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 21-Sep-19 Victorian Junior Squad Training Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 12-Oct-19 Melbourne City Race Weekend and Sprint Into Spring Race 2, Kensington Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 19-Oct-19 Sprint Into Spring Race 3 Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 26-Oct-19 Sprint Into Spring Race 4 - Eltham College Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 09-Nov-19 Sprint Into Spring Race 5 - Cornish College Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 16-Nov-19 Sprint Into Spring Race 6 - Oxley College Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Sunday 17-Nov-19 Victorian Sprint Distance Championships Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 23-Nov-19 Sprint Into Spring Race 7 - Darebin Parklands Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Saturday 30-Nov-19 PopUp Sprint 1 - Mystery Location Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Date Event Activity Results Splits TBT
10-Aug-19 Ian's Birthday SprintO - Black Jack Gully Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
30-Jun-19 Indoor Outdoor Double Sprint Monash Clayton (Info only) Foot orienteering
30-Jun-19 Indoor-Outdoor Double Sprint Monash Clayton Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
10-Jun-19 Pure Gold! Creswick Diggings 3-Day, Race 3 / The Bah Humbug Sprint Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
09-Mar-19 Latrobe University Sprint Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
03-Mar-19 Churchill Sprint Foot orienteering

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