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.
90 Run events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The course route is located in the remote south-west corner of Flinders Chase National Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 21st of May 2021.
The Grapest 5k returns to Port Macquarie on the 5th of June 2021 (postponed from original date of 23 May 2020).
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.
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.
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.