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Event Announcement Archive (2018)

The Bay Area Orienteering Club has been holding orienteering events for many years, and this archive of pre-event announcements comes in handy for planning future events. The announcements for recent years are stored on our wiki, and can be viewed below by selecting the year and pressing the reload button (or by following these links: 2018 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2018), 2017 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2017), 2016 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2016), 2015 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2015), 2014 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2014), 2013 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2013), 2012 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2012), 2011 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2011), 2010 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2010), 2009 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2009), 2008 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2008), 2007 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2007), 2006 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2006), 2005 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2005)).

Even older event announcements for the following years are stored in their original format: 2004 (http://baoc.org/sched/s04/), 2003 (http://baoc.org/sched/s03/), 2002 (http://baoc.org/sched/s02/), 2001 (http://baoc.org/sched/s01/), 2000 (http://baoc.org/sched/s00/), 1999 (http://baoc.org/sched/s99/), 1998 (http://baoc.org/sched/s98/).

Please be aware that links to external web sites or email addresses may be out of date. The formatting of the pages varies, due to the fact that this web site has undergone a number of cosmetic changes over the years. If you know the name of the park where the event was held, but not the date, it may be easier to find by using the search box in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

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Date Event Name,
Location,
Type, and Notes
Event Director
or Contact
Course Setter(s)
Jan. 6 - 7 Anza-Borrego Desert State Park; Borrego Springs, CA San Diego Orienteering (SDO)
B; Planning for 3-4 events—details TBD; rugged open desert terrain offers some course options that you won’t find anywhere else in the U.S.; camping is free at the event; bring your own water
Jan. 6
(Sat.)
2018 Sierra Ski-O, Round 1, Day 1 - CANCELLED
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area, Truckee, CA
- 530.414.4163,
- 530.562.5099
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Greg Walker,
Anna Voegele
This event has been cancelled, please check its page for details.
Jan. 7
(Sun.)
2018 Sierra Ski-O, Round 1, Day 2 - CANCELLED
Auburn Ski Club Training Center, Soda Springs, CA
- 530.414.4163,
- 530.562.5099
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Greg Walker,
Anna Voegele
This event has been cancelled, please check its page for details.
Jan. 12 - 15 Georgia Navigator Cup; Rutledge & Augusta, GA Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)
A; Sprint + 2-day Navigator Cup + Extreme-O (entry deadlines: 6 AM EST on Jan. 1 & Jan. 6)
Jan. 13 - 14 Bon Tempe Reservoir
Fairfax, CA
- 510.525.1574 George Minarik
B; Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event; LIMITED ATTENDANCE; RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Jan. 28
(Sun.)
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
Gilroy, CA
- 510.525.1574 Misha Kreslavsky
B; 8-course event for beginners through advanced
Feb. 8 - 11 7th Mediterranean O Champs, 3rd Egyptian International O Champs; Alexandria, Egypt
A; Public events in conjunction with the Mediterranean and Egyptian Championships; Sprint, Long, and Middle distance WRE races in a three-day program (entry deadline: Feb. 8)
Feb. 8 - 13 Portugal O Meeting; Évora, Portugal
A; Three Model events, urban Middle, Long, Middle, chase-start Long (entry deadline: January 30)
Feb. 10
(Sat.)
Left My Heart in San Francisco 5k, 10k
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
Enjoy an exciting adventure around the romantic spots of San Francisco—great fun for teams of 1 to 5. Celebrate with refreshments and socializing and an instant raffle at the finish. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Feb. 10
(Sat.)
2018 Sierra Ski-O, Round 2, Day 1 - CANCELLED
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area (Burton Creek), Lake Tahoe, CA
- 530.414.4163,
- 530.562.5099
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Greg Walker,
Anna Voegele
This event has been cancelled, please check its page for details.
Feb. 11
(Sun.)
2018 Sierra Ski-O, Round 2, Day 2 - CANCELLED
Royal Gorge Cross Country, Soda Springs, CA
- 530.414.4163,
- 530.562.5099
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Greg Walker,
Anna Voegele
This event has been cancelled, please check its page for details.
Feb. 16 - 18 Vancouver Sprint Camp; Vancouver, BC Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC)
Variety of Sprint training and competition; part of the North American Sprint Series (entry deadline: Feb. 10)
Feb. 17 - 25 Southwest Spring Orienteering Week; Tucson & Phoenix, AZ Tucson Orienteering Club (TSN)
B; A week+ of fast orienteering and training opportunities; final event on Sunday, Feb. 25, will be a National Event (entry deadline: Feb. 15)
Feb. 18
(Sun.)
Tilden Regional Park
Berkeley, CA
- 925.934.6567 Gavin Wyatt-Mair,
Jay Hann
B; Full-featured, 7-course event for beginners through advanced; note new assembly area location
Mar. 4
(Sun.)
Shell Ridge Open Space
Walnut Creek, CA
François Léonard
B; Full-featured, seven-course event for beginners through advanced
Mar. 5 - 10 World Cup and World Masters Ski-O Champs; Craftsbury, VT
A; Model, Sprint, Middle, Long, and Sprint Relay events on the Craftsbury Outdoor Center trails (entry deadline: Feb. 28)
Mar. 6
(Tue.)
BAOC Board Meeting
William Walker Recreation Center, Foster City, CA
- 650.281.5280,
- 510.407.1876
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors—7:00-10:00 PM; free pizza and salad will be available at 6:30—All club members and other interested people are welcome
Mar. 10
(Sat.)
2018 Nav-X Challenge @ Briones
Briones Regional Park, Martinez, CA

NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Heidi Cusworth (GCO)
Rogaine; First event in the 2018 Nav-X Challenge Series: 2-hour and 4-hour map treks; meet at the Newt Hollow Picnic Area at the Bear Creek Staging Area; reduced fees through Feb. 25; mass starts at 9:30 (4-hr) and 10:30 (2-hr)
Mar. 11
(Sun.)
Joseph D. Grant County Park
San Jose, CA
- 650.604.3760 Derek Maclean,
Kim van Berkel,
Jitka Hiscox
B; Standard 7-course event for beginners through advanced
Mar. 17 - 25 California Orienteering Week (COW)
Northern California
- 510.407.1876,
- 916.220.0224
Matej Šebo,
Steve Gregg,
George Minarik,
Matias Arola,
Dwight Freund (GCO),
Heidi Cusworth (GCO),
Bill Cusworth (GCO)
A; Seven (sanctioned) National Events spread over 9 days, including 5 Middle events, 1 Long, and 1 Sprint — organized by BAOC and GCO
Mar. 31
(Sat.)
Mission Artscape 5k, 10k; San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the amazing street art of the Mission District in San Francisco! In teams of 1 to 5, find your way on foot to colorful alleys and beautifully painted buildings. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Apr. 6 - 8 Flying Pig XXII; Hamilton, OH Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; OCIN's annual national event; Friday PM Middle, Saturday Classic, and Sunday Middle races; in the Hamilton, Ohio area (entry deadlines: March 18 & 28)
Apr. 15
(Sun.)
NAV-X Challenge @ Las Trampas
Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, San Ramon, CA
- 650.766.0516,

NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Gavin Wyatt-Mair
Rogaine; Second event in the 2018 Nav-X Challenge Series: Explore one of the hidden gems in the East Bay park system. Find checkpoints using a map, with 2- or 4-hour options. Early online reg. ends April 1st (25% off day-of-event fees). (Not a BAOC event)
Apr. 21 - 22 39th West Point National Event; West Point, NY U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)
A; Traditional, annual event; two-day Classic format
Apr. 22
(Sun.)
Golden Goat and Golden Kid
Pacheco State Park, Hollister, CA
- 650.404.7037 Aron Walker
Extra-long courses with mass starts; Possibly no beginner or intermediate courses
Apr. 28 - 29 U.S. Junior National Championships; Holyoke, MA New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
A; Annual Troll Cup event; 2-day Classic
May. 5 - 13 European Orienteering Championships 2018 & World Cup Round 1; Lugano, Switzerland
A; Sprint, Middle, Relay, and Long races for M21 & F21 (also see Swiss 5-Days public event)
May. 5
(Sat.)
Sailor Bar
Fair Oaks, CA

Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; White, Yellow, Short-O, and Long courses
May. 5
(Sat.)
Western New York Championships; Castile, NY Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC)
A; One-day Classic National Ranking Event
May. 6
(Sun.)
Lake Herman Recreation Area
Benicia, CA
- 415.895.6039 Nikolay Chukanov
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced
May. 6
(Sun.)
BAOC Annual General Meeting
Lake Herman Recreation Area, Benicia, CA
- 650.281.5280,
- 510.407.1876
Annual membership meeting and election of officers
May. 7 - 13 Swiss 5-Days; Lugano, Switzerland
A; Sprint, Middle, Relay, and Long public races in conjunction with European Orienteering Championships (entry deadline: April 16)
May. 12
(Sat.)
Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill, CA
- 510.525.1574,
- 925.516.7622
Erin Schirm
C; Beginner and advanced courses; start of the BAOC 2018 Summer Series
May. 19
(Sat.)
NAV-X Challenge @ Big Basin; Boulder Creek, CA - 650.941.4184
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Misha Kreslavsky
Rogaine; Third event in the 2018 Nav-X Challenge Series brings us to the majestic redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains. Find checkpoints using a map, with 2- or 4-hour options. Early online reg. ends May 5th (25% off day-of-event fees). (Not a BAOC event)
May. 23
(Wed.)
World Orienteering Day
Events all over the world
May. 25 - 28 Westchester County Challenge; North Salem, NY Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
A; Middle, Relay, and Long events; 2018 WOC team trials with limited Sprint event on May 25 (entry deadlines: May 13 & 22)
May. 26
(Sat.)
TrailCross Golden Gate Park 8k
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
8 km map adventure course — Trails, trails, trails, so many to choose from. Have fun in the western wilds of Golden Gate Park! Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Jun. 2
(Sat.)
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
- 415.456.8118 Greg Khanlarov
C; Beginner and advanced courses; part of the BAOC 2018 Summer Series
Jun. 5
(Tue.)
BAOC Board Meeting
Conference Call
- 650.281.5280,
- 510.407.1876
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors—7:00-10:00 PM; this quarter's meeting will be held as a conference call
Jun. 8 - 10 2018 Boston Sprint Camp; Cambridge, Newton, & Boston, MA Cambridge Sports Union (CSU)
C; 4th annual Sprint Camp; training exercises & Sprint races; limited to 60 people
Jun. 9
(Sat.)
Sardinia Forest; 35 miles SSE of Buffalo, NY Buffalo Orienteering Club (BFLO)
A; One-day Classic National Ranking Event
Jun. 14 - 17 2018 U.S. ARDF Championships; Truckee, CA Bob Cooley
18th U.S. Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) championships
Jun. 16 - 17 70th Jukola Relay; Lahti & Hollola, Finland
A; Seven-leg, 80-km relay starting at dusk (entry deadline: May 31)
Jun. 16
(Sat.)
41st Venla Relay; Lahti & Hollola, Finland
A; Four-leg, 26 km, women's afternoon relay (entry deadline: May 31)
Jun. 17
(Sun.)
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
- 510.779.8808 Petr Horčička
C; Beginner and advanced courses; part of the BAOC 2018 Summer Series
Jun. 23 - 24 Mt Pinos Two-Day; Frazier Park, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
B; Proposed dates for popular annual event; the Sunday event has been sanctioned as a National Ranking Event
Jun. 26 - 30 5 Days of Italy 2018; Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
A; Sprint, Middle, and Long races (entry deadline: June 15)
Jul. 1 - 6 51st Kainuu Orienteering Week; Kajaani, Finland
A; Four events over six days; competition categories and open courses; "one of the most popular sporting events in Finland" (entry deadline: June 11)
Jul. 4
(Wed.)
Bay 2 Bankers VI
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k, 10k map adventure courses — 6th annual Bay 2 Bankers in downtown San Francisco! Find your way to some amazing spots around downtown, North Beach, and Chinatown in teams of 1 to 5. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Jul. 6 - 13 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championships; Copenhagen & North Zealand, Denmark
A; Sprint Model, Qualification, & Final; Middle Final; Long Model, (1) Qualification, & Final (entry deadline: June 1)
Jul. 8 - 14 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Kecskemét, Hungary
A; Annual international championship event for juniors, and a 5-day public event
Jul. 8
(Sun.)
Joaquin Miller Park
Oakland, CA
- 510.681.6181 Daniel Šebo
C; Beginner and advanced courses; part of the BAOC 2018 Summer Series
Jul. 15 - 20 Fin5 Orienteering Week; Seinäjoki, Finland
A; Sprint, 2 Middle, and 2 Long races (entry deadline: June 30)
Jul. 17 - 21 World University Orienteering Championships; Kuortane, Finland
A; Annual competition for current and recent university students (entry deadline: June 17)