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Event Announcement Archive (2021)

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: 2021 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2021), 2020 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2020), 2019 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2019), 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Please be aware that links to external web sites or email addresses may be out of date.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. 9 - 17 Oceania Orienteering Championships 2021; Christchurch, NZ - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jan. 16 - 18 Georgia Navigator Cup; Atlanta, GA Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)
B; This will NOT be a National Ranking Event. This is a weekend of regular orienteering events with age classes for awards. Weekend class winners determined from best two scores. Classic courses on Saturday & Sunday, Middle courses on Monday.
Feb. 11 - 16 Portugal "O" Meeting 2021; Loulé, Portugal - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Mar. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Sunol
Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open February 1 through March 31; in 2 or 4 hours, visit as many of the 52 checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Mar. 11
(Thu.)
BAOC Board Meeting
Video Conference
- 925.516.7622,
- 650.321.9713
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors; 8:00–10:00 PM; all club members are welcome
Mar. 19 - 21 2021 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. 1 - 30 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Auburn; Cool, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open March 1 through April 30. In 2 or 4 hours, visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Apr. 9 - 10 Lighthouse Classic & 2021 Junior Nationals; Whidbey Island, WA - CANCELED Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 9 - 11 Georgia O-Fest; Whitesburg & Gainesville, GA Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)
A; NRE sanctioning approved! Standard classes on Fri. (Middle near Whitesburg), Sat. & Sun. (Classic near Gainesville); awards based on best 2 of 3 scores; SE Interscholastic Championships Saturday and Sunday (entry deadlines: 6 AM EST April 2 & 7)
Apr. 15
(Thu.)
Special BAOC Board Meeting
Video Conference
- 925.516.7622,
- 650.321.9713
A special (mid-quarter) Board meeting will be held at 8:00 PM to discuss the status of CalOFest
Apr. 24 - 25 Annual National Ranking Event; West Point, NY - CANCELED U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Cache Creek; Rumsey, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open April 1 through May 31. In 3 or 6 hours, visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
May. 7 - 9 2021 U.S. Team Trials; Clifton, VA Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC)
B; Glorified local events with great competition; details and venues for Sprint and Middle races are TBD, Long race will be held with a QOC local event; the Sprint and Middle will likely allow a small number of non-Team Trialers to run for a small fee
May. 12 - 16 Swiss 5 Days; Neuchâtel, Switzerland - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 15 - 16 Chapel of the Four Chaplains Trail-O; Philadelphia, PA Capital Region Nordic Alliance (CRNA)
A; Sanctioned as 2021 U.S. Trail-O Championships; Saturday PreO with 18 stations, Sunday TempO with 7 stations; both PreO and TempO courses use two local parks supporting those with disabilities/special needs
May. 20 - 29 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Champs; Kansai, Japan - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 22 - 23 Montana weekend; Missoula, MT Grizzly Orienteering (GrizO)
B; 2-day event organized by Grizzly Orienteering, recently formed by Boris Granovskiy (former U.S. Team member) & Allison Brown (entry details TBD)
May. 25
(Tue.)
BAOC Annual General Meeting
Video Conference
- 925.516.7622,
- 650.321.9713
Annual membership meeting and election of officers
May. 29 - 30 U.S. Rogaining Championships; Sprague, WA Northwest Navigation Races (Northwest Nav Races)
Rogaine; 24-hour Rogaine; pending sanctioning (entry deadlines: May 9 and 25)
Jun. 1 - 30 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Almaden Quicksilver
Almaden Quicksilver County Park, San Jose, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open May 1 through June 30; in 2 or 4 hours, visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Jun. 10 - 18 WMTBOC & JWMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2021; Kuortane, Finland
Annual adult (WMTBOC) and juniors (JWMTBOC) mountain bike championships; there will probably be an Open event in conjunction with the championships
Jun. 15 - Jul. 15 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Urban Parks
San Francisco, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course in S.F. Presidio open June 15 through August 15; in 2 or 4 hours, visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Jun. 23
(Wed.)
BAOC Board Meeting
Video Conference
- 925.516.7622,
- 650.321.9713
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors; 8:00–10:00 PM; all club members are welcome
Jun. 28 - Jul. 2 Five Days of Italy, Fai della Paganella, Trentino, Italy
A; Sprint, Long, and three Middle events "in the Middle of the Trentino Dolomites" (limited to 1800 entries; entry deadline: June 3) — rescheduled from 2020
Jul. 2 - 11 Canadian Rockies 2021 Orienteering Festival; British Columbia, Canada - CANCELED Foothills Wanderers Orienteering Club (FWOC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 3 - 9 WOC: World Orienteering Championships 2021 (forest); Doksy, Czech Republic
A; Annual World Orienteering Championships with six "public" races (also see "WOC Tour 2021") — rescheduled from 2020
Jul. 3 - 9 53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week; Suomussalmi, Finland
A; Four events over six days, plus a trail-run event; competition categories and open courses; quotes from website: "3,500 to 10,000 orienteers annually", "one of the most popular sporting events in Finland" (entry deadline: May 31; no on-site reg.)
Jul. 3 - 5 Advanced Practice Weekend; Laramie, WY Laramie Range Orienteering Club (LROC)
Training; Laramie Range Orienteering Club will be hosting bare-bones, advanced, practice courses for experienced orienteers over Independence Day weekend (July 3-4-5), in the Medicine Bow National Forest just east of Laramie. Pre-registration is required.
Jul. 4 - 9 WOC Tour 2021; Doksy, Czech Republic - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 4
(Sun.)
Bay 2 Bankers 10k
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
10k point-to-point map adventure course from Crissy Field to Union Square; teams of 1–5 will use a custom map to navigate about 11 legs from checkpoint to checkpoint, answering a simple multiple-choice question at each checkpoint; pre-reg. required!
Jul. 11 - 16 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Kocaeli, Turkey
A; Annual junior championships — DATES CHANGED TO SEPTEMBER 5–10
Jul. 11 - 16 Fin5 Orienteering Week 2021; Kuusamo, Koillismaa, Finland
A; 3 Middle-distance and 2 Long-distance events (entry deadline: June 22) — rescheduled from 2020
Jul. 17 - 24 Swiss O Week; Arosa, Switzerland
A; Six events: forest Sprint, 2 Middle, & 3 Long events; 3 modes: Competition, Holiday, & Challenge (entry deadline: May 31)
Jul. 19 - 25 WTOC: World Trail-O Champs 2021; Jelenia Góra, Poland
A; POSTPONED TO JULY 19–23, 2022; TrailO Relay, TempO Qualifications and Final, two PreO events
Jul. 25 - 31 O'Ringen; Uppsala, Sweden
A; POSTPONED TO 2022; Annual, "world's largest" orienteering event — rescheduled from 2020
Jul. 30 - Aug. 2 Deschutes Daze 2021; Bend, OR Columbia River Orienteering Club (CROC)
B; REGISTRATION IS CLOSED DUE TO LIMITED ENTRIES — Barebones event with only advanced courses and a 100-person limit; Classic courses Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; Score-O on Monday
Jul. 31
(Sat.)
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
- 415.566.7990 Deron van Hoff
C; Sprint courses at the Main Post Parade Ground on SATURDAY
Aug. 1 - 7 23rd Scottish 6-Days; Fort William, Scotland
A; Popular biennial event; largest orienteering event in the UK with typically more than 3500 competitors (entry deadline: June 30)
Aug. 1 - 31 Bon Tempe Reservoir
Fairfax, CA
Dennis Wildfogel
Training; Unofficial, self-serve Brown, Green, and Red courses; download PDFs of the maps from the BAOC website; the courses are also available through the MapRun6 app on your smartphone or tablet, and the MapRunG app on a Garmin watch capable of running apps
Aug. 1 - 31 Coyote Hills Regional Park
Fremont, CA
John Richardson
Training; Unofficial, self-serve courses; download PDFs of the maps from the BAOC website; the courses are also available through the MapRun6 app on your smartphone or tablet, and the MapRunG app on Garmin watch capable of running apps (streamers are removed)
Aug. 1 - 30 Town & Country Spring Series, Event #2; North Gold Country, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Second of three (independent) events in the Series. Short (5k) & Long (10k) self-serve adventure courses open May 22 through August 30 (Note: The start & end dates shown in the BAOC website schedule are artificial, forced by a website limit.)
Aug. 1 - 30 Town & Country Spring Series, Event #3; South Gold Country, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Third of three (independent) events in the Series. Short (5k) & Long (10k) self-serve adventure courses open June 5 through August 30 (Note: The start & end dates shown in the BAOC website schedule are artificial, forced by a website limit.)
Aug. 1 - 30 Town & Country Spring Series, Event #1; Central Coast, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
First of three (independent) events in the Series. Short (6–7k) & Long (14–15k) self-serve adventure courses open May 1 through August 30 (Note: The start & end dates shown in the BAOC website schedule are artificial, forced by a website limit.)
Aug. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS practice course at Mississippi Bar
Mississippi Bar, Fair Oaks, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Free self-serve GPS course OPEN FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR. In 1 or 2 hours, visit as many of the 35 checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Aug. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS practice course at Arastradero Preserve; Palo Alto, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Free self-serve GPS course OPEN FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR. In 1 or 2 hours, visit as many of the 28 checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Aug. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS practice course at Joaquin Miller Park; Oakland, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Free self-serve GPS course OPEN FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR. In 1 or 2 hours, visit as many of the 27 (unmarked) checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Aug. 6 - 13 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championships 2021; Velence, Hungary
A; Sprint qualification & final races; forest qualification, Middle, & Long races (entry deadline: July 12) — 5-day "WMOC 2021 Tour" public event announced
Aug. 6 - 15 Tahoe 2021
Sierra College & Lake Tahoe Area, Rocklin, Truckee, & Tahoe City, CA
- 925.934.6567 George Minarik,
Misha Kreslavsky,
Erin Schirm,
Bill Cusworth (NAV-X),
Heidi Cusworth (NAV-X)
A; Two weekends of events: 2021 U.S. Orienteering Championships (Sprint, Middle, & Long) and Club Relay Championships, and 2021 North American Rogaining Championships (24-hour competition & 4-hour recreational)
Aug. 21
(Sat.)
43rd Venla Relay; Finland
A; NEW DATE — Annual women's afternoon 4-leg relay event (entry deadline: June 15) — rescheduled from 2020 & from June 2021
Aug. 21 - 22 72nd Jukola Relay; Finland
A; NEW DATES — Annual men's overnight 7-leg relay event (entry deadline: June 15) — rescheduled from 2020 & from June 2021
Aug. 29 - Sep. 4 20th ARDF World Championships; Zlatibor, Serbia
Annual Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) championships — postponed from 2020 (hence the "2020" URL)
Aug. 29
(Sun.)
Bedwell Bayfront Park
Menlo Park, CA
- 650.281.5280 Matthias Kohler
C; There will be a “beginners” course, and a three-loop “advanced” course (you can do 1, 2, or all 3 loops). Beginners are very welcome — the courses will be “easier” than usual because of the nature of the park.
Sep. 1 - 30 “Corona” Training Courses
San Francisco Bay Area
Gavin Wyatt-Mair,
Misha Kreslavsky,
Rex Winterbottom,
Luc Poppe,
George Minarik,
François Léonard,
John Crowther,
Steve Gregg
Training; Streamered courses at various locations for practice/exercise during the shutdown/restrictions (Note: The start & end dates shown are artificial, forced by a website limit; the actual start [for the 1st course] was March 23, 2020; end dates are TBD.)
Sep. 1 - 30 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at 100 Lakes; Yuba Gap, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open July 1 through September 30 (extended from Aug. 31); in 3 or 6 hours, visit as many checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your checkpoint visits. (Not a BAOC event.)
Sep. 5 - 10 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Kocaeli, Turkey
A; Annual international championship event for juniors; 4-day public "Tour" event ("If conditions allow") with Sprint, Middle, & Long races (Tour entry deadline: Aug. ??) — rescheduled from 2020 & July 2021
Sep. 6 - 30 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Annadel
Annadel State Park, Santa Rosa, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open September 6 through November 7; in 3 or 6 hours, visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Sep. 9
(Thu.)
BAOC Board Meeting
Video Conference
- 925.516.7622,
- 650.321.9713
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors; 8:00–10:00 PM; all club members are welcome
Sep. 11 - 12 Seattle Adventure Running Tournament (SART); Seattle, WA - CANCELED Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Sep. 18 - 19 Overlook NRE & Letchworth Goat; Rochester, NY Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC)
A; POSTPONED TO 2022! Sanctioned one-day Middle-distance NRE event on Saturday; Sunday will offer a (non-NRE) Goat-style event at Letchworth East — aka "Grand Canyon of the East"; limited to 150 people; 30 mi south of Rochester (entry deadline: TBD)
Sep. 18
(Sat.)
S.F. Bernal Heights Find-Your-Way 5k & Scramble
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
20-checkpoint 5 km course and 90-minute Scramble (Score-O) with up to 36 checkpoints; Lovely views, parks, charming residential streets and shopping lanes, staircases, paths—fun area! Must be vaccinated & masked to use restroom. (Not a BAOC event.)