Great Train Race

Next year's Great Train Race will take place on Sunday 3 May 2015, with online entries opening in February.

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.

The Great Train Race is organised by Puffing Billy Railway volunteers. All proceeds and any additional donations go towards the restoration of the NGG16 129 Garratt locomotive.

 

RESULTS FROM THE 2014 GREAT TRAIN RACE

Congratulations to our 2014 winners, Craig Appleby and Sarah Klein! For a full list of winners, see the Winners & Results Page.

Full results available for runners
2014 Runners can log in to check their result and download their certificate. The full results in Finishing order and Alphabetical order are also available.

Prizes for Beat the Train, Individuals and teams can be viewed here.

A few photos from the Race can be viewed here.


DON'T MISS OUT NEXT YEAR!

In 2014, all 3,300 Race entries were filled within 10 days of opening!

UPDATE OR CHECK YOUR DETAILS

Click here to check that we have your current email address. You will need to know your Person ID number which is located on your 2013 or 2014 Race Certificate.

JOIN THE GREAT TRAIN RACE MAILING LIST

If you have never run in the Great Train Race but would like to be added to our mailing list, please click here. That way, you'll receive race notifications, including when entries open for 2015's Great Train Race.

RACE RESULTS AND CERTIFICATES - Click here to retrieve your results and your certificate from the 2014 Great Train Race.

 

Enquiries

Email: race@pbr.org.au

Phone: (03) 9757 0775 (+61 3 9757 0775 Int'l)

Female winner Sarah Klein crosses finish line. Photo: John Koch

Male Winner Craig Appleby crossing finishing line. Photo: John Koch

Runners making their way through the scenic landscape. Photo: Bob Wilson

The Race Train. Photo: Bob Wilson

Train and runners at the Trestle Bridge. Photo: Bob Wilson

Train and runners at the Trestle Bridge. Photo: Stefan Rebgetz

At the Selby Aura Road level crossing Photo: Bob Wilson

Runners after Race Start. Photo: Boheme Rawoteea

And the runners are off! The Race has started. Photo: Boheme Rawoteea

Runners at Race Start. Photo: Boheme Rawoteea

Train driver Chris Tasker with the winners. Photo: John Koch

Sarah Klein with driver Chris Tasker. Photo: John Koch

Runner Michelle Bayley dressed at Darth Vader. "May the Fourth be with you"

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