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The countdown is on Sunday 3rd May 2020

In a test of endurance, fitness and good old fashion family fun, Puffing Billy Railway is thrilled to introduce the Puffing Billy Running Festival; the newest running event on the circuit with four new and exciting races to enjoy, including two courses designed for parents and their little ones!

25km Road & Trail Run against Puffing Billy

Belgrave to Gembrook Railway Station

10km Trail Run against Puffing Billy

Gembrook Railway Station - to Old Gembrook Road, Cockatoo - return to Gembrook Railway Station

5km Trail Run against Puffing Billy

Gembrook Railway Station - to Gembrook Recreation Reserve - return to Gembrook Railway Station

2km Trail Run

Gembrook Recreation Reserve - Gembrook Railway Station

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Join us on Sunday 3rd May 2020 and race against the Puffing Billy steam train while taking in the breathtaking views of the Eastern Dandenong Ranges between Belgrave and Gembrook.

Do you have what it takes to beat the train?

Due to the construction of the Lakeside Visitor Centre in Emerald Lake Park, and the subsequent Finish Line precinct being a work site, the traditional 13.5km course will not be offered in 2020.

About The Race

The race route between Emerald and Gembrook is primarily along trails, which are very narrow in parts. Single file trail running will be required, so please be mindful of other runners and kept left at all times.

In addition, runners will be required to stop at all rail crossings and certain road crossings, specifically between Cockatoo and Gembrook, as instructed by race officials.

The safety of our runners is paramount and we thank you for your support on race day.

Entrant Fees

25km
Adult 16 YRS + Early Bird $85
Adult 16 YRS + Standard $95
10km
Adult 16 YRS + Early Bird $55
Adult 16 YRS + Standard $65
Child 13 YRS + Early Bird $40
Child 13 YRS + Standard $50
5km
Adult 16 YRS + Early Bird $35
Adult 16 YRS + Standard $45
Child 8 YRS + Early Bird $25
Child 8 YRS + Standard $30
2km
All ages accompanied by a parent $10

Proceeds from the Puffing Billy Running Festival will go towards heritage railway projects and the continued preservation of the 119-year-old, not-for-profit steam railway we know as Puffing Billy.