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.
59 Run events
The course route is located in the remote south-west corner of Flinders Chase National Park.
Grapest 5K run returns to Geelong on the 21st of May 2022. Run or Walk 5km or 10km through the vineyards and trails and then enjoy post run wine tasting and entertainment.
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.
Run the Gap in the Grampians National park returns on the 22nd of May 2022.
The Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival offers a Half Marathon, 11km, 5km as well as a Kids Mud Rats race. The event is hosted in conjunction with TreX Sunshine Coast.
Grapest 5K Hunter Valley will take place on the 4th of June 2022. Run or Walk 5km or 10km through the vineyards and trails and then enjoy post run wine tasting and entertainment.
The Brisbane Marathon Festival will take place on the 4th and 5th of June 2022. 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.
The Maitland River Run will take place on the 5th of June 2022. 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.
Taking place on the 11th of June 2022, 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.
The Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend will take place on the 17th and 19th of June in the Wolgan Valley, New South Wales. Distances offered include Marathon, Half Marathon, 6km and a mystery mountain dash.
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 and 50 mile ultra as well as a marathon and half marathon.
The Kununurra Half Marathon will take place on the 19th of June 2022. At the Kununurra Half Marathon participants can choose to run the half marathon solo or in a relay team of two or four people.
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.
The Brisbane Trail Ultra returns on the 8th - 10th of July 2022. The event is a running festival that will challenge you like no other.
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.
The ultra distance Elephant Trail Race returns on the 15th - 17th of July 2022 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.
The Airlie Beach Running Festival will take place on the 16 and 17th of July 2022. The Airlie Beach Running Festival is the Whitsunday’s premier running event and caters for athletes of all ages and different levels of fitness.
The Winery Running Festival Will take place on the 17th of July 2022. It's not everyday that you get to run through world famous international golf resorts and some of the most famous wineries in Australia. Offering five distances including a 2km kids run through to the full marathon.
The Annual Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run will take place on the 17th of July 2022. Held on the Redcliffe Peninsula in Queensland, the J2J has a race category to suit everyone from the seasoned runner to first timers.
The Tradies Sutherland 2 Surf Fun Run and Walk will take place on the 17th of July 2022. Each year valuable funds raised by the S2S are used to attract, train and retain lifesavers to patrol Wanda Beach, keeping our community safe.
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.
Join the Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k and 5k on 24 July 2022. Starting at The Rocks, run or walk 5km or 10km around stunning Sydney Harbour. A great training event for Sydneysiders preparing for the winter and spring classics alongside those taking part in their first fun run.
Run Melbourne will take place on the 24th of July 2022. The event offers a Half Marathon as well as a 10km and 5. 5km run.
The Australian Outback Marathon will return on the 30th of July 2022.
A once in a lifetime experience. Take in the stunning views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta as the kilometres tick by.
The Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park fun run course is in the most iconic parks in Ipswich, Queens Park and Limestone Park. Renowned for its challenging hill climbs, this scenic route is sure to bring you highs.
Taking place on the 6th of August 2022, the Jabulani Challenge is a stunning 12km, 22km or 45km trail run & charity fundraiser held in the north of Sydney.
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.
The 2022 Broome International Airport Broome Marathon Festival will take place on the 7th of August 2022. 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.
The Rainbow Beach Trail Festival will take place on the 7th of August 2022. The event offers an 11km, Half Marathon and Marathon on Queensland's beautiful Rainbow Beach. Experience towering sand cliffs, lush forests and a mix of single track, fire trails and beach.
Run Larapinta will return from the 12 - 15 August 2022. 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 87km or 137.
The Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival is one of the most-loved running festivals in Australia. Blue skies, low humidity and mild temperatures combined with a flat course always enable fast times.
Join 85,000+ runners and walkers for the annual Sun Herald 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sign up for 3km, 6km, 12km and half marathon virtual options. The Westpac City-Bay Fun Runs Presented by Sunday Mail's prime objective is to raise funds to support Athletics in South Australia.
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.
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.
The Tassie Trail Fest is a two-day celebration of trail running in Derby, Tasmania. The marathon course is 80% single track, all of which has been custom built for mountain biking.
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.
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.
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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.
The Three Bridges Run returns for a third year! 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.
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.