Sciacchetrail® officially enters the circuit of the International Trail Running Association and obtains 3 points valid for the participation in the principal trail running races of Europe, including the prestigious Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc®.
Sciacchetrail® is now a member of ITRA, an association strongly supported by the organizers of the Tor des Geants and other major protagonists of the trail running world (such as Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® and Eco-Trail de Paris) with the objective of bringing together all of the major players of this sport under shared values and principles.
The Ultratrail of the Cinque Terre National Park, scheduled for 20 March 2016, has received recognition as a qualifying race for the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc® – (1 old/3 new ITRA points)
Sciacchetrail® therefore adds another important piece to the mosaic of outdoor initiatives of the Cinque Terre National Park.
ITRA held its first conference on 3 September 2012 in Courmayeur, with participants from 18 countries. The result of this conference was to propose an international definition of “trail running”; an ethical charter of competitions; a policy in terms of health and doping; an evaluation system of international competitions; a reasonable management of top athletes.