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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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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Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend
image descriptionWolgan Valley NSW

The Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Running Weekend will take place on the 15th and 16th of June and offers a distance for everyone on some of the most pristine trails and in one of the most amazing National Parks in Australia.

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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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Kununurra Half Marathon 2022
image descriptionKununurra WA

The Kununurra Half Marathon will take place on the 19th of June 2022. 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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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 2022
image descriptionD'Aguilar National Park, Brisbane QLD

The Brisbane Trail Ultra returns on the 8th - 10th of July 2022. The event is a running festival that will challenge you like no other.

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Raffertys Coastal Run 2022
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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Elephant Trail Race 2022
image descriptionCairncross State Forest, Port Macquarie NSW

The ultra distance Elephant Trail Race returns on the 15th - 17th of July 2022 in Port Macquarie, New South Wales. The event offers a 200km, 160km and 100km ultra for solo runners and teams of two as well as a 50km, 25km, 13km and 2. 5km Kids Race.

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Airlie Beach Running Festival 2022
image descriptionAirlie Beach, Whitsundays QLD

The Airlie Beach Running Festival will take place on the 16 and 17th of July 2022.  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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Winery Running Festival 2022
image descriptionHunter Valley NSW

The Winery Running Festival Will take place on the 17th of July 2022. 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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Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run 2022
image descriptionPelican, Park, Hornibrook Esplanade, Clontarf QLD

The Annual Jetty 2 Jetty Fun Run will take place on the 17th of July 2022. Held on the Redcliffe Peninsula in Queensland, the J2J has a race category to suit everyone from the seasoned runner to first timers.

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Tradies Sutherland 2 Surf
image descriptionWanda Surf Life Saving Club NSW

The 50th Tradies Sutherland 2 Surf Fun Run and Walk will take place on the 17th of July 2022. Each year valuable funds raised by the S2S are used to attract, train and retain lifesavers to patrol Wanda Beach, keeping our community safe.

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The Guzzler Ultra 2022
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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Summit Shoalhaven
image descriptionMt Scanzi Rd NSW

The Summit Shoalhaven will take place on the 24th of July 2022.  

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.

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Australian Outback Marathon 2022
image descriptionUluru NT

The Australian Outback Marathon will return on the 30th of July 2022.  

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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Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park
image descriptionIpswich QLD

The Ipswich Hospital Foundation Park2Park fun run course is in the most iconic parks in Ipswich, Queens Park and Limestone Park. Renowned for its challenging hill climbs, this scenic route is sure to bring you highs.

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64km Kuranda to Port Ultra Trail Race & Relay
image descriptionKuranda QLD

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.

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Broome International Airport Marathon 2022
image descriptionBroome WA

The 2022 Broome International Airport Broome Marathon Festival will take place on the 7th of August 2022 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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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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Run Larapinta 2022 - Event Postponed
image descriptionAlice Springs NT

The Run Larapinta, due to take place from the 28 April – 1 May 2022, has been postponed to 12 - 15 August 2022. 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.

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7 Sunshine Coast Marathon 2022
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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The Sun Herald City2Surf 2022
image descriptionHyde Park, Sydney NSW

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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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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Cape Pallarenda Trail Run 2022
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 take place on the 27th and 28th of August 2022. The event takes place in the Grampians and offers four distances to choose from.

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Lake Macquarie Running Festival - Event Postponed
image descriptionLake Macquarie NSW

The 2021 Lake Macquarie Running Festival due to take place on the 31st of October, has been postponed to the 28th of August 2022 due to Covid-19 restrictions. The fantastic course location follows The Esplanade at Warners Bay and is adjacent to the beautiful scenic foreshore of Lake Macquarie.

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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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Coastal Classic 2022
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 2022 will take place on the 11 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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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2022
image descriptionCircular Quay, The Rocks NSW 2000 NSW

Described as one of the most scenic and spectacular courses in Australia, the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival attracts around 33,000 participants annually. In 2013 the Blackmores Sydney Marathon was the first Australian marathon to be broadcast live in 23 years.

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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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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 Dam Good Trail Run
image descriptionPaluma QLD

Paluma Dam Good 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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Three Bridges Run 2022
image descriptionWestern Sydney University, Parramatta Campus, Fifth St, Parramatta NSW

The Three Bridges Run returns for a third year! This spectacular 5km, 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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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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The Canberra Times Fun Run 2022
image descriptionCanberra ACT

The Canberra Times Fun Run will take place on the 6th of November 2022. Join thousands of runners, families and friends strolling, walking, jogging or running along three stunning routes that take in some of the city’s most iconic landmarks including the Parliamentary Triangle and Lake Burley Griffin.

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Triple Top Mountain Run
image descriptionMount Roland Regional Reserve TAS

The Triple Top Mountain Run will return on the 13th of November 2022. The event is a physically demanding 19.

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Goldfields Trail Run Festival - Event Postponed
image descriptionBendigo VIC

The Goldfields Trail Run Festival will now take place in the heart of Victoria's Gold Rush country on the 20th of November 2022.

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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, 30km, 15km, 5km, 2 x 25km relay as well as a kids dash.

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Cadbury Marathon 2023
image descriptionHobart TAS

The 40th 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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