Sunday Morning Sprints (SMS), January to March 2024 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 A four leg Relay for teams of two. Each person will run twice – once Outdoors and once Indoors. You’ll need to think fast and be ready to switch modes, as you race around the complex (and newly re-mapped) Clayton campus, and come to grips with the multilevel LTB and its incredible architecture. Any two people can pair up, with no restriction on age, gender, club etc. Choose a Long, Short, or Combo course. Entries now open on Eventor – enter by Tuesday January 16 here. 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. 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! 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. 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!