Great Train Race

Sunday 3 May, 2015


Registered runners will find useful information here.


Puffing Billy's Great Train Race 2015

Race Packs containing a personalised Race Bib and other important information have now been posted to all registered runners.

If you have not received your Race Pack by Friday 24th April, please go directly to the CFA building at Race Start at Belgrave on Race Day (Sunday 3rd May) from 7.30am onwards to obtain a replacement bib.

Puffing Billt Great Train Race 2015 Trestle Bridge

This year Puffing Billy's 34th Great Train Race will take place on Sunday 3 May, 2015. The race begins in Belgrave at 9.30am.

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.


Information for Registered Runners

Registered Runners will find useful information here.

Road Closures

Local residents and those planning a trip to the Dandenong Ranges on Sunday 3 May, 2015 will find useful information about road closures, including diversion maps here.


Not running in Puffing Billy’s 34th Annual Great Train Race on Sunday 3rd May 2015? Want to volunteer?  No special skills, experience or training is required, just your enthusiasm and willingness to help! Click here to find out more.


We wish to thank all of the valued sponsors of Puffing Billy's 34th Great Train Race.

Don't miss out in 2016!

If you have never run in the Great Train Race but would like to be added to our mailing list, please click here.  You'll be the first to hear when registrations open in 2016.

Race results and certificates

Click here to retrieve your results and your certificate from the 2014 Great Train Race and previous years.




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


2014 Great Train Race Photo Gallery

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"