*  Equity

Is in the search for a just balance, based on impartiality and equal opportunity from which each runner should benefit.

The trail-running races are open to all runners. The regulations are conceived so that they apply equally to all concerned. All athletes are subject to the same conditions and they have the same rights and same duties. The measures taken to welcome the top athletes must on no account hamper the participation of the other runners.

It is the responsibility of the organisers to guarantee this principle of equity, to carry out the necessary checks and to offer all the participants the best race conditions possible.

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

Zimowy Maraton Bieszczadzki 2020

  • Registration
  • 15/02 ▸ 25/01
  • Location
  • Podkarpackie, Poland
  • Date of event
  • 25/01/2020
  • Distance
  • 10km ▸ 44.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 200m+ ▸ 830m+

Laulasmaa Ultra 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/02 ▸ 07/06
  • Location
  • Harjumaa, Estonia
  • Date of event
  • 08/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 126km ▸ 211km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1740m+ ▸ 2900m+

Edf Cenis Tour 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/02 ▸ 29/07
  • Location
  • 73 - Savoie, France
  • Date of event
  • 04/08/2019
  • Distance
  • 24.7km ▸ 54.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1780m+ ▸ 3030m+

Royal Race Gran Paradiso 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/02 ▸ 21/07
  • Location
  • Piemonte, Italy
  • Date of event
  • 21/07/2019
  • Distance
  • 31km ▸ 53km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1900m+ ▸ 4300m+

Vallevaraitatrail 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/02 ▸ 21/06
  • Location
  • Piemonte, Italy
  • Date of event
  • 23/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 37.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2190m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 8

Trail Du Haut Clunysois 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/02 ▸ 19/10
  • Location
  • 71 - Saône-et-Loire, France
  • Date of event
  • 19/10/2019
  • Distance
  • 27.8km ▸ 69.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 830m+ ▸ 2530m+
  • Endurance points
  • 13
  • Mountain
  • 34
  • Finisher criteria
  • 370440

Lotus 100 2019

  • Registration
  • 15/02 ▸ 15/04
  • Location
  • Zhejiang, China
  • Date of event
  • 11/05/2019
  • Distance
  • 80.7km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 4690m+

Beaver Flat 50 2019

  • Registration
  • 14/02 ▸ 01/09
  • Location
  • Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Date of event
  • 14/09/2019
  • Distance
  • 49.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2000m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 290

Ultra Trail Haut-Koenigsbourg ® 2019

  • Registration
  • 14/02 ▸ 15/08
  • Location
  • 67 - Bas-Rhin, France
  • Date of event
  • 01/09/2019
  • Distance
  • 25km ▸ 56.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 880m+ ▸ 2040m+
  • Endurance points
  • 13
  • Mountain
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 310380

Grand Trail De La Vallée D'ossau 2019

  • Registration
  • 14/02 ▸ 29/06
  • Location
  • 64 - Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
  • Date of event
  • 13/07/2019
  • Distance
  • 36.4km ▸ 72.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2240m+ ▸ 4580m+
  • Endurance points
  • 24
  • Mountain
  • 8
  • Finisher criteria
  • 290360

Last results

09/02/2019   101.20km / 3800m+
Tarawera Ultramarathon 2019 - 102 Km

Rk Name Time
1Reece EDWARDS08:22:51
2Cody REED08:29:44
3Harry JONES08:30:35
1Courtney DAUWALTER09:28:03
2Stephanie AUSTON09:49:22
3Angelique PLAIRE10:39:47

03/02/2019   41.20km / 2190m+
Monte Alba 2019 - Monte Alba Tres

Rk Name Time
1Riezel CABANIG07:17:00
2June Carlo CORTEZ08:01:00
3Cecille WAEL08:23:00
1Melanie HINGPIT08:23:00
2Ann Jillian PULANCO09:16:00
3Daphne CODILLA09:26:00

03/02/2019   14.90km / 620m+
Raidlight Winter Trail 2019 - Half Winter Trail

Rk Name Time
1Pierrick SERT01:26:53
2Nans BERNES LASSERRE01:28:20
3Alexis MYLY01:31:08
1Aurelie TREMBLET01:45:50
2Cloe BARTHELEMY01:48:00
3Charlotte CANAL01:54:20

03/02/2019   39.20km / 1100m+
Trail Des Mouflons 2019 - Le Grand Mouflon

Rk Name Time
1Gawen BREMOND03:13:53
2Cedric DUMONTEIL03:14:20
3William LEVEQUE03:16:57
1Delphine SOULARD04:19:07
2Kerrianne ROGERS04:44:10
3Jeanette ROGERS04:44:10

02/02/2019   21.60km / 460m+
Elephant Mountain Trail Runs 2019 - 22 Km

Rk Name Time
1Isaac ST MARTIN01:45:03
2Brian KING01:49:12
3Mike MCLEAN01:52:23
1Megan BOESE01:56:09
2Janet COLLINS02:05:07
3Kassidy BENNETT02:08:03

02/02/2019   106.60km / 2030m+
The Pilgrim Challenge 2019 - 66 Miles - 2 Days

Rk Name Time
1Paul RUSSHARD08:50:59
2John MELBOURNE09:03:02
3Timothy BROADHURST09:32:24
1Teresa REASON11:30:01
2Catherine STONEMAN12:22:52
3Michelle DOUBLE12:39:55

02/02/2019   49.50km / 1070m+
Elephant Mountain Trail Runs 2019 - 50 Km

Rk Name Time
1Daniel KRSTULOVIC04:33:14
2Nich PANICE04:52:02
3Alex HOLLAND04:59:43
1Meghan HICKS05:25:45
2Meghan SLAVIN05:36:01
3Amanda VANDERGRIEND06:07:55

02/02/2019   80.50km / 2150m+
Arc Of Attrition 2019 - Arc50 50 Miles

Rk Name Time
1Neil MARTIN08:53:51
2Dan LAWSON09:13:52
3James ELSON09:18:36
1Emily COOK11:30:14
2Sally CRABB11:41:54
3Jennifer FORBES12:26:44

02/02/2019   34.50km / 710m+
Elephant Mountain Trail Runs 2019 - 35 Km

Rk Name Time
1Daniel WONG02:33:04
2Dan WATSON02:38:09
3Dave DUFFY02:53:43
1Maria Ines GOBITZ03:36:19
2Rainey WEAVER03:43:57
3Liz TROKEY03:50:28

02/02/2019   54.70km / 1850m+
Coastal Trail Series - South Devon 2019 - Ultra

Rk Name Time
1David BOULTON04:52:36
2Matt HAMILTON05:01:23
3Daniel ROWE LEETE05:02:44
1Alice MCGUSHIN05:43:14
2Emily COX06:33:40
3Charlotte JONES07:08:21
22/05/2014 11:09

ITRA and the evaluation of races

Many observers in the trail-running community have observed that distance and elevation data about races were not always reliable. Thus, the difficulty points could be misallocated due to poorly measured races. ITRA offers a new race evaluation and certification service with this in mind.

In an effort of openness, ITRA details its calculations on its website (click here). This calculation takes into account a variety of criteria; including distance, elevation, amount of refreshment posts or number of loops. The organizer who wants a race to be evaluated submits this data, which is then compared to a GPS track of the route. We aim to supply an as objective as possible evaluation so that the runners may have the best information.

The UTMB’s team had started evaluating races because at the time no relevant organization could fulfill this role. When ITRA was created, it quickly became clear that it should pursue this mission. This is a way for the trail-running community to have once more a say in this essential question.

ITRA was born in July 2013 with the aim of promoting and developing trail-running at an international level by reuniting the variety of actors. This young non-profit organization today has over a hundred race organizer, association or brand members, in addition to over 500 individual athletes. Before the constitutive General Assembly (early 2015), during which the Steering Committee will be elected and the commissions and work groups already in place will be confirmed, ITRA is managed by its early members. All of these individuals participate voluntarily and without any form of compensation during their free time. This is an important personal investment, mostly in terms of time, upheld by the incredible passion these persons have for trail-running.

In this regard, it is not surprising to see that the founding members of ITRA (click here for a full list) all have a previous or another role in the trail-running community. These members have brought together their expertise and experience to build an association aiming to be representative of the diversity of the worldwide trail-running community. 

Thanks to this vast array of experiences, ITRA is in a privileged position to evaluate trail-running races from anywhere in the world. Its members are able to take into account the point of view of race organizers, runners or team managers. They are also able to apprehend the technical difficulties of measuring a race that by nature takes place in an unmonitored environment.

It is clearly stated in ITRA’s statutes (click here) that its role is not limited to the collection of members paying a fee for a service that they have no control over. Article 6 of this document states that all members will be able to witness and participate to the General Assemblies. Furthermore, race organizers will be able to elect representatives with voting right. It must also be highlighted that the different categories of members will be represented in ITRA bodies; first of all in the Steering Committee (article 7 §2) and then in the Executive Board, elected from the Steering Committee.

A problem that seems to rise above the rest is that of paying for the race evaluation service and the cost of 100€ is often stated. Actually, it is very rare that organizer pay 100€ as this is the cost of the evaluation of a race paid by organizers who refuse to become members of ITRA. For race organizers who want to become members of ITRA, and participate in a global movement of development of trail-running, the membership fee very often amounts to 50€ (the fee for race organizer members depends of the amount they have collected from runners during the previous edition of the race(s) they would like us to evaluate).

It would be unfair to consider these membership fees as unjustified as the services rendered are paramount for the development of trail-running. Thanks to ITRA, race evaluations are as quick and objective as can currently be achieved. This is a duty that requires a fulltime job all year round; if only because races take place every weekend, anywhere around the world. It is necessary to assess these races, confirm these evaluations with the results of these events and conduct a day-to-day management of ITRA. As of now, an intern is responsible for these tasks but in the future one or two fulltime employees will have to be brought on board. This simplified presentation of ITRA’s operation does not take into account the investments already made such as the development of ITRA’s IT environment; notably the brand new Health Services offered for free to any runner worldwide.

ITRA Steering Committee