*  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.

Missions

 

ITRA's mission is to bring the voice of trail players from the five continents to promote this sport throughout the world and defend its ethical values.

 

 

 

 

Missions

Born 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 bringing the voice of 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 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.