Posts Tagged: ITRA

Canfranc Pirineos 2025 Receives the flag from Innsbruck-Stubai

Press release from the World Mountain Running Association on site in Innsbruck, Austria at the 2023 World Mountain and Trail Running Championships. Canfranc Pirineos in the Spanish Pyrenees will succeed the Alps as the next venue to host the WMTRC in September 2025. The World Mountain and Trail Running Championships, which just finished at Innsbruck-Stubai,… Read more »

ATRA Member DYNAFIT Becomes First Official Partner of ITRA

Announcement from American Trail Running Association (ATRA) member DYNAFIT. The International Trail Running Association (ITRA) is the leading umbrella organization globally for the sport of trail running. Now, ITRA and DYNAFIT are announcing their partnership. That makes the brand by athletes for athletes that develops premium product systems for mountain endurance athletes the first official… Read more »

Understanding Mountain, Ultra & Trail Running Ranking Systems

Athlete ranking systems are used in nearly every major sport around the world, including Mountain, Ultra, Trail (MUT) Running. Ranking systems are used to analyze and categorize athletes’ performances and rank the top athletes in the sport. In contrast to many other sports, some of the most prominent MUT ranking systems provide rankings for both… Read more »

American Bob Crowley Named New President of International Trail Running Association

Announcement from Enrico Pollini, Secretary General, International Trail Running Association (ITRA). Trail Animal’s Running Club (TARC) mentioned below are a long-time American Trail Running Association corporate member. 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… Read more »

ITRA Responds to U.S. Ultra-Trail Race Directors’ Open Letter About UTMB Qualifying

[Editors Note] The following press release is from the International Trail Running Association (ITRA) in response to an open letter from nine U.S. ultra-trail race directors published on and We are publishing ITRA’s response in the interest of promoting an open discussion about the role of organizations like ITRA in the U.S. trail… Read more »

International Trail Running Association elects new Steering Committee

ATRA Director of Marketing Richard Bolt has been elected to this new ITRA steering committee.  Richard is also the United States delegate to the World Mountain Running Association’s annual Congress Meeting and a long-time member of USA Track & Field’s Mountain, Ultra & Trail (MUT) Council.   Following the adoption of the new International Trail… Read more »

American Men Win Bronze at the IAU Trail World Championship

Written by US team leaders Jason Bryant and Richard Bolt. Photo above by iRunFar. Photos below by Richard Bolt. After last year’s medal drought, the men’s US Ultra Trail Team fought a close battle with Italy to win a bronze medal. Scoring team members Mario Mendoza, Cody Reed and Andy Wacker finished with a total… Read more »

IAU Trail World Championships – 2018 US Ultra Trail Team Qualification Standards

Written by USATF Mountain, Ultra Trail (MUT) Running Executive Committee members Richard Bolt, Nancy Hobbs, Alex Varner, Howard Nippert, with support from Jason Bryant and Krissy Moehl and approved by the MUT Council. The IAU/ITRA Trail World Championship is regulated by the International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) under the patronage of the International Association of… Read more »