Puffing Billy's Great Train Race

Dates: 3 May 2015

Address: Puffing Billy Railway, 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave, Victoria 3160

Phone: 03 9757 0775  |  Fax: 03 9757 0705  

Email: race@pbr.org.au
Web: greattrainrace.com.au

Puffing Billy's Great Train Race is one of the longest running 'Fun Runs' on the Australian running calendar. The race isn't simply a race amongst the competitors, the exciting challenge is competing against the steam locomotive, Puffing Billy, over 13.2 kilometres through the hills and fern gullies of the picturesque Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park.

The continual popularity and growth of this unique event of running against a steam train is what makes the Great Train Race an event not to be missed. The Great Train Race is organised by Puffing Billy Railway volunteers and all proceeds go towards the maintenance of Puffing Billy's family of locomotives.

The Great Train Race takes place in May each year. Online entries opening in February of the same year, and always sells out within weeks! More information about this year's Race is available on Puffing Billy's website.

Content: Puffing Billy Steam Railway

Payment methods accepted

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  • First aid equipment
  • Kiosk
  • Shop

Opening hours

Preregistration is required for this event.


  • Tourism Alliance Victoria

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