Puffing Billy Steam Railway

Puffing Billy Running Festival

1 Old Monbulk Road Belgrave, VIC, 3160, Australia

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calendar-outline-black 7th - 8th Sep 2024

Celebrating its rich heritage and unique blend of athletic challenge with the scenic beauty of the Dandenong Ranges, the Puffing Billy Running Festival is back and promises a weekend full of excitement and adventure for runners and spectators alike.

The Festival’s first day features the popular 1.2km Kids Dash and 5km Family Fun Run / Walk at Emerald Lake Park, accompanied by the cheerful sounds of Puffing Billy adding an extra dose of encouragement as each little participant gives it their all on each racecourse. After the race, participants can enjoy a bunch of family-friendly activities and roving entertainment at Lakeside Visitor Centre.

Day two is when the real action heats up, with up to 3,000 runners taking on the 13.5km ‘Classic’ as they race against a mighty steam locomotive from Belgrave to Emerald Lake Park. For those seeking the ultimate running challenge, the 21.1km road and trail Half Marathon will push your physical and mental limits against the demanding hills of the Eastern Dandenong Ranges.

Family and friends will get the chance to cheer on runners while on board Puffing Billy, possibly even beating them to the finish line!

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or lacing up your shoes for the first time, there is a race waiting for you at the Puffing Billy Running Festival.

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