Sprint Orienteering

Fast-paced events held in park or urban environments. It's all about rapid decision making.

What is It About

Sprint orienteering is rapid decision making on the go! Sprint orienteering tests your ability to interpret the map in complex urban environments. You plan and carry out route choices while moving as fast as you can. There are courses for all ages and abilities, even if your legs don’t move as fast as you want them to! The challenge is as much mental as it is physical. It’s a “sprint for the mind”.  Aussie orienteers have been medallists in this form of orienteering at World Championships!

Get involved

There are so many ways to get involved with sprint orienteering in your community and have an action adventure in the great Australian outdoors.

Join A Club

Find an orienteering club near you and become part of our sport and recreation community.

Coaching Resources

There are lots of little techniques to learn to improve your navigation skills in sprint orienteering.

Related News

World Cup Round 2 had an individual sprint and relay sprint. See how our athletes performed in Genova, Italy.
The Orienteering World Cup Round 2 in Genova, Italy begins this Saturday, 1 June.
Five Australian athletes raced in the exciting Knock-Out Sprint format in the World Cup Round 1.