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UPDATE 2021 Puffing Billy Running Festival Cancelled

Dear Runners,

We know you have all been waiting patiently for an update on the 2021 Puffing Billy Running Festival, so wanted to take a moment to say Thank You for the continued support as we worked through the challenges COVID-19 brought us.

Today we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Puffing Billy Running Festival, with the event now being rescheduled for May 2022.

We remain excited to host you in mid-2022 and look forward to providing more information on when registrations open and the course options on offer.

In the meantime, we invite you to fill out a five-minute survey about our hallmark event. Tell us what you love, love to hate or what you would like to see added to future Puffing Billy Running Festival events.

All those who complete the survey will go into the draw to win 1 of 5 free entries to the 2022 event.

We appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to being able to gather again for next year’s Puffing Billy Running Festival.

If you have any further concerns or questions, please email race@pbr.org.au.

- Puffing Billy Running Festival Team -

About Us

Built in 1900 to serve the local communities that lived in the hills, carrying anything from passengers to timber, livestock, potatoes and plants, Puffing Billy Railway is a century old not-for-profit steam railway attraction that connects people with the past, their environment and each other.

Continuing to puff daily (except Christmas Day) with the support of over 300 passionate volunteers, Puffing Billy Railway invites you to ride in our open side carriages as you journey over the hills, down the valleys and into the lush forest on the original 24 kilometre mountain track between Belgrave and Gembrook.

Proceeds from the Puffing Billy Running Festival go towards heritage railway projects and the continued preservation of the 120-year-old, not-for-profit steam railway.