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.
101 Run events
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Run/ Ride/ Walk on sections of the Wiradjuri Track and Pomingalarna Park, on single trails, fire trails and undulating hills. Beautiful scenery of the city and surrounds. Distances include; Kids Run, 5 & 10 km events, Marathon, Marathon relay, Half marathon and Mountain bike marathon.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
The third Bright Running Festival will take place on the 28th of August 2021.
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.
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.
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.
The 49th Tradies Sutherland 2 Surf Fun Run and Walk will take place on the 29th of August 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.
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.
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.
Grapest 5K run returns to the Hunter Valley on 11th of September 2021. Run or Walk 5km or 10km through the vineyards and trails and then enjoy post run wine tasting and entertainment.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Run number 4 in the Endorfun Tassie Trail Runs takes place at the Labilladiere Peninsula on Bruny Island. The trail is a 17. 6km loop starting at Jetty beach. The run is limited to 100 participants so book your spot quickly.
The Cranke Hobart Fun Run is one of Tasmania's longest running events. Taking place on 19th September, the fun run offers a 2. 5km and 5km run or walk as well as a 1km kids run. The event raises funds for the Royal Hobart Hospital Paediatrics Unit.
The Tomaree Trail Run Festival will take place in Fingal Bay, Port Stephens NSW on the 19th of September 2021. The event is held in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series and offers a Half Marathon, 11. 5km, 6km + Kids run.
Celebrate spring with a fitness challenge at Mullaloo Beach on Western Australia's sunset coast. The Sunset Coast Run will take place on the 19th of September and offers a half marathon, 10km, 5km and a 2km fun run.
The Yurrebilla 56km Ultra will take place on the 26th of September 2021.
The Yurrebilla 56km Ultra follows the Yurrebilla Trail through a series of National Parks and Conservation Reserves under the Mt Lofty summit.
The Beach to Brother Trail Running Festival offers various distances from 5km and 10km fun run /walk through to Marathon distance. All runs will finish on the top of North Brother Mountain in the Dooragan National Park, Laurieton.
Set amongst the tranquil parklands of Waterworks Reserve, this 10km course includes the smooth and speedy single-track loop around both reservoirs. The steps of Gentle Annie Falls will get the heart pounding, and the historic Pipeline Track offers a fresh vantage point of kunanyi. Elevation gain 361m.
The 64km Kuranda to Port Ultra Trail Race is a point-to-point race that starts in Kuranda and follows Black Mountain Road to finish on Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas. The run travels through native rainforest, open eucalyptus forest, pine plantations and crosses picturesque creeks.
A Half Marathon Running event in the Alpine Shire from Bright along a spectacularly scenic course to the iconic Mountain Village of Harrietville. Distances include 2km, 5km, 10km and Half Marathon.
Based in Melbourne's fast growing South East, the Casey Stride Series is a 3 Race Fun Run & Walk Series. Each race features a 5km or 10km along with a kids race from 400m to 2km.
The Pemby Trail Fest is a weekend long running festival in Pemberton, Western Australia. Choose one run or run them all from the 100km trail run to the 10km run through Pemberton's Grand Karri forrests.
Taking place on the 9th of October 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.
The Winery Running Festival due to take place on the 18th July 2021 has been postponed to the 10th of October 2021 due to covid restrictions. It's not everyday that you get to run through world famous international golf resorts and some of the most famous wineries in Australia.
Part of the Optus NSW Regional Running Championships, the Forbes Running Festival features a 5km, 10km and Half Marathon.
The South East Queensland Trail Running Series features 8 events across South East Queensland. Round One takes place at Enoggera Reservoir on the 10th of October 2021. Choose from 8. 4km and 12. 9km trail runs.
The 2021 Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run will be held on Sunday 10th of October. We can't wait to welcome you back to take on the bitumen to bush, all-terrain scenic challenge from Griffith University Nathan Campus and throughout the Toohey Forest.
The Summit Shoalhaven will take place on the 10th of October 2021.
Established in 1966 by a small team of local running enthusiasts from the Nowra Athletics Club, this iconic event has seen thousands of runners make the journey up Mount Scanzi to finish in the Kangaroo Valley.
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.
The Sun Herald City2Surf will take place on the 17th of October 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.
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 23rd of October 2021.
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 Ned Kelly Chase will take place in Wangaratta on the 24th of October 2021. The Ned Kelly Chase is a multi distance run or cycle event in Wangaratta. The course is fully sealed, flat and fast on the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail and other cycling paths.
The South East Queensland Trail Running Series - presented by The North Face features 8 events across South East Queensland. Round 2 takes place at Numinbah Valley on the 24th of October 2021. Choose from 6. 9km and 11. 4km trail runs.
The Grafton Jacaranda Festival is scheduled to take place from the 29th of October to the 7th of November 2021. Enjoy the magnificent view of the Jacaranda Trees, whilst completing an invigorating morning run (or walk!).