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Event Announcement Archive (2020)

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: 2020 (, 2019 (, 2018 (, 2017 (, 2016 (, 2015 (, 2014 (, 2013 (, 2012 (, 2011 (, 2010 (, 2009 (, 2008 (, 2007 (, 2006 (, 2005 (

Even older event announcements for the following years are stored in their original format: 2004 (, 2003 (, 2002 (, 2001 (, 2000 (, 1999 (, 1998 (

Please be aware that links to external web sites or email addresses may be out of date.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.


Date Event Name,
Type, and Notes
Event Director
or Contact
Course Setter(s)
Jan. 11 - 12 Napa Valley Go!; Napa, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Saturday AM & PM Sprint events, and evening social in downtown Napa; Sunday AM (NRE) & PM Sprint events; preregister by January 8th for discounted entry fees (Not a BAOC event.)
Jan. 17 - 20 Georgia Navigator Cup; Covington & Rutledge, GA Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)
A; Friday Middle, 2-day Classic Navigator Cup, Monday Extreme-O (entry deadlines: Dec. 31 & Jan. 11)
Jan. 18 - 19 Anza-Borrego Desert State Park; Borrego Springs, CA San Diego Orienteering (SDO)
Saturday: AM mass-start Goat/Lamb, PM Sprint; Sunday: AM six point-to-point NRE courses, PM Score-O through the famous "maze" canyons in the desert "maze". Training competition for the U.S. junior and senior teams! (entry deadlines: Nov. 15, Jan. 12)
Jan. 26
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
Richmond, CA
- 925.862.2978 Steve Gregg
C; Our annual visit to this fun, fast park. White, Yellow, and Orange courses for beginner through intermediate. In addition, we will offer a “One-Man Relay” for advanced orienteers.
Feb. 9
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
Gilroy, CA
- 510.525.1574 Daniel Šebo,
Lubomir Šebo
B; Standard 7-course event for beginners through advanced
Feb. 15 - 23 Southwest Spring Week; Tucson & Phoenix, AZ Tucson Orienteering Club (TSN)
B; 2019 description: "9 days of orienteering and sun in the desert southwest: mass starts, Sprints, Middles, Classics, and Night-O"
Feb. 15
Carquinez Mapathon & Scramble; Martinez, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Scramble around historic Martinez & the rural Carquinez shoreline for a 5k or 10k adventure, or go for a 26.2 mile map-marathon (w/ bike option) covering both sides of the Carquinez Strait, adding the towns of Port Costa, Crockett, Vallejo, & Benicia
Feb. 20 - 26 Portugal O Meeting 2020; Sines, Setúbal, Portugal
A; Two Middle, two Long, urban & night Sprint events (entry deadlines: Feb. 3 & 10)
Mar. 1
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
Livermore, CA
- 650.404.7037 Yurii Konovalenko
B; Standard 7-course event for beginners through advanced at one of our popular parks
Mar. 8
2020 NAV-X Challenge @ Diablo Foothills; Walnut Creek, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Dennis Wilkinson
2 hr & 4 hr map trek in the foothills of Mount Diablo. This hilly area has beautiful views, and excellent visibility including in the Oak forests.
Mar. 10
BAOC Board Meeting
Conference Call
- 650.281.5280,
- 510.407.1876
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors—7:00-10:00 PM; free pizza will be available at 6:30. All club members and other interested people are welcome.
Mar. 13 - 22 MOC Tour; Greece, North Macedonia, Albania, Italy
Guided bus tour of the region with 8 orienteering events, including Sprint in Athens; "event website" link on Attackpoint goes to the Bulletin
Mar. 13 - 15 Sprint Camp 2020; Vancouver, BC, Canada Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC)
Sprint Camp has moved to March, to try to avoid the snow in February. Registration opens "later in 2019".
Mar. 14 - 15 NJROTC National Championship; Quantico, VA - CANCELED Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Mar. 15
Joseph D. Grant County Park - CANCELED
San Jose, CA
- 408.878.5073 Derek Maclean,
Kim van Berkel
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Mar. 21 - 22 Big Woods National Event; Elverson & North Coventry Township, PA - CANCELED Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Mar. 22
St. Mary's College - CANCELED
Moraga, CA
Matej Šebo
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Mar. 29
Shell Ridge Open Space - CANCELED
Walnut Creek, CA
Martin Kunz
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Mar. 30 - Apr. 23 “Corona” courses at Briones
Briones Regional Park, Lafayette, CA
- 925.934.6567 Gavin Wyatt-Mair
C; Two streamered courses for practice/exercise during the shutdown (at the NORTH park entrance)
Apr. 3 - 5 U.S. Nationals — Flying Pig XXIV; Cincinnati, OH - CANCELED Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 4
2020 NAV-X Challenge @ Cache Creek; Clearlake Oaks, CA - CANCELED
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Heidi Cusworth (GCO),
Bill Cusworth (GCO),
Vicki Woolworth
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.