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Event Announcement Archive (2022)

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: 2022 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2022), 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Please be aware that links to external web sites or email addresses may be out of date.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. 7 - 16 Oceania Orienteering Championships 2022; Christchurch, NZ
A; Sprint, Middle, and Long events in three areas of the South Island; vaccination passport required (entry deadline: Dec. 14) — rescheduled from 2021
Jan. 8
(Sat.)
Wild Goose Chase 5k & 10k; Martinez, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Trails, trails, trails, so many to choose from. Enjoy the scenic waterfront views & fresh air of the Martinez waterfront! Follow a map to find checkpoints—there'll be a variety of routes to choose from. Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Jan. 14 - 17 GAOC O-Fest; Carrollton & Pine Mountain, GA Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)
A; Friday Sprint at University of West Georgia; Saturday–Sunday 2-day Classic & Southeast Interscholastic Champs (SEIS) at F.D. Roosevelt State Park; Monday Extreme-O at F.D.R. State Park (entry deadline: Jan. 12)
Jan. 29
(Sat.)
Wild Goose Chase 5k & 10k; Benicia, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Trails, trails, trails, so many to choose from. Enjoy the scenic views and fresh air of the Carquinez Strait! Follow a map to find checkpoints—there'll be a variety of routes to choose from. Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Feb. 6
(Sun.)
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
San Martin, CA
- 650.321.9713 Lubomir Šebo
B; Standard 7-course event for beginners through advanced; at different parking lot than for previous events
Feb. 12
(Sat.)
Wild Goose Chase 5k & 10k; Sonoma, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Trails, trails, trails, so many to choose from. Enjoy the grand forests and wild meadows along Sonoma Creek! Follow a map to find the checkpoints—there will be a variety of routes you can choose from. Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Feb. 19 - 20 Fort Ebey NRE; Coupeville, Whidbey Island, WA Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
A; 1-day NRE on Saturday, nearby non-NRE event on Sunday; 2-day COC Winter League Championships with a “public” event each day; online registration is required (entry deadline: Feb. 16)
Feb. 19 - 27 Southwest Spring Week; Tucson & Phoenix, AZ Tucson Orienteering Club (TSN)
B; Nine days of orienteering and sun in the desert southwest with a variety of events (entry deadline TBD)
Feb. 26 - Mar. 2 Portugal “O” Meeting 2021; Loulé, Portugal
A; Middle, Long, & Night Sprint events (entry deadlines: Jan. 29 for age classes; none for Open classes)
Feb. 27
(Sun.)
Calero County Park
San Jose, CA
- 650.941.8251 John Richardson
B; Standard 7-course event for beginners through advanced
Mar. 12 - 13 Possum Trot XXI; St. Joseph, MO (near Kansas City) Possum Trot Orienteering Club (PTOC)
Saturday: Forest Sprint (2 courses); Sunday: Possum Trot (13.9 km), Half Possum Trot (5.6 km), and 90-minute Beginner/Intermediate Score-O; rescheduled from December 2021 (entry deadline: March 9)
Mar. 13
(Sun.)
Joseph D. Grant County Park
San Jose, CA
- 408.313.3753 Derek Maclean,
Kim van Berkel
B; Standard 7-course event for beginners through advanced
Mar. 15
(Tue.)
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 - 20 Big Woods National Event; Elverson & North Coventry, PA Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
A; Two-day NRE Classic with awards based on combined total time; Saturday at French Creek North (updated map), Sunday at Coventry Woods (new map) (entry deadline: March 12)
Mar. 20
(Sun.)
Wild Goose Chase 5k & 10k; Candlestick Point SRA, San Francisco, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Trails, trails, trails, so many to choose from. Enjoy the bay views and waterfront vibe of Candlestick Point! There will be a variety of routes you can choose from. Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Mar. 27
(Sun.)
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
Richmond, CA
- 925.862.2978 Steve Gregg
C; Our annual visit to this fun, fast park. White, Yellow, Orange, and Long Orange courses for beginner through intermediate (and advanced) orienteers
Apr. 1 - 3 Flying Pig XXIV, 2022 U.S. Junior Nationals; Milford & Batavia, OH Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; 24th edition of the popular Flying Pig National Event; Middle on Friday, Classics on Saturday & Sunday (entry deadline: March 20)
Apr. 1 - May. 1 Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
Livermore, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; EXTENDED ONE DAY! 3hr/6hr do-it-yourself map-trekking courses using the MapRun6 (smartphone) and MapRunG (Garmin) apps (dates shown are due to website limit; actual dates are March 1 through May 1)
Apr. 9
(Sat.)
Livermore Find-Your-Way 5k & Scramble; Livermore, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
5k Map Adventure course & 90-minute Scramble; discover the quirks and wonders of Livermore—its parks, 1800's history, decor, and street art; teams of 1-5 use a custom map to navigate to checkpoints; preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Apr. 19
(Tue.)
BAOC Annual General Meeting
Video Conference
- 925.516.7622,
- 650.321.9713
Annual membership meeting and election of officers
Apr. 23 - 24 42nd Annual National Meet; West Point, NY U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)
A; Popular annual event; Sat. AM Sprint, Sat. PM Middle, Sun. Long; Combined time for awards determination (entry deadline: April 21)
Apr. 30
(Sat.)
Niles Find-Your-Way 5k & Scramble; Fremont, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the quirks and wonders of Fremont’s Niles District—its parks, 1800’s history, decor, and street art. Teams of 1–5 choose a 5k course or a 90-minute Scramble with 36 checkpoints. Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
May. 1 - 31 Sonoma Valley; Glen Ellen, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; 2h/4h do-it-yourself map-trekking courses using the MapRun6 (smartphone) and MapRunG (Garmin) apps (dates shown are due to website limit; actual dates are April 1 through May 31)
May. 7 - 8 Overlook NRE & 42nd Annual Billygoat; Rochester, NY Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC)
A; Sanctioned one-day Middle-distance NRE event on Saturday; Sunday will be the (non-NRE) Letchworth Billygoat at Letchworth East (aka "Grand Canyon of the East"); might be limited to 150 people; 30 mi S of Rochester (entry deadline: May 4)
May. 11 - 17 World Orienteering Day; International
IOF annual event to promote orienteering in schools and clubs around the world. Any orienteering activity held between May 11 & May 17 can be registered as a World Orienteering Day event.
May. 13 - 29 World Masters Games 2021; Kansai, Japan
A; CANCELED? Includes Sprint events (May 20-22) and Middle & Long forest events (May 24-28) (entry deadline: April 10 [orienteering]); public races will be offered — Postponed from 2021
May. 14
(Sat.)
Run the Rotary NRE; Averill Park, NY Empire Orienteering Club (EMPO)
A; One-day NRE; classic courses; hemlock and oak forest with many rock features and a modest trail network (entry deadline: May 11)
May. 21
(Sat.)
Pacific Heights Find-Your-Way 5k & Scramble
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the quirks and wonders of Pacific Heights—its parks, views, decor, and history. Choose a 5k where you plan the route, or a 90-minute Scramble finding up to 36 checkpoints. Preregister by May 15 or 19 for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
May. 22
(Sun.)
Great Brook Farm NRE; Carlisle, MA New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
A; One-day NRE with all seven courses; pre-registration by May 18 is requested, but is not required
May. 25 - 29 Swiss 5 Days; Neuchâtel, Switzerland
A; Forest & urban Sprints, Middle, and 2 Long events (entry has closed) — Rescheduled from 2020 & from 2021
Jun. 1 - 30 Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
San Ramon, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; 2h/4h do-it-yourself map-trekking courses using the MapRun6 (smartphone) and MapRunG (Garmin) apps (dates shown are due to website limit; actual dates are May 1 through June 30)
Jun. 4 - 12 2022 Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival; Missoula, MT & Spokane, WA Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
A; Nine days of orienteering in Montana and Eastern Washington, including two NREs & the 2022 Western States Championships; Sprint, Middle, Classic, & Goat events (entry deadline: June 2)
Jun. 4 - 6 Lubrecht 3-Day, 2022 Western States Championships; Missoula, MT Grizzly Orienteering (GrizO)
A; Three-day competition weekend including a 1-day NRE, the 2022 Western States Championships, and a campus Sprint; Saturday Middle NRE, Sunday Classic, Monday Sprint; part of the 2022 Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival (entry deadline: June 2)
Jun. 5
(Sun.)
Joaquin Miller Park
Oakland, CA
- 510.407.1876 Tom de Vre,
Theo Verhoeven
C; This is the first event of the 2022 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome!
Jun. 11
(Sat.)
Fishtrap Lake NRE; Sprague, WA Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
A; Middle-distance event that is part of the 2022 Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival (entry deadline: June 9)
Jun. 25 - 30 WOC Tour 2022; Kolding, Denmark
A; "Public" races associated with the 2022 World Orienteering Championships; 3 Sprint races and 3 forest races (entry deadline: June 1)
Jun. 25 - 30 WOC: 2022 World Orienteering Championships; Kolding, Denmark
A; Annual world championships — rescheduled from 2020 (also see "WOC Tour 2022")
Jun. 26
(Sun.)
Mills College
Oakland, CA
- 510.681.6181 James Roney
C; This is the second event of the 2022 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome!
Jul. 1 - 10 Canadian Rockies Orienteering Festival 2022 (CROF2022); Alberta & British Columbia, Canada Foothills Wanderers Orienteering Club (FWOC)
A; Western Canadian Orienteering Championships (July 1-3) and Canadian Orienteering Championships (July 7-10), each with Sprint, Middle, & Long events; two Barebones events July 4-5; training camp July 6-7 (entry deadline: June 25)
Jul. 2 - 7 5 Days of Italy; Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
A; Model, Sprint, Long, & 3 Middle events (entry deadline: June 15)
Jul. 2
(Sat.)
University of California
Berkeley, CA
- 510.681.6181 Matej Šebo
C; This is the third event of the 2022 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome!
Jul. 3 - 8 54th Kainuu Orienteering Week; Puolanka, Finland
A; Four events over six days; 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: June 6)
Jul. 4
(Mon.)
S.F. Bay 2 Bankers 5k, 10k
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
10th annual event; another never-been-done-before theme celebrating the classic vibes of S.F.; start at the Ferry Building & explore the waterfront, downtown, North Beach, Chinatown, SOMA, & Nob Hill; preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Jul. 5 - 10 Texas Junior Orienteering Camp 2022; Bridgeport, TX North Texas Orienteering Association (NTOA)
Training; Six-day residence orienteering camp for talented 13-19 year-old junior orienteers in the U.S. Training available at the Fast Start (Yellow), Intermediate (Orange), and Advanced (Green) levels. (entry deadline: May 13)
Jul. 7 - 17 The World Games 2022; Birmingham, AL Vulcan Orienteering Club (VOC)
A; Sprint, Middle, and Sprint Relay events for selected Elites July 15-17; spectator races might(?) be available; you could be a volunteer (details TBD) — rescheduled from 2020
Jul. 8 - 16 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championships 2022; Vieste, Italy
A; Annual masters championships with Sprint, Middle, & Long events (entry deadline: May 15); WMOC Tour: five "open" events on the same terrain (entry deadline: May 1)
Jul. 10 - 16 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Champs; Aguiar da Beira, Portugal
A; Annual international championship event for juniors, and multi-day public (JWOC TOUR, tour.jwoc2022.pt) event with 2 Sprint, 3 Middle, & 1 Long races (Tour entry deadline: June 19) — postponed from 2021
Jul. 13 - 20 WMTBOC & JWMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2022; Falun, Sweden
A; Annual adult (WMTBOC) and juniors (JWMTBOC) mountain bike championships; there will be 5 "spectator" events in conjunction with the championships (deadlines: July 4 [team names] & 14, July 8 ["spectator" races])
Jul. 19 - 23 WTOC: World Trail-O Champs 2021; Jelenia Góra, Poland
A; TrailO Relay, TempO Qualifications and Final, two PreO events (entry deadline: team names July 10) — rescheduled from 2021
Jul. 23
(Sat.)
Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill, CA
- 610.715.8234 François Léonard
C; This is the fourth event of the 2022 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome!
Jul. 24 - 30 O'Ringen; Uppsala, Sweden
A; Annual, "world's largest" orienteering event (entry deadline: July 24[?]) — rescheduled from 2020 & 2021
Jul. 30
(Sat.)
Petaluma Find-Your-Way 5k & Scramble; Petaluma, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the quirks and wonders of Petaluma—its parks, views, decor, and history. Choose a 5k where you plan the route or a 90-minute Scramble where you find as many of the 36 checkpoints as you can. Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Jul. 31
(Sun.)
Napa Find-Your-Way 5k & Scramble; Napa, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the quirks and wonders of Napa—its parks, views, decor, and history. Choose a 5k where you plan the route or a 90-minute Scramble where you find as many of the 36 checkpoints as you can. Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Aug. 6
(Sat.)
Hamilton Find-Your-Way 5k & Scramble; Novato, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the quirks and wonders of Hamilton—its parks, views, decor, & history. Choose between a 5k where you plan the route or a 90-min Scramble where you find as many of the 26 checkpoints as you can. Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Aug. 14
(Sun.)
Vasona Lake County Park
Los Gatos, CA
- 415.456.8118 Taylor Pospisil
C; This is the fifth event of the 2022 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome!
Aug. 15 - 21 WUOC: World University Orienteering Championships; Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
A; Sprint, Long, Sprint Relay, Middle, & Relay events for selected team members, who must be attending or recent graduate of a university
Aug. 20
(Sat.)
Burlingame Find-Your-Way 5k & Scramble; Burlingame, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the quirks and wonders of Burlingame—its parks, views, decor, & history. Choose between 5k where you plan the route or 90-minute Scramble where you find as many of the 36 checkpoints as you can. Preregister for lower fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Aug. 28
(Sun.)
Bedwell Bayfront Park
Menlo Park, CA
- 650.281.5280 Matthias Kohler
C; This is the final event of the 2022 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome!
Sep. 1 - 30 Donner Summit; Soda Springs, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; 4h/8h do-it-yourself map-trekking courses using the MapRun6 (smartphone) and MapRunG (Garmin) apps (dates shown are due to website limit; actual dates are July 1 through Sept. 30)
Sep. 2
(Fri.)
San Francisco Marina Find-Your-Way 5k & Scramble
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the quirks & wonders of the S.F. Marina District—its parks, views, decor, & history. Choose a 5k (you plan the route) or a 90-minute Scramble (you find as many of the 36 checkpoints as you can). Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Sep. 10
(Sat.)
Pawtuckaway 1-Day NRE plus more; Raymond, NH Up North Orienteers (UNO)
A; Saturday 7-course NRE; Sunday recreational Classic courses; 3-day, multi-event annual camping weekend includes Canoe-O, Vampire-O, and Night-O events; preregister for discounted fees
Sep. 14 - 18 World Masters MTB Orienteering Championships 2022; Targovishte, Bulgaria
A; Four races: Mass Start, Middle, Long, & Sprint (entry deadline: Aug. 31)
Sep. 17
(Sat.)
S.F. Golden Gate Heights Find-Your-Way 5k & Scramble
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the quirks & wonders of Golden Gate Heights—its parks, views, decor, & history. Choose between 5k (you plan the route) or 90-minute Scramble (you find as many of the 36 checkpoints as you can). Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Sep. 20
(Tue.)
BAOC Board Meeting
Video Conference
- 925.516.7622,
- 650.321.9713
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors; 8:00 PM; all club members are welcome
Sep. 24
(Sat.)
Scout Orienteering Championships
Briones Regional Park, Lafayette, CA
- 925.934.6567 Gavin Wyatt-Mair
B; 28th annual Scout-O and Championships for all scout levels
Sep. 24
(Sat.)
Public Event at Scout-O Championships
Briones Regional Park, Lafayette, CA
- 925.934.6567 Gavin Wyatt-Mair
B; Open Event for non-Scouts — Regular 7-course BAOC event in conjunction with the Scout-O Championships
Oct. 1 - 31 Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
Antioch, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; 3h/6h do-it-yourself map-trekking courses using the MapRun6 (smartphone) and MapRunG (Garmin) apps (dates shown are due to website limit; actual dates are Sept. 1 through Nov. 15)