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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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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Great Barrier Reef Masters Trail Race
image descriptionSmithfield Conservation Park QLD

The Great Barrier Reef Masters Trail Race will take place on the 21st of May 2021. Choose between two distances of 5. 5km or 12km and take part in running races in Smithfield Conservation Park. Must be at least 30 years old to participate.

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Great Barrier Reef Masters Road Race
image descriptionBotanical Gardens, Collins Avenue QLD

The Great Barrier Reef Masters Road Race will take place on the 21st of May 2021. Choose between distances of 5km, 10km, 21. 1km and 42. 2km and take part in running races in the Botanical Gardens, Collins Avenue. Must be at least 30 years old to participate.

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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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7 Rocky River Run
image descriptionRockhampton QLD

The 7 Rocky River Run will take place on the 23rd of May 2021 in Rockhampton, Queensland. This is a fundraising run for youth mental health issues and youth suicide prevention charities. Choose from four distances of 2km, 5km, 20km and 21km.

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Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival
image descriptionEwen Maddock Dam, Landsborough, Sunshine Coast QLD

The Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival will take place at the Ewen Maddock Dam on the 29th of May 2021.  

The Sunshine Coast Trail Run Festival offers a Half Marathon, 11km, 5km as well as a Kids Mud Rats race.

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Brisbane Marathon Festival
image descriptionBrisbane QLD

The Brisbane Marathon Festival will take place from the 5th to the 6th of June 2021. 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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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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Maitland River Run 2021
image descriptionHunter Valley NSW

The Maitland River Run will take place on the 6th of June 2021. 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.

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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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Kununurra Half Marathon 2021
image descriptionKununurra WA

The 2021 Kununurra Half Marathon is due to take place on the 20th of June 2021. 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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Wild Goose Chase Running Festival 2021
image descriptionAvon Valley WA

The Wild Goose Chase is a multi day running festival which is held in the Avon Valley National Park in Western Australia. There are multiple distances on offer from a 5km or 10km kids race through to 53km and 106km ultras.

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Raffertys Coastal Run 2021
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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Tailwind 3 Marathons in 3 Days
image descriptionAtherton Tablelands, North Queensland QLD

The Tailwind Nutrition 3 Marathons in 3 Days held in the Atherton Tablelands 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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Brisbane Trail Ultra 2021
image descriptionD'Aguilar National Park, Brisbane QLD

The Brisbane Trail Ultra returns on the 10th - 11th of July 2021. The event is a running festival that will challenge you like no other.

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Airlie Beach Running Festival 2021
image descriptionAirlie Beach, Whitsundays QLD

The 2020 Airlie Beach Running Festival has been postponed to the 17-18th of July 2021 due to Covid-19.  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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Tassie Trail Fest
image descriptionDerby TAS

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.

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Winery Running Festival 2021
image descriptionHunter Valley NSW

The Winery Running Festival will return on the 18th July 2021.  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.

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Tradies Sutherland 2 Surf
image descriptionWanda Surf Life Saving Club NSW

The 49th Tradies Sutherland 2 Surf Fun Run and Walk will take place on the 18th of July 2021. From the Organisers:

Wanda SLSC and S2S major sponsor Tradies acknowledge the thousands of members of our community who train hard to prepare for the annual event.

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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 and 50 mile ultra as well as a marathon and half marathon.

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Tassie Trail Runs: Russell Falls
image descriptionRussell Falls TAS

The third run in the Endorfun Tassie Trail Runs series, the Russell Falls trail is a 6. 2km run which takes in the beautiful Russell Falls. The event is limited to 150 runners.

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The Guzzler Ultra 2021
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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Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park
image descriptionIpswich QLD

The Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park fun run will take place both as a virtual and in-person event. The in-person event is the main event this year.

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Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k and 5k 2021
image descriptionSydney NSW

The Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k and 5k due will take place on the 25th of July 2021.  The Real Insurance Sydney Harbour 10k and 5k sees over 7,000 participants, starting at The Rocks, who run or walk around the sparkling Sydney Harbour.

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Tassie Trail Runs: Freycinet Circuits
image descriptionFreycinet Peninsula TAS

Run number 3 in the Endorfun Tassie Trail Runs, the Freycinet Circuits is an 11km or 29km trail run through the beautiful Freycinet Peninsula. The run is capped to 100 participants so be sure to enter early.

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Australian Outback Marathon 2021
image descriptionUluru NT

The Australian Outback Marathon 2020 event due to take place on the 25th of July has been cancelled. The event will return on the 31st of July 2021.  

A once in a lifetime experience.

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Broome International Airport Marathon 2021
image descriptionBroome WA

The 2021 Broome International Airport Broome Marathon Festival due to take place on the 1st of August 2021 on Cable Beach will take place as a free 10. 5km fun run.  

The event is held at low tide to ensure hard packed sand for running on.

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The Tolosa Half
image descriptionTolosa Park, Tolosa Street, Glenorchy TAS

A half marathon on spectacular trail, climbing half way up a spectacular mountain, you will experience everything from towering eucalypts to lichen-ridden dolerite. More jaw-dropping views, intricate wooden bridges, and a beautifully flowing descent on the purpose-built North-South track. Elevation gain 737m.

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Rainbow Beach Trail Festival
image descriptionRainbow Beach QLD

The Rainbow Beach Trail Festival 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 underfoot. Part of the Run QLD Day-Night Series Challenge.  

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The Sun Herald City2Surf 2021
image descriptionHyde Park, Sydney NSW

The Sun Herald City2Surf will take place on the 8th of August 2021. Bringing 85,000 people together from all walks of life to run, jog, walk or stroll the famous 14km course from Sydney’s CBD to the iconic Bondi Beach.  

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7 Sunshine Coast Marathon 2021
image descriptionSunshine Coast QLD

7 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.

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Wonderfalls Trail Run
image descriptionLorne VIC

The Wonderfalls Trail Run will take place on the 21st of August 2021. The course takes place in the mountains behind Lorne on the Great Ocean Road and offers 5km, 13km, 25km, 42km and 50km distances.  All distances start with 3 river crossings in the first 2km.

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Mudgee Running Festival
image descriptionMudgee NSW

Taking place on the 22nd of August 2021, 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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Cape Pallarenda Trail Run 2021
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 6km and 12km course along with a half marathon.

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Wonderland Run Halls Gap
image descriptionHalls Gap, Grampians VIC

The Wonderland Run Halls Gap will be held in 2021 on the 28th and 29th of August. The event takes place in the Grampians and offers four distances to choose from.

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Bright Running Festival 2021
image descriptionFalls Creek VIC

The third Bright Running Festival will take place on the 28th of August 2021.

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Wonderland Run
image descriptionHalls Gap 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 29th of August 2021.  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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Herald Sun Run for the Kids
image descriptionMelbourne VIC

Run for the Kids is proud of its position as the single biggest fundraising contributor for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. The event has raised over $17. 1 million dollars for the Appeal.

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Lake Macquarie Running Festival 2021
image descriptionLake Macquarie NSW

Save the date for the 2021 Lake Macquarie Running Festival on the 29th of August. 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.

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De Castella Run
image descriptionYarra Boulevard KEW VIC

The De Castella Run will take place on the 29th of August 2021 and offers 5km, 10km and 15km distances. The event raises funds for the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.

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Coastal Classic 2021
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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Whitsunday Trail Fest
image descriptionConway National Park, Airlie Beach, Whitsundays QLD

Whitsunday Trail Fest 2021 will take place on the 11-12th 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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Harvest Run
image descriptionHealesville VIC

RUN. WINE. CHEESE. Plan a weekend getaway or day trip to run (and explore) the scenic Yarra Valley…because wine not?

The Harvest Run event weekend is a favourite among wine and cheese loving runners. With two distances to choose from (5. 3K and 13.

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The Great North Walk Ultras 2021
image descriptionPatonga NSW

The Great North Walk Ultras will take place on the 11th of September 2021. The Great North Walk Ultras is an ultra distance trail run along the Great North Walk which runs between Sydney and Newcastle.

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Rail Trail Run and Ride
image descriptionScottsdale TAS

The Rail Trail Run and Ride is a run or bike ride event on the North-East Rail Trail in Tasmania, between Scottsdale and the Billycock. There are various distance options for both biking and running from 7km through to 54km.

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Westpac City Bay Fun Run
image descriptionGlenelg SA

The Westpac City Bay Fun Run will take place on the 19th of September 2021. 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.

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