9 weeks and 5 daysPuffing Billy's 35th Annual Great Train Race will take place on Sunday 1 May, 2016.
The Great Train Race isn't simply a race amongst the competitors - it's an exciting challenge competing against the steam locomotive, Puffing Billy!
The race route extends 13.5 km's through the hills and fern gullies of the picturesque Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park. The continual popularity of this unique run makes the Great Train Race an event not to be missed.
The Great Train Race is organised by Puffing Billy Railway volunteers and is the Railway's main fundraising event for the year. All proceeds and any additional donations go towards the restoration of the NGG16 127 Garratt locomotive.
The event will sell out quickly, so enter early to avoid disappointment.
** Organisers are also investigating the possibility of adding a 28km run - stay tuned **
Event Web site: Web site
Note: location may be approximate