Melbourne City Race Weekend 2019



Your 2019 Oceania Road Trip doesnt end in Wangaratta – continue your orienteering journey down the Hume, and be part of the first ever Melbourne City Race.  Three days – three races – discover Melbourne from a new point of view!

City Races are long distance events in sprint style – complex urban areas, short legs, lots of direction changes and route choice – but over  3-10 km.  They feature colour maps at sprint scale, and Sportident/SI Air punching.

The Melbourne City Race venues will be easily accessible by public transport.  Enjoy all that Melbourne has to offer – fabulous food, amazing shopping, and accommodation for all budgets.

City Races have taken Europe by storm – now it’s Australia’s turn.  Don’t miss the chance to say “I was there in 2019!”

Melbourne City Race venue confirmed – Docklands will host the first MCR! During your race, you’ll see Melbourne’s old and new maritime precincts including Waterfront City, Victoria Harbour and Southbank; a fantastic mix of historic, modernist, and downright quirky. En route, you may visit the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, Marvel Stadium, the Aquarium, Crown Casino, Ponyfish Island, the many bridges that span the Yarra, and much more! The arena is a 5 minute walk from Southern Cross Station, and has a tram stop adjacent.

Our two supporting race venues are waiting on confirmation, but they will both be in the inner suburbs, on public transport routes a short distance from the CBD.

Distances – a GUIDE TO COURSES is now available, giving you info about what to expect (approximately) for each race.  You can choose your own course to suit.

SI Air (SIAC) punching will be enabled for the three races.

Online entries will open on Eventor in mid June. Start planning now!

Australian Orienteer magazine June 2019 – Melbourne City Race Update


Friday October 11 - Sunset Sprint

A middle distance urban sprint to get you revved up and ready.  Terrain will be a dense network of inner urban streets and lanes, mixed with parkland, and a small but complex campus.

Choose any of the three courses, with distances ranging from 2-6 km.  The race will be held in the early evening.

Public transport will get you there – just a short ride from the Melbourne CBD.


Saturday October 12 - Sprint Into Spring

Classic sprint distance race on a complicated mix of small streets and parks. This is also Race 1 of Melbourne’s Sprint Into Spring series.

Choose any of the three courses, with distances ranging from 2-3.5 km. The race will be held in the afternoon.

You can use public transport to get there from Melbourne’s CBD.


Sunday October 13 - Melbourne City Race

The big one!  The inaugural Melbourne City Race is a long distance urban event at Docklands, that will take you to places old and new.  Explore Melbourne’s maritime history, colourful modern architecture, quirky bridges, peaceful parks and trails, and iconic landmarks – this race has it all!

Choose any of the five courses, with distances ranging from 3-10 km. Start times will be pre-allocated, from mid morning.

The arena is a 5 minute walk from Southern Cross Station, or ride a tram to take you right there. Parking is very limited/expensive, so grab your Myki and save the hassle!


From parks and streets to bush and forest - there is an adventure for you.

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