*  Fair-play

Fair-play indicates the loyal acceptance of rules, not only to the letter but also in the spirit which presides over their definition.

For the runners, to be fair-play means respecting the race regulations, not cheating, not bending the rules, refusing all forms of doping; but also embodying the human values of trail-running throughout all of their races; mutual aid and solidarity with the other runners, respect for all the players present at the races.

For organisers, respecting fair-play supposes the implementation of the necessary means to fight against "...cheating, bending the rules, doping, ...physical and verbal violence ...exploitation, unequal opportunities, excessive commercialisation and corruption" (extract from the Council of Europe’s Code of Sports Ethics).

National representatives

What is a national representative of the ITRA ?

The main role of the national runner's or organiser's representative, as defined by the ITRA's regulations, is to represent all the sporting or organiser members of their country at the ITRA's Annual General Meeting.

The national representative has the right to vote during the AGM, notably to approve the previous year's accounts and to vote on the annual budget, and to elect, every four years, the members of the ITRA's executive committee.

The weight of vote of every national Representative during the annual general assembly depends upon the number of ITRA member runners or organisers from the country which they represent (more details on the AGM page).

The participation of the national representative, physical or via video conference, is therefore essential for the good running of the annual general meeting.

This role during the annual general meeting has to be accompanied by active participation throughout the year.

In close collaboration with each other, each country's national runners' or organisers' representatives relay the ITRA's information to the sporting and organiser members of that country. So, they actively participate in spreading information about the ITRA and its missions to all players within the trail-running world (runners, organisers, national athletics federations, brands, media...) in their country.

Always in strict collaboration with each other, the national runners' and organisers' representatives carry the voice of their national community to the ITRA's executive committee.

In strict liaison with the committee and with the help of the ITRA's permanent team, the national representative may also be asked to represent ITRA at different meetings or national events, so as to favour exchange and dialogue between the different players of the trail-running world and actively participate with them in the development of the discipline.

The national runners' and organisers' representatives will be the strength of a proposal put to the committee to strengthen relations with all the players of the trail-running world in their country, in particular by actively favouring any form of collaborative or partnership actions with their country's National Federation of Athletics or media.

To accomplish this mission, the national representative must understand and approve the ethical charter and the ITRA's objectives. They must also have a thorough knowledge of the ITRA's policy and all its missions. This knowledge is gained from the ITRA's management team, and permanent staff, through the ITRA website informative letters, exchange of emails or phone calls or through video conferences.

When are the national representatives elected?

Every four years, no earlier than 6 months and at least 2 months before the date of the General Meeting.

According to the statutes of the ITRA, for an election to be held in a given country there must be a minimum number of members up to date of contribution 60 days before the election (3 for the organizers, 10 for the runners).

For the 2019 election of the national representatives of the runners here is the list of countries concerned by the elections:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland,France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Thailand

For the 2019 election of the national representatives of the organizers here is the list of countries concerned by the elections:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Coratia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Estonia, Finland,France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lativia, Latvia, Lithunania, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay

 

Who votes ?

All individual or organiser members whose membership payments are up to date.

Who can be a candidate?

  • For the runners' national representative : any individual ITRA member, whose membership is up to date, who is a national or resident of the country which they wish to represent, who participated at least once in a Trail-Running event in the last twenty-four months before the first day of his membership.
  • For the national organisers' representative : any person who occupies a leading role, elected or salaried, at the heart of an ITRA member organisation. This person will be a candidate for the country in which the organiser member is based.

How to candidate ?

You have to send your candidacy by e-mail to contact@itra.run and if join a profession of faith (free format in pdf with 1 page maximum) including :

  • your identity (first name, surname, date of birth...)
  • a photo of you (optional)
  • your résumé : job position, sporting achievements, associative experiences...
  • your motivation
  • Any involvement in other associations and federations.

How does the vote take place ?

It is a vote for a single member in a single round, by a simple majority of the votes cast, if the quorum is reached, the candidate who obtains the most is therefore appointed, and the second becomes a deputy. In the case of equality at the end of the vote, the oldest candidate will be deemed winner the vote is electronic via the on-line platform balotilo.org

Agenda for the 2019 elections

  • Friday, February 15th 2019: information to all ITRA members and a call for candidates
  • Saturday March 2nd 2019 at 11:59 pm (Swiss time): deadline for the submission of candidates and constitution of voter's lists by country.
    NB : this means that only members, individuals or organisers, who are up to date with their membership at midnight on March 2nd (Swiss time) may vote
  • Tuesday March 5th 2019 : the list of candidates sent to all electors
  • From Saturday March 30th to FridayApril 5th 2019: election (each voter will receive an email with a link to the platform balotilo.org)
  • Monday April 8th 2019: counting of the votes and publication of the results

Discover the applicants of your country for the elections 2019-2023

You can find all candidates for the elections in link here.

The national representatives elected for 2019-2023

You can join them by email for those who have their first name and family name clickable.


North America

RUNNERS’ REPRESENTATIVES

ORGANIZERS’ REPRESENTATIVES

David JEKER CAN Sébastien Côté (THE ULTRA-TRAIL HARRICANA) CAN
Marcelo JIMENEZ ROQHUETT CRC Alberto GOCHICOA GOMEZ (CORREMONTES ORIZABA) MEX
Raul Humberto CASTANON GUEVARA MEX Jamil COURY (ARAVAIPA RUNNING LLC) USA
Chris MOCKO USA  

South America

RUNNERS’ REPRESENTATIVES

ORGANIZERS’ REPRESENTATIVES

Jose MONTES DE OCA ARG Marco CAMPOS (TRANSMANTIQUEIRA ULTRA TRAIL AGULHAS NEGRAS) BRA
Ervin SILES BOL Oscar MAHECHA (AVENTURA MONTANA) COL
Sidney TOGUMI BRA David EGAS (TRAIL RUNNERS CUENCA) ECU
Enrique SANCHEZ CLAROS  COL

Pablo Sebastian MENA CEPEDA ECU

Paola NANDE URU

Asia

RUNNERS’ REPRESENTATIVES

ORGANIZERS’ REPRESENTATIVES

Lei YU CHN * CHN
Amar Ranu IND Janet NG (HONG KONG 100) HKG
Koichi IWASA JPN Naveej AHAMED (SOLES OF COCHIN RUNNERS CLUB) IND
Razif YAHYA MAL Hiroki TAKEYABU (YABUSAPO) JPN
Edmund CURA PHI Romualdo CALBES (VERTICAL TO SKY) PHI
Mubarak AL KHULAIFI QAT  
Kanin PINSUVANA THA    

Europe

RUNNERS’ REPRESENTATIVES

ORGANIZERS’ REPRESENTATIVES

Damir MAKSIMOVIC CRO Josef MAYERHOFER (MOZART 100 SALZBURG ULTRA TRAIL) AUT
Jesper LØVETOFTE DEN Admir SABIC (PLANINARSKO DRUTVO ZELJEZNICAR) BIH
Pablo VILLALOBOS ESP Marina HYYTIAINEN (TRAIL 2 HEAVEN S.L.) ESP
Harri JANTUNEN FIN Philippe LE RUYET (ASSOCIATION TRAIL DU KREIZ BREIZH) FRE
Emilie LACOMTE FRA Huw WILLIAMS (PEN LLYN ULTRA) GBR
Andreas SCHINDLER GER Lazaros RIGOS (OLYMPUS TRAILS) GRE
Nikos ZANAS GRE Laszlo CSANYI (MOLLIS PLUVIA KFT) HUN
Lajos ROHOSKA HUN Simone BROGIONI (CAMELBAG SSDR) ITA
Friedleifur FRIDLEIFSSON ISL Mirosław BIENIECKI (FUNDACJA "BIEG RZEŹNIKA") POL
Sagev APPELBAUM ISR Mario LEAL (CLUBE INDEPENDENTE DE ATLETISMO ILHA AZUL) POR
Pablo BARNES ITA Igor VLADIMIROV (MOSCOW TRAIL) RUS
Andriss RONIMOISS LAT Teodor MARKOC (TD PODBRDO) SLO
Cyril HURSON LUX Laurent LELOUP (GENARPS IF) SWE
Rui PINHO POR Caner ODABASOGLU (MCR RACESETTER) TUR
Katarzyna MELCER POL    
Alena SHEVCHUK RUS    
Andrej TEZAK SLO    
Bernard MAYENCOURT SUI    
Roman SOPKA SVK    
Laurent LELOUP SWE    
Suleyman CAVUSOGUL TUR    
Valerii SHYPUNOV UKR    

Oceania

RUNNERS’ REPRESENTATIVES

ORGANIZERS’ REPRESENTATIVES

Aaron KNIGHT AUS Ben HOCKINGS (YUMIGO AUSTRALIA PTY LTD) AUS
Malcolm WEBB NZL

Overall results here