*  Solidarity

Solidarity is a value that is practised and shared by the inhabitants at the heart of natural regions, which can become hostile, and consequently they need to help each other to progress better together or simply to survive. In the name of the principle of solidarity, each player in the field of trail-running is asked to prioritise going to the aid of anybody in danger or difficulty wherever they are and in whatever circumstance.

In a more global manner, the participants and players in the trail-running field often show solidarity by making a commitment in favour of environmental, social or societal causes or by helping the underprivileged. Trail-running race organisers implement this principle of responsibility by directly supporting charitable actions and sustainable development; numerous participants “run for a cause” to support the projects of their choice.

Organisation

The founding members

Present since the 1st International Trail Conference of Courmayeur (Italy), September 3rd 2012, the founding members have actively participated to the organisation of that Conference.

Coming from various geographical and professional horizons, but gathered and united around trail-running and its values, thereafter they have pooled their knowledge and experience of trail-running to present the different working groups put in place, to reflect on the fundamental principles characterising that sport and to create the ITRA.

The creation of the ITRA, in July 2013, is, for these actors of trail-running, the realisation of many months of effort and work, but also the beginning of a new adventure permitting the long term development of trail-running.

The founding members of the ITRA are:

Didier CURDY, Statistician, creator of the performance index ranking
Arnaud DE STAEL, Deputy Secretary-general of the EcoTrail de Paris®, hypnotherapist and teacher in hypnosis and PNL at the Institut Français d’Hypnose Ericksonienne
Jean-Marc GARCIA, Member of the Hors Stade national commission of the Fédération Française d’Athlétisme
Carlos GARCIA PRIETO, Trail-running passionate, founder of Ultrarun.es (trail-running database in Spain) and trail-designer
Bernard LANDREIN, President-founder of the Ultra Marin Raid du Golfe du Morbihan (9 editions)
Nicolas MERMOUD, Founder of the running brand Hoka One One, athlete (3rd UTMB® 2007, 1st and holder of the race record on Trailwalker 2011 mix), native of Les Contamines-Montjoie
José Carlos MORAIS DOS SANTOS, Trail-Runner and President of the Association Trail-Running Portugal
Alessandra NICOLETTI, Race director of the Tor des Géants®, President of VDA Trailers (organisation of the Tor des Géants®, Gran Trail Valdigne, Gran Trail Courmayeur, Arrancabirra®, Winter Eco Trail)
Fabrice PERRIN, Operations manager Ultra-Trail® World Tour
Jean-Charles PERRIN, Creator and organiser of the EcoTrail de Paris®, in charge of the development of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®
Catherine POLETTI, Organiser and Race director of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®
Michel POLETTI, Technical director of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®,  organizer of the Trail des Aiguilles Rouges
Pierre SALLET, Director of the association Athletes For Transparency (AFT)
Hervé SIMON, Organiser of the Trail Drôme Lafuma