Melbourne City Race Weekend 2021

Get Ready to Race Again!

Discover Melbourne from a New Point of View

Saturday April 17, 2021 – MCR Park Prologue – inner eastern suburbs

Sunday April 18, 2021 – Melbourne City Race, Port Melbourne

(note: the date has been pushed back from March 20-21 due to the Formula One Grand Prix being planned for the same weekend)

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 (SIAC) punching.

The 2021 Melbourne City Race heads to the seaside!  You’ll explore the best that Port Melbourne has to offer, including Beacon Cove, Station Pier, Bay Street and the famous South Melbourne Market.  There’s a maze of irregular narrow streets and lanes, perfect for navigating!  You’ll also enjoy an amazing array of architecture from quaint cottages and historic stone pubs, to multi million dollar apartments on palm tree lined boulevards. There are beautiful parks and gardens, and of course the foreshore, where you’ll taste the salty tang of fresh sea air! 

Take the Light Rail from the CBD (tram 109 from Collins Street near Southern Cross Station, to Graham Street, then a 5 min walk to the arena), or drive – there’s free parking within easy walking distance.  This year we’ll have an indoor social hub for Registration and Results, with kitchen, toilets, and secure space for bags – an ideal place for meeting up before the race, and hanging out afterwards.  There are any number of cafes and lunch venues a short distance away.  Staying for the weekend?  There is a full range of accommodation in the city and suburbs, with great transport links to the race.

City Races have taken Europe by storm – now it’s Australia’s turn.  Don’t miss the chance to say “I was there in 2020!”

Melbourne City Race Weekend

Sat 17 April - MCR Park Prologue

MCR Park Prologue

A perfect warmup race in an inner eastern suburb - details and location tba

Date: Start Time:
Saturday 17th April 2021
Start Location: Status Event Form:
tba Entries Open
Terrain Description

Urban parkland, complex street network and riverside trails

Available Downloads & Links

Sun 18 April - Melbourne City Race, Port Melbourne - Entries Open Early 2021

Melbourne City Race, Port Melbourne - Entries Open Early 2021

Date: Start Time:
Sunday 18th April 2021
Start Location: Status Event Form:
Port Melbourne Entries Open
Terrain Description

Highly complex urban parks and streets in Melbourne's famous bayside suburbs

Available Downloads & Links

Melbourne City Race 2019 Highlights Video

Watch it here!

Melbourne City Race 2019

Relive the excitement!

The Melbourne City Race is proudly brought to you by Dandenong Ranges Orienteering Club, Orienteering Victoria, and supported by Orienteering Australia and Sport Australia.



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