Melbourne City Race 5, Sunday 17 November 2024

MCR 5!

Celebrate the 5th fantastic edition of the Melbourne City Race, on Sunday 17 November.  Melbourne was the first place in the Southern Hemisphere to host a City Race, and for 2024, we’ll be back beside the bay, in the complex inner urban streets and parks of Port Melbourne and Albert Park.  As always, you’ll use a full colour, highly detailed map to navigate your way around your course.  Sportident controls will be in Air mode for rapid racing.

We strongly recommend using public transport.   Once again we’ll have some fantastic prizes for the winners and placegetters, and an amazing array of  random prizes for everyone who pre-enters.

Meanwhile, read all about the 2023 MCR at Docklands …

It’s A Wrap!

Victorian City Racers were joined by internationals from New Zealand and Canada, and interstaters from NSW, SA, QLD and ACT.  And for some, it was their first ever orienteering race.  The weather was absolutely perfect, and the waterside arena was a picture, as we all decided which yachts we’d like to sail away on. 

Course planners Peter and Ilze Yeates made fantastic use of the multiple levels of The District and other places with stairs – but my favourite controls were the larger-than-life elephant’s trunk emerging from the concrete, and the upside down cow tangled in tree branches!  Sprinting along the final Promenade was pretty cool too, and the spot prizes were also a hit! 

We hope everyone enjoyed this year’s edition of the Race.  There were certainly some close finishes.  Results and split times are on Eventor, and you can add your route to Livelox:

You can view the maps here

Check out these Top Shots from the City Race!  Thanks to our roving photographers Frankie and Damian.

The 4th Melbourne City Race took us back to where it all began, at Docklands.  We had a brand new start location in the north of the map, which meant everyone was able to tackle the multi-level mayhem of The District, and explore New Quay, Waterfront City, Marvel Stadium and Victoria Harbour.   Adventure abounded, with a newly updated map, and a choice of five courses from 3 – 10 km in length.

Course planners Peter and Ilze Yeates are veterans of several Venice City Races, so they knew exactly what makes a great urban event with a waterfront theme.  

Questions? email

Melbourne City Race 2023 - Docklands North

2023 race report, maps, photos and results

Click here

Melbourne City Race 2022 - Williamstown

2022 race report, photos and results

Click here

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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