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Event Announcement Archive (2019)

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: 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Please be aware that links to external web sites or email addresses may be out of date.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 - 13 Port of Stockton Go!; Stockton, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
A; Two fun days, four fun adventure events; for runners, walkers, hikers, and adventurers of all ages; detailed, custom-made maps; flat, fast 2 km to 3 km courses; final event is an OUSA NRE; preregister for discounted entry fee (Not a BAOC event)
Jan. 18 - 21 Georgia Navigator Cup; Newnan, GA Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)
A; Friday Middle, 2-day Classic Navigator Cup, Monday Extreme-O (entry deadlines: Dec. 31, Jan. 5)
Jan. 19 - 20 Anza Borrego Weekend; Borrego Springs, CA San Diego Orienteering (SDO)
A; Five events — Goat, Motala Night-O, Trail-O, NRE Classic, & Score-O — at beautiful Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, about 90 miles east of San Diego. Rugged, open, desert terrain with courses unique in the U.S. (reg. by noon Jan 15) (Not a BAOC event)
Jan. 27
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
Richmond, CA
- 925.862.2978 Steve Gregg
C; "Club relay" event, with 3-person (or 2-person, or 1-person) teams, at a popular "fast" venue
Feb. 2 - 3 Go Wild! Kern Canyon; Lake Isabella, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
Saturday: 5k & 10k map adventure courses; Sunday: 2hr & 4hr map adventure courses. In teams of 1-5, explore above the Kern River to find checkpoints using special topographic maps. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event.)
Feb. 9 - 10 Truckee Orienteering 2019 Ski-O, Round 1; Truckee, CA
Lake Tahoe Area
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Ski-O; Middle-distance races at Tahoe XC on Saturday, and a 90-minute Score-O (find as many checkpoints you can within the time limit) at Royal Gorge on Sunday — SUNDAY EVENT IS CANCELED!
Feb. 10
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
Gilroy, CA
- 510.525.1574 Dennis Wilkinson
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced
Feb. 15 - 17 2019 NJROTC National Champs; Santa Clarita, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
A; Navy Nationals returns to Vasquez Rocks! This event is restricted to those NJROTC units who have been selected to attend by their regions. Friday model event; Saturday & Sunday competition courses. (See "public" event on Feb 18.)
Feb. 15 - 17 Vancouver Sprint Camp 2019; North Vancouver, BC, CA Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC)
14th annual Vancouver Sprint Camp. "It's not a resting camp." (entry deadline: Feb. 10)
Feb. 16
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
- 415.566.7990 Vladimir Gusiatnikov
C; Sprint event, and beginner’s course, at this popular park
Feb. 16 - 24 Southwest Spring Week; Tucson, AZ Tucson Orienteering Club (TSN)
A; Variety of events over nine days (entry deadlines: TBD)
Feb. 18
Vasquez Rocks; Santa Clarita, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
B; "Public" event on the NJROTC championship courses; White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, and Red courses (see Feb 15-17 event)
Mar. 1 - 5 Portugal "O" Meeting 2019; Figueira da Foz, Portugal
A; Sprint Relay, 3 Middle, Night Sprint, & Long events (reg. deadline: Feb. 18)
Mar. 3
2019 Nav-X Challenge @ Wildcat
Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, Richmond, CA

NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Vicki Woolworth
2- & 4-hour Map Trek: You will be treated to a Map Adventure sure to please any navigation sports enthusiast, whether you're looking for a scenic 2 hr hike in the green hills, or a 4 hr competitive endurance race. (Not a BAOC event.)
Mar. 3
Nav-X Adventure Run – Wildcat
Wildcat Canyon Regional Park, Richmond, CA

NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Vicki Woolworth
Join us for a trail run like no other in the Berkeley Hills. Navigate the trails using an old-school map or new-school app. Shortcut off trail if you want. (Not a BAOC event.)
Mar. 9 - 10 Pacheco Pass – Wildflower Weekend
Pacheco State Park, Hollister, CA
- 510.525.1574 Aron Walker,
Misha Kreslavsky
B; Saturday Middle & Night-O courses and Sunday regular courses
Mar. 9 - 10 Truckee Orienteering 2019 Ski-O, Round 2; Truckee, CA Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Ski-O; Middle-distance races at Tahoe Donner on Saturday, and a four-round Sprint tournament (great if you're "sprinting" or not!) at ASC on Sunday (reg. deadline: Mar. 7)
Mar. 12
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. 17
Joseph D. Grant County Park
San Jose, CA
- 650.604.3760 Derek Maclean,
Kim van Berkel
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced; sanctioned as a 1-day National Ranking Event (NRE)
Mar. 20 - 24 World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships (WMSOC); Piteå, Swedish Lapland
Ski-O; Model, Long, Middle, and Long events (entry deadlines: Feb. 28, Mar. 20)
Mar. 22 - 24 Flying Pig XXIII: U.S. Masters Nationals; Lexington, KY Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; Middle distance Friday; Saturday and Sunday events at Carter Caves State Park; sanctioned as 2018 U.S. Masters National Championships (yes, 2018; "Masters Nationals" formerly known as "Classic Championships") (entry deadlines: Mar. 5 [changed] & 11)
Mar. 30
Star City Scramble 5k, 10k; Brisbane, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k, 10k map adventure courses: Aim high, and you'll land among the many stars decorating the village of Brisbane. Use a custom map to find monuments & displays; answer multiple-choice questions. Preregister for discounted entry. (Not a BAOC event)
Mar. 31
Golden Goat and Golden Kid
Shell Ridge Open Space, Walnut Creek, CA
- 925.516.7622 Erin Schirm,
Jay Hann
23rd annual event with an extra-long "Goat" course, and a long "Kid" course, with a shared mass start; and regular beginner courses with separated starts
Apr. 6
Deer Creek Hills Preserve - CANCELLED
Rancho Murietta, CA

Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Mats Jansson (GCO)
This event has been cancelled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 7
2019 Nav-X Challenge @ Deer Creek Hills - CANCELLED
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Rancho Murietta, CA

NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Mats Jansson (GCO)
This event has been cancelled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 13 - 14 2019 Junior Nationals; Quantico Marine Corps Base, Triangle, VA Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC)
A; Friday Model, Saturday Middle & Relay, Sunday Long; sanctioned as OUSA Junior Nationals (aka Interscholastic Champs) with Classic courses for adults (entry deadline: April 3)
Apr. 19 - 22 New Zealand National Championships; Oamaru, New Zealand
A; Sprint, Middle, Long, and Relay events in the Waitaki region of the South Island (entry deadline: April 5)
Apr. 20
BAOC Annual General Meeting
Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos, CA
- 650.281.5280,
- 510.407.1876
Annual membership meeting and election of officers
Apr. 20
Vasona Lake County Park
Los Gatos, CA
- 408.313.3753 Ann Marie Cody
C; Courses for beginners through advanced (with a special treat of a Memory-O for those up for a mental challenge) on a new ISSOM map; the BAOC 2019 AGM will be at this event