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.

39 Run events
Mudgee Running Festival
image descriptionMudgee NSW

The Mudgee Running Festival offers a Marathon, Half Marathon and 10km and 5km fun runs. The course weaves itself through the picturesque Mudgee valley; past vineyards, wineries, farmland, grazing cattle, and a band of friendly and enthusiastic volunteers cheering you on!

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Cape Pallarenda Trail Run 2022
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 marathon and marathon.

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Wonderland Run 2022
image descriptionGrampians. Halls Gap VIC

The Wonderland Run is due to take place on the 26-27th of August 2022. 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.

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Wonderland Run Halls Gap
image descriptionHalls Gap, Grampians VIC

The Wonderland Run Halls Gap will take place on the 27th and 28th of August 2022. The event takes place in the Grampians and offers four distances to choose from. The 36km Rosea Run has 1,200m of elevation and descent and the 65km ultra has a gruelling 2,180m ascent.

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Lake Macquarie Running Festival
image descriptionLake Macquarie NSW

The Lake Macquarie Running Festival will return on the 28th of August 2022. The fantastic course location follows The Esplanade at Warners Bay and is adjacent to the beautiful scenic foreshore of Lake Macquarie. The multi loop course is also completely traffic free.

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The Granite Island Run
image descriptionVictor Harbor SA

Join us to run one of South Australia’s most iconic landmarks – Granite Island at Victor Harbor.

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Wild Earth Coastal High 50
image descriptionSpringbrook National Park QLD

The Wild Earth Coastal High 50 is an iconic ultra trail running event traversing amazing trails in the World Heritage listed Springbrook and Lamington National Parks in Queensland's spectacular Gold Coast Hinterland. Entries to the event are in extremely high demand each year.

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Coastal Classic 2022
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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GNW Ultras 2022
image descriptionPatonga NSW

The Great North Walk Ultras will take place on the 10th and 11th of September 2022.  

The Great North Walk Ultras is an ultra distance trail run along the Great North Walk which runs between Sydney and Newcastle.

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

Whitsunday Trail Fest 2022 will take place on the 11 of September. 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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Grapest 5k Run Orange NSW
image descriptionOrange NSW

Grapest 5K run returns to Orange, NSW on the 17th of September 2022. Run or Walk 5km or 10km through the vineyards and trails and then enjoy post run wine tasting and entertainment.

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100km Surf Coast Century 2022
image descriptionGreat Ocean Road VIC

The 100km Surf Coast Century offers spectacular running along Victoria's Surf Coastline. The event includes both a 50km and 100km ultra distance course as well as a relay option and 2. 5km kids fun run.

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City Bay Fun Run
image descriptionGlenelg SA

The Lumary City Bay Fun Run will take place on the 18th of September 2022. Choose from 3km, 6km, 12km and Half Marathon distances in one of South Australia's most popular outdoor events. The Lumary City-Bay Fun Runs raises funds to support Athletics in South Australia.

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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2022
image descriptionCircular Quay, The Rocks NSW 2000 NSW

Described as one of the most scenic and spectacular courses in Australia, the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival attracts around 33,000 participants annually. In 2013 the Blackmores Sydney Marathon was the first Australian marathon to be broadcast live in 23 years.

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Yurrebilla Trail Ultra Marathon
image descriptionAdelaide SA

The Yurrebilla 56km Ultra will take place on the 25th of September 2022.  

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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Tassie Trail Fest
image descriptionLaunceston TAS

The Tassie Trail Fest is a two-day celebration of trail running in Cataract Gorge and Trevallyn Reserve, Tasmania. The course is a 25km loop track that starts and finishes at the Trevellyn Cricket Ground.

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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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Great Southern Half Marathon
image descriptionAldinga Bay SA

South Australia’s premier half marathon, 10K & 5K event is back on Sunday 2 October 2022 with our stunning courses on scrub, wetlands, beach, esplanade & quiet back roads around Aldinga Bay and the medal will be as big as ever.

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Blackall 100
image descriptionMapleton, Sunshine Coast QLD

The Blackall 100 is a 100km, 50km and 21km 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 Heritage Burnie 10
image descriptionBurnie TAS

The Heritage Burnie Ten is a 10km road race held annually on the third or fourth Sunday of October in Burnie, Tasmania. The event also includes a 5km distance and a wheelchair race.

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J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge
image descriptionCentennial Park, Sydney NSW

The J. P. Morgan Corporate Challenge® is a 5. 6km team-based road race at Centennial Park in Sydney on 26 October 2022. From runners to walkers, from entry-level workers to seasoned employees, and from large corporations to start-ups. . . everyone is welcome. The J. P.

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Ultra-Trail Australia
image descriptionKatoomba NSW

Ultra-Trail Australia will return on the 27 - 30 October 2022. 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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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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Three Bridges Run 2022
image descriptionWestern Sydney University, Parramatta Campus, Fifth St, Parramatta NSW

The Three Bridges Run returns to Parramatta on 30th of October 2022. This spectacular 5km, 9km, 21. 1km (half marathon) or 42. 2km marathon run along Parramatta River is just 30 minutes west of the Sydney CBD.

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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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The Canberra Times Fun Run 2022
image descriptionCanberra ACT

The Canberra Times Fun Run will take place on the 6th of November 2022. Join thousands of runners, families and friends strolling, walking, jogging or running along three stunning routes that take in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Parliamentary Triangle and Lake Burley Griffin.

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Bare Creek Trail Run
image descriptionGarigal National Park, Sydney NSW

The Bare Creek Trail Run returns on 6th November 2022 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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Bouddi Coastal Run
image descriptionBouddi National Park, Beach Drive, Killcare Beach, Killcare NSW

Taking place on the 12th of November 2022, the Bouddi Coastal Run includes a 14km and 21km looped course, perfect for the seasoned athletes and beginners alike. The 1km Kids Beach Run will be held on the beach and offers the kids a chance to also get involved.

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Triple Top Mountain Run
image descriptionMount Roland Regional Reserve TAS

The Triple Top Mountain Run will return on the 13th of November 2022. The event is a physically demanding 19.

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Afterglow Twilight Night Trail Run 2022
image descriptionSurf Coast Walk VIC

The Afterglow Twilight Night Trail Run along Victoria's Surf Coast Walk offers fluro fun and plenty of glow fashion while running on trails. The event returns on the 19th of November 2022. On offer is 21km, 13km or 5km.  

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Goldfields Trail Run Festival
image descriptionBendigo VIC

The Goldfields Trail Run Festival will now take place in the heart of Victoria's Gold Rush country on the 20th of November 2022.

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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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GC50 Run Festival
image descriptionQueen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta QLD

The GC50 Run Festival is a fun run festival along the Gold Coast's beautiful coastline. There are distances for all ages and abilities with a 50km, 30km, 15km, 5km, 2 x 25km relay as well as a kids dash.

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Bruny Island Ultra Marathon
image descriptionBruny Island TAS

The Bruny Island Ultra is a 64km ultra distance marathon on Bruny Island in beautiful Tasmania.

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Cadbury Marathon 2023
image descriptionHobart TAS

Returning 8th January 2023, 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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Two Bays Trail Run 2023
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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Two Bays Trail Run
image descriptionDromana - Cape Schanck Mornington Peninsula 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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Buffalo Stampede
image descriptionMt Buffalo, Bright VIC

The Buffalo Stampede SkyMarathon will take place from the 31 March - 2 April 2023. 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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Elephant Trail Race 2023
image descriptionCairncross State Forest, Port Macquarie NSW

The ultra distance Elephant Trail Race returns on the 14th - 16th of July 2023 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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