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.


93 Run events
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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Yurrebilla Trail Ultra Marathon - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionAdelaide SA

The Yurrebilla 56km Ultra due to take place on the 27th of September 2020 has been cancelled.  

The Yurrebilla 56km Ultra follows the Yurrebilla Trail through a series of National Parks and Conservation Reserves under the Mt Lofty summit.

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Marathon Madness Virtual Challenge
image descriptionAustralia

Top Blokes Foundation, who support young men's mental health, are putting on a Marathon Madness Virtual Challenge this October! Coinciding with World Mental Health Day, we are raising funds to support male health and well-being.

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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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Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run 2020
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 to the 4th of October 2020.

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Harrietville Half Marathon - EVENT CANCELLED
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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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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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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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 - VIRTUAL EVENT
image descriptionHyde Park, Sydney NSW

The Sun Herald City2Surf has a new date of 18th October 2020 and will take place as a virtual event. Celebrating its 50th year in 2020, wherever you are, you can join the world famous run virtually.

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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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NT City 2 Surf
image descriptionDarwin NT

The NT City to Surf due to take place on the 21 June 2020 has been postponed to Sunday the 18th of October.  

The NT City to Surf is the NT's longest running fun run and offers a 12km and 4km course as well as a 1.

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Ned Kelly Chase - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionWangaratta VIC

The Ned Kelly Chase due to take place in Wangaratta on the 25th of October 2020 has been cancelled. The Ned Kelly Chase is a multi distance run or cycle event in Wangaratta.

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Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival
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 to the 25th of October 2020.

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3 Bays Running Festival Portland - EVENT CANCELLED
image descriptionPortland VIC

The 3 Bays Running Festival in Portland due to take place on the 31st October - 1st November 2020 has been cancelled. The Portland 3 Bays running festival incorporates both road races and a 60km trail run.

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Grapest 5k Run Mudgee 2020
image descriptionBunnamagoo Estate Wines, Mudgee NSW

The Mudgee Grapest 5k Run due to take place on the 4th of April 2020 has been postponed until the 31st of October 2020.

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Maitland River Run 2020
image descriptionHunter Valley NSW

The Maitland River Run has been postponed to the 1st of November 2020. 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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Paluma Dam Good Trail Run
image descriptionPaluma QLD

Paluma Dam Good Trail Run is the final run in the Outer Limits Trail Run Series. It features amazing trails, taking you through World Heritage listed rainforest. Situated at over 900m, the Paluma Range is cooler then the coastal region and it makes for great trail running in October.

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Run Forrest Trail Run 2020
image descriptionForrest VIC

Run Forrest is a trail run in the heart of the Otway Ranges in Forrest, Victoria. The event offers a half marathon, 10km and a 6km kids run.  Enjoy the undulating hills, flowing rivers, dense fern gullies and the cool, fresh air of the Otway Ranges.

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Carcoar Cup Running Festival 2020
image descriptionCarcoar NSW

The Carcoar Cup Running Festival is held in the historic town of Carcoar in NSW. Offering a marathon, half marathon and several shorter distance runs, this is an event suitable for the whole family. The course has been described as one of the toughest and most beautiful in Australia.

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The Guzzler Ultra
image descriptionBrisbane QLD

The Guzzler Ultra has been postponed to the 7-8th of November due to Covid-19.  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.

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Feral Pig Ultra
image descriptionBibbulmun Track, Perth WA

The Feral Pig Ultra is part of the Ultra Series WA competition. Distances on offer include 100 Miles, 100km, 50 Miles, 50km and 23km. The event is held on the Bibbulmun Track with all distances finishing at the Perth Hills Discovery Centre Campsite.

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Canberra Times Marathon Festival 2020
image descriptionCanberra ACT

The Canberra Times Marathon Festival has been postponed from its original date of 4 - 5th April 2020 to the 8th of November. Celebrating its 45th year in 2020, The Canberra Marathon is Australia’s most historic run.

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Beach2Beach Charity Fun Run and Festival 2020
image descriptionDee Why, Northern Beaches NSW

The Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run and Festival is a 3km, 6km or 13km coastal run in Sydney's Northern Beaches. A major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Brookvale, the event will return on the 8th of November 2020.

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Westpac City Bay Fun Run
image descriptionGlenelg SA

Join the race of thousands of runners, walkers and wheelchairs in one of South Australia's most popular outdoor events. Taking place on the 8th of November 2020, the event offers a 3km, 6km, 12km and half marathon.

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Fremantle Running Festival
image descriptionLeighton Beach, North Freemantle WA

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.

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2020 Casey Stride Series - Race 2 - Great Gallop
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 kids races from 400m to 2km.

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Bouddi Coastal Run 2020
image descriptionBouddi National Park, Putty Beach, Killcare Heights NSW

The Bouddi Coastal Run is a 14km and 21km trail run held within Bouddi National Park, a stunning coastal reserve on the NSW Central Coast. The scenery is spectacular with pristine beaches, rainforest and a marine park.

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Knight Frank Point to Pinnacle 2020
image descriptionHobart TAS

The Knight Frank Point to Pinnacle 10km and half marathon will return on the 15th of November 2020 in Hobart, Tasmania.

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Glenelg Classic 2020
image descriptionGlenelg, Adelaide SA

The Glenelg Classic is organised by the South Australian Road Runners Club. The 2020 event will take place on the 15th of November. The 5km and 10km course follows the Glenelg Coastal Path.

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Grapest 5k Run Canberra
image descriptionLake George Winery, Canberra ACT

Grapest 5K run returns to Canberra on the 21 November 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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Stromlo Running Festival 2020
image descriptionStromlo Forest Park ACT

Taking place on the 22nd of November 2020, 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.

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Winery Running Festival 2020
image descriptionHunter Valley NSW

The Winery Running Festival due to be held in the Hunter Valley on the 18th - 19th of July has been postponed to the 28-29 November 2020.

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Alpine Challenge
image descriptionAlpine National Park VIC

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. In 2020 a number of new shorter distances are on offer including 10km, 16km and 25km options.

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Rokeby Twilight Trail Run
image descriptionRokeby VIC

The Rokeby Twilight Trail Run has been postponed from the 28th of March 2020 to the 28th of November 2020. Please refer to Facebook page for further information.

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Great Southern Run Fest
image descriptionAldinga Bay SA

The Great Southern Run Fest offers half marathon, 10K and 5K events to be run or walked over a stunning & varied course around Aldinga Bay, South Australia. There is also a free kids beach run.

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Grapest 5k Run Port Macquarie 2020
image descriptionCassegrain Wines, Port Macquarie NSW

The Grapest 5k returns to Port Macquarie on the 5th of December 2020 (postponed from original date of 23 May 2020).

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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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Beerwah at Daybreak
image descriptionMt Beerwah, Sunshine Coast QLD

Taking place on the 6th of December 2020, Beerwah at Daybreak offers a marathon, half marathon as well as a 10km trail run. The event is the last in the Run QLD Day-Night series and features a run around the base of Mt Beerwah at daybreak.  

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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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2020 Casey Stride Series - Race 3 - Christmas Classic
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 kids races from 400m to 2km.

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Wilsons Prom 100
image descriptionTidal River VIC

Wilsons Prom 100 ultra distance run has been rescheduled to Saturday 12th of December 2020.  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 and 10km Fun Run due to take place on the 3rd of May has been rescheduled to the 13th of December 2020.  Wilsons Promontory National Park is only 3 hours from Melbourne and offers fantastic trail running and amazing scenery.

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

Celebrating its 37th year in 2021, the Lorne Mountain to Surf Fun Run will take place on the 8th of January.

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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 10th of January 2021. Choose from 8. 4km and 12. 9km trail runs.  

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Cadbury Marathon 2021
image descriptionHobart TAS

The 38th edition of 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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Bells Bash Cliff Run
image descriptionJan Jac Surf Life saving club VIC

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.

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Two Bays Trail Run 2021
image descriptionTwo Bays Walking Track Dromana Cape Schanck VIC

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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