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17/06/2022
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01/10/2021
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  ITRA Announces New Leadership 13.09.2021 LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The International Trail Running Association (ITRA) announced today that Janet Ng (HKG) was elected president, replacing Bob Crowley, to lead the largest trail running association in the world.   Janet was elected president of ITRA on Saturday 11.09.2021 by the organization’s steering committee following

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09/09/2021
Changes in the Leadership Team

We inform that late on Saturday the 4th of September Bob Crowley has communicated his resignation from the position of ITRA's President for personal reasons. Due to the pandemic, the needs of his businesses and his direct involvement have increased significantly, leaving to him inadequate time to lead ITRA.   In his resignation

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02/09/2021
Become a member of the ITRA Steering Committee!

  Bob Crowley, ITRA President: "We have one opening on our Steering Committee (what we now call Leadership Team). This position will represent Organizers and thus only a paid and current Organization member can apply. It is an opportunity to add another volunteer with skills needed within ITRA and

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23/08/2021
1st World Mountain and Trail Running Championships (WMTR Championships)

? This joint statement by WMRA, ITRA and IAU follows on from the online conference on 16 August hosted by World Athletics to update Member Federations and I.T.R.A National Representatives regarding the postponement of the WMRC 2021, giving further details.   We are working on holding the 1st WMTR Championships in Thailand 11-13 February 2022

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28/07/2021
COVID-19 impact on the trail runner’s routine

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our daily lives, our sporting goals and the way we’ve trained and race in 2020. ITRA has carried out a worldwide survey to discover more about it. See the results below: Click here

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16/07/2021
ITRA UPDATES COVID-19 ORGANIZER’S OPERATING GUIDELINES

Medical and wilderness safety experts from around the world collaborate to update International Trail Running Association (ITRA) global guidelines In the summer of 2020 ITRA issued the first version of event organizer operating guidelines during COVID-19. As vaccinations for COVID become more available events are beginning to re-open in trail running.

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10/05/2021
A message from ITRA's President

"Fellow Trail Runners, Is trail running losing its way?Nope. There’s much discourse across the internet about the trail-running ethos becoming corroded.15% annual growth, accelerated by covid-19, we’re outpacing all other running segments. Eager newcomers Google “trail running” (809 billion hits if you were wondering). Are we prepared to teach them the ways

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04/05/2021
Trail Running emerges from pandemic

The world turned to the outdoors during covid-19, International Trail Running Association (ITRA) is positioned to embrace the tremendous growth as the global independent leader of the sport LAUSANNE, Switzerland. Many segments of society have been altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Although trail running events ceased, the world went outdoors in

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20/04/2021
Why become an ITRA member?

The ITRA's membership at 8 euros per year is for all the runners in the world. In addition to providing access to numerous statistics, ITRA membership offers many services and advantages. The membership also allows the whole trail community to get involved in the life of the association. Discover the

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31/03/2021
[April Fool's Day] Evolution of the Performance Index

ITRA RAISES SCORES FOR MOMS & DADSAfter many requests from its community, ITRA has decided to do something for all parents around the world.The concern and well-being of our community is at the heart of our missions. In this time of global pandemic, ITRA realizes how difficult it is for

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29/03/2021
Top mountain & trail runners to compete for title of world champion

TOP MOUNTAIN & TRAIL RUNNERS TO COMPETE FOR TITLE OF WORLD CHAMPIONThe best women and men from around the globe will go head-to-head in first-ever eventPrize money indicates the growth and popularity of trail & mountain running MONACO, Never in the history of running has there been a unified competition for

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30/12/2020
ITRA launches new runner statistics

ITRA LAUNCHES AGE CATEGORIES AND A NEW PERFORMANCE INDEX TOOL! ITRA is pleased to launch its age categories and its new Performance Index search tool available for all ITRA runner members!  This new search function is designed to better let you explore among the 1 million 856 thousand runners referenced in the

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23/12/2020
Thailand to host first ever joint world Mountain & Trail Running Championships in 2021

Chiang Mai, Thailand will host the inaugural World Mountain & Trail Running Championships on 11-14 November 2021. The event will feature 40KM and 80KM trail races, classic mountain races for Seniors and Juniors, and a vertical uphill race.It replaces World Championships previously hosted by WMRA (mountain running) and IAU/ITRA (trail). World Athletics

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23/11/2020
Results of the Supplementary Elections to the ITRA Steering Committee

It’s with great pleasure we are announcing the winners of the Supplementary Election for the ITRA Steering Committee, which took place in two rounds from the 9th to the 20ty of November 2020. Off the many applications received, the ITRA General Assembly members (national representatives and permanent members) voted to fill

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02/11/2020
ITRA presents ATRB

ITRA presents ATRB ITRA is pleased to present and support ATRB, Association of Trail Running of Brazil The ATRB directs its field of action towards all the Brazilian trail-running actors by offering them horizontal exchanges. Establishing as goals the standardization of distances and categories in national competitions, creation of a national competition circuit,

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29/10/2020
Sustainability and Trail Running

As trail runners we share several values, one being our mutual respect for the environment. It’s our belief that part of the unspoken culture of trail running is that we are unified by our foundational beliefs. ITRA has developed an ethical charter based on these values of trail running. As

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19/10/2020
Supplementary elections to the ITRA Steering Committee

MESSAGE FROM: Bob Crowley, the ITRA's President: “We have several openings on our Steering Committee (what we now call Leadership Team). It is an opportunity to add volunteers with skills needed within ITRA and willing to devote the time required. These include: membership recruitment, sales, marketing, finance, and technology - among others.

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09/10/2020
New Services for Organizers!

Would you like to evaluate the experience level and the ability of the runners that are willing to participate in your race?Would you like to require a minimum level of experience from the participants in your race? Or to advise runners about the probability to complete your race? ITRA has developed

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27/08/2020
New service: ITRA Start List

We are delighted to present you a new service for organizer members:  ITRA Start List! We believe that this new feature will become exceedingly popular among our community and we hope that it will help in the execution of trail running events. We also hope that it will become a commonly used

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05/08/2020
[Covid 19]: Examples of races to follow!

Examples of ITRA COVID-19 Race Organizers Standard Operating Guidelines implementation.Some organizers were able to run their races in this unusual period that is COVID-19 by following their countries mandatory requirements as well as ITRA guidelines.We remind that ITRA operational guideline for race organizers in time of COVID-19 is available in

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23/07/2020
Take a look at the first ITRA infographics report!

The first ITRA infographics reportWhat continent has the highest average performance index? How old is the average trail runner? Which country has the great number of female participants the average? How do the top performances change with age? What race distances have the most participants? ITRA has collected interesting data on

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09/07/2020
ITRA COVID-19 Race Organizers Standard Operating Guidelines

Over the last month a team made up of organizers, runners, safety specialists, and doctors have been working hard on the "ITRA COVID-19 Race Organizers Standard Operating Guidelines". This document is designed for race organizers and contains a detailed list of recommendations for the safe organization of trail events. However, we

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11/05/2020
Freezing of the Performance Index

Guided by ITRA’s values of Fair Play, Equity, Respect others, and one’s self, in response to the global COVID-19 crisis the ITRA Leadership Team has decided to put a temporary freeze on the calculation of the Performance Index from the 1st of March 2020 until 1st of January 2021. The ITRA

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24/04/2020
Participate in the Trail Running Festival in virtual!

We are pleased to present The Trail Running Festival in virtual, which will take place on May 1st, 2020 at 5:30 pm (pacific time), organized by Outdoor Arts & Recreation, presented by Rainshadow Running.Join a live-stream gathering of the trail running community from across the globe for a night of films, revelry,

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14/04/2020
ITRA Announces New Leadership

14.04.2020 PAUDEX, Switzerland – The International Trail Running Association (ITRA) announced today that Bob Crowley (USA) was elected president and José Carlos Santos (PRT) was appointed managing director, signaling the beginning of the rapid growth for this leading organization for trail runners worldwide. Bob, a resident of California, was unanimously elected president

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07/04/2020
ITRA announces Leadership Transition

07.04.2020PAUDEX, Switzerland - International Trail Running Association (ITRA) announces today that Michel Poletti is stepping down as President of ITRA for personal reasons effective today. In the interim, the Steering Committee will continue to lead ITRA, united by their passion for trail running, until a new President is elected.The Steering

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17/03/2020
COVID-19 Instructions

Message from the ITRA Medical and Health Commission on COVID-19: "Our first recommendation is to urge you to follow the instructions given by your respective governments. Concerning your sports practice, we recommend that people with chronic diseases should cease sports activities altogether.People who do not have chronic illnesses and are in good

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09/03/2020
Safety First!

Our services for Race Organizers and Runners Safety Guideline for Race Organizers Do you know what is required of you as an organizer to ensure a safe trail running event? Running on its own is a demanding sport discipline, let alone events that take place in remote wilderness and on technical terrain. A

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26/02/2020
RACES OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY

Europe - United Kingdom – The Costal Trail Series - South Devon 2020 As the name suggests, the Costal Trail Series consists of twelve seaside events in different parts of Great Britain. By entering the series, runners get the chance to experience the most beautiful coastal areas of the Island. The series takes

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21/02/2020
The Giants of the Decade!

Trail running is a young sport, yet this hasn't stopped Didier Curdy, the creator of the ITRA Performance Index, from collecting 25,630 race results over the last 10 years, to give a database of 1,746,619 trail runners. From all the athletes, all over the world and across all distances, it is

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12/02/2020
UPCOMING TRAIL-RUNNING RACES!

Asia – Malaysia – Borneo Ultra Trail The Borneo Ultra-Trail® Marathon 2020 is an extreme, ultra-trail marathon that will take runners through a combination of natural jungle settings and cultural landscapes. The place of all races during the event will be the trails, dirt tracks, and paths in the Kiulu Valley North

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28/01/2020
Races of the month - January

Asia – China - Hong Kong 100 This year’s Hong Kong 100 ultra-endurance race saw the racers take on the classic distance of 103km and as well as the new 56km race. The 103km course started in Pak Tam Chung on the Sai Kung Peninsula and covered some of the most beautiful scenery

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10/01/2020
Upcoming Trails!

The New Year is waiting to fill with new adventures! We would like to make your 2020 a year of travels and discovering the new trail running events around the globe! So, we will try to show you more new destinations with great landscapes to enjoy while running! This time we are taking

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12/12/2019
How to link race results with an ITRA members account?

Are you missing some of your race results in your runner space on our website? Are your results listed under multiple different runners? You can easily link your results to your account on our website! Please read the text below carefully as it explains many of the common problems. Are the race

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11/12/2019

How to link race results with an ITRA members account? Are you missing some of your race results in your runner space on our website? Are your results listed under multiple different runners? You can easily link your results to your account on our website! Please read the text below carefully as

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22/11/2019
Run & Travel

Are you interested in traveling abroad to take part in trail running events?Well, Let’s look at a selection of great races in the USA for you to enjoy your passion for running and Travel! Check out these 4 races which caters for all running abilities! Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs Next edition date:

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04/11/2019
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We are pleased to announce the requirements to be completed by the local organizing committee that would like to host the first Mountain and Trail Running World Championships in 2021. Online application form for Expression of Interest of event hosting you will find in this link: https://www.iaaf.org/hosting/hosting-interest To consult whole application process please

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24/10/2019
Good GPX trace = Good evaluation

Are you a new ITRA Member? Or maybe you are not sure about the expected quality of the GPX file you provide when you apply to get the ITRA Points. We would like to explain to you more about that!As you know, all the race evaluations we make are based

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04/10/2019
Trails of the month – September

This month we take you to discover the Tunisian desert, to the Ultra Mirage El Djerid, then to China with the Devil's Ridge race, to visit the incredible landscapes of the Gobi desert. Then we will come back to the North American Nut race which reveals the beauties of Oregon.

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22/08/2019
Enjoy the UTMB week with ITRA!

ITRA Press Conference – Tuesday 27th of August ITRA is organizing a press conference on Tuesday 27th morning. The subjects cover will be:- Revelation of the trail running key figures in the world – Main figures from the ITRA database about trail running development around the world,- QUARTZ, a unique program

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12/08/2019
Run with peace of mind!

As an ITRA individual member you're able to obtain international runner insurance to practice the sport that you love with peace of mind for only 49€/ year. No matter if you are an ambitious runner, a newcomer or experienced at running, if you like to explore trails in both summer and

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18/07/2019
Upcoming Trails!

Indonesia: Goat Run Lunar Series This year is the 4th edition of Goat Run Trail Running Series, and the organizers introduce 2 new concepts: The series race theme and New Categories. This year's series is called "Lunar series" and will start from July 2019 - 2020. The series consists of Salak, Lawu

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28/06/2019
Discover the new Steering Committee&nbsp;

We are pleased to announce you the new ITRA Steering Committee who has been elected for next four years. The Steering Committee is elected by the General Assembly, which brings together the organizers' and runners' national representatives and the permanent members of the ITRA.  The election took place between 14-26 of June.  We are

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12/06/2019
French won Championships by team

Post race report - 2019 Trail World Championships In Miranda Do Corvo, athletes from fifty-three nations set off on the trails of the Trilhos dos Abutres race in Portugal, on Saturday June 8. Once again this year, trail-running values resonated at the heart of the Trail World Championships. The values of

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09/06/2019
Results of the 2019 Trail World Championships

In Miranda Do Corvo the athletes from 50 nations set off on the trails of the Trilhos dos Abrutes race in Portugal on Saturday June 8. The values of the trail-running once again resonated at the heart of the World Championships this year. Humility, Fair Play, Authenticity, Respect, as many

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03/06/2019
2019 Trail World Championships: Latest news!

The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) and the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) are proud to present the World Trail Championships, organized by the Trilhos Dos Abrutes taking place in Portugal in Miranda do Corvo – Coimbra Saturday, 8th of June 2019.  The history of the Championships  The number of participants in

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27/05/2019
Become a member of the Steering Committee

Janet NG, the ITRA's treasurer member testifies to her experience within the Steering Committee: "As a member of the Steering Committee, you will be playing an important role in shaping the sport of trail running.  You will apply your knowledge and expertise to help the association to develop in a healthy

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26/05/2019
UPCOMING TRAILS!

Estonia: Estonia Ultra-Trail® Race 2019 EUTR The second edition of Estonia Ultra-Trail Race which will takes place on the 9th - 10th August 2019 in Estonia, Ida-Virumaa region, in Narvain. Magical and really cameral race, which is organized by noncommercial association, the sports club: SK ETR - SPORDIKLUBI ESTONIA TRAIL RUNNING. In the

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17/05/2019
Asics joins the ITRA QUARTZ Program

ASICS joins the ITRA QUARTZ Program The ITRA QUARTZ Program offers a unique and innovative health monitoring that contributes to a doping-free sport while protecting the health of runners. It is operated by the Athletes For Transparency association and its financial transparency is guaranteed by the Ultra Sports Science Foundation. It is intended for

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06/05/2019
The evolution of the ITRA performance index and the table of rankings

Message from Didier Curdy, the originator of the ITRA Performance Index, explains:   "Following numerous discussions among the ITRA community, and with runners, organizers and journalists, the ITRA ranking committee has undertaken to improve the way in which the Performance Index is calculated, in order to better reflect runners' performances by slowly

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08/04/2019
Who's your national representative? Find out!&nbsp;

We are pleased to invite you to discover the list of national representatives who has been elected for four years. Representing the representative's community as a whole in dealings with the elected officials and the permanent team of ITRA means: Representing all the sporting or organiser members of their country at the

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02/04/2019
Vote for your national representative

All the ITRA members who are up to date on March 26 will receive an email from Balotilo (see below) to vote for their national representative from Saturday 30 March to Friday 5 April 2019.  Consult the online applications to give you an opinion and elect the person who will be the national

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01/04/2019
[April fool] ITRA reveals its formula to evaluate trail-running courses!

ITRA has developed several tools to evaluate the difficulty of the races and to certify the runners' experience. Loïc, in charge of the course evaluations answers our questions.    "Why does ITRA evaluate trail-running courses? Knowing precisely the difficulty of a trail-running race, allows runners to check if they can participate in it,

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29/03/2019

All the ITRA members who are up to date on March 26 will receive an email from Balotilo (see below) to vote for their national representative from Saturday 30 March to Friday 5 April 2019.  Consult the online applications to give you an opinion and elect the person who will be the national

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26/03/2019
Upcoming trails!&nbsp;

Madagascar: Trail of the Red Island The sixth edition of Trail of the Red Island which will take place in the Malagasy West from May 17 to 31 2019.  With limited participants, this race is friendly and aims to raise funds to help local structures. Runners will enjoy a welcoming atmosphere as they run

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08/03/2019

We are pleased to share with you the list of applicants to be national representatives. >>> Click on their names to see their application! The elections will take place from Saturday, March 30 to Friday, April 5, 2019.  To vote, you must have a membership up to date no later than March 26,

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05/03/2019
Discover the applicants of your country!

We are pleased to share with you the list of applicants to be national representatives. >>> Click on their names to see their application! <<< The elections will take place from Saturday, March 30 to Friday, April 5, 2019.  To vote, you must have a membership up to date no later than March

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28/02/2019
Last days to send your applicaton!&nbsp;

Last days to candidate and become the national representative of your country. Send us your application before Saturday 2nd March at 11 :59pm (Swiss Time)  All applications received after this date do not fulfil the above criteria will be rejected will not be accepted.  To apply please send 1 page maximum in pdf by email

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27/02/2019
The qualifying process for the most epic event of the year continues!

The qualifying process for the most epic event of the year continues! International teams confirm their presence in the 2019 Trail World Championships The first national teams registrations have started to arrive and, at this moment, the national teams of Belarus; Cambodia; Netherlands; Hungary; Ireland; Iceland; Mauritius; Norway; UK; Czech Republic and

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20/02/2019
Become the National Representative of ITRA!&nbsp;

Vote for your National Representative from Saturday 30th March to Saturday 5th April 2019!   Are you a member of ITRA? Check that your subscription is paid up to date so that you can vote.  Would you like to take on the challenge of becoming the ITRA representative of the runners or the

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29/01/2019
Adopt the WildinisM! Sport without artifice

The WildinisM project has the ambition to engage the various players in outdoor sports to a more responsible, autonomous and sustainable practice. Carried since its origin by the association Robin des Montagnes, it benefits today from the support of two notorious associations. On the one hand, Mountain Wilderness, pioneer of

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21/01/2019
The QUARTZ Program contributes to a doping-free sport and safeguards the health of all!&nbsp;

Upload the press release in English The QUARTZ Program provides anti-doping protection for the sport of trail-running and safeguards the health of all! The ITRA QUARTZ Program is run by the association Athletes For Transparency and the Ultra Sports Science foundation is responsible for the financial transparency of the Program. This unique program is divided into

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10/12/2018
Health: hydration, beware of popular belief!&nbsp;

The Basics of Proper Hydration During Prolonged Exercise Martin D. Hoffman, MD Proper hydration during prolonged exercise can help you avoid performance impairment from dehydration and serious, potentially life-threatening complications from overhydration. In this short summary, we extracted some advice from the medical form conducted and written by the co-founder of the

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28/11/2018
Merge your ITRA profiles !

Several ITRA profiles seem to belong to you? Your race results appear in different profiles?  You can merge your different profiles via your ITRA account How to merge a runner file with my ITRA's account? Connect to your account on itra.run Click on Runner Space > My account > Personal information > Linkages Select "Link

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09/11/2018
New classification of trail-running&nbsp;

A new classification of trail races has been developed to ever closer match the course to the effort demanded. These classifications are now connected with ITRA points.Discover the new classification of trail-Running Why change categories ?  Since 2014, ITRA has built a reliable database of more than one million trail runners and

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02/11/2018
Discover the Runners' Quality Index

Each runner will now be able to systematically rate the quality of a race in which they have taken part, using a single tool - namely the ITRA quality questionnaire! At the heart of ITRA’s mission, the issue of quality is often closely linked to matters of safety and the services

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04/10/2018
Trail of the Month : September

Canada  Ultra Trail Harrican On September 8, the Ultra Trail Harricana took place in the Boréalie, the wild Canadian countryside. The participants were able to discover through 8 races from 1km for children to the ultra 125 km trails in the middle of a raw nature and wildlife. The runners were able

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17/09/2018
UTMB® 2018: 10 years actions to preserve the health of the runners and prevent doping.&nbsp;

Back in 2008, the UTMB® races were the first event at which program QUARTZ was implemented.  The UTMB® 2018 marks 10 years of active progress in collaboration with the runners, protecting runners’ health and contributing to doping-free sport. These two objectives have been brought together under the title of "Health Policy". What is a

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13/09/2018
The UTMB, a mythical experience!&nbsp;

ITRA followed this iconic race. Let us take a look back at the UTMB® runners who, like all those who took part in the iconic adventure, achieving the incredible by completing the 171 km course (with a height gain of 10,042 m). To see the race leader who gave of

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29/08/2018
IAAF, ITRA AND WMRA FORGE NEW PARTNERSHIP

IAAF, ITRA AND WMRA FORGE NEW PARTNERSHIP TO HOST COMBINED TRAIL AND MOUNTAIN RUNNING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSAs the athletics family continues to grow with an expansion into new territories, 2021 will be a major milestone year for the sports of trail and mountain running with the inauguration of the IAAF World

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19/07/2018
Upcoming trails!

Here is a selection of the upcoming trail-running races! From the United States to South Africa via China and Finland discover incredible adventure spots with wonderful races. Do not hesitate to consult our Calendar: https://itra.run/page/290/Calendar.html United-States : Arizona : Mogollon Monster 100  The Mogollon Monster 100 is a rugged, challenging trail race

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04/07/2018
Trail of the month: June

With so much happening this June, when some of the biggest races with outstanding athletes trail running is going stronger than ever. Trail running is going stronger than ever as can be seen from the month of June when all over the world, high level athletes took part in some

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19/06/2018
The Health Policy at the service of athletes

In implementing the QUARTZ Event Program, the organizers of the 2018 World Trail Championships committed themselves to protecting the health of athletes and to upholding a sport without doping, in line with the values at the heart of trail running.  The QUARTZ Program aims to protect the health of runners and

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13/06/2018
Upcoming Trails!

Here is the selection of "Upcoming Trails" for the next few months. Head for Canada to take part in the Solo Death Race and discover one of its emblematic canyons located in the Rocky Mountains. Then in Europe, the Dynafit Lynx Trail crosses the natural park of Danube-Ipoly and leads

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04/06/2018
On home territory, Spain takes the podiums!

The twisting trail, climbing and descending, with unexpected surprises at many a turn, the testing weather conditions and a boundless enthusiasm and determination – return to the highlights of the 2018 World Trail Championships, held in the Castellón de La Plana region of Spain from 10 to 13 May 2018. Background:

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14/05/2018
Post Race Report: 2018 Trail World Championships!

On May 12th 2018 the 8th World Trail Championships took place in Spain, at Castellón de la Plana. Ragna Debats (766) (Netherlands) and Luis Alberto Hernando (914) (Spain) were unbeatable over this challenging 85 km course, finishing in 9 hours and 55 minutes and 8 hours and 38 minutes respectively.  

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07/05/2018
2018 Trail World Championships: the last news!&nbsp;

The International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) and the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) are proud to present the World Trail Championships, organized by the Penyagolosa Trails HG and the Real Federación Española de Atletismo and taking place in Spain in Castellón from May 10th to May 13th 2018.  The place: In the north of the

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27/04/2018
The final list of athletes and delegations of 2018 TWC&nbsp;

Find the final list of athletes and delegations that will participate in the 2018 Trail World Championships on May 12th 2018 in Castellón in Spain. You can find the complete list here : https://itra.run/page/349/2018_TWC_-_Penyagolosa_Trails_SportHG.html Twelve delegations: Bolivia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Hong Kong, Peru, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Taiwan, Venezuela

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16/04/2018
Upcoming Trails!

Discover the upcomings trails of the next months! Trail de Haute Provence - France This year the Trail de Haute Provence will celebrate its 5th edition. The event will take place on May from 11th to 13th in Pays de Forcalquier – Lure mountain in the heart of Haute Provence.  7 races for

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11/04/2018
Runner insurance is already 1 year old!

It has already been one year since ITRA set up the runner insurance in partnership with ASSURICO and MUTUAIDE! “Run freely, yes! But safety first!” What is it exactly? > Two options:  either a yearly contract or a temporary contract (wich covers one race only) > Sport activities covered: Running, trail-running, walking, hiking, trekking,

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03/04/2018
Trails of the Month: March 2018

The March races are marked by the intense efforts the runners had to overcome because of the harsh weather conditions. From Ireland with the Gaelforce Mountain Run to Malaysia with the Borneo Ultra Marathon, the rain, the wind, the humidity for one, the strong heat for the other left unforgettable

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29/03/2018
The last news about the 2018 Trail World Championships

The 2018 Trail World Championships will start on May 12th in Castellón. The race will be a 85.3 km with 4,900m of elevation gain and 3,690m of elevation loss. The temporary list of runners and delegations promise a really great competition! UPDATES ON THE FAVORITES:  With his two titles of Short and

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19/03/2018
Upcoming Trails!&nbsp;

Alvi Trail Liguria 2018 - Italia The Alvi Trail Liguria, from June 9th to June 16th, is a race in eight stages: it’s 400 km long with a 17,000 meters vertical gain. The route is amazing, often technical but always safe. All finishers will grant 6 ITRA points with the Alvi

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28/02/2018
Trails of The Month - February 2018

Arc of Attrition, Great Britain  MudCrew presented The RaidLight Arc of Attrition, February 9th 2018. The Arc of Attrition 100 mile race, also named Winter Coastpath Ultra, is a race of 150.6km with 4030m D+. Finishers earned 6 ITRA points. The Arc is a point-to-point extreme coastal race from Coverack to Porthtowan along

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16/02/2018
TRAILS - COMING SOON!

Here is a selection of upcoming trails in March. From the Addo Elephant Trail Run in South Africa, which offers a great meeting with the flora and fauna of the Addo Elephant National Park to the Ultra Marine Challenge which showcases the beauty of the California coast, going on to

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13/02/2018
NEW CLASSIFICATION OF TRAIL-RUNNING

A new classification of trail races has been developed to ever closer match the course to the effort demanded. These classifications are now connected with ITRA points.Discover the new classification of trail-Running Why change categories ?  Since 2014, ITRA has built a reliable database of more than one million trail runners and

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31/01/2018
Trails of the month - January 2018

Let's have a quick overview of a selection of some trail races that kicked of the 2018 season. Such as some little trails to kick off the season or some other Ultra-Trail® like a famous Vibram® Hong Kong 100. Watch below specificities and results of these races. Vibram Hong Kong

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30/01/2018

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15/01/2018
New : Membership Fees

In 2018 we would like to keep offering quality services and to innovate by developping more efficient tools. Following the Steering Committee's meeting on December,13th 2017 new membership fees have been approved for 2018. Runners and organizers memberships will be increased starting from the February, 1st 2018. Every membership renewed until this date will

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15/01/2018

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11/01/2018
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New menus on ITRA website! Access the old "Runners" web page by the menu "Search a runner"

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02/01/2018
Happy New Year 2018

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03/08/2017
Not to be missed... the UTMB® week !

In parallel of this international event which is the UTMB®, let us inform you about the huge week our ITRA team will have, where the attendance of many top runners, worldwide organizations and international journalists will be the perfect opportunity to encourage discussions and develop our activity. Below, a presentation

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08/02/2017
Trails of the Month - March 2017

From the Eiffel Tower to the dry Mesquite Canyon in Arizona, passing through the snowy spanish mountains and an historical footpath in Turkey, let's have a look to the Trails of the Month !   Mesquite Canyon - Arizona, United States The Mesquite Canyon Trail Runs will take place on Saturday, March 18 in

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11/01/2017
Trails of the Month - February 2017

From New Zealand to Argentina through Malaysia and France, let's have a look to the most beautiful trail running races of February !   Tarawera Ultramarathon - New Zealand Take Rotorua’s spectacular lakes and forests, add a cultural heritage that has been nurtured for hundreds of years, drop in over 1000 national and

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03/01/2017
Trails of the Month - January 2017

Let's have a quick overview of the Trail La Corsa Della Bora, that led you to discover unexpected paths between Italy and Slovenia, and the well-known Vibram® Hong Kong 100 Ultra-Trail®, part of the Ultra-Trail® World Tour, that welcomed a lot of top runners at the start line on the

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02/11/2016
Trail World Championships 2016 / Post-race Report

2016 Trail World Championships An IAU competition in conjunction with ITRABraga, Portugal This weekend the 6th Trail World Championships were held in Portugal in the Gêrès nature reserve. The favourites Luis Alberto Hernando and Caroline Chaverot claimed their places at the end of a technical and demanding race. Men's race For the men, the French made

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01/11/2016
Trail World Championships 2016 / Pre-race Report

2016 Trail World Championships An IAU competition in conjunction with ITRABraga, Portugal The IAAF recognised the Trail, since 2015, as a distinct discipline and acknowledges the Trail of Trans Peneda-Gerês in Portugal as the only World Championship for the 2016 edition. This competition will take place in the Portuguese World Biosphere reserve (declared

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19/10/2016
Trail of the week / 17-23 Oct.

The Grand Raid de la Réunion, Ecotrail® Funchal Madeira by Compressport®, the Festival des Templiers and the Salomon Cappadocia Ultra Trail® are all the amazing races ITRA is presenting to you. Let's have a quick overview of these challenging trail races!   Ecotrail® Funchal Madeira Compressport® - Portugal Besides Funchal, the Ecotrail is held

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13/10/2016
Trail of the week / 10-16 Oct.

ITRA gives you a quick overview of some races organized this weekend !   Short & Half Mision Champaqui - Argentina The colossal Champaqui, mountain of almost 2800m will host again the classic mountain race Short & Half Mision. This event will take place tomorrow, on October the 15th and will be held in

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07/10/2016
Trail of the week / 3-9 Oct.

ITRA gives you a quick overview of some races organized this weekend !   Mesastila Peaks Challenge - Indonesia Mesastila Peaks Challenge is an extreme trail running event that aims to challenge the inner spirit and the physical condition in the heart of Java. This year’s races will be more challenging and will offer

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30/09/2016
Trail of the week / 30 Sept. - 2 Oct.

ITRA gives you a quick overview of some races organized this weekend !   4 Deserts Atacama Crossing  - Chile The 13th edition of the Atacama Crossing will begin on the 2nd of October, 2016. The course of the Atacama Crossing takes competitors across a wide variety of terrains and includes approximately 1683m of ascents and

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23/09/2016
Trail of the week / 19-25 Sept.

ITRA gives you a quick overview of some races organized this weekend !   Trail des Aiguilles Rouges - France The TAR, organized by the CMBM (Chamonix Mont-Blanc Marathon) takes place in the Chamonix Valley on the 25th of September. Every three years, the arrival of the TAR is located in one of

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16/09/2016
Trail of the week / 12-18 Sept.

ITRA gives you an overview of what is happening this weekend on the trail-running planet. What do you prefer as a trail runner? Crossing virgin landscapes, discovering beautiful and unknown lakes, adventure yourself in dark forests full of high pines or running on the most impressive world's mountain tops...?! Ecotrail Praz

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05/09/2016

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29/08/2016
UTMB 2016 - Summary of a crazy week

An image is worth than thousand words, relive all the best moments of 2016 edition in a video. PTL - This extreme endurance race  A week worth of a very nice weather began on monday morning with the start of the PTL race ("La Petite Trotte à Léon"). This extreme race of

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29/08/2016
UTMB 2016 - Summary of ITRA activities

In parallel of this international event which is the UTMB, let us inform you about the huge week our ITRA team had, where the attendance of many top runners, worldwide organizations and international journalists was the perfect opportunity to encourage discussions and develop our activity. Below, a summary of an

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22/08/2016
The ITRA on UTMB week

The ITRA will be present during the UTMB week (August 22 - 28th). More than 7500 runners, many trail organizers and players, and a lot of opportunities to meet you in Chamonix. Have a drink with the ITRA Team - On Wednesday, August 24, at 9pm Wednesday 24th, at 9 pm, the

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29/06/2016
Trails of the week / June 27 - July 3

Each week, ITRA suggests to discover trail-running races from around the world. This week, we are going to travel from France to Greece, but also Italia. The world is trail !  Trail Faverges Icebreaker / France Born in nature, the Trail Faverges Icebreaker offers a unique prism of adventures, with a strong

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17/06/2016
Trails of the week - June 13/19

Each week, ITRA suggests to discover trail-running races from around the world. This week, we are going to travel from Austria to Sweden, but also France and Lithuania. The world is trail ! Mozart 100 / Austria The city of Salzburg, UNESCO world heritage site and the breathtaking region of the SalzburgerLand,

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10/06/2016
Trails of the week - June 6/12

Each week, ITRA suggests to discover trail-running races from around the world. This week, we are going to travel from Italia to Estonia, but also Dominican Republic. The world is trail !  100Km Del Caribe / Dominican Republic  The 100 Km del Caribe Repùblica Dominicana was conceived to be the first stage

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03/06/2016
Trails of the week - May 30/June 5

Each week, ITRA proposes to discover trail-running races from around the world. This week, we are going to travel from Norway to United States, but also Portugal. The world is trail !  The Artic Triples Lofoten Ultra-Trail / Norway In the never ending light of the midnigh sun, with 24hours of daylight,

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26/05/2016
Trails of the week - May 23/29

Each week, ITRA proposes to discover trail-running races from around the world. This week, we are going to travel from France to Greece, but also Denmark and Portugal. The world is trail !  Azores Trail Run / Portugal In the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean, halfway between North America and Continental

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20/05/2016
Press release

The ITRA, the International Trail Running Association, has aimed , since its creation in  2013, to give a voice to all the players involved in trail-running not only in order to promote the values of the discipline, maintain its diversity, contribute to its development, and facilitate dialogue between national and

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20/05/2016
Trails of the week - May 16/22

Each week, ITRA proposes to discover trail-running races from around the world. This week, we are going to travel in France, UK and Italia. The world is trail !  Trail de Haute Provence / France  The Trail de Haute Provence takes place in Forcalquier - Montagne de Lure, located between Luberon, the

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13/05/2016
Races of the week -&nbsp;May&nbsp;9-15

Each week, ITRA proposes to discover trail-running races from around the world. This week, we are going to travel from Denmark to Australia, but also Italia, Slovenia and Cyprus. The world is trail !  Firkløver 50/50 / Denmark  From the cobblestone streets of the Renaissance to the singletracks in the dense forest

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11/05/2016
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

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06/05/2016
Races of the week - May 2-8

Each week, ITRA proposes to discover trail-running races from around de world. This week, we are going to travel from Spain to Denmark, but also France. The world is trail !  Transvulcania Ultramarathon La Palmas Island / Spain Who doesn't know the Transvulcania ?  Created in 2009, this long distance trail-running race has

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29/04/2016
Races of the week - April 26 - May 1

Each week, ITRA proposes to discover trail-running races from around the worl. This week, we are going to travel from France to Spain, but also Italy. The world is trail !  Beaujolais Trail Villages / France  Welcome to the Beaujolais ! Sometimes caricatured by his side wine, Beaujolais is none the less

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22/04/2016
Races of the week - April 18-24

Each week, ITRA proposes to discover trail-running races around the world. This week, we are going to travel from Germany to China, but also Spain and Denmark. The world is trail ! Harzer Hexenstieg Eventtage / Germany  The Hexenstieg Ultra, in Germany, is the only race in Europe were runners have to

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15/04/2016
Races of the week - April 11-17

Each week, ITRA proposes to discover trail-running races around the world. This week, we are going to travel from Croatia to Australia, but also Colombia and Chile. The world is trail ! Ultra Fiord / Chile  Ultra Fiord is an international Trail Running event that takes place in the extreme southern end

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08/04/2016
Races of the week - April 4-10

Each week, ITRA proposes to discover trail-running races around the world. This week, we are going to travel from Poland to Nepal, but also Portugal, UK and Norway. The world is trail ! Khatmandu's Stupa to Stupa / Nepal 2015 was the first edition of the Buddhist Stupa to Stupa 50km Ultra,

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01/04/2016
Races of the week - March 28 - April 3

Each week, ITRA proposes to discover trail-running races around the world. This week, we are going to travel from Morocco to China, but also Australia and Italia. The world is trail !   Marathon des Sables / Morocco The Marathon des Sables is, no doubt, one of the most difficult race in the

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25/03/2016
Races of the week - March 25-27

Each week, ITRA proposes to discover trail runnin races around the world. This week, we are going to travel from United States of America to China, but also Mexico and Spain... The world is trail-running ! Ultra Trail Muntanyes de la Costa Daurada / Spain The Costa Daurada's Mountains Ultra Trail is

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17/03/2016
Races of the week - March 18-20

Each week, lTRA proposes to discover trail running races around the world. This week, we are going to travel from Paris in France, Italy, Mexico, but also Spain and Peru ! Asia Eco Trail / Peru Asia Eco Trail is the first race of three, in the Xtrem Trail challenge. Runners will

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11/03/2016
Races of the week - March 11-13

Each week, lTRA proposes to discover trail running races around the world. This week, we are going to travel from France to Hong Kong, China, Mexico, USA, but also Poland and Costa Rica ! *** Zimowy Ultramaraton Karkonoski *** The Karkonosze Winter Ultramarathon is held in Poland. The route covers 53 kilometres

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03/03/2016
Races of the week - March 4-6

Each week, lTRA proposes to discover trail running races around the world. This week, we are travelling to France and the « Black Mountain Trail », and we will make a stop in China to present the « CH50 ». But also, we will speak about the famous « Transgrancanaria » and present the « NomadsRun » in

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27/02/2016
Races of the week -&nbsp;February&nbsp;27-28

Each week, lTRA proposes to discover trail running races around the world. This week, we are traveling to Taiwan, to present a trail for adventurers in the jungle, but also to  Morocco with the first edition of the « Ultra-trail Chaouen Morocco », with a step in the north of

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14/02/2016
International Survey on Trail World Championships

This survey aims to better understand trail-running’s specific needs and characteristics by asking the opinions of all actors within the sport (athletes, federations, race organizers, press, brands…) to present their opinion in order to help to determine the best solutions for future World Championships. The frequency of these championships, their format,

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11/02/2016
People Inside #1 - Boogie Events

Every month through an interview, we will introduce you the portrait of one of our members actif in the trail-running development. ITRA : Today we are welcoming Sonja Gottlebe, director of Boogie Events (steering organisation for Racing Madagascar). We are delighted to be launching this first number of “People Inside” with

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23/11/2015
6th Trail World Championships

Last November 11th, in Braga, Portugal, ITRA, IAU and the Portuguese Athletics Federation announced the location of the 2016 Trail-Running World Championships. They will take place October 29th 2016 in Geres, in the midst of the Peneda-Geres national park, over a course of 85km and 4 500m D+. Like the

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23/10/2015
One month later : Remember Ultra-Trail du Mont Fuji

UTMF published 2 testimonies of the winners Gediminus GRINIUS from Lithuania and Uxue Fraile Azpeitia from Spain. Discover how they live this amazing race in Japan. More info about the race on UTMF website : http://www.ultratrailmtfuji.com/ UTMF Men Overall Winner Gediminas GRINIUS (Lithuania) I have experienced both fun and hard time during the

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24/09/2015
Return on Ultra-Trail Harricana Canada

“Helene Dumais and David Jeker win the Ultra-Trail Harricana” “16 000$ collected for Multipe Sclerosis Society of Canada” September 21st, 2015 It took David Jeker 12h 53 and Helene Dumais 15h 40 to complete the longest race on a linear trail in Quebec. They are the winners of the Transcharlevoix,

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03/09/2015
Return on the UTMB® week

The UTMB® was held in Chamonix from the 24th to the 30th of August 2015. It is a key event of the season, hailed as the world summit of trail-running, bringing together thousands of runners, supporters, volunteers and other mountain lovers all along the course through France, Italy and Switzerland.

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29/06/2015
Health Policy - Marathon du Mont-Blanc

For the races of the Marathon du Mont-Blanc the Club des Sports de Chamonix Mont-Blanc had decided to set the ITRA Health Policy. 43 athletes of the 3 main races (Marathon, Vertical Kilometer and 80 km) have been tested with analysis on site.For 28of them  (the best runners of each

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18/06/2015
Roundtable about trailrunning in France

  At the ITRA’s instigation, on the idea of François D’Haene, Thomas Lorblanchet and Nathalie Mauclair (representative of the runners at ITRA’s Steering Committee), a meeting took place on Thursday 11th of June to talk about French and international issues of trailrunning. We invited many actors that we wanted representative of our

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16/06/2015
Election of the Executive Board - Official Results

Last week the 20 members of the ITRA Steering Committee elected the Executive Board of the organization. Are elected: Michel Poletti (France), President José Santos (Portugal), Enrico Polini (Italy), Nic Bornman (South Africa) and PIerre Sallet (France), Vice-Presidents Paco Rico (Spain), Secretary Janet NG (Hong Kong), Treasurer This Executive Board will lead the action of the

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05/06/2015
IAU World Championships 2015

On May 30th the IAU Trail World Championships took place during the Tecnica MaxiRace in Annecy.  The departure of the race was at 3:30 AM, 90 minutes before the MaxiRace but on the same 85-kilometer course exactly around the lake of Annecy. The race took 287 runners (178 men and 109

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21/04/2015
Presentation of the new race evaluation service

This article has been updated. For the most recent information, please consult the following link : https://itra.run/content/measuring-tools ITRA inaugurates a new race evaluation service. This service introduces a major updating of ITRA points (now a 1 to 6 scale) and new evaluation criteria called "Mountain" and "Finisher". First this evaluation service will only

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20/04/2015
A new space dedicated to the organizers

Next week, ITRA launches a new space dedicated to the organizers ans inaugurates a new race evaluation service. This service introduces a major updating of ITRA points (now a 1 to 6 scale) and new evaluation criteria called "Mountain" and "Finisher". First this evaluation service will only be accessible to the organizers. It

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23/03/2015
General Assembly &amp; new Steering Committee

The General Assembly of ITRA took place on Sunday 22 March 2015 in Paris. It hosted a total of 21 nationalities worldwide, who were there physically but also with wideo conference. This has allowed address issues subjects for the development of Trail-Running at an international level. The result new Steering Committee’s, which

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11/02/2015
<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Helvetica;">Moving towards the international recognition of Trail-Running</span>

Ever since its creation, ITRA has sought to make Trail-Running a recognized sport worldwide. Notably, this has been undertaken by fostering a constructive relationship with national and international federations and associations. This goal is about to be reached as Trail-Running will be officially announced as a competition belonging to international

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01/12/2014
Trail World Championship 2015 - Registration Opened&nbsp;

  Come participate in the Trail-Running World Championship 2015 that will be held from May 29th to May 31st at Annecy, Haute Savoie, France. A festive and popular event where you will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with elite athletes from 76 differents federations on the same course (83 Kms /

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23/11/2014
Ultra-Trail®&nbsp;World Tour 2015 Calendar

After first UTWT Awards of 19/11/2014, where Francois D'Haene (FRA) and Nuria Picas (ESP) are first winners for 2014 circuit on more of 11 500 trailers (74 country, 50 elites), see below the 12 events for 2015 : 16-18/01 : Vibram Hong Kong 100 (HK)5-8/02 : Tarawera Ultra Marathon (NZ)6-8/03 : TNF TransgranCanaria (ESP / Series)3-13/04 : Marathon des Sables (MAR / Series)9-12/04 : Madeira

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20/08/2014
Ultra-Trail® Exhibition

ITRA will be represented at the chalet 122 of the Ultra-Trail® Exhibition. Feel free to come by to ask us your questions, present your observations or simply say hi. August_press_statement_ITRA.pdf

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22/05/2014
ITRA and the evaluation of races

Many observers in the trail-running community have observed that distance and elevation data about races were not always reliable. Thus, the difficulty points could be misallocated due to poorly measured races. ITRA offers a new race evaluation and certification service with this in mind. In an effort of openness, ITRA details

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21/03/2014
The ITRA at the shows

During the next few months you will be able to meet different members of the ITRA at different shows. We will be present at:- the 30th Destinations Nature Salon in Paris, March 28th – 30th, in the area dedicated to the Paris Ecotrail ©- at the Running Expo Salon, in Paris, April

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15/03/2014
The "Spain Ultra Cup"

We all know that, Spain is one of the most represented countries in the world of trail-running, whether it is by the development of the practice, the organisation of events of international level, or even by the excellent results and performances of the Spanish athletes. And Kilian won’t deny it…. The

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11/03/2014
World Trail-Running Championships, 2015

The 2015 World Trail- Running Championships will take place in Annecy, within the bounds of the Maxi Race. After the 2013 Trail-Running Championships in Wales which  was controversial for several reasons ( late announcement, event in run in laps…), the early choice of an authentic and popular trail will have the

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16/10/2013
Become a member of ITRA

Registrations for ITRA are open and accessible to all! Discover the services offered to different categories of members on dedicated pages of our website, then create your personnal space to access your member account. Join ITRA by clicking here...

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06/09/2013
ITRA at Salon Ultra-Trail

The International Trail-Running Association was at the Salon Ultra-Trail®, from September 27th to 30th, in Chamonix Mont-Blanc. On this occasion, the visitors were able to discover the objectives of the association, the possibilities of registration or the performance index ranking.

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04/09/2013
The ITRA's presentation at the Salon Ultra-Trail

Relive the presentation conference of the International Trail-Running Association au Salon Ultra-Trail®, Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 in Chamonix Mont-Blanc. In the presence of the founding members of the ITRA, the history of the Association, its goals for the future of the trail and conditions of registration are shown in pictures... To

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12/08/2013
New website

Further to its creation in July 2013, ITRA decided a facelift and is pleased to present its new website. More complete and ergonomic, you will find all the information about the ITRA.

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