Find your next marathon or half marathon, ultra-distance run, trail run, bucket list runs through rainforests, along beaches or up mountains or find a fun run for the whole family. My Next Challenge helps you find your next run.


119 Run events
Tailwind 3 Marathons in 3 Days - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionAtherton Tablelands, North Queensland QLD

The Tailwind Nutrition 3 Marathons in 3 Days due to take place on the 11th of July 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19. Refer to website for more information.

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The Trail Running Series Presented by MINI Countryman Race 2 - VIRTUAL EVENT
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The 2020 Trail Running Series presented by MINI Countryman is offering a chance to get out and get active with a virtual event held in June and July.

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Elephant Trail Race 2020
image descriptionCairncross State Forest, Port Macquarie NSW

The ultra distance Elephant Trail Race returns on the 17th - 19th of July 2020 in Port Macquarie, New South Wales. The event offers a 200km, 160km and 100km ultra for solo runners and teams of two as well as a 50km, 25km, 13km and 2. 5km Kids Race.

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Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run 2020 - EVENT POSTPONED
image descriptionPelican, Park, Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf QLD

The Annual Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run due to take place on the 19th of July 2020 has been postponed.  Held on the Redcliffe Peninsula in Queensland, the J2J has a race category to suit everyone from the seasoned runner to first timers.

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Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k and 5k 2020 - EVENT POSTPONED
image descriptionSydney NSW

The Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k and 5k due to take place on the 19th of July 2020 has been postponed.  The Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k and 5k sees over 7,000 participants, starting at The Rocks, who run or walk around the sparkling Sydney Harbour.

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Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 100
image descriptionYarraman QLD

The Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 100 is an ultra distance marathon that utilises the former Brisbane Valley rail line. The event offers a 200 mile, 100 mile and 50 mile ultra as well as a marathon. The 2020 event will take place from the 24th to 26th of July.

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Riverwood Downs Trail Run
image descriptionBarrington Tops NSW

Australia’s newest and most unique timed trail running event where the whole family can enter, including the family dog. The event offers four distances including a 55km ultra, 30km and 15km trail run as well as a 4km fun run.

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Broome International Airport Marathon 2020
image descriptionBroome WA

The 2020 Broome International Airport Broome Marathon Festival due to take place on Sunday the 26th of July on Cable Beach will take place as a free 10. 5km fun run. The usual marathon and half marathon events will not be able to go ahead in 2020.

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Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionIpswich QLD

The Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park fun run will take place as a virtual event. Complete your chosen distance in your own time and chosen location and support the hospital foundation.

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Rainbow Beach Trail Festival
image descriptionRainbow Beach QLD

The Rainbow Beach Trail Festival offers an 11km, Half Marathon and Marathon on Queensland's beautiful Rainbow Beach. Experience towering sand cliffs, lush forests and a mix of single track, fire trails and beach underfoot. Part of the Run QLD Day-Night Series Challenge.  

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The Tolosa Half
image descriptionTolosa Park, Tolosa Street, Glenorchy TAS

A half marathon on spectacular trail, climbing half way up a spectacular mountain, you will experience everything from towering eucalypts to lichen-ridden dolerite. More jaw-dropping views, intricate wooden bridges, and a beautifully flowing descent on the purpose-built North-South track. Elevation gain 737m.

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Tradies Sutherland 2 Surf - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionWanda Surf Life Saving Club NSW

The 49th Tradies Sutherland 2 Surf Fun Run and Walk due to take place on the 19th of July 2020 will take place as a virtual event from the 7-9th of August. Choose your distance from 11km, 5km or 2km.

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Huon HIll Trail Run - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionHuon Hill. Kenneth Watson Dr, East Wodonga VIC

The Huon Hill trail run will take place as a virtual event. Run your chosen distance, record your time and upload your result to the leaderboard. The event offers a 14km long course and 4km short course.

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The Clint Eastwood - Backyard Ultra LOS
image descriptionOxley Creek Common QLD

Imagine being in an event whereby every hour, on the hour, the playing field was levelled and every participant was, by default, tied for the lead with the slate wiped clean. Welcome to The Clint Eastwood - Last One Standing!

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Wonderland Run 2020
image descriptionGrampians. Halls Gap VIC

Absolute freaking intensity! You are engulfed by a whole different world. You are IN the landscape. It will chew you up and spit you out and you will love it. All events based from Halls Gap in the mighty Grampians.

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Cape Pallarenda Trail Run 2020
image descriptionTownsville QLD

The Cape Pallarenda Trail Run is the signature run in the Outer Limits Trail Run Series. The event offers a distance for everyone with a 5km and 12km course along with a half and full marathon.

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Run Larapinta 2020
image descriptionAlice Springs NT

Run Larapinta is a 4 day, 4 stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Trail in Australia's Northern Territory.

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Bright Running Festival 2020 - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionFalls Creek VIC

The Bright Running Festival due to take place on 29 August 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19.  

The third Bright Running Festival will take place on 29 August 2020.

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Wonderfalls Trail Run - ON HOLD
image descriptionLorne VIC

The Wonderfalls Trail Run is set to take place on the 29th of August 2020. The course takes place in the mountains behind Lorne on the Great Ocean Road and offers 5km, 13km, 25km, 42km and 50km distances.

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Dubbo Stampede 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionTaronga Western Plains Zoo NSW

The Dubbo Stampede on the 30th of August 2020 will now proceed as a virtual event. Complete your chosen distance and help support the Taronga Zoo hospitals.

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Chevron City to Surf for Activ 2020 - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionPerth WA

Established by Activ in 1975, the Perth City to Surf has become WA’s most loved community sporting event. The Activ Foundation supports more than 2,000 people living with disability across WA.

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Run Against Violence Virtual Team Challenge
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Starting 30 August 2020, groups of up to 20 people will walk or run 1300km from Broken Hill to Sydney in 19 days. This Challenge is the only opportunity you have to run this route, virtually. The 1300kms covered equates to 1. 7 million steps.

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Coastal Classic 2020
image descriptionRoyal National Park, Sydney NSW

The Coastal Classic is a 30km trail run along one of the most stunning tracks in Australia. It has everything to offer from rocky terrain, sand running and beaches, to cliff-tops, bushland, rainforest and steep hill inclines.

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Run2Cure Neuroblastoma 2020
image descriptionThe Domain, Sydney NSW

Run2Cure Neuroblastoma will take place on the 6th of September 2020.  Run2Cure Neuroblastoma is a fun run event in one of the most iconic locations of Sydney. Take in views of Sydney Harbour whilst helping one of the most aggressive children’s cancers at the same time.

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Manly Scenic Fun Run and Walk 2020
image descriptionManly NSW

Celebrating its 11th anniversary in 2020, the Manly Scenic Fun Run and Walk is a charity fundraiser for fun run lovers and serious runners alike. A Rotary Club of Manly project, the event has raised over $1. 5m for local charities.

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Federation Hill Challenge - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionJulia Ronan Park, Melrose Drive, West Wodonga VIC

The Federation Hill Challenge will take place on the 6th of September 2020 in West Wodonga, Victoria as a virtual event. There are three distance options available; 20km, 8. 7km and 4. 2km.  All distances run around Federation Hill in an anti clockwise direction.

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Whitsunday Trail Fest - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionConway National Park, Airlie Beach, Whitsundays QLD

Whitsunday Trail Fest 2020 due to take place on the 12-13th of September has been cancelled. It is not a race for the faint-hearted and needs some serious pre-event training.   After running the inaugural Ultra distance (57.

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The Great North Walk Ultras 2020
image descriptionPatonga NSW

The Great North Walk Ultras is an ultra distance trail run along the Great North Walk which runs between Sydney and Newcastle. There are four distances on offer including 50km, 50 miles, 100km and 100 miles.

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Rail Trail Run and Ride
image descriptionScottsdale TAS

The Rail Trail Run and Ride is a run or bike ride event on the North-East Rail Trail in Tasmania, between Scottsdale and the Billycock. There are various distance options for both biking and running from 7km through to 54km.

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Coffs Harbour Running Festival
image descriptionCoffs Harbour NSW

Returning in 2020 on the 13th of September, the Bendigo Bank Coffs Harbour Running Festival is a community event for people of all ages and abilities. The festival consists of a Half Marathon, 10km Fun Run, 5km Fun Run and a 3km Family Fun Run/Walk.

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Lane Cove Fun Run 2020
image descriptionKingsford Smith Oval, Longueville NSW

Run or walk 2km or 5km in this family friendly event through the glorious streets of Longueville on Sydney's Lower North Shore. We encourage you to dress up and enter into the FUN of this wonderful event. A must do community event for all ages. Dogs welcome!

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Tomaree Trail Run Festival
image descriptionFingal Bay, Port Stephens NSW

The Tomaree Trail Run Festival takes place in Fingal Bay, Port Stephens NSW on the 20th of September 2020. The event is held in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series and offers a Half Marathon, 11. 5km, 6km + Kids run.

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Yurrebilla Trail Ultra Marathon
image descriptionAdelaide SA

The Yurrebilla 56km Ultra follows the Yurrebilla Trail through a series of National Parks and Conservation Reserves under the Mt Lofty summit. Only a few kilometers from the centre of Adelaide, the trail offers stunning views, gorges, waterfalls, wildlife and wildflowers.

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Perth Running Festival
image descriptionPerth WA

The Perth Running Festival will take place on the 27th of September 2020 and gives participants the opportunity to run inside Optus Stadium. The event offers a 4km and 10km run / walk as well as a half marathon and marathon.

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Brisbane Trail Ultra 2020
image descriptionD'Aguilar National Park, Brisbane QLD

The Brisbane Trail Ultra returns on the 2 - 4 October 2020. The event is a running festival that will challenge you like no other.

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Harrietville Half Marathon
image descriptionBright VIC

A Half Marathon Running event in the Alpine Shire from Bright along a spectacularly scenic course to the iconic Mountain Village of Harrietville. Distances include 2km, 5km, 10km and Half Marathon.

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Beach to Brother Trail Running Festival
image descriptionPort Macquarie NSW

The Beach to Brother Trail Running Festival offers various distances from 5km and 10km fun run /walk through to Marathon distance. All runs will finish on the top of North Brother Mountain in the Dooragan National Park, Laurieton.

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Grapest 5k Run Geelong
image descriptionLeura Park Estate, Geelong VIC

Grapest 5K run returns to Geelong on the 10th of October 2020. Run or Walk 5km or 10km through the vineyards and trails and then enjoy post run wine tasting and entertainment.

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Duncan's Run
image descriptionTarra Bulga State Forest, Gippsland VIC

Duncan's Run originally due to take place on the 21st of March 2020 has been postponed to 10th October 2020.  

Duncan's Run is an ultra distance marathon held in sub-tropic rainforest trails of Gippsland's Tarra Bulga national park, in Victoria, Australia.

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New Run
image descriptionNewcastle NSW

New Run due to take place on the 5th of April has been postponed to the 11th of October 2020.

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South East Queensland Trail Running Series Round 1 Enoggera Reservoir
image descriptionEnoggera Reservoir QLD

The South East Queensland Trail Running Series features 8 events across South East Queensland. Round One takes place at Enoggera Reservoir on the 11th of October 2020. Choose from 8. 4km and 12. 9km trail runs.  

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Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run 2020
image descriptionGriffith University Nathan Campus QLD

The 2020 Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run will be held on Sunday 11 October. We can't wait to welcome you back to take on the bitumen to bush, all-terrain scenic challenge from Griffith University Nathan Campus and throughout the Toohey Forest.

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The Snake Plains
image descriptionFern Tree Park, Huon Road, Fern Tree TAS

The Snake Plains is a new event in 2020 in the Kunanyi Trail Series.

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2020 Casey Stride Series - Race 1 - Spring Sprint
image descriptionCasey Fields Regional Athletics Stadium, 160 Berwick-Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne East, Melbourne, 3977 VIC

Based in Melbourne's fast growing South East, the Casey Stride Series is a 3 Race Fun Run & Walk Series. Each race features a 5km or 10km along with a kids race from 400m to 2km.

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Margaret River Ultra Marathon
image descriptionMargaret River WA

The Margaret River Ultra Marathon due to take place on the 2nd of May 2020 has been rescheduled to the 17th of October 2020.  

The Margaret River Ultra Marathon is an 80km course, with the option of a relay from 2 to 5 runners.

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Wilsons Prom 100
image descriptionTidal River VIC

Wilsons Prom 100 ultra distance run has been rescheduled to Saturday 17th of October 2020.  One of Australia’s best coastal trail runs at Victoria’s spectacular Wilsons Promontory National Park.

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Blackall 100
image descriptionMapleton, Sunshine Coast QLD

The Blackall 100 is a 50km and 100km ultra trail run across the Blackall Range on the beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland in Queensland. Experience subtropical rainforest, pass picturesque waterfalls and quiet hinterland hamlets.

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The Sun Herald City2Surf 2020
image descriptionHyde Park, Sydney NSW

The Sun Herald City2Surf has a new date of 18th October 2020.  Join 84,000+ runners and walkers for the 50th annual Sun Herald City2Surf from Hyde Park in Sydney's CBD to the world famous Bondi Beach.

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Darby River Half Marathon and 10km Fun Run
image descriptionWilsons Promontory National Park VIC

The Darby River Half Marathon and 10km Fun Run due to take place on the 3rd of May has been rescheduled to the 18th of October 2020.  Wilsons Promontory National Park is only 3 hours from Melbourne and offers fantastic trail running and amazing scenery.

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McLaren Vale Running Festival 2020
image descriptionMcLaren Vale SA

McLaren Vale is one of South Australia’s best kept treasures, just 45 minutes from the CBD. The half marathon course takes in the Shiraz Trail between McLaren Vale and Willunga, with a loop along the rail trail between McLaren Vale and Seaford.

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