Monday 16th March 2020.


2020 Puffing Billy Running Festival cancelled.

The health and safety of runners, spectators, volunteers, staff and the wider community are paramount.

Due to the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing uncertainty created by the spread of this virus, it is with much regret that we advise the Puffing Billy Running Festival, scheduled to take place on Sunday May 3, has been cancelled.

Unlike the normal operations at Puffing Billy Railway, which do not exceed the Australian Government’s recommendations to limit gatherings to below 500, the Puffing Billy Running Festival does so.

While we understand and appreciate the disappointment this may cause, it is essential and a key responsibility in such unprecedented circumstances, to ensure this event does not contribute to the spread of this global health emergency. We are equally disappointed but hope to see you at the 2021 Puffing Billy Running Festival.

Those who have entered the race will be contacted directly to arrange a full refund.

We will continue to undertake precautions recommended by public health experts and urge the public to continue following the latest health advice.

Thank you for your support and patience during this difficult time.

- Puffing Billy Running Festival Team -