Sprint into Spring 2018

Sprint Into Spring is back!

Orienteering Victoria’s “Sprint Into Spring” events are short distance, fast paced races held in small, self contained areas with many complex features, such as parks or campuses. Maps are full colour and large scale, with a high level of detail. Sprint Into Spring is ideal for newcomers of all ages, and a great adventure experience for the whole family.  First time? Click here to find out what to expect at a Sprint race, and what to bring along.

This year will feature 7 events, including a double header in Ballarat on Saturday 24th November. This will be followed by the Victorian Sprint Championships in Ballarat on the Sunday – so stay overnight and experience a weekend of Sprint Orienteering. We have not forgotten the jersey competition – which will be back again.

Courses: choose any of our three courses –

MO – Long Hard, approx 3.0-3.5 km (named after Olympic and World Champion distance runner Mo Farah, for those who can last the distance)

SALLY – Short Hard, approx 2.0-2.5 km (named after Olympic and World Champion hurdler Sally Pearson, for those who prefer their races short and sharp)

USAIN – Easy, approx 2.0-2.5 km (named after Sprint Legend Usain Bolt, no explanation necessary!)

Please ensure you read our rules of fair play, and the jersey points scoring system. Jerseys will be awarded to the highest scoring Male and Female on each course, in each category – Overall (Yellow), Sprint (Green), and Hill Climb (Polkadot).  In 2018, your best scores from 6 of the 7 races are counted.

Cornish College Maps

VU St Albans Maps

RMIT Bundoora West Maps

Federation University (morning race) Maps - will be available here post event

Federation University (afternoon race) Maps - will be available here post event

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EMBARGO NOTICE

The Federation University SMB campus in Ballarat CBD (also known as The School of Mines) is embargoed for all training and running activities with and without a map from 16 September 2018 until after the Victorian Sprint Orienteering Championships on 25 November 2018.

Sprint into Spring 2018

Sat 13 October - Race 1 Caulfield Grammar, Wheelers Hill

Race 1 Caulfield Grammar, Wheelers Hill

Register from 1 pm start anytime between 1.30 pm and 2.45 pm Planner: Nick Collins

Date: Start Time:
Saturday 13th October 2018 1:30 pm
Start Location: Status Event Form:
74/82 Jells Rd, Wheelers Hill Entries Open
Terrain Description

Complex campus environment

Sat 20 October - Race 2 Cornish College

Race 2 Cornish College

Register from 1 pm start anytime between 1.30 pm and 2.45 pm Planner: Sarah Davies

Date: Start Time:
Saturday 20th October 2018 1:30 pm
Start Location: Status Event Form:
65 River End Rd, Bangholme VIC 3175 Entries Open
Terrain Description

School campus environment

Sat 27 October - Race 3 Victoria University, St Albans

Race 3 Victoria University, St Albans

Register from 1pm start anytime between 1.30 pm and 2.45 pm

Date: Start Time:
Saturday 27th October 2018 1:30 pm
Start Location: Status Event Form:
University Boulevard, St Albans Entries Open
Terrain Description

University campus environment

Sat 10 November - Race 4 RMIT Bundoora West

Race 4 RMIT Bundoora West

Register from 1 pm start anytime between 1.30 pm and 2.45 pm Planner: Mason Arthur

Date: Start Time:
Saturday 10th November 2018 1:30 pm
Start Location: Status Event Form:
Enter off McKimmies Rd, Bundoora Entries Open
Terrain Description

University campus environment and parkland

Sat 17 November - Race 5 Penola College

Race 5 Penola College

Register from 1 pm start anytime between 1.30 pm and 2.45 pm Planner: Geoff & Claire Adams Directions: Cars coming from the west are unable to turn right from Camp Rd into Gibson Street. Cars are able to turn right at Walsh St (next street) then right at the roundabout into Jacana Avenue, then left into Gibson Street. Cars coming from the east there is no exit from the ring road at Pascoe Vale Rd. They will need to take the Sydney Rd exit, turn right at the lights then left into Camp Rd. Park in the large car park just inside the entrance to the right.

Date: Start Time:
Saturday 17th November 2018 1:30 pm
Start Location: Status Event Form:
29 Gibson Street, Broadmeadows Entries Open
Terrain Description

New map of secondary school campus

Sat 24 November - Race 6 Federation University, Mt Helen campus, Ballarat

Race 6 Federation University, Mt Helen campus, Ballarat

Register from 10.30 am start anytime between 11 am and 12 noon Planner: James Grey Directions: Enter University Drive from Gear Avenue and follow directions to parking. Do not enter University Drive from Geelong Road.

Date: Start Time:
Saturday 24th November 2018 11:00 am
Start Location: Status Event Form:
University Drive, Mt Helen VIC 3350 Entries Open
Terrain Description

University campus environment

Sat 24 November - Race 7 Federation University, Mt Helen campus, Ballarat

Race 7 Federation University, Mt Helen campus, Ballarat

Register from 2.30 pm start anytime between 3 pm and 4 pm Planner: Wendy & Sophie Taverna Directions: Enter University Drive from Gear Avenue and follow directions to parking. Do not enter University Drive from Geelong Road.

Date: Start Time:
Saturday 24th November 2018 3:00 pm
Start Location: Status Event Form:
University Drive, Mt Helen VIC 3350 Entries Open
Terrain Description

University campus and parkland

Sun 25 November - Victorian Sprint Championships, Federation University SMB campus, Ballarat

Victorian Sprint Championships, Federation University SMB campus, Ballarat

EMBARGO NOTICE The Federation University SMB campus in Ballarat CBD (also known as The School of Mines) is embargoed for all training and running activities with and without a map from 16 September 2018 until after the Victorian Sprint Orienteering Championships on 25 November 2018.

Date: Start Time:
Sunday 25th November 2018
Start Location: Status Event Form:
From Melbourne follow Victoria St to Hungry Jacks. Turn left into Barkly St. Follow Barkly St to Grant St (1 set of lights and then the first round about.) Turn right into Grant St. Follow until you cross the Yarrawee River and then Turn Left into Moyle St at the roundabout. Follow parking instructions. Entries Open
Terrain Description

Complex campus environment

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