Great Train Race

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The 36th annual Great Train Race will be on Sunday 30th April 2017.
Entries for the 2017 Great Train Race will open in early 2017. To ensure that you are notified when entries open, we encourage you to Update Your Details if you are already in our database. Alternatively, Join our Mailing List today. 

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Great Train Race winners

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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. In 2016, all proceeds and any additional donations went towards the Puffing Billy Menzies Creek Museum Redevelopment project.

Thanks to all the 2,737 runners who took part in the 35th Great Train Race. 


To all runners who replied to our recent survey we appreciate your responses, ideas and valid comments about the race. Available below is further information from the Event Team regarding the key responses.
Icon Runner Feedback 2016 GTR (105.1 KB)

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Winners & Results 2016

The winners of the 2016 Great Train Race were Craig Appleby and Tarli Bird.


Beat the Train, Individual & Team Prizes

Here are the 2016 recipients of the Great Train Race Beat the Train and Random Team Prizes.


Photos & Videos

Live from #GreatTrainRace



We wish to thank all the valued sponsors of the 2016 Great Train Race.


10 Week Training Plan

A 10 week training schedule designed to get you race ready for this year’s 13.5 km Great Train Race.


Course Maps

2016 Great Train Race route and elevation maps.


Accommodation & Useful Links

Plan how to get here, where to stay and which other nearby attractions to visit by exploring our useful links.