Victorian Goldfields Railway

Race the Train

The Goldfields Steam Train Challenge

A gravel and mountain bike race against the historic Victorian Goldfields Railway steam train between Castlemaine and Maldon.

We are pleased to announce that after a brief hiatus in 2018 the Race the Train: Goldfields Steam Train Challenge is set to return Saturday 16 November 2019 under the management of Sport Projects.

Up until last year the event was run by Cranked Up Events, under the guidance of Paula Ewing as a one-person show. After five years, Paula stepped down as organiser and sought new management for the event. Paula did an amazing job running and growing this event, almost entirely on her own. It’s a spectacular achievement. We are excited to take over such a well-established race and look forward to growing it even further.

Registrations will open in the coming weeks. Stay tuned via Facebook or sign up to the RTT mailing list (via the link on the RTT page) to be the first to know when registrations go live, keep up to date with all the latest news and receive special offers.

We look forward to seeing you out on the track!

Note; As yet train times and bookings for the race/train options or just train options are not open. The VGR will run a special timetable for the day. So stay tuned to either the VGR website or Race the Train website