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

 

 

Covid-19 & Return to Sport

For more information about Orienteering Victoria’s plans to restart orienteering activity, read our Return to Sport plan.

 

 

Melbourne Forest Racers Sprints 2020

Get ready to race around some of Melbourne’s iconic landmarks in this brand new Sprint series!
Planned for Saturday afternoons in November.
New venues in Carlton/Princes Hill/Clifton Hill –the dates and locations are still TBA but keep an eye on the events table below, or Eventor.
There will be courses to suit everyone from newcomers to aficionados

Melbourne Forest Racers invites you to bring your A game, and expect the unexpected!

Latest Sprint Orienteering Events

Day Date Event Organiser Activity
Monday 28-Sep-20 Australian Schools Orienteering Challenge - Day 1 pm CANCELLED Melbourne Forest Racers Foot orienteering
Saturday 28-Nov-20 Victorian Sprint Championships Orienteering Victoria Foot orienteering
Date Event Activity Results Splits TBT
19-Dec-19 Fredo's Training Session - Ivanhoe Foot orienteering
14-Dec-19 Fredo's Training Session - Triple Treat Foot orienteering
03-Dec-19 Fredo's Training Session - Brunswick Foot orienteering
30-Nov-19 Ruffey Lake Park Sprint & Sprint into Spring prize giving (PopUp Sprint ) Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
24-Nov-19 Macedon Ranges Sprint O - Braemar College Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
23-Nov-19 Sprint Into Spring Race 7 - Darebin Parklands Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
17-Nov-19 Victorian Sprint Distance Championships Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
16-Nov-19 Sprint Into Spring Race 6 - Oxley College Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
10-Nov-19 Macedon Ranges Sprint O - Alice Miller School Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
09-Nov-19 Sprint Into Spring Race 5 - Cornish College Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
27-Oct-19 Macedon Ranges Sprint O - Sacred Heart College Kyneton Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
26-Oct-19 Sprint Into Spring Race 4 - Eltham College Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
20-Oct-19 Macedon Ranges Sprint O - Gisborne Secondary College Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
19-Oct-19 Sprint Into Spring Race 3, Kuranjang College Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
12-Oct-19 Melbourne City Race Weekend and Sprint Into Spring Race 2, Kensington Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT
21-Sep-19 Victorian Junior Squad Training Foot orienteering
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
16-Feb-19 BendiGo ToDay Foot orienteering Results Splits TBT

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