The Great Train Race isn't simply a race amongst the competitors - it's an exciting challenge competing against the steam locomotive, Puffing Billy!
The race route extends 13.5 km's through the hills and fern gullies of the picturesque Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park. The continual popularity of this unique run makes the Great Train Race an event not to be missed.
Organised by Puffing Billy Railway volunteers, the Great Train Race is now in it's 37th year.
The Great Train Race is an annual fundraiser for the Puffing Billy Preservation Society – 2018's contribution will go towards the Menzies Creek Museum redevelopment project.
GTR 2018 EVENT INFORMATION
|Date||Sunday 29th April 2018|
|Cut off points||5 points along the route.|
|Start Line||Belgrave - Gembrook Rd, Belgrave Victoria|
|Finish Line||Lakeside Station: Emerald Lake Park, Emerald|
|Age Limit||13 yrs +|
|Registrations Open||Late January 2018|
|Registrations Close||April 2018 (if not sold out prior.)|
|Qualifying Standard||Not required for 2018|
- Whilst the course is 13.5km in distance, it consists of a hilly route, using public tarmac, dirt roads and multi-purpose trails.
- Competitors are recommended to have a solid base of training to complete the course.
- The 2018 Great Train Race is not a walking event, with strict cut off points along the route. Whilst we understand competitors may need to walk at some points (especially up those gruelling hills) its’ expected that all runners can run the majority of the way.
Not ready to run this year?
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