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.

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Mt Buller Sky Run 2023
image descriptionMt Buller VIC

The Mount Buller Skyrun will take place on the 10th of December 2023.  Set in the heart of Victoria's high country, the Mount Buller Skyrun is one of the most amazing high altitude trail runs that Australia has to offer.

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Cadbury Marathon 2024
image descriptionHobart TAS

Returning 7th January 2024, the Cadbury Marathon has five events to choose from, all starting and finishing at the famed Cadbury Chocolate Factory in Hobart, Tasmania. Choose from the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and 1km kids race.  

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Powercor Lorne Mountain to Surf Fun Run
image descriptionLorne Surf Life Saving Club VIC

In 2024, the Lorne Mountain to Surf Fun Run will take place on the 12th of January. More details will be posted closer to the time. Refer to website.  

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Two Bays Trail Run 2024
image descriptionPermien St Dromana VIC

Two Bays Trail Run. Great holiday vibe and multi-faceted course between Dromana on the Port Phillip Bay side and Cape Schanck on the Bass Strait side.

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Australia Day Ultra
image descriptionLeschenault Peninsula WA

The Australia Day Ultra is held on the Leschenault Peninsula in Western Australia. The event is held on the weekend of Australia Day and includes 25km, 50km 75km and 100km distances.

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Sun Run 2024
image descriptionManly, Sydney NSW

The annual Sun Run from Dee Why to Manly in Sydney's Northern Beaches has been confirmed to take place on the 3rd of February 2024. The Sun Run offers 7km and 10km courses which will take runners and walkers along the spectacular Northern Beaches from Dee Why to Manly.

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Beerwah @ Night
image descriptionMt Beerwah, Sunshine Coast QLD

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.

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Robe Run
image descriptionRobe SA

On offer is a full 42. 2km Marathon, 21. 1km Half, 14km Run & a 5km "Fun Run" The Full & Half Marathons will traverse over a mix of coastal trails, beach and road. Included in this is a 3.

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Bank of us Run The Bridge 2024
image descriptionHobart TAS

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 run, 5km walk, 5km run and a 1km for kids.

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Hume Bank City2City Run Walk
image descriptionQE II Square, Dean Street Albury NSW

The City2City Committee is a 100% local group who volunteer their time to create an amazing community event ensuring that all proceeds are returned to the local health service. In 2024, you have four options to take part in the Hume Bank City2City Run/Walk.

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Snowies Trail Run 2024
image descriptionSnowy Mountains NSW

The Snowies Ultra Trail Run returns on 24 of February 2024 in the Snowy Mountains, New South Wales. The Festival includes multiple distances ranging from the 70km Ultra to the kids run. Runners will be rewarded with some of the most spectacular views in the Snowy Mountains Region.

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Rokeby Twilight Trail Run
image descriptionRokeby VIC

The Rokeby Twilight Trail Run proves to enlighten your trail running senses by sending you on a trail running adventure whilst providing perfect views of the sun setting in the bush! Starting and finishing at the Rokeby Reserve, the run raises funds for the Rokeby Crossover Friends Group working to...

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Castle Hill Trail Run
image descriptionTownsville QLD

The first run in the Outer Limits Trail Running Series 2024. The event is designed to get people into trail running. The race has a 3km course for beginners and kids up to a tough 10km for the more experienced runners.

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Gone Nuts
image descriptionThe Nut, Stanley TAS

Gone Nuts returns in 2024 on the 2nd of March. 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.

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Port Macquarie Running Festival 2024
image descriptionPort Macquarie NSW

The Port Macquarie Running Festival take place over the weekend of the 2nd and 3rd of March 2024. The event has a distance for all abilities from the 3km kids run and 5km fun run through to the half marathon.

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Orange Running Festival
image descriptionOrange NSW

Save the date for the Orange Running Festival on the 9th and 10th of March 2024. 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.

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Six Foot Track Marathon Katoomba 2024
image descriptionKatoomba NSW

The Six Foot Track Marathon, is going to take place on the 9th of March 2024. In the stunning Blue Mountains. The course is a 45 kilometre trail stretching across the Blue Mountains from The Explorer's Marked Tree, near Katoomba to Jenolan Caves.

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Warburton Trail Festival 2024
image descriptionWarburton Valley VIC

The Warburton Trail Festival will return from the 9-11 March 2024. The event includes multiple distance options including 50km ultra, 25km, 21km, 14km, 9km and a 4. 5km.  

The Lumberjack Ultra 50km includes approximately 1200m of ascent starting from the village of Powelltown and finishing at Warburton.

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Tasmania King Island Imperial 20
image descriptionKing Island TAS

The Hydro Tasmania King Island Imperial 20 is on again! The event will be held on the 10th of March 2024.

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Razorback Run 2024
image descriptionHarrietville VIC

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, 64kms and 85km.

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Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival, Cairns
image descriptionRedlynch, Cairns QLD

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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Wangaratta Marathons and Fun Runs
image descriptionWangaratta VIC

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.

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Buffalo Stampede
image descriptionMt Buffalo, Bright VIC

The Buffalo Stampede SkyMarathon will take place from the 22nd- 24th of March 2024. The Buffalo Stampede SkyMarathon courses take runners through a gruelling but picturesque journey up Mt Buffalo in Victoria’s Alpine country.

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Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge
image descriptionMount Canobolas, Orange NSW

The Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge is a fun run or walk up Mt Canobolas following the fire trails and bush tracks. The 11km route climbs 520m and offers great views to Mt Towac, Young Man Canobolas and Mt Canobolas.

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Bare Creek Trail Run 2024
image descriptionGarigal National Park, Sydney NSW

The Bare Creek Trail Run returns on the 24th of March 2024 and offers distances to suit all abilities from the 2km run / walk for kids and families through to the 20km run.

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Canberra Times Marathon Festival 2024
image descriptionCanberra ACT

Celebrating its 46th year, The Canberra Marathon is Australia’s most historic run. Enter as an individual or team in the 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, or full Marathon.

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New Run
image descriptionNewcastle NSW

New Run 2024 will return on the 7th and 21st of April.  Whether you are an elite runner looking for a new PB or just a novice runner looking for a fitness goal, Mine Super New Run in Newcastle has an event for you.

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Run2Cure 2024
image descriptionThe Domain, Sydney NSW

Run2Cure 2024 will be back on Sunday 7th of April in The Domain, Sydney!

Run2Cure offers a wide range of distances for all ability levels where both runners and walkers are welcome.

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Down Under 135
image descriptionLerderderg Gorge, Bacchus Marsh VIC

The Down Under 135 will take place from the 26 - 28 April 2024.  

The event covers 135 miles (220 km) in a single stage non-stop start to finish run across the single trails of the Lerderderg and Wombat State Forests in Victoria.

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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 was introduced starting at 6pm on the Saturday with the 12, 6 & 3hr events taking place on Sunday.

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Mornington Running Festival
image descriptionMornington VIC

A fabulous scenic run along Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. The Mornington Running Festival has a distance for everyone including the 1km kids dash, 5km and 10km fun run/walk and the half marathon.

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Gold Coast Running Festival
image descriptionGold Coast QLD

The Gold Coast Running Festival will take place on the 28th of April 2024. Distances offered include Half Marathon, 10km, 5km, 2. 5km and 1km Dash with races starting and finishing at one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic venues, Cbus Super Stadium.

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Wilsons Prom 100
image descriptionTidal River VIC

Wilsons Prom 100 ultra distance run will take place on the 4th of May 2024.  One of Australia’s best coastal trail runs at Victoria’s spectacular Wilsons Promontory National Park.

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

The Darby River Half Marathon will take place on the 5th of May 2024.  Wilsons Promontory National Park is only 3 hours from Melbourne and offers fantastic trail running and amazing scenery.

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Margaret River Ultra Marathon
image descriptionMargaret River WA

The Margaret River Ultra Marathon will take place on the 11th of May 2024.  

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

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Ultra-Trail Australia
image descriptionKatoomba NSW

Ultra-Trail Australia will return on the 16 - 19 May 2023. Ultra-Trail Australia is four day running festival incorporating a 100 kilometre, 50 kilometre, 22 kilometre and 11km trail run through the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.  

Photo credit: Mark Watson /Incite images

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Great Ocean Road Running Festival 2024
image descriptionGreat Ocean Road VIC

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival will take place from the 18th to the 19th of May 2024.  

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival attracts thousands of participants every year seeking to conquer one of the most stunning marathons in the world.

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Run The Gap 2024
image descriptionHalls Gap - Grampians VIC

The 12th Annual “Run the Gap” event will be held on Sunday 26 of May 2024. Participants can compete in a scenic 6km run/walk along Fyans Creek, a 12km run including a lap across the wall at stunning Lake Bellfield, or challenge themselves in the 21km trail run.

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Brisbane Marathon Festival
image descriptionBrisbane QLD

The Brisbane Marathon Festival will take place on the 1st and 2nd of June 2024. 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.

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Maitland River Run 2024
image descriptionHunter Valley NSW

The Maitland River Run will take place on the 2nd of June 2024. The event takes place 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 2024
image descriptionKununurra WA

The Kununurra Half Marathon will take place on the 16th of June 2024. 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 and half marathon.

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Cairns Marathon
image descriptionAtherton Tablelands, North Queensland QLD

Part of the the Tailwind 3 Marathons in 3 Days event, the Cairns Marathon is a multi-terrain race over dirt road and bitumen. Held in the Atherton Tablelands, the race runs through rainforest and finishes at one of the best viewpoints over Cairns.  

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Elephant Trail Race 2024
image descriptionCairncross State Forest, Port Macquarie NSW

The ultra distance Elephant Trail Race returns on the 12th - 14th of July 2024 in Port Macquarie, New South Wales. The event offers a 217km, 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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Raffertys Coastal Run 2024
image descriptionRaffertys Resort, Wild Duck Drive via Raffertys Road, Cams Wharf, Lake Macquarie NSW

A 12km, 22km and 36km trail run hosted from Raffertys Resort, the course takes in the sites of beautiful Lake Macquarie and the stunning coastline of historic Catherine Hill Bay and the Munmorah State Conservation Area.

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Broome International Airport Marathon 2024
image descriptionBroome WA

The 2024 Broome International Airport Broome Marathon Festival will take place on the 14th of July 2024.  The event is held on Cable Beach at low tide to ensure hard packed sand for running on. Choose from Marathon, Half Marathon and 10. 5km.

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Airlie Beach Running Festival 2024
image descriptionAirlie Beach, Whitsundays QLD

The Airlie Beach Running Festival will take place on the 20 and 21st of July 2024.  The Airlie Beach Running Festival is the Whitsunday’s premier running event and caters for athletes of all ages and different levels of fitness.

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Winery Running Festival 2024
image descriptionHunter Valley NSW

The Winery Running Festival Will take place on the 21st of July 2024. It's not everyday that you get to run through world famous international golf resorts and some of the most famous wineries in Australia. Offering five distances including a 2km kids run through to the full marathon.

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Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run 2024
image descriptionPelican, Park, Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf QLD

The Annual Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run will take place on the 21st of July 2024. 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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Tradies Sutherland 2 Surf
image descriptionWanda Surf Life Saving Club NSW

The Tradies Sutherland 2 Surf Fun Run and Walk will take place on the 21st of July 2024. Each year valuable funds raised by the S2S are used to attract, train and retain lifesavers to patrol Wanda Beach, keeping our community safe.

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