Join us on Sunday 5th May 2019 for the challenge and fun of this iconic run through the Dandenong Ranges -
will you beat the beat the train?

PricingEarly BirdGeneral

What you get:

Fully supported course with aid, water & hydration stations.

Positive support from the cheering local community.

Race Pack, including race bib, timing chip and clothing baggage tag.

Finishers medal for all participants.

Bagging/clothing drop-off/collection.

Return to start transfers via Puffing Billy or charter bus.

Opportunity to win from the random bib number prize board.

Finishers e-certificate.

Optional post-race massage.

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Your Competitor - the train

Based on personal training schedules and abilities, each runner nominates which race train they compete against.

As with all 120+-year-old steam trains, their race day capacity varies, mostly due to the weather and therefore the condition of the track.

To give runners a guide, below are the Race Trains times for the past few years.

Race Train TimesTrain 1Train 2

Race Train Tickets

Run against your family and friends aboard your competitor, Puffing Billy

Race Train TimesTrain 1Train 2
Departs Belgrave9:00 am9:20 am

Purchase your family and friends train ticket upon registration.

Please note: Runners' bibs are the Race Train tickets for returning competitors to Belgrave.

Adult (17+ years)$62
Child (4-16 years)$42
Child under 4 years (not occupying a seat)FREE

Trains return from Lakeside Station (Emerald Lake Park) at the following times:

10:30 am10:50 am11:20 am | 12:40 pm3:00 pm

Please note: the last train arrives back to Belgrave at 3:50 pm. Limited spaces are available; carriages fill on a first come first served basis.


Great Train Race souvenir singlets can be purchased upon registration, or after by contacting the team on 03 9757 0775 or race@pbr.org.au.

Singlets are $35.00 and will be mailed with Race Packs before race day.

A limited number of singlets are available in Men and Women’s styles and sizes.

View the Brooks size and style chart to order the correct size here.

Puffing Billy 2019 Singlets

Great Train Race Terms & Conditions - view PDF here