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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Shell Cove Shellharbour City Festival of Sport 2021
image descriptionShellharbour NSW

The Shell Cove Shellharbour City Festival of Sport includes a Fun Run / Walk, Dragon Boat Challenge and a Mini Games for kids over the weekend of 6-7 March 2021. The Run Run /Walk is a 5km or 9km scenic walk around Shell Cove.

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Gone Nuts
image descriptionThe Nut, Stanley TAS

Gone Nuts returns in 2021 on the 6th of March 2021. 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 2021
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The Port Macquarie Running Festival take place over the weekend of the 6th and 7th of March 2021. 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
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Save the date for the Orange Running Festival on the 7th of March 2021. 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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South East Queensland Trail Running Series Round 5 Bunyaville
image descriptionBunyaville QLD

The South East Queensland Trail Running Series, presented by The North Face features 8 events across South East Queensland. Round 5 takes place at Bunyaville on the 7th of March 2021. Choose from 8. 6km and 15. 7km trail runs.

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Hydro Tasmania King Island Imperial 20
image descriptionKing Island TAS

The Hydro Tasmania King Island Imperial 20 is on again.   The 28th event will be held on Sunday 7th of March 2021. If the current COVID 19 restrictions remain unchanged the 2021 event will go ahead with only minor changes.   Entries are now open.

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Razorback Run 2021
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 and 64kms.

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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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Grapest 5k Run Canberra
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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!

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South East Queensland Trail Running Series Round 6 Hinze Dam
image descriptionHinze Dam QLD

The South East Queensland Trail Running Series, presented by The North Face features 8 events across South East Queensland. Round 6 takes place at Hinze Dam on the 21st of March 2021. Choose from 10. 7km and 18. 1km trail runs.  

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Run Devonport
image descriptionMersey Bluff, Devonport Surf Life Saving Club TAS

Run Devonport is a family friendly fun run event held in Mersey Bluff, Devonport Surf Life Saving Club in Tasmania. The 2021 event will take place on the 21st of March. There is a distance for everyone from the 1km through to the 10km.  

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Mt Buller Sky Run 2021
image descriptionMt Buller VIC

The Mount Buller Skyrun will take place on the 28th of March 2021.  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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NAB RUNWEST 2021
image description33 Railway Street, Rooty Hill NSW

NAB RunWest is a celebration of the amazing people of Western Sydney, designed as an all-inclusive event. NAB RunWest is suitable for everyone from competitive runners to families with prams, whether it’s the 12Km fun run or 4Km family run, everyone is welcome.

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Great Strides Gold Coast
image descriptionHollindale Park, Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD

Lace up your running shoes and prepare for to take great strides for CF! Get involved Great Strides Gold Coast as an individual or create your own team to take on the challenge together and help people living with cystic fibrosis to breathe a little easier.

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Mountain High Fun Run 2021
image descriptionMt Buller VIC

Raising funds for a worthy cause, the Mansfield District Hospital, the Mt Buller Mountain High Fun Run is a chance to experience the exhilaration of High Country trail running. With four courses to choose from, this event has something for everyone.

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South East Queensland Trail Running Series Round 7 Ewen Maddock Dam
image descriptionEwen Maddock Dam QLD

The South East Queensland Trail Running Series, presented by The North Face features 8 events across South East Queensland. Round 7 takes place at Ewen Maddock Dam on the 4th of April 2021. Choose from 8. 3km and 14. 7km 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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Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series Race 6 Iron Cove
image descriptionIron Cove, Sydney NSW

Opening the Sri Chinmoy Sydney Series in 2021, step out onto the beautiful tracks and fields of Centennial Park for a scenic Half-Marathon, a 1-lap 7km or 4km options for a cross-country race in the heart of the city.

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Leconfield Wines McLaren Vale Marathon
image descriptionMcLaren Vale SA

South Australia's newest, premium marathon event will be run over a spectacular point-to-point course, taking in sections of coast and vines, finishing at Leconfield & Richard Hamilton Wines in McLaren Vale. There will also be a half marathon on Sunday with 13K, 6K & kids' mile on Saturday.

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Canberra Times Marathon Festival 2021
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The Canberra Times Marathon Festival has been postponed to the 11th of April 2021. Celebrating its 45th year, The Canberra Marathon is Australia’s most historic run. Enter as an individual or team in the 5km, 10km, Half Marathon, Marathon or Ultra Marathon.

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New Run
image descriptionNewcastle NSW

New Run 2020 has been cancelled and will return on the 11th of April 2021.  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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Elliot's Revenge Trail Run
image descriptionTownsville QLD

This run will take you through the beautiful Bowling Green Bay National Park, testing your stamina on steep hills and satisfying your sense of adventure with creek crossings and challenging trails.

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Alpine Challenge 2021
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. A number of new shorter distances are on offer including 10km, 16km and 25km options.

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Jabulani Challenge 2021
image descriptionBobbin Head, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park NSW

The Jabulani Challenge will return on the 17th of April 2021 after the 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid-19. The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning 12km, 22km or 45km trail run and charity fundraiser held in the north of Sydney.

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South East Queensland Trail Running Series Round 8 Daisy Hill
image descriptionDaisy Hill QLD

The South East Queensland Trail Running Series, presented by The North Face features 8 events across South East Queensland. Round 8 takes place at Daisy Hill on the 18th of April 2021. Choose from 14. 3km and 20. 0km trail runs.  

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Run Larapinta 2021
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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Kangaroo Island Marathon and Half Marathon 2021
image descriptionKangaroo Island SA

The course route is located in the remote south-west corner of Flinders Chase National Park.

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Grapest 5k Run Geelong
image descriptionLeura Park Estate, Geelong VIC

Grapest 5K run returns to Geelong on the 1st of May 2021. Run or Walk 5km or 10km through the vineyards and trails and then enjoy post run wine tasting and entertainment.

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Margaret River Ultra Marathon
image descriptionMargaret River WA

The Margaret River Ultra Marathon will take place on the 1st of May 2021.  

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

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Wilsons Prom 100
image descriptionTidal River VIC

Wilsons Prom 100 ultra distance run has been rescheduled to Saturday 5th of May 2021.  One of Australia’s best coastal trail runs at Victoria’s spectacular Wilsons Promontory National Park.

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

The Darby River Half Marathon and 10km Fun Run will take place on the 2nd of May 2021.  Wilsons Promontory National Park is only 3 hours from Melbourne and offers fantastic trail running and amazing scenery.

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Mother's Day Classic Sydney 2021
image descriptionThe Domain, Sydney NSW

Save the date for the Mother's Day Classic Fun Run in Sydney on the 9th of May 2021. The event takes in iconic Sydney harbour views from Mrs Macquaries Chair and Wooloomooloo Bay and has 4km, 7km and 8km distance options for runners and walkers.

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Mother's Day Classic Melbourne 2021
image descriptionAlexandra Gardens, Melbourne VIC

Save the date for the Mother's Day Classic Fun Run in Melbourne on the 9th of May 2021. The Melbourne Mother's Day Classic takes place in the lovely Alexandra Gardens and the Tan track with distance options of 4km and 8km.

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Mother's Day Classic Adelaide 2021
image descriptionAdelaide SA

Save the date for the Mother's Day Classic Run in Adelaide on the 9th of May 2021.  The Adelaide Mother's Day Classic follows the scenic War Memorial Drive to the Botanic Gardens and finishes at Peace Park with both a 4.

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Mothers' Day Classic Brisbane 2021
image descriptionBrisbane QLD

Save the date for the Mother's Day Classic Fun Run in Brisbane on the 9th of May 2021.  The Brisbane Mother's Day Classic route takes in the Brisbane river from the South Bath Promenade and includes 4. 5km and 8km distance options for runners and walkers.

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Mother's Day Classic Canberra 2021
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Save the date for the Mother's Day Classic Fun Run in Canberra on the 9th of May 2021.  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 2021
image descriptionDarwin NT

Save the date for the Mother's Day Classic Run in Darwin on the 9th of May 2021.  The event offers a 4km or 8km run or walk starting and finishing at Mindil Beach.

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Mother's Day Classic Gold Coast 2021
image descriptionGold Coast QLD

Save the date for the Mother's Day Classic Run on the Gold Coast on the 9th of May 2021.  The event offers both 4km and 8km distance options for runners and walkers.

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Mother's Day Classic Hobart 2021
image descriptionHobart TAS

Save the date for the Mother's Day Classic Run in Hobart on the 9th of May 2021.  The course follows the Queens Domain and offers a 4km walk as well as a 4km or 8km run.  

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Mother's Day Classic Perth 2021
image descriptionPerth WA

Save the date for the Mother's Day Classic Run in Perth on the 9th of May 2021.  The Perth course offers both a 4km or 8km distance option for runners and walkers along Riverside Drive between Barrack Street and the Causeway.  

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Mother's Day Classic Western Sydney 2021
image descriptionWestern Sydney NSW

Save the date for the Mother's Day Classic Run in Western Sydney on the 9th of May 2021.  The event is held in the historic grounds of Parramatta Park and passes landmarks such as Old Government House, the Rotunda and Parramatta River and the historic Dairy Precinct.

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RACT City to Casino Fun Run and Walk
image descriptionHobart TAS

The RACT City to Casino due to take place on the 17th of May 2020 has been postponed to the 16th of May 2021.  

The City to Casino is the longest running fun run is Tasmania.

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The Two Bays Trail Run
image descriptionMagnetic Island QLD

Outer Limits hosts the Two Bays Trail Run on Magnetic Island. The spectacular run takes you from one side of Magnetic Island to the other and finishes at the picture perfect Horseshoe Bay.

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Run the Gap 2021
image descriptionGrampians National Park VIC

Run the Gap in the Grampians National park returns on the 21st of May 2021.

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Grapest 5k Run Port Macquarie 2021
image descriptionCassegrain Wines, Port Macquarie NSW

The Grapest 5k returns to Port Macquarie on the 5th of June 2021 (postponed from original date of 23 May 2020).

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Wandi Cross 2021
image descriptionWandiligong VIC

Taking place on the 12th of June 2021, 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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Run Forrest Trail Run 2021
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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South Coast Track Marathon
image descriptionCockle Bay TAS

The South Coast Track Marathon in Tasmania will take place on the 17th and 18th of June 2021. The event offers a half marathon, full marathon, 7km fun run and the chance to run to Australia's southern most point.  

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