Waverley Stadium, Sunday November 12 – Enter Online by November 10 For The Summer Shorts Grand Final!


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RACE 4 – WAVERLEY STADIUM, Sunday November 12

The final Summer Short before the Melbourne City Race!  Don’t miss this event, with its confusing concentric circles surrounding the iconic Waverley Park footy ground.  Our course planner is Milla Key, one of Australia’s top junior sprinters – a great way to wrap up the Summer Shorts, and be ready for the MCR, and the Victorian Sprint Champs.   Information and online entry

Choose any of the three courses – Course 1 is the longest and hardest, at approx 4.5-5km; Course 2 is medium in length and difficulty, at approx 3.5-4 km, and Course 3 is perfect for anyone new to orienteering, at 2.5-3 km.

Directions: enter from Jacksons Road at Gate 7 Drive.  Turn left onto Cavenagh Boulevard, and follow it to parking.

Time:  start any time between 11am and 12pm.  Courses close at 1pm.

Entry:  Skip the line!  Online entry and payment is the best way to make sure we have a map for you.  Online entry closes on Friday November 10.  Secure card payment via PayPal.  You can also enter on the day at Registration, while maps remain available.    Entry fees: $12 adults; $6 for ages 17-21; Kids (u17) Run Free!  Pay with card or cash.

Enquiries:  email enquiries@drocorienteering.com.au


Click here to see the Summer Shorts Maps

Results – Jells Park

Results – Lillydale Lakeside

Results – Tatterson Park

Race 1 at Jells Park successfully kicked off the new Summer Shorts series, with some classic Park orienteering to get things started. The verdict was unanimous – Summer Shorts are fantastic fun for everyone, and we want more! 

Race 2 at Lillydale Lakeside stepped things up a notch, with some campus and other buildings featuring on Course 1 and 2.  Unfortunately we were asked to relocate one control so courses had some last minute adjustments.  It was fantastic to see so many kids and families coming along for their first go at orienteering, eager to get in some practice before the upcoming Primary Schools Championships.  

Race 3 was at Tatterson Park in Keysborough, featuring the notorious Tree Maze!  Courses required focus and concentration as competitors tried to untangle themselves from the compact and confusing woodland section, before looping through the larger park and surrounds, and finishing with a final burst of complexity.  Fantastic to see so many people returning from previous weeks, and putting their new-found skills into practice!

So what’s a Summer Short?  A new series of short distance, fast-paced, family friendly orienteering events, held on Sunday mornings in October and November.  Think of them as long sprints (rather than short bush) – lots of controls, varied leg lengths, route choices, and many changes of direction.  Winning times are approx 20-25 minutes; most people can expect to complete their course in 30-40 minutes. 

Summer Shorts are the perfect way to get ready for the Victorian Primary Schools Orienteering Championships on November 17, the Melbourne City Race on November 19, and the Victorian Sprint Champs on November 26.  Find out more about Summer Shorts – click here

  • a great selection of full colour maps
  • three action-packed, fun courses, with something for everyone from newcomers to top sprinters
  • designed for fast thinking, with lots of controls, direction changes and route choices
  • choose your own start time and course
  • Sportident electronic timing, in Air mode (Sportident stick loan included in entry fee)
  • low entry fees; enter online to go into our random prize draw!
  • Kids Run Free at DROC!  Anyone aged 16 or under can enter at no cost; 17-20 year olds pay half price
  • Coaching and assistance for newcomers, and a family-friendly outdoor activity; no limits on age or ability, and no previous experience or special equipment needed

Race Calendar:

  • Sunday October 22 – Jells Park, Waverley Road, Wheelers Hill – completed
  • Sunday October 29 – Lillydale Lakeside, off Hardy Street, Lilydale – completed
  • Sunday November 5 – Tatterson Park, Cheltenham Road, Keysborough – completed
  • Sunday November 12 – Waverley Stadium, off Jacksons Road, Mulgrave – information and online entry

Entry fee per event – $12 for adults, $6 for 17-20, free entry for under 17s.

Questions?  email enquiries@drocorienteering.com.au

Look out for the 2023 Melbourne City Race at Docklands, on Sunday November 19!

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