MFR Saturday Morning Come and Try/Training, Princes Park, Feb 11 and 18

Melbourne Forest Racers’ introductory training sessions are back in 2023! Over two consecutive Saturday mornings, we’ll be meeting at Princes Park to offer coaching and training courses in the park and surrounding streets. Perfect for families, runners and anyone looking to learn orienteering skills in a friendly, safe environment!

The courses will be based in and around Princes Park and with an early morning start time, why not head to Parkville parkrun first (the parkrun start/finish area is just a couple of hundred meters away from our event).

Two courses will be on offer each week – a standard ‘line’ course (approx 3km) designed for newcomers, and a training exercise (approx. 3-4km) aimed at more experienced orienteers. Please note that this will still be a relatively simple exercise – for more high level racing, please come along to our MFR Sprints event on Sunday 5 March (venue TBC).

  • Start anytime from 8:30am – 10:00am, courses close at 10:45am.
  • Entry fees: Newcomers and juniors run for free, existing orienteers – $5.
  • Enter on the Day available for newcomers, existing orienteers are asked to please register on Eventor
  • Assembly area is the northeast side of Ikon Park Stadium, near the roundabout at the junction of Bowen Crescent and Garton Street.

For more details, please contact Patrick Jaffe –

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