Information for registered runners

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Puffing Billy’s 36th annual Great Train Race will take place on Sunday 30th April 2017.
The race begins in Belgrave, Victoria at 9:30am

If you haven’t registered yet for this iconic event on the Victorian running calendar – you can do so here.


Important information available to download:

or/ follow the links here to further information:

Registration Questions

What to do if you're unable to run on race day

  • If you are unable to participate in the Race, please contact us via race @ before Race Day.
  • Please note that Race entries cannot be transferred to another person.
  • Refer to the terms and conditions regarding refund options

Race Pack Distribution

Australian Competitors
If you registered before Monday 3rd April at 8am, your Race Pack will be sent to you at the address provided.

If you registered after 5pm on the 9th April, you maybe be required to collect your Race Pack from the Race Week Office – you will be notified when confirming your last minute registration.

International Competitors
International competitors are required to collect their packs from the Race Day Information Booth, open from 7:30am, Sunday 30th April 2017.

Your Race Pack will include:

  • Race information sheet
  • Race bib with attached timing chip
  • Safety pins
  • Pre- purchased Race Train tickets, Finish Line car park pass and/or singlets.

Race Bib

  • Please wear on the front of your body.
  • The Race Bib will ensure your RFID timing chip records your start and finish of the GTR.
  • The Bib number could be the lucky number on the Random Prize board at the Finish Line.
  • Your Race Bib is your ticket back to Belgrave on Puffing Billy on race day.

Failure to wear YOUR OWN REGISTERED Race Bib will result in disqualification.

Seeded Start Information

The positions available in the 1st and 2nd seeded groups are limited, they’re allocated by qualification standard and time of registration. Enter as soon as possible to ensure if you wish to be seeded in the first two groups.
Runners will be notified of their seeded group upon receiving their race packs and email correspondence.

Runners will be notified of their seeded group allocation upon receipt of their Race Bib. 

Parking and Transport

Please use the PTV Journey Planner or alternatively visit for timetable information from these stations on the Belgrave Line.


Official Photos

2016 Official race images are available to purchase online, thanks to Supersport Images - official photographer of the Great Train Race.

Race Enquiries

Phone: (03) 9757 0775

International Phone: +61 3 9757 0775

Discussions are welcome on the Great Train Race Facebook Event Page.