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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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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Beerwah at Daybreak
image descriptionMt Beerwah, Sunshine Coast QLD

Taking place on the 5th of December 2021, Beerwah at Daybreak offers a marathon, half marathon as well as a 10km trail run. The event is the last in the Run QLD Day-Night series and features a run around the base of Mt Beerwah at daybreak.  

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Sri Chinmoy Sydney - Event Postponed
image descriptionDolls Point, Sydney NSW

The Sri Chinmoy Sydney, due to take place on the 26th of September 2021 at Dolls Point in Sydney, has been postponed to the 12th of December 2021. There are three distances on offer, a 4km, 7km and Half Marathon.

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Powercor Lorne Mountain to Surf Fun Run
image descriptionLorne Surf Life Saving Club VIC

Celebrating its 38th year in 2022, the Lorne Mountain to Surf Fun Run will take place on the 7th and 8th of January. More details will be posted closer to the time. Refer to website.  

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Cadbury Marathon 2022
image descriptionHobart TAS

The 39th 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.  

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Two Bays Trail Run
image descriptionMornington Peninsula VIC

The Two Bays Trail Run crosses the stunning Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Offering either a 28km single crossing or 56km double crossing. A little hill followed by bushland, rural and coastal views and the best course marking in the trail running universe.

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Two Bays Trail Run 2022
image descriptionTwo Bays Walking Track Dromana Cape Schanck VIC

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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Two Bays Trail Run
image descriptionMornington Peninsula VIC

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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Australia Day Ultra
image descriptionLeschenault Peninsula WA

The Australia Day Ultra is held on the Leschenault Peninsula in Western Australia and is part of the Ultra Series WA competition. The event is held on the weekend of Australia Day and includes 25km, 50km 75km and 100km distances.

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Beerwah @ Night
image descriptionMt Beerwah, Sunshine Coast QLD

Beerwah @ Night is the first event in the Run QLD Day-Night Series. Participants will run around the base of Mt Beerwah at night. Distances include Marathon, Half Marathon and a 10km.

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South East Queensland Trail Running Series Round 5 Bunyaville
image descriptionBunyaville QLD

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 6th of February 2022. Choose from 8. 6km and 15. 7km trail runs.

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South East Queensland Trail Running Series Round 6 Hinze Dam
image descriptionHinze Dam QLD

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 20th of February 2022. Choose from 10. 7km and 18. 1km trail runs.  

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Castle Hill Trail Run
image descriptionTownsville QLD

The first run in the Outer Limits Trail Running Series 2022. The event is designed to get people into trail running. The race has a 3km course for beginners and kids up to a tough 9km for the more experienced runners.

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Bank of us Run The Bridge 2022
image descriptionHobart TAS

Tasmania's largest fun run features a 10km event from Blundstone Arena, through Bellerive Quay, across the Tasman Bridge, along the Hobart Waterfront and finishes at Hobart's Salamanca Place. There is a 10km run, 5km walk, 5km run and a 1km for kids.

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Orange Running Festival
image descriptionOrange NSW

Save the date for the Orange Running Festival on the 5th and 6th of March 2022. 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.

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Shell Cove Shellharbour City Festival of Sport 2022
image descriptionShellharbour NSW

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 5-6 March 2022. The Run Run /Walk is a 5km or 9km scenic walk around Shell Cove.

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Gone Nuts
image descriptionThe Nut, Stanley TAS

Gone Nuts returns in 2022 on the 5th of March. 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.

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Mt Baw Baw Trail Fest 2022
image descriptionMount Baw Baw Resort VIC

The Mount Baw Baw Trail Fest is an alpine trail run taking place in the alpine village of Mount Baw Baw in the Victorian Alps. There are distances on offer to cater to all abiliities from the 1km kids run to the half marathon, 36km and 44km runs.

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Port Macquarie Running Festival 2022
image descriptionPort Macquarie NSW

The Port Macquarie Running Festival take place over the weekend of the 5th and 6th of March 2022. The event has a distance for all abilities from the 3km kids run and 5km fun run through to the half marathon.

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South East Queensland Trail Running Series Round 7 Ewen Maddock Dam
image descriptionEwen Maddock Dam QLD

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 6th of March 2022. Choose from 8. 3km and 15. 7km trail runs.

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Six Foot Track Marathon Katoomba 2022
image descriptionKatoomba NSW

The Six Foot Track Marathon will return on the 12th of March 2022 in the stunning Blue Mountains. The course is a 45 kilometre trail stretching across the Blue Mountains from The Explorer's Marked Tree, near Katoomba to Jenolan Caves.

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Hydro Tasmania King Island Imperial 20
image descriptionKing Island TAS

The Hydro Tasmania King Island Imperial 20 is on again.   The 29th event will be held on Sunday 13th of March 2022. If the current COVID 19 restrictions remain unchanged the 2021 event will go ahead with only minor changes.   Entries are now open.

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Razorback Run 2022
image descriptionHarrietville VIC

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, 64kms and 85km.

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Wangaratta Marathons and Fun Runs
image descriptionWangaratta VIC

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.

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South East Queensland Trail Running Series Round 8 Daisy Hill
image descriptionDaisy Hill QLD

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 20th of March 2022. Choose from 14. 3km and 20km trail runs.  

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Run Devonport
image descriptionMersey Bluff, Devonport Surf Life Saving Club TAS

Run Devonport is a family friendly fun run event held in Mersey Bluff, Devonport Surf Life Saving Club in Tasmania. The 2022 event will take place on the 20th of March. There is a distance for everyone from the 1km through to the 10km.  

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Beach2Beach Charity Fun Run and Festival 2022
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 27th of March 2022.

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Tomaree Trail Run Festival
image descriptionFingal Bay, Port Stephens NSW

The Tomaree Trail Run Festival will take place in Fingal Bay, Port Stephens NSW on the 27th of March 2021. The event is held in conjunction with the TreX Cross Triathlon Series and offers a Half Marathon, 11. 5km, 6km + Kids run.

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Buffalo Stampede
image descriptionMt Buffalo, Bright VIC

The Buffalo Stampede SkyMarathon will take place from the 1 - 3 April 2022. The Buffalo Stampede SkyMarathon courses take runners through a gruelling but picturesque journey up Mt Buffalo in Victoria’s Alpine country.

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Jabulani Challenge 2022
image descriptionBobbin Head, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park NSW

The Jabulani Challenge will return on the 2nd of April 2022.  

The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning 12km, 22km or 45km trail run and charity fundraiser held in the north of Sydney.

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New Run
image descriptionNewcastle NSW

New Run 2021 will return on the 3rd of April.  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.

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Mt Buller Sky Run 2022
image descriptionMt Buller VIC

The Mount Buller Skyrun will take place on the 3rd of April 2022.  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.

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The Wild Horse Criterium
image descriptionWild Horse Mountain QLD

The Wild Horse Criterium will take place on the 16th of April 2022.

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Alpine Challenge 2022 - Event Postponed
image descriptionAlpine National Park VIC

The Alpine Challenge, due to take place from the 27 - 29 November 2021, has been postponed to the 23 - 24 April 2022 due to Covid-19.

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Light Horse Ultra
image descriptionYellagonga Regional Park, Woodvale WA

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 was introduced starting at 6pm on the Saturday with the 12, 6 & 3hr events taking place on Sunday.

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Elliot's Revenge Trail Run
image descriptionTownsville QLD

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.

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Gold Coast Running Festival
image descriptionGold Coast QLD

The 7 News Gold Coast Running Festival will take place on the 24th of April 2022. Distances offered include Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km, 2. 5km, 1km with races starting and finishing at one of the Gold Coast’s most iconic venues; Cbus Super Stadium.

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Herald Sun Run for the Kids - Event Postponed
image descriptionMelbourne VIC

Herald Sun Run for the Kids will due to take place on the 29th of August 2021 has been postponed until April 2022 due to covid restrictions.

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Mornington Running Festival
image descriptionMornington VIC

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.

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Margaret River Ultra Marathon
image descriptionMargaret River WA

The Margaret River Ultra Marathon will take place on the 7th of May 2022.  

The Margaret River Ultra Marathon is an 80km course, with the option of a relay from 2 to 5 runners.

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Wilsons Prom 100
image descriptionTidal River VIC

Wilsons Prom 100 ultra distance run will take place on the 7th of May 2022.  One of Australia’s best coastal trail runs at Victoria’s spectacular Wilsons Promontory National Park.

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Darby River Half Marathon and 10km Fun Run
image descriptionWilsons Promontory National Park VIC

The Darby River Half Marathon and 10km Fun Run will take place on the 8th of May 2022.  Wilsons Promontory National Park is only 3 hours from Melbourne and offers fantastic trail running and amazing scenery.

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Ultra-Trail Australia
image descriptionKatoomba NSW

Ultra-Trail Australia will return on the 12-15th May 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.  

Photo credit: Mark Watson /Incite images

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Down Under 135
image descriptionLerderderg Gorge, Bacchus Marsh VIC

The Down Under 135 will take place from the 13 - 15 May 2022.  

The event covers 135 miles (217 km) in a single stage non-stop start to finish run across the single trails of the Lerderderg and Wombat State Forests in Victoria.

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Great Ocean Road Running Festival 2022
image descriptionGreat Ocean Road VIC

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival will take place from the 14th to the 15th of May 2022.  

The Great Ocean Road Running Festival attracts thousands of participants every year seeking to conquer one of the most stunning marathons in the world.

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Kangaroo Island Marathon and Half Marathon 2022
image descriptionKangaroo Island SA

The course route is located in the remote south-west corner of Flinders Chase National Park.

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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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Brisbane Marathon Festival
image descriptionBrisbane QLD

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.

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Maitland River Run 2022
image descriptionHunter Valley NSW

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.

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Wandi Cross 2022
image descriptionWandiligong VIC

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.

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