of event
  • 11/07/2020
  • Distance
  • 36.7km ▸ 55.6km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2800m+ ▸ 3690m+

Last results

26/01/2020   37.70km / 2320m+
Senba Coastal Cliff Trail Running Race 2020 - Long-Pair

Rk Name Time
1Takafumi MITSUNO05:13:51
2Fumihiko UENO05:20:55
3Kazuyuki UEOKA05:40:11
1Suzuha KUSUDA05:13:51
2Masayo KOMATSU05:20:55
3Megumi YAMAMOTO05:40:11

26/01/2020   23.80km / 1490m+
Trail De Los Filos 2020

Rk Name Time
1Sergio PEREYRA02:26:39
2Edgar RIOS02:29:11
3Marco VIDOZ02:31:10
1Nadia BERNARDIS03:35:51
2Tamara LOPEZ03:36:52
3Virginia Susana PITTE03:37:31

25/01/2020   21.30km / 1310m+
Cronotrail Almendro En Flor 2020 - Cronotrail Almendro En Flor 21

Rk Name Time
1Sebenzui FALCON02:02:05
2Aitor NAVARRO HITA02:02:59
3Alberto GONZALEZ HERNANDEZ02:04:41
1Kerstin ENGELMANN02:20:11
2Angelica GALLEGO VELEZ02:44:36
3Graciela ACOSTA FAJARDO02:46:34

25/01/2020   9.70km / 750m+
Cronotrail Almendro En Flor 2020 - Cronotrail Almendro En Flor 11

Rk Name Time
1Ione GUERRA00:54:27
2Santiago CASTELLANO MARTINEZ00:58:19
3Alejandro GOMEZ DIAZ01:01:23
1Estela GUERRA01:09:36
2Paula Teresa MONTES01:25:07
3Sita SANCHEZ QUINTANA01:26:19

25/01/2020   63.90km / 1070m+
Up Hill Down Dale 2020 - Winter Wychavon Way

Rk Name Time
1Jack CHENNELL05:40:17
2Mark DARBYSHIRE05:51:56
3Jack ABBOTTS05:54:44
1Fern COTTERILL06:01:43
2Siobhan PASCOE08:28:25
3Alice MAIDEN08:45:39

25/01/2020   66.60km / 1930m+
Schinder-Trail® Winterparadies 2020

Rk Name Time
1Philipp SIEGER06:33:41
2Tobias Philip RINK06:40:47
3Jan HOLBEIN06:57:40
1Rebecca LENGER06:58:26
2Eszter VARGA07:43:04
3Anja KARAU08:04:32

19/01/2020   20.60km / 400m+
Sydney Trail Series - January 2020 - Manly Dam - 21Km

Rk Name Time
1Jody WALL01:35:03
2Steven CHUNG01:37:26
3Andy COLMAN01:37:45
1Sarah LUDOWICI01:52:09
2Courtney FING01:54:55
3Krisztina Eszter BALAZS01:59:18

19/01/2020   25.50km / 1530m+
Trail Desafio La Capitana 2020 - Trail Desafío La Capitana

Rk Name Time
1Manuel ANGUITA BAYO02:22:25
2Victor PIMENTEL02:25:21
3Salvador OLIVAS OLIVAS02:25:40
1Maria BRAVO ZUNIGA03:00:44
2Sonia VIZCAINO HUNGRIA03:01:22
3Ana Maria JIMENEZ GALVEZ03:10:31

18/01/2020   20.50km / 940m+
Zimowy Półmaraton Gór Stołowych 2020 - Winter Halfmarathon

Rk Name Time
1Pavel BRYDL01:42:35
2Bartosz MISIAK01:42:43
3Mikolaj DUTKOWSKI01:48:03
1Natalia TOMASIAK02:06:15
2Iwona KULIK02:13:58
3Katarzyna BALYS02:17:50

18/01/2020   32.30km / 540m+
Coldwater Rumble 2020 - 20 Mile

Rk Name Time
1Don REICHELT02:28:31
2Angel OCHOA02:29:53
3Trent COX02:34:29
1Colleen LINGLEY02:41:03
2Brindy BRINGHURST02:49:20
3Abigail BLAKE02:50:26
10/01/2020 14:23

Upcoming Trails!

The New Year is waiting to fill with new adventures!

We would like to make your 2020 a year of travels and discovering the new trail running events around the globe!

So, we will try to show you more new destinations with great landscapes to enjoy while running!

This time we are taking you to South Africa and Saudi Arabia!

Did you already pack your backpack?


South Africa - The WILDSERIES Challenge

The Wildlands WILDSERIES Challenge invites participants to experience unique and challenging courses that take them through scenic and extraordinary National Parks and a World Heritage Site. Furthermore, the fees generated from participants entries contribute to various conservation and sustainable community development initiatives that are undertaken by the Wildlands.

The WILDSERIES Challenge is composed of three events located in the different regions of South Africa. All of them will show you the beauty of the region where the races are organized.

Below you can discover all three places from this race series!

The WILDSERIES: Three Cranes Challenge

The WILDSERIES Three Cranes Challenge is the first event of the WILDSERIES Challenge in 2020. It will bring the event into its sixth year of an exciting partnership between two organizations: WILDTRUST and KZN Trail Running.

The WILD SERIES events have always aimed to expose the public to some of our rarely explored, incredible natural heritage, as well as raising vital funds for conservation. The beautiful Karkloof Valley, just outside of Howick, is a significant part of the inherent culture as it serves as a breeding ground for South Africans Three Crane species – all of which are now endangered as a result of development in their delicate habitats. By hosting this event within the magnificent Karkloof Valley, the organizers hope that this will generate an appreciation for these spectacular habitats by capturing the imaginations of the trail community. Hopefully, it will inspire a push to a new way of doing things that are eco-friendlier and more sustainable. Just by entering the Three Cranes Challenge, runners will be contributing to the conservation of these incredible birds and their habitats.

With all of this in mind, we will be bringing an intimate feel to the race village. You can expect locally sourced gourmet food and beverage options as well as opportunities throughout the weekend to soak up the heart and soul of the Karkloof Valley, through the eyes of the locals who know it best.

What’s changed since the last edition? Traditionally a 3-day staged race. It now includes a 2-day option opening it up to a broader field.

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Quick info:

Event Date: 20 – 23 February 2020

Venue: Bushwillow Caravan Park, Karkloof.

Registration: 20 February 2020

Distance: 29km, 25km/40km, 23km

Format: 3-day or 2-day staged trail run

The WILDSERIES: Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge

This prestigious 50km trail run takes place in the Royal Natal Park, part of the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg World Heritage Site and home to the endangered Bearded Vulture. The Bearded Vulture once roamed freely from the Cape of Good Hope, along the eastern mountain spine of Africa, and into northwest Africa. Now it is thought that the only population left in the Southern Hemisphere resides in our isolated and rugged Maluti-Drakensberg highlands and that there are less than 100 pairs of the birds left. WILD SERIES aims to support the conservation of these birds as well as other conservation and local community development projects.

The WILDSERIES Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge is a tough race, but it’s worth the blood, sweat, and tears, and will undoubtedly be an experience of a lifetime. Expect to run through some of our country’s most rugged and beautiful scenery. The route will take you through the Mahai Valley and then up the mountains, where the runners will have to tackle and climb the chain ladders and then scramble down the Gully. This race is a spectacular adventure worth every ache!

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Quick info:

Event Date: 15 August 2020

Registration: 15:00 on 14 August and 04:30 on 15 August 2020 at the Royal Natal Park

Distance: 50km

Format: Trail run

Venue: Royal Natal section of the Maloti-Drakensburg Park, KwaZulu-Natal

Entries open: 12 March 2020 @10:00

The WILDSERIES: The Golden Gate Challenge

The Golden Gate Challenge is a 3-day trail run through some of the most scenic mountains situated in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The race will traverse through restricted parts of the reserve, rarely visited by people, like Little Serengeti, Cathedral Caves and many other hidden gems inside the park. Participants will cover just over 70km in 3 days, all based on a camp in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Even if the daily distances doesn’t seem long, the race is still a true challenge offering conquering big mountains and high altitudes. You will pass by ancient rock paintings and relics of past civilizations.

There will be a race village set up inside the Park forest, and each participant will be accommodated in his or her own tent for the duration of the challenge – you can expect after the race nice hot showers, good food, and a great atmosphere. Full catering will be available to all participants for the duration of the race and will include a 24-hour snack and coffee bar. The run will incorporate mainly hiking trails. The last day of the adventure will start off with an early morning night run, which will promise to bring out the adventurer in you.

This multi-day staged event poses a serious challenge to the participants but the rewards of running through this stunning environment are much bigger and worth of experience!

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Quick info:

Event Date: 18 -20 October 2020

Registration: 17 October 2020

Distance:

  • Day 1: 18km or 27km
  • Day 2: 19km or 29km
  • Day 3: 17km

Format: 3-day staged trail run

Venue: Glen Reenen Rest Camp, Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Free State

On the website of the race organizer, you may see more events organized in Africa the whole year long:
https://kzntrailrunning.co.za/races/the-wildseries-grand-slam-challenge/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Kzntrailrunning/

Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/kzntrailrunning/

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Saudi Arabia – EcoTrail Al-ula

EcoTrail® was founded in Paris for the purpose of promoting and organizing trail running races in urban environments. Considering the big success of the event, the organizers have decided to develop the concept in the form of partnerships with local players in other countries worldwide in 2020 (12 destinations in Europe & Asia). The project comes from the desire to offer to Al-Ula and the surrounding area a true Eco responsible, close to nature race, accessible to all event highlighting the cultural and natural character of this region while respecting nature and promoting Trail-Running.

There are four races available during the event:

  • 85 km trail running race
  • 45 km trail running race
  • 10 km trail running race
  • 10 km hike

The production of EcoTrail® Al-Ula will be a unique experience to invite people to visit the city/area during the week of the Winter Tantora Festival in February 2020! The Winter Tantora Festival is an annual event held in the old town of Al-Ula, Medina. The festival began in 2018 and is composed of a series of eight-weekend concerts for world-class musicians.

Al-Ula’s magnificent landscape gives a whole new meaning to “the great outdoors.” You can not only run here but also hike, ride, climb and play surrounded by some of the most impressive scenery and historic sites in the world. You will see the monumental rock formations, secret canyons, and desert valleys.

Saudi Arabia's tourist attractions

Saudi Arabia is engaged in a wide-ranging development process for its tourism sector, new and improved infrastructure and the restoration and preservation of the Kingdom’s main historical sites. It's worth knowing that Saudi Arabia boasts five UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Website: https://alula.ecotrail.com/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ecotrailalula

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Pictures: Race organizers