Sprint Orienteering

Sprint orienteering features short fast-paced events held in very runnable park or urban environments. It is all about rapid decision making. A sprint course is designed to test your ability to interpret the map in complex environments, and to plan and carry out route choices while running as fast as you can. There are courses for all ages, even if your legs don’t move as fast as they used to! The challenge is as much mental as it is physical - a “sprint for the mind”.

Sprint events are generally held in urban areas, usually in Spring, Summer or early Autumn.

  • Sprint into Spring is our feature series, catering for all age groups and abilities, held on Saturday afternoons during October and November every year. Most events are in Melbourne, or regional centres such as Ballarat, Bendigo or Geelong.
  • The Victorian Sprint Championships are held straight after Sprint into Spring, and are open to all.  Test yourself against your peers, or make it another excuse to get out in the sunshine.
  • The Melbourne Sprint Weekend Carnival is held biennially on Victoria’s Labour weekend, featuring courses for all ages and 6 top quality sprint events over three days.

 

See the excitement of a sprint race in action

 

 

 

Latest Sprint Orienteering Events

Day Date Event Organiser Activity
Saturday 17-Nov-18 Sprint Into Spring Race 5, Penola College Bayside Kangaroos Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 24-Nov-18 Sprint Into Spring Race 6 - Federation University Mt Helen Campus, Ballarat (morning) Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering
Saturday 24-Nov-18 Sprint Into Spring Race 7 - Federation University Mt Helen Campus, Ballarat (afternoon) Central Highlands Orienteering Club Foot orienteering
Sunday 25-Nov-18 Victorian Orienteering Championships - Sprint Distance Eureka Orienteers Foot orienteering
Date Event Activity Results Splits TBT
10-Nov-18 Sprint Into Spring Race 4, RMIT Bundoora West Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
01-Nov-18 Melbourne Sprint Skills Training, Darebin Parklands Foot orienteering
27-Oct-18 Sprint Into Spring Race 3, VU St Albans Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
25-Oct-18 Melbourne Sprint Skills Training, Banksia Park Foot orienteering
20-Oct-18 Sprint Into Spring Race 2, Cornish College Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
13-Oct-18 Sprint Into Spring Race 1, Caulfield Grammar Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
12-Mar-18 Melbourne Sprint Weekend Race 6, Keilor Downs Schools Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
12-Mar-18 Melbourne Sprint Weekend Race 5, Royal Park Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
11-Mar-18 Melbourne Sprint Weekend Race 4, Kurunjang Schools - NOL and Open Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
11-Mar-18 Melbourne Sprint Weekend Race 3, Yarra Valley Grammar - NOL Sprint Relay, Open Individual Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
11-Mar-18 Melbourne Sprint Weekend Race 3, Sprint Relay - NOL Managers only for relay team selections Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
10-Mar-18 Melbourne Sprint Weekend Race 2, Caulfield Grammar - WRE, NOL and Open Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
10-Mar-18 Melbourne Sprint Weekend Race 1, Monash Clayton - Australian University Sprint Champs, NOL and Open Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
10-Mar-18 Melbourne Sprint Weekend SIAC Hire Foot orienteering
04-Mar-18 Sprint Tuneup, Eltham College Foot orienteering
17-Feb-18 BendiGo ToDay Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
24-Jan-18 Sprint Training with Peter & Will, Melbourne Museum, 6.30pm Foot orienteering
17-Jan-18 Sprint Training with Peter & Will, Latrobe University, 6.30pm Foot orienteering

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