*  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.


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14/03 Fizkultura, 18th of March, Bulgaria // Trail-running seminar

Information from Miléna Alen, the ITRA national representative for organizers in Bulgaria:

"This saturday, 18th of March, three of the most inspiring and popular people in trail-running and endurance Dean KarnazesSean Conway and Ian Corless will participate as guest lecturers in Fizkulturaa seminar on trail-running and adventure in Bulgaria.

Together with the Bulgarian top mountain climber Boyan Petrov, the Bulgarian top female runner Antonia Grigorova, who is going to attempt a national female endurance record 600 km for less than 6 days, and Dimitrina Sivkova, one of the renowned kinesio practitioners who is also part of the ITRA Health Commission, they will talk about motivation and life experience in endurance and adventure."

26/01 Trail running recognition - Uruguay

16th of December 2016: 1st prize giving ceremony for the CAU (Uruguayan Athletic Federation) trail running category, in collaboration with the AUTRA (Uruguayan Trail running association) in which Daniel Perez, the ITRA National Representative of the Uruguayan Runners, is involved.

See the results

01/09 2016 Trail World Championships - Trans Peneda Trails

Already 40 delegations and 302 runners confirmed for Trans Peneda-Gerês 2016 Trail World Championships in Portugal ! Find more here

31/08 2018 Trail World Championships - PenyagolosaTrails

The 2018 Trail World Championships will be host in Spain on the Penyagolosa event.

More information : here on Marca (ES)

29/08 Highlights on UTMB

Beautiful images sometimes speak louder than text, so here is a short video of the highlights of this UTMB in 2016, held late August: https://youtu.be/oJpggFwx9Ic

28/08 Statement on Fernanda Maciel DNS for UTMB

As volunteer athletes for the QUARTZ program (a new health monitoring program for a 6 months test period) analysis results identified a health problem :

"The ITRA medical commission is pleased with the decision taken by Fernanda Maciel not to start UTMB this year. It would not have been prudent with a renal function not fully restored following her deshydration on a US race in July and her use to medical assistance."

23/08 2016 TWC - Swedish delegation is announced

Sweden delegation has been confirm for the next Trail World Championships in Portugal. All the best runners male and female will be present for this summit. The well known Emelie Forsberg, the recent performing Ida Nilsson (Winner for Transvulcania and Marathon du Mont-Blanc in 2016) and the ultra runner and world champion of 100K on road Jonas Buud (winner of the 2016 Tarawera). Mimmi Kotka will also be there along with Fritjof Fagerlund. More info here

08/06 Creation of the Uruguayan Trail Running Association

The Uruguayan Trail Running Association was born in June 4, 2016 with Daniel Perez Garrido, our national representative of runners !

01/06 ITRA Internship - Coordinator

The ITRA is looking for a coordinator to support its development.

Available from September 2016 for a period of 6 months or more if alternation with studies.

View the offer : here

12/12 Nathalie Mauclair joins RAIDLIGHT

The french brand leaded by its founder Benoit Laval recruits the 2 times world champion Nathalie Mauclair within its new team RAIDLIGHT. Other top athletes are coming soon. Stay tune...

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Opening of registration

Vermont 50 2017

  • Registration
  • 25/05 ▸ 18/09
  • Location
  • Vermont, United States
  • Date of event
  • 25/09/2017
  • Distance
  • 52.7km ▸ 76.3km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1540m+ ▸ 2480m+
  • Endurance points
  • 34
  • Mountain
  • 3
  • Finisher criteria
  • 300430

Sätila Trail 2017

  • Registration
  • 24/05 ▸ 11/11
  • Location
  • Vastra Gotaland, Sweden
  • Date of event
  • 11/11/2017
  • Distance
  • 82.9km ▸ 120km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1810m+ ▸ 2540m+

The Great North Walk 100S 2017

  • Registration
  • 22/05 ▸ 11/08
  • Location
  • New South Wales, Australia
  • Date of event
  • 09/09/2017
  • Distance
  • 101.8km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 3500m+
  • Endurance points
  • 4
  • Mountain
  • 4
  • Finisher criteria
  • 340

La Travesía Trekking & Trail Running Race 2017

  • Registration
  • 22/05 ▸ 16/07
  • Location
  • Pichincha, Ecuador
  • Date of event
  • 22/07/2017
  • Distance
  • 45km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 940m+

Podunavlje Trail 2017

  • Registration
  • 22/05 ▸ 25/09
  • Location
  • Vukovarsko-Srijemska, Croatia
  • Date of event
  • 30/09/2017
  • Distance
  • 33km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 400m+

Vulcano Ultra-Trail® 2017

  • Registration
  • 20/05 ▸ 29/11
  • Location
  • Los Lagos, Chile
  • Date of event
  • 08/12/2017
  • Distance
  • 44.7km ▸ 100.4km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1970m+ ▸ 3980m+
  • Endurance points
  • 05
  • Finisher criteria
  • 280330

Mt. Wuyi Trail Series 2017

  • Registration
  • 20/05 ▸ 09/10
  • Location
  • Fujian, China
  • Date of event
  • 05/11/2017
  • Distance
  • 35.2km ▸ 60km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1770m+ ▸ 3250m+

Trail Mt Wugong 2017

  • Registration
  • 20/05 ▸ 31/07
  • Location
  • Jiangxi, China
  • Date of event
  • 03/09/2017
  • Distance
  • 32km ▸ 72km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1850m+ ▸ 5540m+

Peak Of Jiang Nan Trail Skyrunning Race 2017

  • Registration
  • 20/05 ▸ 29/09
  • Location
  • Zhejiang, China
  • Date of event
  • 22/10/2017
  • Distance
  • 35km ▸ 55km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 1930m+

Ultra Anniversary Race 2017

  • Registration
  • 17/05 ▸ 05/08
  • Location
  • Entre Rios, Argentina
  • Date of event
  • 20/08/2017
  • Distance
  • 71km
  • Height gain/loss
  • 650m+

Last results

30/06/2018   75.00km / 1750m+
Ursvik Ultra 2013 - 75 Km

Rk Name Time
1Johan LARSSON06:26:58
2Peter OOM06:51:36
3Eric FORSNER07:37:45
1Maria NORDFJALL08:18:54
2Anna MATTSSON08:34:51
3Hanna HOIJ11:12:06

20/05/2017   100.00km / 4400m+
Ultra-Trail® Australia 2017 - 100 Km

Rk Name Time
1Tim TOLLEFSON08:52:00
2Rob KRAR09:11:15
3Aurelien COLLET09:30:50
1Lucy BARTHOLOMEW10:52:35
2Hanny ALLSTON11:12:00
3Lou CLIFTON11:24:06

14/05/2017   31.20km / 290m+
15Km De Woluwe-Saint-Lambert 2017 - 30Km Trail

Rk Name Time
1Benoit HAEGEMAN01:58:11
2Renaud VAN WETTER01:59:29
3Maxime BOTTA02:05:14
1Carmen HAGENAARS02:43:15
2Cathy RENS02:47:14
3Irene PAPPONE02:50:04

14/05/2017   20.00km / 1180m+
Trail Dello Zio Pardo 2017

Rk Name Time
1Francesco CESARE02:11:09
2Vincenzo TORRENTE02:11:30
3Antonio SGAMMEGLIA02:14:44
1Susanne OLVBACK02:36:39
2Daniela PILLITTERI02:49:15
3Daniela NATOLI03:03:32

14/05/2017   36.10km / 1910m+
Okushimanto Trailrace In Matubagawa 2017 - Okushimanto Trail

Rk Name Time
1Kenichi HORIE03:52:04
2Koichi KUDO04:01:22
3Masamichi MIYANAGI04:10:58
1Yaeko YOKOI05:26:38
2Masako KAWAMURA05:35:04
3Mayumi KURIHARA05:45:19

13/05/2017   51.00km / 1500m+
Two Castles Mountain Ultra 2017 - Wildheart

Rk Name Time
1Brandon CHASE06:59:00
2Kemal PILLI07:04:00
3Burcin SADIRVAN07:17:00
1Natalie CHRISTOPHER07:34:00
2Ekaterina CHIZHOVA08:19:00
3Seren BASARAN09:59:00

13/05/2017   59.10km / 1420m+
The Trail Sens 2017 - Parcours Bleu 60

Rk Name Time
1Driss CHAOUI05:04:44
2Peter LANGUILLAT05:29:33
3Alexis BEZADA05:36:44
1Geraldine LEROY06:47:19
2Camille LAMOUREUX07:33:26
3Elisabeth CANGIANO07:34:13

13/05/2017   21.30km / 1880m+
Lijiang Skyview Adventure 2017 - Skyrace 21 Km

Rk Name Time
1Guobin LI04:46:49
2Hepan LIU04:53:35
3Zhengyan ZHANG04:59:48
1Yihan LIU06:58:48
2Qian XU07:36:07
3Yu Jing WAN07:40:26

13/05/2017   104.30km / 6060m+
Fuego Y Agua Nicaragua 2017 - 100 Km Ultra-Trail®

Rk Name Time
1Johnson CRUZ19:20:38
2Antoine BELAND ST ONGE19:47:34
3Patricio POSADA20:38:03
1Sandra MEJIA23:26:49

13/05/2017   82.00km / 2080m+
Centurion North Downs Way 50 2017

Rk Name Time
1Jon ELLIS06:37:27
2Mark INNOCENTI06:56:40
3Ry WEBB06:58:59
1Michelle MAXWELL08:26:16
2Svenja ESPENHAHN08:52:56
3Michelle LE MERCIER09:27:05
11/05/2016 17:04

The 2016 Trail World Championships GIS is now available !

The 2016 Trail World Championships GIS is now published !  

All informations here : GIS

The TWC will take place in Portugal’s only National Park, World Biosphere reserve (declared by UNESCO in 2009).

The National Park has a total area of about 70290 hectares. It’s located in the extreme northeast of Portugal, covering the regions of Minho and Trás-os-Montes, which are deeply rural, where population still preserve ancient traditions of priceless historical and cultural value. It is characterized for being a zone with stark relief and pronounced slopes, with a maximum elevation of 1545 m. The organization calls for athletes, all the participants and assistant’s attention to the absolute respect for the preservation of nature, following the principal : "Don't leave more than footprints, don't take more than pictures !"

The openning ceremony, on Friday 28th at 4 p.m, will present all the Federations with their flags. The Trail World Championships race will start on October 29th, 5 a.m. The distance will be 85,5 Km and 5000 of vertical gain.Three Open races are also organized for all runners. A 55 Km (solo and relay) and a 16 Km. 

You'll find all other information and all contacts needed in the GIS.