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.
97 Run events
After much anticipation the extremely popular annual Sun Run Cole Classic which takes place in Sydney's Northern Beaches has been confirmed to take place on the weekend of 1-2 February 2020.
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.
The South East QLD Trail Running Series, presented by The North Face features 8 events across SE QLD. Round 5 takes place at Bunyaville on the 2nd of February 2020. This event series is about more than just the runs.
Coinciding with the sunrise at 6:15am, this 7. 5km loop begins and ends at the imposing summit of kunanyi. Loaded with technical terrain, it weaves through impressive dolerite boulders and expansive rock scree. Super views over Hobart and beyond abound. Elevation gain 509m.
The South East QLD Trail Running Series, presented by The North Face features 8 events across SE QLD. Round 6 takes place at Hinze Dam on the 16th of February 2020. This event series is about more than just the runs.
Join us on Sunday 16 February 2020 for the second running of the Coastal Ascent. Starting at Merewether Beach in Newcastle, take on the challenge of the 25km or 11km or start your trail running season with a 5km training run.
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.
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 fun, 5km walk, 5km run and a 1km for kids.
Gone Nuts returns in 2020 on the 29th of February. 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.
The Mount Baw Baw Trail Fest is an alpine trail run taking place in the alpine village of Mount Baw Baw in the Victorian Alps. There are distances on offer to cater to all abiliities from the 1km kids run to the half marathon, 36km and 44km runs.
The Snowies Ultra Trail Run Festival returns on 1st of March 2020 in the Snowy Mountains, New South Wales. The Festival includes multiple distances ranging from the 50km Ultra to the 500m kids run.
The South East QLD Trail Running Series, presented by The North Face features 8 events across SE QLD. Round 7 takes place at Ewen Maddock Dam on the 1st of March 2020. This event series is about more than just the runs.
The Lions Club of Clarence and St Giles organise the Bendigo Bank “Run the Beaches” 2km and 5km Fun Run/Walk. The run utilises lovely Bellerive and Howrah beaches. A Health and Wellbeing Expo is held after the Run at Bellerive Beach Park.
Save the date for the Orange Running Festival on the 7th and 8th of March 2020. 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.
The Port Macquarie Running Festival take place over the weekend of the 7th and 8th of March 2020. The event has a distance for all abilities from the 3km kids run and 5km fun run through to the half marathon.
The Warburton Trail Festival will return from the 7 - 9th March 2020. The event includes multiple distance options from 3km and 5km through to a 50km ultra.
Save the date in your diary for the Mater Chicks in Pink International Women's Fun Run / Walk on the 8th of March 2020. Choose from the 5km or 10km run or walk and join the sea of pink supporting women with breast cancer at Brisbane's South Bank.
Held on the second weekend in March the annual King Island Imperial 20 is one of the most unique running events in Australia.
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.
The South East QLD Trail Running Series, presented by The North Face features 8 events across SE QLD. Round 8 takes place at Daisy Hill on the 15th of March 2020. This event series is about more than just the runs.
Run Devonport is a family friendly fun run event held in Mersey Bluff, Devonport Surf Life Saving Club in Tasmania. The 2020 event will take place on the 15th of March. There is a distance for everyone from the 1km through to the 10km.
Duncan's Run is an ultra distance marathon held in sub-tropic rainforest trails of Gippsland's Tarra Bulga national park, in Victoria, Australia. The event will return in 2020 on the 21st of March. The run is held in memory of Duncan Orr who was a passionate ultra distance runner.
Trails'N'Ales returns for the third year in 2020 on the 21st of March. Taking place in Wellington Dam National Park, Worseley, this ultra event offers 25km, 50km and 100km distances which can be run either Solo, Duo or as a Quad.
The Bay Break Multisports Festival will be held on the 28th and 29th of March 2020 in beautiful Hervey Bay. The event includes something for everyone with various distances available in the run, walk and traithlon events. Participants can choose to enter a single event or multiple events.
The Dynamic in a Dress Running Festival held in Cairns, Queensland will take place on the 29th March 2020. The female-focused event celebrates female runners and men are welcome too. The festival offers a half marathon, 10km and 5km races.
Tasmania's most spectacular beach race, the Convicts and Wenches beach race commemorates the rich and vibrant history of the convicts who essentially became the Founders of Australia. Fancy dress optional.
RunWest will return to Western Sydney in 2020 on the 29th of March. The 12km offers the chance to run through Sydney Motorsport Park, the new Sydney Zoo as well as the Western Sydney Parklands.
The Matthew Millhouse Salute will take place on the 29th of March 2020.
The Buffalo Stampede SkyMarathon courses take runners through a gruelling but picturesque journey up Mt Buffalo in Victoria’s Alpine country. The Buffalo Stampede Grand Slam challenges runners to complete all 3 major events in the Buffalo Stampede weekend. Runners will complete 127km and a massive 8383m of elevation.
Save the date in your diary for the 2020 Canberra Marathon taking place on the 4th and 5th of April. Celebrating its 45th year in 2020, The Canberra Marathon is Australia’s most historic run.
The Mudgee Grapest 5k Run returns on the 4th of April 2020. 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!
The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning 12km, 22km or 45km trail run and charity fundraiser held in the north of Sydney. Predominantly on single track the trail has everything to offer from waterside tracks, rainforest, bushland, steep hill inclines and creek crossings.
Whether you are an elite runner looking for a new PB or just a novice runner looking for a fitness goal, this Festival of Health and Fitness in Newcastle has an event for you.
The Mt Buller Sky Run will return in 2020 on 5th April. 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.
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.
The Joondalup Half Marathon is a community event organised by the West Australian Marathon Club. The event offers a half marathon and 5km run or walk with proceeds being donated to Cancer Council Western Australia.
The Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival will take place at the Ewen Maddock Dam on the 19th of April 2020. The Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival offers a Half Marathon, 11km, 5km as well as a Kids Mud Rats race.
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.
The Margaret River Ultra Marathon is an 80km course, with the option of a relay from 2 to 5 runners. Over the course you will run past wineries and dramatic coastlines in the beautiful Margaret River region in Western Australia.
One of Australia’s best coastal trail runs at Victoria’s spectacular Wilsons Promontory National Park. The run is all on single track, rock, fire trails and beaches offering spectacular coastal views with approximately 10 km on sealed road.
The coolest new event to hit the Australian Running calendar! Taking place on the Worlds Best Motor Circuit at The Bend this is a once a year opportunity not to be missed.
The 2020 Darby River Half Marathon and 10km Fun Run will take place on the 3rd of May. Wilsons Promontory National Park is only 3 hours from Melbourne and offers fantastic trail running and amazing scenery.
Based at The Springs, this 12. 5km loop first meanders gently downhill before the tough climb up Old Hobartians ensures kudos is earned. The rewarding frolic home is on newly renovated trails with iconic dolerite pillars and unforgettable vistas for company. Elevation gain 665m.
Save the date in your diary for the Mother's Day Classic 2020 on the 10th of May. 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.
Save the date in your diary for the Mothers Day Classic 2020 on the 10th of May. The Melbourne Mother's Day Classic takes in the lovely Alexandra Gardens and the Tan track with distance options of 4km and 8km.
Save the date in your diary for the 2020 Mother's Day Classic on the 10th of May. 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.
Save the date in your diary for the Mother's Day Classic 2020 on the 10th of May. 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.
The 2020 Mother's Day Classic in Canberra will take place on the 10th of May. The event is held at Lake Burley Griffin and includes 5km or 10km walk or run options.
Save the date in your diary for the 2020 Mother's Day Classic in Darwin which will take place on the 10th of May. The event offers a 4km or 8km run or walk starting and finishing at Mindil Beach.
Save the date in your diary for the 2020 Gold Coast Mother’s Day Classic which will take place at Broadbeach on the 10th of May. The event offers both 4km and 8km distance options for runners and walkers.