*  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

Garda Trentino Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 11/12 ▸ 23/04
  • Location
  • Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
  • Date of event
  • 04/05/2019
  • Distance
  • 30.7km ▸ 59.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1100m+ ▸ 3700m+

Ultra Trail Muntanyes Costa Daurada 2019

  • Registration
  • 11/12 ▸ 31/03
  • Location
  • Catalonia, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 16/03/2019
  • Distance
  • 20.5km ▸ 106.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 690m+ ▸ 4340m+
  • Endurance points
  • 14
  • Finisher criteria
  • 190370

Pyhä Tunturimaraton 2019

  • Registration
  • 11/12 ▸ 31/07
  • Location
  • Lapland, Finland
  • Date of event
  • 10/08/2019
  • Distance
  • 11km ▸ 42.9km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 450m+ ▸ 890m+
  • Endurance points
  • 01
  • Mountain
  • 24
  • Finisher criteria
  • 80280

Trail Vielha-Molieres 3010 2019

  • Registration
  • 10/12 ▸ 09/07
  • Location
  • Catalonia, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 13/07/2019
  • Distance
  • 24km ▸ 43.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1730m+ ▸ 4010m+
  • Endurance points
  • 13
  • Mountain
  • 1013
  • Finisher criteria
  • 300320

Sinjavina 2019

  • Registration
  • 10/12 ▸ 12/07
  • Location
  • Opstina Mojkovac, Montenegro
  • Date of event
  • 10/08/2019
  • Distance
  • 34km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 2000m+
  • Endurance points
  • 2
  • Mountain
  • 7
  • Finisher criteria
  • 320

Carrera Por Montaña Sierra Blanca 2019

  • Registration
  • 10/12 ▸ 09/02
  • Location
  • Andalucia, Spain
  • Date of event
  • 09/02/2019
  • Distance
  • 13.3km ▸ 43.1km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 910m+ ▸ 2940m+

Petzl Trail Plus 2019

  • Registration
  • 10/12 ▸ 01/04
  • Location
  • Tungurahua, Ecuador
  • Date of event
  • 13/04/2019
  • Distance
  • 10.7km ▸ 76.2km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1260m+ ▸ 5830m+
  • Endurance points
  • 04
  • Mountain
  • 1015
  • Finisher criteria
  • 350420

Stefanik Trail 2019

  • Registration
  • 10/12 ▸ 05/05
  • Location
  • Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Date of event
  • 07/06/2019
  • Distance
  • 144km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 4440m+

Pancharevo Trail Marathon 2019

  • Registration
  • 10/12 ▸ 17/04
  • Location
  • Sofiya, Bulgaria
  • Date of event
  • 21/04/2019
  • Distance
  • 42km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1730m+

Mountain Range Shatin 50 2019

  • Registration
  • 07/12 ▸ 12/03
  • Location
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Date of event
  • 30/03/2019
  • Distance
  • 30km ▸ 51.5km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1500m+ ▸ 2740m+

Last results

21/10/2019   177.78km / 9985m+
Els Bastions® Skyraces 2015 - Ultra

Rk Name Time
1Iker KARRERA11:41:33
2Juan Jose OLIVA SIMO12:55:59
3Ruben BONA CARNEROS13:23:40
1Valerie LAFITTE15:44:23
2Marta COMAS VILADRICH16:10:05
3Marian GARBAJOSA TORRECILLA18:33:03

29/12/2018   32.20km / 1930m+
Aude Trails Cathares 2018 - Trail Des Seigneurs 34Km

Rk Name Time
1Romain SANCHEZ03:55:12
2Maxime DURAND03:55:13
3Laurent LABIT04:21:29
1Audrey POTET04:55:03
2Julie CHINAUD05:22:02
3Magalie MARTINEZ05:25:21

02/12/2018   44.20km / 2460m+
Tang Poetry Trail 2018 - Tang Poetry Trail 45Km

Rk Name Time
1Gaoqiang CHEN05:36:51
2Peng XIE05:59:10
3Jianfeng CHEN06:06:23
1CAO LEI08:20:39
2Xianyu ZHANG08:47:08
3Jiao XUE08:54:48

02/12/2018   33.70km / 1530m+
Tnf100 Ultra Trail Challenge Moganshan 2018 - 30Km

Rk Name Time
1Peng LI03:11:29
2Peilong ZHANG03:16:50
3Jiebo REN03:30:02
1AYAKA MORI04:05:15
2Yue LI04:17:30
3Yiqing ZHANG04:18:43

02/12/2018   33.30km / 1420m+
Ultrabericus Winter 2018

Rk Name Time
1Luca MIORI02:35:37
2Nicola GIOVANELLI02:37:33
3Francesco LORENZI02:38:26
1FRANCESCA DAL BOSCO03:07:52
2Alessandra BOIFAVA03:09:30
3Anna CONTI03:12:25

02/12/2018   20.50km / 1080m+
Ultra-Trail Cape Town 2018 - 21Km

Rk Name Time
1Siviwe NKOMBI01:48:29
2Llewellyn GROENEVELD02:02:14
3Mvuyisi GCOGCO02:05:53
1Bianca TARBOTON02:10:34
2Samantha BIESKE02:26:21
3Chantel NIENABER02:33:25

01/12/2018   76.90km / 1660m+
Origole 2018 - Grand Trail Origole

Rk Name Time
1Victor DEBIL CAUX07:40:11
2Vincent GUTH08:10:38
3Sebastien POULARD08:44:52
1Lucie ALOISI09:00:49
2Anaelle TORRE10:43:48
3Murielle LE TOHIC11:17:35

01/12/2018   96.70km / 4440m+
Ultra-Trail Cape Town 2018 - 100Km

Rk Name Time
1Janosch KOWALCZYK10:22:00
2Elov OLSSON10:41:49
3Johan LANTZ10:46:24
1Emily HAWGOOD11:49:25
2Kerry Ann MARSHALL11:53:14
3Mimmi KOTKA11:57:02

01/12/2018   84.40km / 1680m+
Falls 100 Ultra Trail Race 2018 - Falls 100 - 50 Mile Trail Race

Rk Name Time
1Donald HELLEN13:36:37
2Christopher PUCKETT13:42:32
3Shelby GREENLEE14:25:29
1Kelsey PUCKETT13:42:34
2Ashley SHUTTS20:48:13
3Rachel ARROYO PHILLIPS20:53:02

01/12/2018   15.90km / 920m+
Malaysia Mountain Trail Festival 2018 - 15Km Freshman

Rk Name Time
1Vimal GOVENDARAJOO02:06:31
2Mohd Sazuwan SAMSUDIN02:24:03
3Mohamad Yusoff ABDUL RAHMAN02:24:34
1Tahira Najmunisaa MUHAMMAD ZAID02:45:59
2Elsie Lee Chin LIEW03:27:48
3Siow Wei TAN03:29:54
21/04/2015 14:07

Presentation of the new race evaluation service

ITRA inaugurates a new race evaluation service. This service introduces a major updating of ITRA points (now a 1 to 6 scale) and new evaluation criteria called "Mountain" and "Finisher".

First this evaluation service will only be accessible to the organizers. It will enable them to get accustomed to this new system and to make any comments they would have to us. It will be official at the end of november when the new trail international schedule opens on ITRA website.

The objective is always to give reliable information to runners and to add value to the quality of your tracks. For every evaluation demand, ITRA commits to provide information below:

  1. Certification of the track: our experience teaches us that the values announced on a track (distance and difference in height) are sometimes far from the reality but also that GPS data are often hard to exploit. One of the first missions within the tracks evaluation commission was to elaborate an analysis method of GPS tracks that we keep improving to be as close as possible to the reality of the field (more information about the method here). If the organizers want ITRA to certify their track, we ask them to supply a quality GPS file responding to a certain requirement degree (average distance between 2 points). By committing to the distance and the difference in height measured, ITRA wishes to give reliable information to runners and organizers.


  2. Evaluation of the races:

    • "Endurance" criteria (update): the notation system has been reviewed to involve more trails and some stages have also been adjusted to be closer to the "field" feeling. Based on the number of effort points obtained mostly with distance and vertical gain (with the formula: distance (km) + vertical gain (m) / 100) the new scale is as follows:

      Effort Points Former scale New Scale
      0 - 24 0 0
      25 - 39 0 1
      40 - 64 0 2
      65 - 89 1 3
      90 - 129 2 4
      130 - 139 3 4
      140 - 179 3 5
      180 - 189 4 5
      > 190 4 6
    • The Mountain level (new): it distinguishes the "Mountain" difficulty of a race on a 1 to 12 scale. We base our evaluation on impartial values as the percentage of slope, the longest continual ascent and the average altitude of the course.
      logo critère montagne


    • The Finisher criteria (new): it is calculated according to the limited time authorised by the organizer and concerns more particularly the slowest runners. It gives the Performance Index required to be able to finish the race within the time limit. By comparing the Finisher criteria to their own Performance Index, each runner will be able to judge their ability to finish the race within the time limit.
      logo critère finisher