Sunday Morning Sprint, Sunday 3 March, University of Melbourne

Kick off 2024 with a rush – be part of our new Sunday Morning Sprints!  All the action happens during January, February and March 2024, with a series of action-packed Sprint events at campus and urban venues around Melbourne.  Start off with our first-ever Indoor-Outdoor Sprint Relay at Monash Clayton; revisit the urban maze of Kensington; take on the challenge of the University of Melbourne; and wrap things up with a new map at Mt Lilydale.  All four venues are very different, offering something for everyone.

January 21 – Monash Clayton Indoor-Outdoor Sprint Relay

Click here to read about the madness that was Monash Mayhem!

February 11 – Kensington

One of Melbourne’s most interesting, and complicated, urban areas, with a tangle of small streets and sloping parks, and featuring the historic stock yards which just add to the fun!  Last used for the Victorian Sprint Champs.  Click here for the results

March 3 – University of Melbourne

A world class, classic sprint venue in the heart of the city; it’s more than overdue for a visit, or a revisit for those who remember Melbourne Sprint Weekend back in 2016!  Information and online entry here – enter by Thursday February 29, or on the day.

More information:

Entries are now open for the Sunday Morning Sprint at the University of Melbourne on Sunday 3rd March 2024, organised by MFR.  We are thrilled to have Aston Key as course setter. Aston is a world class sprint orienteer having won the Junior World orienteering Championships in 2019 and placed 5th at the World Orienteering Championships in 2022 in the sprint discipline.

Expect courses that will keep you thinking from the start to the finish. They are bound to be fun with varying route choices through parks, buildings and secret places, and will be suitable for all levels of orienteer from the experienced to the newcomer.

Starts: 11:00am-12noon. Course closure is at 1pm.
Location: BBQ area, Melbourne University Sport, 103 The University of Melbourne, Tin Alley, Parkville. Please enter Melbourne University via Tin Alley. The rest of the campus is part of the competition area.
Cost: Adult $12.00 and Juniors $6.00
Entry: via Eventor. Entries close Thursday 29 th February at 23:59.
Courses: Long: approximately. 3.5km; Medium: approximately 3.0km; Short: approximately 2.5km

March 24 – Mt Lilydale

A brand new map of a compact campus on the side of a hill; you’ll need to read every detail and keep your wits about you to successfully navigate this one.  Information and online entry here – enter by Thursday March 26, or on the day.

Other Summer Sprint Events

You asked – we answered!  In 2024 we have a hugely expanded program of Sprints and Shorts, in campuses and urban areas.  Check out the following:

  • MFR Come and Try Sprints – Princes Park, Feb 10, 17 and 24
  • Ballarat Sprint Weekend – two days, four races!  Featuring some beloved favourites and new venues; enjoy a fantastic weekend of top quality sprint orienteering in beautiful Ballarat.  Book accommodation early – it’s Begonia Festival time!
  • Summer Shorts and Sprints – a mix of Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings during October and November; kicking off with a free family “Jump In To Orienteering” day; two Saturday Afternoon Sprints; three Summer Shorts; the Melbourne City Race;  and the Victorian Sprint Champs.  Phew!

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