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.
102 Run events
Grapest 5K run returns to Pipers Brook, Tasmania on 23 November 2019. Run or Walk 5km or 10km through the vineyards and trails and then enjoy post run wine tasting and entertainment.
The Alpine Challenge is without doubt the toughest, most challenging, most spectacular and rewarding all mountain trail run in Australia—if not the southern hemisphere, over four distances. The 100 mile (160 km) course takes in 6 major climbs with 7,600 m of ascent and descent plus five river crossings.
The STROMLO Running Festival is a trail running event held in Canberra at Stromlo Forest Park. It includes a 50km, 30km and 10km distance as well as a 2. 5km kids run.
The South East QLD Trail Running Series, presented by The North Face features 8 events across SE QLD. Round 4 takes place at Bayview on the 24th of November. This event series is about more than just the runs.
Taking place on the 24th of November at Darwin's waterfront, the Variety Santa Fun Run is a 2km route in a Santa suit! Each participant will get a Santa suit to wear and support Variety – the Children’s Charity.
The Bruny Island Ultra is a 64km ultra distance marathon on Bruny Island in beautiful Tasmania. Taking place on the 30th of November, runners can choose to either tackle the 64km distance solo or there are various team relay options from 2 people through to 10 people per team.
A family friendly Fun Run held annually along a scenic course in beautiful Mount Gambier, South Australia. Organised by the Lakes Rotary Club of Gambier, distances offered include 3. 2km, 6. 8km and 10. 4km.
The Eltham Fun Run on Sunday, 1st of December 2019 is an annual 5km and 10km fun run and walk through some of the most picturesque walking trails in Melbourne, Victoria.
The Freemantle Running Festival is a community event organised by the West Australian Marathon Club. The event offers a half marathon and 10km run as well as a 5km run or walk and part of the proceeds will be donated to the Diabetes WA.
The fourth annual Vine Runner Half Marathon will take place on the 7th of December at Sandalford Swan Valley Vineyard in Western Australia. The event includes a half marathon and 10km run as well as a 5km that is also open to walkers and a 2. 5km family run.
A Mountain Sports event, the Catherdrals Challenge offers a 10km and Half Marathon trail run challenge. The Half Marathon includes an impressive 1289m ascent and descent.
Taking place on the 8th of December the Beerwah at Daybreak offers marathon, half marathon and 10km distance options. The event is the last in the Run QLD Day-Night series and features a run around the base of Mt Beerwah at daybreak.
The final run in the Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series takes place on 8th December at Iron Cove. Starting at Leichharhdt Park, the 7km run is a lap of the Inner West's Bay Run and the 14km option is 2 laps.
The Bells Bash Cliff Run is an eight kilometre fun run or four kilometre run or walk from Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club along a picturesque, undulating track on the cliff tops to the world famous Bells Beach and back. There is also a 1.
Celebrating its 36th year in 2020, the Lorne Mountain to Surf will take place on the 10th of January 2020. The event is an 8km fun from from Lorne through the forest to the stunning Great Ocean Road where it finishes at the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club.
The 37th edition of the Cadbury Marathon has 5 events to choose from, all starting and finishing at the famed Cadbury Chocolate Factory.
Great holiday vibe and multi-faceted course between Dromana on the Port Phillip Bay side and Cape Schanck on the Bass Strait side.
The Australia Day Ultra is held on the Leschenault Peninsula in Western Australia and is part of the Ultra Series WA competition. The event is held on the weekend of Australia Day and includes 25km, 50km 75km and 100km distances.
The Bogong to Hotham "Rooftop Run" is a challenging trail run through Alpine National Park in Victoria. There are three distances on offer: 29km, 35km and 64km.
After much anticipation the extremely popular annual Sun Run Cole Classic which takes place in Sydney's Northern Beaches has been confirmed to take place on the weekend of 1-2 February 2020.
Beerwah @ Night is the first event in the Run QLD Day-Night Series. Participants will run around the base of Mt Beerwah at night. Distances include Marathon, Half Marathon and a 10km.
The South East QLD Trail Running Series, presented by The North Face features 8 events across SE QLD. Round 5 takes place at Bunyaville on the 2nd of February 2020. This event series is about more than just the runs.
Coinciding with the sunrise at 6:15am, this 7. 5km loop begins and ends at the imposing summit of kunanyi. Loaded with technical terrain, it weaves through impressive dolerite boulders and expansive rock scree. Super views over Hobart and beyond abound. Elevation gain 509m.
The South East QLD Trail Running Series, presented by The North Face features 8 events across SE QLD. Round 6 takes place at Hinze Dam on the 16th of February 2020. This event series is about more than just the runs.
The Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Runs start and finish at the Wangaratta Showgrounds. The beautiful tree-lined courses are adjacent to rivers and creeks. Distacnes for all abilities on offer from Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km run /walk, 5km run /walk and 2km kids run.
Tasmania's largest fun run features a 10km event from Blundstone Arena, through Bellerive Quay, across the Tasman Bridge, along the Hobart Waterfront and finishes at Hobart's Salamanca Place. There is a 10km fun, 5km walk, 5km run and a 1km for kids.
Gone Nuts returns in 2020 on the 29th of February. Starting at 'The Nut' in Stanley, those who finish the 101km challenge will cross through Rocky Cape National Park and Table Cape before finishing at Gutteridge Gardens in Wynyard.
The Mount Baw Baw Trail Fest is an alpine trail run taking place in the alpine village of Mount Baw Baw in the Victorian Alps. There are distances on offer to cater to all abiliities from the 1km kids run to the half marathon, 36km and 44km runs.
The Snowies Ultra Trail Run Festival returns on 1st of March 2020 in the Snowy Mountains, New South Wales. The Festival includes multiple distances ranging from the 50km Ultra to the 500m kids run.
The South East QLD Trail Running Series, presented by The North Face features 8 events across SE QLD. Round 7 takes place at Ewen Maddock Dam on the 1st of March 2020. This event series is about more than just the runs.
The Lions Club of Clarence and St Giles organise the Bendigo Bank “Run the Beaches” 2km and 5km Fun Run/Walk. The run utilises lovely Bellerive and Howrah beaches. A Health and Wellbeing Expo is held after the Run at Bellerive Beach Park.
Save the date for the Orange Running Festival on the 7th and 8th of March 2020. The festival caters for all ages and abilities, from a 2km dash for kids to a marathon along a scenic, fast, flat course in the cool climate of Orange.
The Port Macquarie Running Festival take place over the weekend of the 7th and 8th of March 2020. The event has a distance for all abilities from the 3km kids run and 5km fun run through to the half marathon.
The Warburton Trail Festival will return from the 7 - 9th March 2020. The event includes multiple distance options from 3km and 5km through to a 50km ultra.
Save the date in your diary for the Mater Chicks in Pink International Women's Fun Run / Walk on the 8th of March 2020. Choose from the 5km or 10km run or walk and join the sea of pink supporting women with breast cancer at Brisbane's South Bank.
Held on the second weekend in March the annual King Island Imperial 20 is one of the most unique running events in Australia.
The Razorback Run is a trail run challenge in Victoria's spectacular Alpine National Park. There are three distances to choose from including 22km, 40km and 64kms.
The South East QLD Trail Running Series, presented by The North Face features 8 events across SE QLD. Round 8 takes place at Daisy Hill on the 15th of March 2020. This event series is about more than just the runs.
Run Devonport is a family friendly fun run event held in Mersey Bluff, Devonport Surf Life Saving Club in Tasmania. The 2020 event will take place on the 15th of March. There is a distance for everyone from the 1km through to the 10km.
Duncan's Run is an ultra distance marathon held in sub-tropic rainforest trails of Gippsland's Tarra Bulga national park, in Victoria, Australia. The event will return in 2020 on the 21st of March. The run is held in memory of Duncan Orr who was a passionate ultra distance runner.
Trails'N'Ales returns for the third year in 2020 on the 21st of March. Taking place in Wellington Dam National Park, Worseley, this ultra event offers 25km, 50km and 100km distances which can be run either Solo, Duo or as a Quad.
The Bay Break Multisports Festival will be held on the 28th and 29th of March 2020 in beautiful Hervey Bay. The event includes something for everyone with various distances available in the run, walk and traithlon events. Participants can choose to enter a single event or multiple events.
The Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival held in Cairns, Queensland will take place on the 29th March 2020. The female-focused event celebrates female runners and men are welcome too. The festival offers a half marathon, 10km and 5km races.
Tasmania's most spectacular beach race, the Convicts and Wenches beach race commemorates the rich and vibrant history of the convicts who essentially became the Founders of Australia. Fancy dress optional.
RunWest will return to Western Sydney in 2020 on the 29th of March. The 12km offers the chance to run through Sydney Motorsport Park, the new Sydney Zoo as well as the Western Sydney Parklands.
The Matthew Millhouse Salute will take place on the 29th of March 2020.
The Buffalo Stampede SkyMarathon courses take runners through a gruelling but picturesque journey up Mt Buffalo in Victoria’s Alpine country. The Buffalo Stampede Grand Slam challenges runners to complete all 3 major events in the Buffalo Stampede weekend. Runners will complete 127km and a massive 8383m of elevation.
Save the date in your diary for the 2020 Canberra Marathon taking place on the 4th and 5th of April. Celebrating its 45th year in 2020, The Canberra Marathon is Australia’s most historic run.
The Mudgee Grapest 5k Run returns on the 4th of April 2020. Imagine running 5km or 10km through the vineyards and trails of some of the most exquisite wine regions in Australia at dusk - followed by a one kilometre wine tasting walk!
Whether you are an elite runner looking for a new PB or just a novice runner looking for a fitness goal, this Festival of Health and Fitness in Newcastle has an event for you.