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.

47 Run events
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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Run Goulburn Run
image descriptionMarsden Weir, Goulburn NSW

Our small but dedicated committee raises funds to purchase equipment for the Goulburn Base Hospital. Now in its 5 year, our annual Run Goulburn Run has a timed 10km, 5km and 1.

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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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Puffing Billy Running Festival
image descriptionEmerald Lake Park Visitor Centre, 3872 VIC

Celebrating its rich heritage and unique blend of athletic challenge with the scenic beauty of the Dandenong Ranges Puffing Billy Running Festival promises a weekend full of excitement and adventure for runners and spectators alike.

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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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GNW Trail Runnning Festival 2024
image descriptionPatonga NSW

The Great North Walk Trail Runninng Festival will take place on the 22nd of September 2024.  

The Great North Walk Trail Runninng Festival utilises the Great North Walk trail which runs between Sydney and Newcastle. There are three distances on offer including 10km, 30km and 50km.

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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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Marysville Marathon Festival
image descriptionMarysville VIC

The Marysville Marathon Festival has been supporting the Marysville community recovery since 2009 when the devastating Black Sunday bush fires destroyed the town and many other districts.

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Bouddi Coastal Run 2024
image descriptionBouddi National Park, Killcare Heights NSW

The Bouddi Coastal Run is a 14km and 21km trail run held within Bouddi National Park, a stunning coastal reserve on the NSW Central Coast. The scenery is spectacular with pristine beaches, rainforest and a marine park.

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Fremantle Running Festival
image descriptionSouth Terrace, Fremantle WA

The Fremantle Running Festival is a community event organised by the West Australian Marathon Club. The event offers a half marathon and 10km run as well as a 5km run or walk and part of the proceeds will be donated to Operation Sunshine.

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Stromlo Running Festival
image descriptionStromlo Forest Park ACT

The STROMLO Running Festival, is due to take place on the 16th and 17th of November 2024. The STROMLO Running Festival is a trail running event held in Canberra at Stromlo Forest Park. It includes a Marathon, 30km, 15km, 10km and 5km distances as well as a 2.

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GC50 Run Festival
image descriptionQueen Elizabeth Park, Coolangatta QLD

The GC50 Run Festival is a fun run festival along the Gold Coast's beautiful coastline. There are distances for all ages and abilities with a 50km, 25km, 12km and 5km as well as a kids dash.

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Alpine Challenge 2024
image descriptionAlpine National Park VIC

The Alpine Challenge will take place from the 23 - 25 November 2024.  

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.

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The Hallora Marathon Festival
image descriptionHallora, Drouin, Warragul VIC

The Hallora Marathon Festival is a regional running event, with two main aims:

1. to build community engagement, whilst promoting physical activity

2. to raise much needed funds for Peter Mac Cancer Centre. The Hallora Marathon began as a marathon in 2015.

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Two Bays Trail Run 2025
image descriptionPermien St Dromana 3936 VIC

Two Bays Trail Run. Great holiday vibe and multi-faceted course between Dromana on the Port Phillip Bay side and Cape Schanck on the Bass Strait side.

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Sun Run 2025
image descriptionManly, Sydney NSW

The annual Sun Run from Dee Why to Manly in Sydney's Northern Beaches has been confirmed to take place on the 1st of February 2025. The Sun Run offers 7km and 10km courses which will take runners and walkers along the spectacular Northern Beaches from Dee Why to Manly.

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Port Macquarie Running Festival 2025
image descriptionPort Macquarie NSW

The Port Macquarie Running Festival take place on Sunday 2nd of March 2025. The event has a distance for all abilities from the 3km kids run and 5km and 10km fun runs through to the half marathon.

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Gold Coast Running Festival 2025
image descriptionGold Coast QLD

The Gold Coast Running Festival will take place on the 27th of April 2025. There are distances for all ages and abilities including the Half Marathon, 10km, 5km, 2. 5km and the 1km Dash on a closed road circuit.  

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Mornington Running Festival 2025
image descriptionMornington VIC

A fabulous scenic run along Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. The Mornington Running Festival takes place on the 4th of May 2025 and has a distance for everyone including the 1km kids dash, 5km and 10km fun run/walk and the half marathon.

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Brisbane Marathon Festival 2025
image descriptionBrisbane QLD

The Brisbane Marathon Festival will take place on the 1st of June 2025. 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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