*  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).

Missions

 

ITRA's mission is to give voice to trail runners from all continents to promote trail running throughout the world and defend its ethical values.

Missions

Created in July 2013, the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) mission is to promote trail running at the international level as a sport, accessible to all, rich in its diversity of cultures and places of practice.

ITRA is committed to giving voice to all trail stakeholders, in all integrity, to: 
  • structure discipline and share good practices
  • contribute to improving the quality of the organization of sporting events in order to promote a sport where the pleasure of trail running goes hand in hand with health, safety and respect for the environment 
  • implement concrete actions to protect the health of athletes and contribute to a doping-free sport
  • maintain constructive relations with institutions, athletics federations and trail running associations, in each country and internationally
  • participate in the development of a sustainable practice that respects the environment 
  • share its sporting ethic with all the actors of the trail running scene and the general public.
The actions carried out by ITRA on behalf of the trail running stakeholders illustrate our commitment to a sport that is experienced as a human adventure, a source of fulfilment and sharing.