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.


74 Run events
The Wild Horse Criterium - EVENT POSTPONED
image descriptionWild Horse Mountain QLD

The Wild Horse Criterium due to take place on the 12th of April has been postponed. Please refer to Facebook page for more information.

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Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival, Cairns - EVENT POSTPONED
image descriptionRedlynch, Cairns QLD

The Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival due to take place on the 19th April 2020 has been postponed. Please refer to website for more information.  

The female-focused event celebrates female runners and men are welcome too. The festival offers a half marathon, 10km and 5km races.

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Joondalup Half Marathon - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionNeil Hawkins Park, Joondalup WA

The Joondalup Half Marathon due to take place on the 19th of April 2020 has been cancelled. Please refer to Facebook page for more information.  

The Joondalup Half Marathon is a community event organised by the West Australian Marathon Club.

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Light Horse Ultra
image descriptionYellagonga Regional Park, Woodvale WA

The Light Horse Ultra run takes place over the Anzac Day weekend in honour of those who have served the country. In 2020 a 24hr option will be introduced starting at 6pm on the Saturday with the 12, 6 & 3hr events taking place on Sunday.

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Wilsons Prom 100 - ON HOLD
image descriptionTidal River VIC

Wilson's Prom 100 is currently on hold whilst determining whether the event can be held or rescheduled. Please refer to website for more information.  

One of Australia’s best coastal trail runs at Victoria’s spectacular Wilsons Promontory National Park.

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The Bend Half Marathon - EVENT POSTPONED
image descriptionThe Bend Motorsport Park, 543 Dukes Highway, Tailem Bend SA 5260 SA

The Bend Half Marathon due to take place on the 2nd of May 2020 has been postponed. Please refer to Facebook page for more information.

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Bathurst Half Marathon and 10k - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionBathurst NSW

The Bathurst RSL Club Half Marathon and 10km due to take place on the 3rd of May 2020 has been cancelled. Please refer to website for more information.

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

The 2020 Darby River Half Marathon and 10km Fun Run due to take place on the 3rd of May is on hold whilst determining whether the event can be held or postponed. Please refer to website for more information.

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The Organ Pipes Classic - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionThe Springs, Wellington Park TAS

The Organ Pipes Classic due to take place on the 3rd of May 2020 has been cancelled. Please refer to Facebook page for more information.  

Based at The Springs, this 12. 5km loop first meanders gently downhill before the tough climb up Old Hobartians ensures kudos is earned.

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Mother's Day Classic Sydney 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionThe Domain, Sydney NSW

Due to the Government ban on mass gatherings, the Mother's Day Classic 2020 is going virtual. Complete the challenge to run or walk 4km or 8km on or before Mother's Day.

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Mother's Day Classic Melbourne 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionAlexandra Gardens, Melbourne VIC

Due to the Government ban on mass gatherings, the Mother's Day Classic 2020 is going virtual. Complete the challenge to run or walk 4km or 8km on or before Mother's Day.

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Mother's Day Classic Adelaide 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionAdelaide SA

Due to the Government ban on mass gatherings, the Mother's Day Classic 2020 is going virtual. Complete the challenge to run or walk 4km or 8km on or before Mother's Day.

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Mothers' Day Classic Brisbane 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionBrisbane QLD

Due to the Government ban on mass gatherings, the Mother's Day Classic 2020 is going virtual. Complete the challenge to run or walk 4km or 8km on or before Mother's Day.

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Mother's Day Classic Canberra 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionCanberra ACT

Due to the Government ban on mass gatherings, the Mother's Day Classic 2020 is going virtual. Complete the challenge to run or walk 4km or 8km on or before Mother's Day.  

The event is held at Lake Burley Griffin and includes 5km or 10km walk or run options.

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Mother's Day Classic Darwin 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionDarwin NT

Due to the Government ban on mass gatherings, the Mother's Day Classic 2020 is going virtual. Complete the challenge to run or walk 4km or 8km on or before Mother's Day.

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Mother's Day Classic Gold Coast 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionGold Coast QLD

Due to the Government ban on mass gatherings, the Mother's Day Classic 2020 is going virtual. Complete the challenge to run or walk 4km or 8km on or before Mother's Day.

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Mother's Day Classic Hobart 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionHobart TAS

Due to the Government ban on mass gatherings, the Mother's Day Classic 2020 is going virtual. Complete the challenge to run or walk 4km or 8km on or before Mother's Day.  

 

The 2020 Hobart Mother’s Day Classic will take place on the 10th of May.

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Mother's Day Classic Perth 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionPerth WA

Due to the Government ban on mass gatherings, the Mother's Day Classic 2020 is going virtual. Complete the challenge to run or walk 4km or 8km on or before Mother's Day.  

 

The Perth Mother's Day Classic will take place on the 10th of May 2020.

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Mother's Day Classic Western Sydney 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionWestern Sydney NSW

Due to the Government ban on mass gatherings, the Mother's Day Classic 2020 is going virtual. Complete the challenge to run or walk 4km or 8km on or before Mother's Day.

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Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run 2020 - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionGriffith University Logan Campus QLD

The 2020 Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run will be held on Sunday, 17 May. Whether you're a walker or a runner, this community sporting event that has something for everyone. Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, this event is a virtual run for 2020.

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Trail Run Australia Sunshine Coast - EVENT POSTPONED
image descriptionEwen Maddock Dam, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast QLD

The Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival due to take place at the Ewen Maddock Dam on the 17th of May 2020 has been postponed. Please refer to website for further information.

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Western Sydney Parklands Trail Run - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionLizard Log, Western Sydney Parklands NSW

The Western Sydney Parklands Trail Run event due to take place on the 31st of May 2020 has been cancelled. Please refer to Facebook page for further information.  

This is a spectacular 4km Family Run, 11km, 19km and 38km trail run in Western Sydney.

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Brisbane Marathon Festival
image descriptionBrisbane QLD

One of Australia's oldest running events, the Brisbane Marathon Festival travels along the riverfront, over bridges and past some of the Brisbane's most enchanting landmarks. Suitable for the whole family, challenge yourself to the marathon, half marathon, 10km, 5km or the 2km mini marathon.

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Wandi Cross 2020
image descriptionWandiligong VIC

Wandi Cross is a mountain running challenge set amidst the picturesque valley of Wandiligong, near Bright. This challenge requires participants to use a combination of endurance, strength and cross-trail abilities to ascend and descend across steep, raw, natural and technical ground.

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Maitland River Run
image descriptionHunter Valley NSW

The Maitland River Run will take place on the 7th of June 2020 in New South Wales' beautiful Hunter Valley.  Offering a picturesque course in and around the Mall and River Bank of Maitland's CBD, the event is open to novice and elite competitors.

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Kununurra Half Marathon 2020
image descriptionKununurra WA

The 2020 Kununurra Half Marathon will take place on the 14th of June 2020. At the Kununurra Half Marathon participants can choose to run the half marathon solo or in a relay team of two or four people.

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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 19th to 21st June.

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Wild Goose Chase Running Festival
image descriptionAvon Valley WA

The Wild Goose Chase is a multi day running festival which is held in the Avon Valley National Park in Western Australia. There are multiple distances on offer from a 5km or 10km kids race through to 53km and 106km ultras.

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Kauri Half Marathon
image descriptionAtherton Tablelands QLD

The Kauri Half Marathon is one of the routes on offer during the Tailwind 3 Marathons in 3 Days in Far North Queensland. The half marathon is a tough race through the tropical rainforest, mostly on dirt and single track with steep ascent and descent sections.

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Tailwind 3 Marathons in 3 Days
image descriptionAtherton Tablelands, North Queensland QLD

The Tailwind Nutrition 3 Marathons in 3 Days held in the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland has many entry options, varying in distance and days. The main event, the Grand Slam 3M3D is where a marathon is run each day over three consecutive days.

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

The Brisbane Trail Ultra returns on the 11th and 12th of July 2020. The event is a running festival that will challenge you like no other.

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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
image descriptionPelican, Park, Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf QLD

Save the date in your diary for the Annual Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run in 2020 on the 19th of July. 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
image descriptionSydney NSW

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. A great training event for Sydneysiders preparing for the winter and spring classics alongside those taking part in their first fun run.

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Airlie Beach Running Festival 2020
image descriptionAirlie Beach, Whitsundays QLD

The Airlie Beach Running Festival is the Whitsunday’s premier running event and caters for athletes of all ages and different levels of fitness. Runs are off road along boardwalks and footpaths with breathtaking views.

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PAYCE Sutherland 2 Surf
image descriptionWanda Surf Life Saving Club NSW

Enter the 49th PAYCE Sutherland 2 Surf Fun Run and Walk on Sunday the 19th of July 2020. The event is one of the longest running fun runs in Australia and a great training run in the lead up to the City to Surf.

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Australian Outback Marathon
image descriptionUluru NT

A once in a lifetime experience. Take in the stunning views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta as the kilometres tick by. There are events for all running levels including the full and half marathon, 11km and 6km fun runs.

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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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The Guzzler Ultra
image descriptionBrisbane QLD

The Guzzler is Brisbane's very own ultramarathon trail running event, providing a challenging, beautiful 100km race from the heart of Brisbane and out past three of our oldest reservoirs. For those who prefer, a Glass Half Full 50km option is available too.

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Broome International Airport Marathon 2020
image descriptionBroome WA

The 2020 Broome International Airport Broome Marathon Festival will take place on Sunday the 26th of July on Cable Beach, Broome in Western Australia. The event is held at low tide to ensure hard packed sand for running on.

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Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park
image descriptionIpswich QLD

The Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park fun run course is in the most iconic parks in Ipswich, Queens Park and Limestone Park. Renowned for its challenging hill climbs, this scenic route is sure to bring you highs.

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Yaberoo Trail Ultra
image descriptionNeerabup National Park WA

The Yaberoo Trail Ultra is the first race in the Ultra Series WA trail running series. The event takes place on the Yaberoo Budjara Trail from Joondalup in Perth’s North through the Neerabup National Park. The event includes a 15km, 25km and 50km ultra.

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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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The Sun Herald City2Surf 2020
image descriptionHyde Park, Sydney NSW

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 on the 9th of August 2020.

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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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7 Sunshine Coast Marathon
image descriptionSunshine Coast QLD

7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival is one of the most-loved running festivals in Australia. Blue skies, low humidity and mild temperatures combined with a flat course always enable fast times.

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Wonderland Run
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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Canberra Marathon 2020
image descriptionCanberra ACT

The Canberra Marathon has been postponed from its original date of 4 - 5th April 2020 to the 23rd of August 2020 in light of Covid-19 concerns.  

Celebrating its 45th year in 2020, The Canberra Marathon is Australia’s most historic run.

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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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Dubbo Stampede 2020
image descriptionTaronga Western Plains Zoo NSW

Save the date in your diary for the Dubbo Stampede on the 30th of August 2020. The only major running festival that gives you the opportunity to run through a zoo, you can walk or run through Dubbo's Taronga Western Plains Zoo to get a taste of the world.

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