Melbourne 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: https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/18436
Head to our GALLERY to see DROC members in action. And you’ll find even more top shots here – 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.
The 2024 Melbourne City Race will take place on Sunday November 17. As in previous editions, 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.
Find out more: www.melbournecityrace.com.au
Check out the highlights video from the first MCR at Docklands