The Great Train Race isn't simply a race amongst fellow competitors - it's an exciting challenge competing against the steam locomotive, Puffing Billy!
The race route takes runners through fern gullies and hills, along tarmac roads and multi-purpose trails competing against Australia's favourite steam engine from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park.
The Great Train Race is organised by Puffing Billy Railway volunteers, with all proceeds and any additional donations directed to the Puffing Billy Menzies Creek Museum redevelopment project.
Discover the wonder and awe of this 38-year-old running event in Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges.
Photos courtesy of Mick Russell, Susan Zentay, Dean Gifford, and Benjamin Eriksson.
Congratulations to our 2018 Great Train Race winner, Nick Earl!
A big congratulations to our first male and female winners of the 2018 Great Train Race Nick Earl and Melissa Duncan!
Nick was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 42:56, winning the race for the second year in a row, while Melissa set a new record on the challenging 13.5km course, with the fastest female time of 48:27!
Well done Nick & Melissa!