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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 (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Please be aware that links to external web sites or email addresses may be out of date.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. 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
(Sun.)
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
(Sun.)
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
(Sat.)
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
(Sun.)
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
(Sun.)
2020 NAV-X Challenge @ Diablo Foothills; Walnut Creek, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Dennis Wilkinson (NAV-X)
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
(Tue.)
BAOC Board Meeting
Video Conference Call
- 650.281.5280,
- 510.407.1876
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors—7:00-10:00 PM; 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
(Sun.)
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
(Sun.)
St. Mary's College - CANCELED
Moraga, CA
Matej Šebo
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Mar. 29
(Sun.)
Shell Ridge Open Space - CANCELED
Walnut Creek, CA
Martin Kunz
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
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
(Sat.)
2020 NAV-X Challenge @ Cache Creek; Clearlake Oaks, CA - CANCELED
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Heidi Cusworth (NAV-X),
Bill Cusworth (NAV-X),
Vicki Woolworth
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 11
(Sat.)
Vasona Lake County Park - CANCELED
Los Gatos, CA
Russell Green
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 17 - 19 2020 Junior Nationals; Coupeville, WA - CANCELED Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 18
(Sat.)
Go Wild! Kern Canyon (Day 1); Lake Isabella, CA - CANCELED - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 19
(Sun.)
Sailor Bar - CANCELED
Fair Oaks, CA

Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 19
(Sun.)
Go Wild! Kern Canyon (Day 2); Keysville, CA - CANCELED - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 25 - 26 West Point Annual National Event; West Point, NY - CANCELED U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 25 - 26 Trail-O NRE: PreO and TempO; Albany, NY Capital Region Nordic Alliance (CRNA)
A; Sanctioning suspended per OUSA policy; event status unknown
May. 2 - 3 North American Rogaining Championships; Sprague, WA - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 15 - 18 U.S. & Canada Team Trials; Kelowna, British Columbia, CA - CANCELED Sage Orienteering & Rogaining Club (SAGE)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 16
(Sat.)
Sierra College - CANCELED
Rocklin, CA
- 916.408.8052
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Randy Robinson (GCO)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 20 - 24 Swiss 5 Days; Neuchätel, Switzerland - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 23 - 25 Boston Sprint Camp; Boston, MA - CANCELED Cambridge Sports Union (CSU)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jun. 1
(Mon.)
BAOC Annual General Meeting
Video Conference Call
- 650.281.5280,
- 510.407.1876
Annual membership meeting and election of officers
Jun. 6 - 7 Northfield Mt. NRE Classic, U.Mass. campus Sprints; Pioneer Valley, MA - CANCELED New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jun. 13
(Sat.)
Venla Relay; Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jun. 13 - 14 Jukola Relay; Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jun. 25 - 28 United World Games & Carinthian Lake Cup; Villach, Austria - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jun. 26 - Jul. 3 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Kocaeli, Turkey - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jun. 28 - Jul. 3 Five Days of Italy, Fai della Paganella, Trentino, Italy - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jun. 28 - Jul. 3 53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week; Haverinen, Suomussalmi, Finland - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 3 - 12 Canadian Rockies Orienteering Festival; Alberta & British Columbia, Canada - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 3 - 5 WCOC: Western Canadian Orienteering Championships; Kananaskis, Alberta, CA - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 4
(Sat.)
Bay 2 Bankers 5k, 10k
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
5k & 10k map adventure courses — 8th annual Bay 2 Bankers in San Francisco! Find your way to some amazing spots around San Francisco. Register by July 3. See the website for details, which are very different this year! (Not a BAOC event.)
Jul. 5 - 10 Fin5 Orienteering Week; Kuusamo, Koillismaa, Finland - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 7 - 8 Crowsnest Barebones Orienteering; Blairmore, Alberta, Canada - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 7 - 11 WOC: World Orienteering Championships; Kolding, Denmark - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 8 - 9 Sass Peepre National Junior Training Camp; Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 10 - 12 COC: Canadian Orienteering Championships 2020; Kimberley & Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada - CANCELED Kootenay Orienteering Club (KOC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 14 - 18 WUOC: World University Orienteering Championships; Smolensk, Russia - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 19 - 25 O-Ringen, Uppsala, Sweden - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 19
(Sun.)
2020 NAV-X Challenge @ Donner Summit; Donner Summit, CA - CANCELED
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Heidi Cusworth (NAV-X),
Bill Cusworth (NAV-X)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 21 - Aug. 2 California Orienteering Festival; San Francisco Bay Area & Lake Tahoe Area - CANCELED - 925.934.6567
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 24 - 27 North American Championships (NAOC) - CANCELED
Truckee, CA
- 925.934.6567
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Aug. 1 - 2 17th World Rogaining Championships (WRC) - CANCELED
Truckee, CA
- 925.934.6567
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Aug. 7 - 15 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Champs; Košice, Slovakia - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Aug. 17 - 23 WMTBOC & JWMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships; Jeseník, Czech Republic - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Aug. 29 - 30 British Columbia Championships; Whistler, BC, Canada - CANCELED Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Sep. 5 - 7 Laramie Training Event; Laramie, WY Laramie Range Orienteering Club (LROC)
Training; Barebones event (self-timed, streamers instead of bags, no results) with one advanced practice course each day; PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 10:00 PM MDT THURS., SEPT. 3
Sep. 6
(Sun.)
42nd Annual Billygoat Run; Kent, CT - CANCELED Western Connecticut Orienteering Club (WCOC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Sep. 11 - 13 Trail-O (possible nationals); Philadelphia, PA - CANCELED Capital Region Nordic Alliance (CRNA)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Sep. 20
(Sun.)
Sacramento Bar - CANCELED
Fair Oaks, CA
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO) Jeff Thompson (GCO)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Sep. 24
(Thu.)
BAOC Board Meeting
Video Conference Call
- 925.516.7622,
- 650.321.9713
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors—8:00-10:00 PM; All club members and other interested people are welcome.
Oct. 2 - 8 WMTBOC & JWMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2020; Loulé, Portugal
Annual adult (WMTBOC) and juniors (JWMTBOC) mountain bike championships; there will be an Open event in conjunction with the championships (Open-event entry deadline: Sept. 21) NOTE: There is conflicting information about the status of the event.
Oct. 3
(Sat.)
Run the Rotary NRE; Averill Park, NY - CANCELED Empire Orienteering Club (EMPO)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Oct. 9 - 18 WOC: World Orienteering Championships; Kolding, Denmark - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Oct. 10 - 16 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Kocaeli, Turkey - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Oct. 10 - 11 New England Championships; Townsend, MA - CANCELED New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Oct. 11
(Sun.)
Scout Orienteering Championships - CANCELED - 925.934.6567 Gavin Wyatt-Mair,
Steve Harrison
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Oct. 19 - 31 Haunted Fun 5k's & 10k's
San Francisco Bay Area
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Three 5k & 10k map adventure courses; East Bay, San Francisco Peninsula, and South Bay locations; trick or treating for adults (and families) in teams of 1 to 5; do 1, 2, or all 3 of the events at your own start/finish times. (Not a BAOC event.)
Oct. 22
(Thu.)
Virtual 2020 OUSA Annual General Meeting (AGM); Online
Orienteering USA (OUSA)
With the continuing SARS-CoV-2 issues facing the U.S., the Orienteering USA Board has agreed to hold this year’s AGM as a virtual meeting, from 8–10 PM EDT.
Oct. 25
(Sun.)
2020 NAV-X Challenge @ Sunol - CANCELED
Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol, CA

NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Oct. 29 - Nov. 1 South American Orienteering Championships; Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Nov. 1
(Sun.)
Granite Bay, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area - CANCELED
Granite Bay, CA

Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Greg Vlasek (GCO)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Nov. 7 - 8 Iron Hill Park (DE) & Rodney Scout Reservation (MD); near Newark, DE - CANCELED Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Nov. 7
(Sat.)
Navigation Clinic and Orienteering Event; Peoria Hills, near Sonora, CA Gold Rush Adventure Racing (GoldRushAR)
"Class" covering compass use & map-reading skills for land navigation, and answering adventure-racing questions. Then small-group practice led by experienced racers. Venture out to the full Day-O course and test your skills. Okay to skip the clinic.
Nov. 8
(Sun.)
Huddart Park - CANCELED
Woodside, CA
- 650.321.9713 Dennis Wilkinson
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Nov. 15
(Sun.)
2020 NAV-X Challenge @ Auburn/Cool; Auburn, CA - CANCELED NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X) Mats Jansson (NAV-X)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 “Corona” Training Courses
San Francisco Bay Area
Gavin Wyatt-Mair,
Misha Kreslavsky,
Rex Winterbottom,
Luc Poppe,
George Minarik,
François Léonard,
John Crowther,
Steve Gregg
C; 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 was March 23; the end will be TBD.)
Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 5 Wonders of the Bay
San Francisco Bay Area
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
5k, 10k, & "Long" courses at 5 new-to-terraloco locations, all within an hour of San Francisco (Note: The start & end dates shown are artificial, forced by a website limit; the actual start was 7/29/20; the end will be 12/31/20.) (Not a BAOC event.)
Nov. 21 - Dec. 15 NAV-X Map Trekking training course
Trione-Annadel State Park, Santa Rosa, CA

NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Heidi Cusworth (NAV-X)
Map Trekking training course with smartphone or Garmin watch recording of controls. (Note: The start & end dates shown are artificial, forced by a website limit; the actual start was 10/17/20; the end will be 12/31/20.) (Not a BAOC event.)