Melbourne City Race Weekend 2022, October 8-9

Get Ready to Race Again!

Discover Melbourne from a New Point of View

The third Melbourne City Race is planned for 8-9 October 2022! Where will it take you??

Our 2022 MCR Weekend is the perfect add-on to your AusChamps holiday in Victoria.  Take in the sights, do some shopping, and come along to our famous Summer Series of streetO, during the week.  Then, gear up for some urban action, and be part of Australia’s only City Race!

  • Saturday October 8 – a double header on two new urban/park colour maps in Melbourne’s southeast, featuring a landmark venue for sports history fans.
  • Sunday October 9 – Melbourne City Race no 3, on an incredible new inner western map that will take you on a voyage of discovery.

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.

Don’t miss the chance to say “I was there in 2022!”  


Race 1 (Saturday am) – WAVERLEY STADIUM, Mulgrave – CLICK HERE TO ENTER

A new urban map featuring the famous Waverley Park, home to AFL teams Hawthorn and St Kilda during the 1990s.  The oval and stadium are heritage listed. It also played host to some of the biggest names in rock, and World Series Cricket games were held there in the late 1970s.  Expect a compact but complex map.  Choose any of the three courses – Long Hard, Medium Hard, or Short Easy.

Race 2 (Saturday pm) – TATTERSON, Keysborough – CLICK HERE TO ENTER

A short distance south lies a fascinating pocket of woodlands and wetlands, sports facilities, a unique playground, and safe, quiet streets. But the main attraction is the notorious “tree maze”. The map has been produced in colour, and updated.  The race format will pit you against your rivals head to head!  Choose any of the three courses – Long Hard, Medium Hard, or Short Easy.

Note: public transport is limited; transport by car is recommended.


Taking in the wonderful seaside sights, sounds (and smells) of the historic township of Williamstown, in Melbourne’s inner west, the 2022 Melbourne City Race will be an incredible mix of navigation, coastal scenery, maritime history, and the bustling village atmosphere that the area is famous for.  The newly updated colour map will take in everything from Point Gellibrand to Jawbone Sanctuary, including The Strand, the piers, the Timeball Tower, the Botanic Gardens, and Williamstown Beach.

Williamstown is a short distance from the CBD by train, or an easy drive over the West Gate Bridge.  There is plenty of parking, and toilets near the arena.  Afterwards, enjoy the local Sunday market, grab lunch in one of the numerous cafes or pubs, visit Scienceworks, or soak up the spectacular views across Hobsons Bay.

Take advantage of FREE public transport for Victorian Seniors, October 2-9!  Find out more

Choose any of the five courses on offer – Long Hard, Medium Hard, Short Hard, Moderate, or Easy.

What will you see beside the sea???

Melbourne City Race 2021 - Port Melbourne

2021 race report, maps, photos and results

Click here

Melbourne City Race 2019 - Docklands

2019 race report, maps, photos and results

Click here

Melbourne City Race Highlights Video

Watch it here!

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



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