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.


57 Run events
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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McGrath Launceston Running Festival
image descriptionLaunceston TAS

The 2024 McGrath Launceton Running Festival will take place from 1-2 June. The event offers a Half Marathon, 10km, 5km plus 1 mile distance options. There is also a virtual option available for all distances.

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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. The start, finish and lap location for the event will be the new Maitland Regional Athletics Track.

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Brisbane Marathon Festival
image descriptionBrisbane QLD

The Brisbane Marathon Festival will take place on the 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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Wandi Cross 2024
image descriptionWandiligong VIC

Wandi Cross is a mountain running challenge set amidst the picturesque valley of Wandiligong, a few minutes from Bright, Victoria. ​Suitable for anyone from the elite to the first time mountain enthusiast.

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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, 100km and 50 mile ultra as well as a marathon and half marathon.

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Tailwind 3 Marathons in 3 Days
image descriptionKuranda, North Queensland QLD

The Tailwind Nutrition 3 Marathons in 3 Days held in North Queensland has many entry options, varying in distance and days. The main event, the Grand Slam 3M3D is where a marathon is run each day over three consecutive days.

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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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Brisbane Trail Ultra 2024
image descriptionBrisbane Hinterland QLD

The Brisbane Trail Ultra returns on the 28th - 30th of June 2024. The event is a running festival that will challenge you like no other. Running through the sub-tropical paradise of the Brisbane hinterland, this event will test your limits and give you the experience of a lifetime.

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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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The Guzzler Ultra 2024
image descriptionMt Coot-tha, Brisbane QLD

The Guzzler Ultra is Brisbane’s very own trail ultra; presented by The Trail Co. and made possible by Brissie’s thriving trail running community. 99% trails and 100% fun, you’ll run past Brisbane’s oldest reservoirs in the order they were built.

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Hunter Valley Winery Run 2024
image descriptionHunter Valley NSW

The Hunter Valley Winery Run 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.

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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 2024
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. The event is an 11km fun run / walk organised by the Wanda Surf Lifesaving Club.

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Run Melbourne 2024
image descriptionGrand Slam Oval, Melbourne VIC

Get ready to embrace the challenge of running through the city of Melbourne. Run Melbourne isn’t just a race; it’s an unparalleled experience. Sweat, celebrate and push yourself past iconic city landmarks, with the crowds cheering you on and the adrenaline pumping through your veins.

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Australian Outback Marathon 2024
image descriptionUluru NT

The Australian Outback Marathon will return on the 27th of July 2024.  

A once in a lifetime experience. Take in the stunning views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta as the kilometres tick by.

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Rainbow Beach Trail Festival
image descriptionRainbow Beach QLD

The Rainbow Beach Trail Festival will take place on the 28th of July 2024. The event offers an 11km, Half Marathon and Marathon on Queensland's beautiful Rainbow Beach and the Cooloola Coast. Experience towering sand cliffs, lush forests and a mix of single track, fire trails and beach.

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Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail 100
image descriptionCanberra ACT

The Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail 100, is back and due to take place on the 4th of August 2024. The Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail 100 is a 100km trail run held in Canberra. The course can be completed solo or in teams of 4.

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Townsville Running Festival 2024
image descriptionTownsville QLD

The Townsville Marathon is Australia's second-oldest race and offers stunning views of the Coral Sea, The Strand, and Magnetic Island. The fast and flat AIMS accredited courses include both roads and trails along the coastline.

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Peaks & Trails
image descriptionDunkeld VIC

Peaks & Trails is a trail running event that takes place in the Southern Grampians in Victoria. The event offers 50km, 20km, 13. 5km and 6. 4km distances and a varied track including river flats, open woodland, technical loose rocky single trail, 4WD track and sand.

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Sunshine Coast Marathon 2024
image descriptionSunshine Coast QLD

Fast. Flat. Scenic and PB worthy. Take on the challenging Full Marathon, the certified PB breaking Half or the 10km. The 5km Run & 5km Walk & the 2km Mini Marathoner events provide a great starting point for all ages and abilities. ⁠

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City2Surf 2024
image descriptionHyde Park, Sydney NSW

Join 85,000+ runners and walkers for the annual City2Surf from Hyde Park in Sydney's CBD to the world famous Bondi Beach. The 14km route follows Sydney's spectacular harbour through Double Bay, Rose Bay, up heartbreak hill to Vaucluse before reaching Bondi Beach.  

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Run Larapinta 2024
image descriptionAlice Springs NT

Run Larapinta will return from the 16 - 19 August 2024. A 4 day, 4 stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the iconic Larapinta Trail in Australia's Northern Territory, the event offers runners the chance to run 82. 5km or 127.

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Wonderfalls Trail Run
image descriptionLorne VIC

The Wonderfalls Trail Run, is due to take place on the 17th of August 2024. The course takes place in the mountains behind Lorne on the Great Ocean Road and offers 5km, 13km, 25km, 42km and 52km distances.

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K2PD Ultra Trail Race
image descriptionKuranda QLD

The K2PD Ultra Trail Race is a point-to-point race that starts in Kuranda and follows Black Mountain Road and the Bump Track to finish in Port Douglas.

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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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Wonderland Run 2024
image description118 Grampians Rd Halls Gap 3381 VIC

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. All events based from Halls Gap in the mighty Grampians.

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Dubbo Stampede
image descriptionTaronga Western Plains Zoo NSW

The Dubbo Stampede will return on the 25th of August 2024.  The only major running festival that gives you the opportunity to run through a zoo, you can walk or run through Dubbo's Taronga Western Plains Zoo to get a taste of the world.

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Beach2Beach Charity Fun Run and Festival 2024
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 25th of August 2024.

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Sandy Point Half Marathon 2024
image descriptionGreen Point, Brighton VIC

Sandy Point Half Marathon is back and will take place at the beautiful bayside of Melbourne. Challenge yourself to a 21. 1km, 10km or 5km race.

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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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Cape Pallarenda Trail Run 2024
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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Coastal Classic 2024
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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Kangaroo Island Marathon and Half Marathon 2024
image descriptionKangaroo Island SA

Save the date for the Kangaroo Island Marathon on the 8th of September 2024. This stunning run is located in the remote south-west corner of Flinders Chase National Park SA on incredible Kangaroo Island. The course route is located in the remote south-west corner of Flinders Chase National Park.

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

Whitsunday Trail Fest 2024 will take place on the 8th 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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Sydney Marathon 2024
image descriptionMilsons Point, Sydney NSW

The 2024 Sydney Marathon takes place on the 15th of September 2024.  

The Sydney Marathon is run on one of the most spectacular courses in the world, taking in all of the Sydney iconic landmarks including the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.  

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100km Surf Coast Century 2024
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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Beach to Brother Trail Run Festival
image descriptionPort Macquarie NSW

Run through the dazzling coastal pathways, and along the beautiful coastal rainforests and beaches of the Port Macquarie to Laurieton region. An undulating course with a challenging climb to finish atop Dooragan National Park's North Brother Mountain.

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Run Prix 2024
image description12 Aughtie Drive Albert Park VIC

Australia’s Fastest Road Running Race?

http://www. runprix. com. au September 22nd 2024. This is record setting territory.  The full GP circuit is closed down. The traffic islands are removed for the day, and the racing is on smooth flat bitumen. Loop course. No hairpin turns. No off-roading.

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Mt Macedon Trail Run
image descriptionMacedon Ranges VIC

The Mt Macedon Trail Run is taking place on the 6th of October 2024

Just one hour from Melbourne, the Macedon Trail Run offers a wide range of distances from 10km through to the marathon and 50km ultra in a beautiful mountain setting.

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Three Bridges Run 2024
image descriptionWestern Sydney University, Parramatta Campus, Fifth St, Parramatta NSW

The Three Bridges Run returns to Parramatta on 13th of October 2024. This spectacular 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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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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Paluma Village Trail Run
image descriptionPaluma QLD

Paluma Village 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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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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Harrys: King of the Hill
image descriptionPyalong, Australia VIC

Here's the deal. . . We’ve got a hill. And we are challenging you to climb it. Every hour on the hour. Until only one remains… THE LAST LEGEND STANDING WINS $10,000

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The Canberra Times Fun Run 2024
image descriptionRond Terrace, Parkes Way ACT

The iconic Canberra Times Fun Run returns to the streets of the capital on 3 November 2024. Stroll, walk or run along with 4 distances to choose from; 21. 1km, 10km, 5km and a 2km kids run.

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