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 – Cremorne  Enter here!

Sunday April 18, 2021 – Melbourne City Race, Port Melbourne  Enter here!

Entries are now open – get yours in before the closing date of Tuesday April 13, and be in the Prize Draw!!

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.

Warm up with our Saturday afternoon Prologue on the quirky Cremorne map – full of street art, pocket parks, and nods to the industrial heritage of this inner eastern suburb.  Explore the north bank of the Yarra with its many stairways and bridges. There are a number of public transport options including train and tram; parking at the arena is very limited so leave the car at home.

On Sunday morning, 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.   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 both races.

City Races have taken Europe by storm – now it’s Australia’s turn.  Don’t miss the chance to say “I was there in 2021!”

Melbourne City Race Weekend

Sat 17 April - MCR Prologue, Cremorne

MCR Prologue, Cremorne

A perfect warmup race in Cremorne beside the Yarra, in Melbourne's inner east

Date: Start Time:
Saturday 17th April 2021 2:00 pm
Start Location: Status Event Form:
Barkly Gardens, Cremorne - limited parking; please use public transport if possible Entries Open
Terrain Description

Urban parkland, complex street network and riverside trails

Available Downloads & Links
  • MCR Prologue, April 17 - Entries Now Open on Eventor until Tuesday April 13
    Enter now

Sun 18 April - Melbourne City Race, Port Melbourne

Melbourne City Race, Port Melbourne

The second Melbourne City Race heads to the seaside! Explore Port Melbourne, Beacon Cove and Garden City

Date: Start Time:
Sunday 18th April 2021 11:00 am
Start Location: Status Event Form:
Garden City Reserve, Port Melbourne - drive, or use public transport Entries Open
Terrain Description

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

Available Downloads & Links
  • Melbourne City Race 2021 - Entries Now Open on Eventor until Tuesday April 13
    Enter now

Melbourne City Race 2019 Highlights Video

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Melbourne City Race 2019

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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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