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Kids Fun Run with Thomas

The Kids Fun Run with Thomas is an annual fundraising event which raises thousands of dollars for the Cerebral Palsy Education Centre in Glen Waverley.

Each year, hundreds of kids aged between 3-12yrs take part in this fun running event which builds confidence in kids as well as raises money for a worthy cause.

Kids Fun Run with Thomas 2019 Dates, Times & Address, Puffing Billy

Held at Gembrook Station in the Dandenong Ranges, Kids Fun Run with Thomas includes both a fun run and train ride as well as other fun activities for kids. The Fun Run is structured around a number of running events broken down into age categories where little kids run against Thomas the Tank Engine, and older kids run against Puffing Billy.

Kids are encouraged to fundraise before the big event and awards are given to those who raise the most funds. On the day, kids pay an entry fee and are able to compete with certificates being presented to each child.

Families are also able to take a joy ride on Thomas the Tank Engine for a small fee with joyrides departing Gembrook Station at around 11am and again at 1pm. Each trip takes around 20-30 minutes and returns to Gembrook Station.

There are a number of fun run categories for the kids which include:

  • Purple Fun Run: 10am (3yrs, 150 metres)
  • Orange Fun Run: 10.20am (4yrs, 150 metres)
  • Blue Fun Run: 10.40am (5yrs, 250 metres)
  • Yellow Fun Run: 11.45am (6yrs, 250 metres)
  • Red Fun Run: 12.15pm (7yrs to 8yrs, 850 metres)
  • Green Fun Run – 12.50pm (9yrs – 12 yrs – 1200 metres)

To keep the festivities going, there will be clowns, music and showbags to entertain the kids after the race, so come on down to Gembrook in the Dandenong Ranges to take part in this fun event with your kid


TBA - November 2019

Event Times

Joy Rides:
Joyride 1 Departs Gembrook station 11:10am, returns to station 11:25am
Joyride 2 Departs Gembrook station 1:05pm ,returns to station 1:20pm

Thomas Fun Run Rides
Purple Fun Run 1 - Departs Gembrook 9:50am, returns to station 10:05am
Orange Fun Run 2 - Departs Gembrook 10:10am, returns to station 10:25am
Blue Fun Run 3 - Departs Gembrook Station 10:30am, returns to station 10:45am
Yellow Fun Run 4 - Departs Gembrook Station 11:35am, returns to station 11:50am
Red Fun Run 5 - Departs Gembrook Station 12pm, returns to station 12:20pm


Gembrook Train Station


60 Main Street
Gembrook, VIC

Contact Details

1300 798 768


Fun Run: $20
Joyride: $5

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