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Event Announcement Archive (2024)

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: 2024 (, 2023 (, 2022 (, 2021 (, 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Please be aware that links to external web sites or email addresses may be out of date.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. 12 - 15 Georgia Navigator Cup; Cartersville, GA Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)
A; Popular annual event; Red Top Mtn (new map); Friday Middle-distance NRE, 2-Day Classic NRE Saturday & Sunday, Extreme-O on Monday (entry deadlines: Jan. 5 & 10)
Jan. 13 - 15 Anza-Borrego Desert Orienteering Festival; Borrego Springs, CA San Diego Orienteering (SDO)
B; THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Saturday: 1/3/6-hour Rogaine-style Adventure Trek; Sunday AM: 7-course Middle in the "maze" canyons; Sunday evening: mass-start Goat; Monday: NRE Classic on varied terrain (entry limit of 250 has been reached!)
Jan. 20
Go Wild! Lime Ridge; Walnut Creek, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
2-hour Map Adventure: Enjoy a trail & wilderness scramble among the majestic oaks, quarries, & grasslands of Lime Ridge Open Space. Teams of 1-5 use a custom map to find up to 20 checkpoints in 2 hours. Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event.)
Jan. 26 - Feb. 6 Oceania Sprint Orienteering Championship; New Plymouth & Auckland, New Zealand
A; 4 races the 1st weekend near New Plymouth: Oceania KO sprint & relay champs; the following weekend in Auckland will have the Triple Crown: 3 races, the first being the Oceania Sprint Championship; all are WREs (entry deadline Jan. 5)
Jan. 28
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
Gilroy, CA
- 650.906.9672 Theo Verhoeven,
Tom de Vre
B; Standard 7-course event for beginners through advanced; back at the Coyote Lake side of the park as in previous years; beginners are welcome and can learn about orienteering at free Beginner Clinics
Feb. 6
BAOC Casual Forum
Video Conference
- 669.264.4761
All club members are very welcome. This will be an informal forum on Zoom from 8–9 pm — the goal is to provide a space to brainstorm ideas and chat with other club members. We will forward any popular suggestions to the Board to consider.
Feb. 10
I Left My Heart in San Francisco 5K, 10K, 2-Hour Scramble
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Valentine-themed adventure: About 24 Hearts sculptures are scattered around scenic spots in San Francisco's downtown, South of Market, and Mission Bay neighborhoods. Teams of 1-5 will find them on the 5K, 10K, or 2-hour Scramble. (Not a BAOC event)
Feb. 11
Calero County Park
San Jose, CA
- 707.567.3496 John Richardson
B; Standard, 7-course, Classic-distance event for beginners through advanced orienteers; beginners are welcome and can learn about orienteering at free Beginner Clinics (unlike last year, this will NOT be a National Ranking Event [NRE])
Feb. 17 - 18 WIOL Championships & Relay; Auburn & Mercer Island, WA Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
B; NOT NREs; Saturday: Campus/forest event at Green River College, Auburn; Sunday: Relay event at Luther Burbank Park, Mercer Island; both events are open to all; Pre-registration is required — no registration at the events (entry deadline Feb. 14)
Feb. 25
Browns Valley Open Space Preserve
Vacaville, CA
- 510.681.6181 Richard Thorsted
B; Our second visit to this new map of a "smaller Morgan Territory", with bigger rocks and fewer trees, will offer the standard 7 courses, from Beginner to Advanced; beginners are welcome and can learn about orienteering at free Beginner Clinics
Mar. 2 - 10 Southwest Spring Week (SWSW) 2024; Tucson, AZ Tucson Orienteering Club (TSN)
B; Popular multi-day event in southern Arizona with a variety of events from Sprints to 3-hr Rogaine (but no NREs) (entry deadlines: Tucson events: February 28; Phoenix events: March 1 & 7)