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Event Announcement Archive (2023)

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 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2024), 2023 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2023), 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Please be aware that links to external web sites or email addresses may be out of date.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. 13 - 16 2023 Junior Nationals; Pine Mountain, GA Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)
A; Friday: Middle NRE; Sat/Sun: 2-day Classic NRE, combined-time scoring (Junior Nationals); Monday Extreme-O (entry deadlines: Jan. 6 & 12)
Jan. 14 - 15 Anza-Borrego Desert State Park; Borrego Springs, CA - 415.359.4237
San Diego Orienteering (SDO)
A; Popular desert event over MLK weekend; Saturday Goat (5k & 10k) & afternoon Sprint; Sunday Classic-distance NRE & afternoon Maze-O (Score-O in a slot-canyon maze); maximum of 200 participants; no registration at the event (entry deadline: Jan. 8)
Jan. 21 - 22 Bon Tempe Reservoir
Fairfax, CA
- 415.456.8118 Heidi Cusworth (NAV-X),
Bill Cusworth (NAV-X)
C; As in the past, limited participation (only for club members) on Saturday or Sunday; PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED; NO BEGINNER OR INTERMEDIATE COURSE; same advanced-level courses both days
Jan. 28
(Sat.)
Go Wild! Lime Ridge; Walnut Creek, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
2-hour Map Adventure Course; Enjoy a trail & wilderness scramble among the oaks, quarries, & grasslands of Lime Ridge Open Space. Teams of 1-5 find checkpoints along the trails & in the wilds in 2 hours. Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Feb. 3 - 5 2023 OUSA Ski Orienteering Championships; Lake Placid, NY Empire Orienteering Club (EMPO)
A; Sprint, Middle, & Long events to be held in conjunction with the Empire State Winter Games (entry deadline: Jan. 28)
Feb. 4
(Sat.)
Wild Goose Chase 5k & 10k
Mississippi Bar, Fair Oaks, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
5k/10k map adventure courses; enjoy the many trails, rock piles, & American River views of Mississippi Bar! Not your typical 5k/10k: follow a map to find the checkpoints; have the trail run of your life! Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Feb. 12
(Sun.)
Shell Ridge Open Space
Walnut Creek, CA
Jay Hann
B; Standard 7-course event for beginners through advanced
Feb. 18
(Sat.)
Fire Mountain Middle NRE; Mt Vernon, WA Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
A; Middle-distance classic orienteering; one race; five public courses interspersed with eight student (Washington Interscholastic Orienteering League) courses; preregistration is required (entry deadline: Feb. 15)
Feb. 18 - 26 Southwest Spring Week (SWSW) 2023; Tucson, AZ Tucson Orienteering Club (TSN)
B; Nine days of orienteering and fun in the desert southwest with a variety of courses (registration is open; deadline TBD)
Feb. 26
(Sun.)
Lake Herman Recreation Area
Benicia, CA
- 650.906.9672 Nick Corsano
B; Standard 7-course event for beginners through advanced
Mar. 4
(Sat.)
Wild Goose Chase 5k & 10k
Rossmoor Bar, Rancho Cordova, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
5k/10k map adventure courses; enjoy the many trails, rock piles, & American River views of Rossmoor Bar! Not your typical 5k/10k: follow a map to find the checkpoints; have the trail run of your life! Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Mar. 11 - 12 Royal Romp 2023; Quantico, VA Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC)
A; 2-day Classic NRE event at Prince William Forest; advance registration is required (entry deadline: March 4)
Mar. 12
(Sun.)
Joseph D. Grant County Park
San Jose, CA
- 415.309.1853 Derek Maclean,
Kim van Berkel
B; Standard 7-course event for beginners through advanced; free introductory instruction for beginners
Mar. 24 - 26 2023 U.S. Nationals — Flying Pig XXV; Morehead, KY Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; 25th edition of the popular National Event; Friday Sprint at Morehead State University (Morehead, KY); Saturday Long & Sunday Middle at Carter Caves State Park (KY); this event will be the JWOC 2023 Team Trials (entry deadlines: Feb. 28, March 14)
Mar. 25
(Sat.)
Cole Valley Find-Your-Way 5K & 10K
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the quirks & wonders of Cole Valley & the Haight: Choose 5k or 10k map adventure course; find up to 30 checkpoints using a custom map to navigate; answer multiple-choice questions at checkpoints; preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Mar. 26
(Sun.)
Sacramento Bar
Fair Oaks, CA
- 530.919.3160
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jonas Libell (GCO)
B; Full-on orienteering event with courses for beginners (White & Yellow), intermediate orienteers (Orange), and advanced orienteers (Brown & Red), using classic punch cards; 2-hour time limit (Not a BAOC event)
Mar. 30
(Thu.)
BAOC Board Meeting
Video Conference
- 925.516.7622,
- 650.906.9672
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors; 8:00 PM; all club members are welcome
Apr. 1 - 30 NAV-X GPS Challenge #1: Annadel State Park; Santa Rosa, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; 3- or 6-hour Map Trek using the MapRun6 smartphone app or MapRunG Garmin app; get to as many of the ~50 checkpoints as you can (dates shown are due to a website limit; actual dates are March 1 through April 30) (Not a BAOC event)
Apr. 2
(Sun.)
Calero County Park
San Jose, CA
- 408.688.4482 Rich Parker
A; Standard, Classic-distance event for beginners through advanced orienteers; this will be our annual, 1-day, National Ranking Event (NRE) with standard fees (i.e., not normal NRE fees)
Apr. 8
(Sat.)
Sunnyvale Find-Your-Way 5K & 10K; Sunnyvale, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the quirks & wonders of Sunnyvale: Teams of 1-5 choose 5k or 10k map adventure course; find up to 30 checkpoints using a custom map to navigate; answer multiple-choice questions at checkpoints; preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Apr. 15 - 16 43rd Annual National Event; West Point, NY U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)
A; Sprint/Middle/Long National Ranking Events: Middle & Sprint on Saturday at West Point, Long on Sunday at Harriman State Park (entry deadline: April 8)
Apr. 15
(Sat.)
Larkspur Find-Your-Way 5K & 10K; Larkspur, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the quirks & wonders of Larkspur & Corte Madera: Choose 5k or 10k map adventure course; find up to 30 checkpoints using a custom map to navigate; answer multiple-choice questions at checkpoints; preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Apr. 20
(Thu.)
BAOC Annual General Meeting
Video Conference
- 925.516.7622,
- 650.906.9672
Annual membership meeting and election of officers
Apr. 23
(Sun.)
Wild Goose Chase 5k & 10k Howell Mountain; Angwin, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
5k/10k map adventure courses; enjoy the lush forests & plentitude of trails of the Howell Mountain Forest! Not your typical 5k/10k: follow a map to find the checkpoints; have the trail run of your life! Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Apr. 30
(Sun.)
NAV-X GPS Challenge #3: Pacheco State Park; Hollister, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; 3- or 6-hour Map Trek NOT using the MapRun6 smartphone app or MapRunG Garmin app; traditional, in-person, 1-day event; get to as many of the checkpoints as you can (Not a BAOC event)
May. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS Challenge #2: Auburn; Cool, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; 2- or 4-hour Map Trek using the MapRun6 smartphone app or MapRunG Garmin app; get to as many of the checkpoints as you can (dates shown are due to a website limit; actual dates are April 1 through May 31) (Not a BAOC event)
May. 6 - 7 Boulder Dash; Hollis, NH Up North Orienteers (UNO)
A; 2-day combined-time Classic NRE (entry deadlines: April 18, May 2)
May. 7
(Sun.)
Mississippi Bar
Fair Oaks, CA
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO) Dan Rathbun (GCO)
C; Score-O event: Find as many check points as you can within the time limit, individually or as a team, using classic pin punches and punch cards (Not a BAOC event)
May. 13
(Sat.)
Morro Bay Find-Your-Way 5K & 10K; Morro Bay, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the quirks & wonders of Morro Bay: Choose 5k or 10k map adventure course; teams of 1-5 find up to 30 checkpoints using a custom map to navigate; answer multiple-choice questions at checkpoints; preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
May. 21
(Sun.)
Relay Event
Bedwell Bayfront Park, Menlo Park, CA
- 408.313.3753 Misha Kreslavsky
C; You get to have fun doing a Relay, and we get to practice administration of a Relay in anticipation of the NAOC Relay at the California Orienteering Festival
May. 27 - 29 "Sprint" Adventure Running Festival; Atascadero, Morro Bay, & San Luis Obispo, CA - 510.681.6181,
Rex Winterbottom,
Matej Sebo
A; 3 days, 6 events (1 NRE Sunday AM); for runners, walkers, hikers of all ages; new maps; 2km-3km courses; variety of formats; about 20 controls per course; terraloco events: Stages 1, 2, 3, 5, 6; BAOC events: Stages 3 & 4 = BAOC Summer Series event #1
Jun. 4
(Sun.)
California State University, Sacramento - CANCELED
Sacramento, CA
Kyle Porter (GCO) - 916.956.4896
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
This event has been canceled. Please check its page for details.
Jun. 11
(Sun.)
Summer Series Event #2: Mills College
Mills College, Oakland, CA
- 510.407.1876 George Minarik
C; This is the second event of the 2023 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome!
Jun. 18
(Sun.)
Summer Series Event #3: Vasona Park
Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos, CA
Taylor Pospisil
C; This is the third event of the 2023 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome!
Jun. 24 - 25 Marmot O Cup (MOC); Spokane, WA Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
A; The NRE events have been canceled, being replaced by two *non-NRE* events; see the event website for details (entry deadline: June 20)
Jul. 1 - 9 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Champs; Baia Mare, Romania
A; Annual international championship event for juniors, and "Romanian Cup" public event (Sprint, Long, 2 Middle)
Jul. 1 - 7 WTOC: World Trail-O Champs 2023; Zákupy, Czech Republic
A; Two PreO events, TempO event, Relay event (team organized by OUSA); public events at one PreO day & the TempO event (entry details TBD) -- rescheduled from 2022
Jul. 1 - 5 5 Days of Italy; Pieve di Cadore, Veneto, Italy
A; In the Dolomites of northern Italy: Two Sprints, three Middle, and one Long event
Jul. 2 - 7 55th Kainuu Orienteering Week; Kuhmo, 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"
Jul. 4
(Tue.)
San Francisco Bay 2 Bankers 5K, 10K
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
11th annual Bay 2 Bankers: another never-been-done-before mystery theme celebrating the classic vibes of San Francisco; start at Ghirardelli Square; meander through some classic neighborhoods of the city; preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Jul. 9
(Sun.)
Summer Series Event #4: UC Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley, CA
François Léonard
C; This is the fourth event of the 2023 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome!
Jul. 11 - 16 WOC: World Orienteering Championships; Flims Laax, Switzerland
A; Annual world championships, with associated Swiss O Week "spectator races" open to everyone (see separate schedule entry)
Jul. 15 - 22 Swiss O Week; Flims Laax, Switzerland
A; Popular open event in conjunction with the WOC; 3 Long and 3 Middle events (entry deadline: May 31)
Jul. 17 - 19 2023 Western States Orienteering Championships
San Francisco Bay Area
- 925.934.6567
A; All are welcome, including beginners. Championship event for orienteers from the western U.S. states that have 10,000-foot mountains; Stages 1-3 of the California Orienteering Festival — see Schedule entries for individual days
Jul. 17 - 30 California Orienteering Festival; San Francisco Bay Area & Lake Tahoe Area - 925.934.6567
A; All are welcome, including beginners. Many days of activities including multiple NRE events, Western States O' Championships, North American O' Championships (NAOC), and World Rogaining Championships (WRC) — see Schedule entries for individual event
Jul. 17
(Mon.)
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
- 650.248.0909 Matej Sebo
A; All are welcome, including beginners; NRE Sprint event in an urban park; California Orienteering Festival, Stage 1; Western States Orienteering Championships, Day 1
Jul. 18
(Tue.)
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181 Andrew Masalkov
A; All are welcome, including beginners; NRE Middle-distance event in urban park; California Orienteering Festival, Stage 2; Western States Orienteering Championships, Day 2
Jul. 19
(Wed.)
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
Livermore, CA
- 510.684.2001 Deron van Hoff
A; All are welcome, including beginners; NRE Long-distance forest event; California Orienteering Festival, Stage 3; Western States Orienteering Championships, Day 3
Jul. 21 - 24 North American Orienteering Championships (NAOC)
Truckee, CA
- 925.934.6567
A; All are welcome, including beginners. California Orienteering Festival, Stages 4-7: Biennial American-Canadian championships, hosted by BAOC; Model event; NRE/WRE Sprint, Middle, & Long events; Elite & Club Relays
Jul. 23 - 29 O-Ringen; Åre, Sweden
A; Annual, "world's largest" orienteering event; main 5-day event is 2 Middle & 3 Long; other options available (entry deadline: June 1) — rescheduled from 2022
Jul. 26
(Wed.)
California Orienteering Festival, Stage 8
Spooner Lake/Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, Between Incline Village, NV and South Lake Tahoe, CA
- 925.934.6567 Nik Weber (GCO)
A; All are welcome, including beginners; NRE Middle-distance alpine-forest event
Jul. 27
(Thu.)
California Orienteering Festival, Stage 9
Independence Creek, Truckee, CA
- 925.872.3935 Gavin Wyatt-Mair
A; All are welcome, including beginners; NRE Long-distance alpine-forest event
Jul. 28 - 30 World Rogaining Championships (WRC)
Northstar California Resort, Truckee, CA
- 925.934.6567
Rogaine; California Orienteering Festival, Stage 10: Annual world championships, hosted by BAOC; limited to 1000 entries; model event on Friday
Jul. 29 - Aug. 4 O'France 2023; Bolquère, France
A; Urban Sprint (nearby in Spain), 3 Middle, 2 Long events (entry deadline: May 31)
Jul. 29 - Aug. 2 Bavarian Forest 5 Days; Zwiesel, Bavaria, Germany
A; City Sprint & 4 forest days; age classes (10-80) and open categories; max. 800 entries (entry deadline: July 9)
Jul. 30 - Aug. 4 Scottish 6-Day; Elgin, Scotland (near Inverness)
A; Event results based on best four of five events: two Middle and three Long; plus an optional, limited-entry, non-counting Sprint (entry deadline: June 30)
Aug. 5 - 13 Canadian Orienteering Championships; Ottawa/Montreal, Canada
A; 6-day O-Fest (8/5-8/10) followed by 3-day championships with Sprint, Middle, & Long events (8/11-8/13) (entry deadline: July 23)
Aug. 11 - 18 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Champs; Košice, Slovakia
A; Sprint Model, Qualification, & Final; Forest Model & Qualification; Middle Final; Long Final (entry deadline: June 30) — rescheduled from 2020
Aug. 12
(Sat.)
Summer Series Event #5: Diablo Valley College
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
James Roney
C; This is the fifth event of the 2023 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome!
Aug. 19
(Sat.)
Capitola Find-Your-Way 5K & 10K; Capitola, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the quirks & wonders of Capitola—parks, views, decor, & history: Choose a 5k or 10k challenge; find up to 36 checkpoints, answer a multiple-choice question at each; use a custom map to navigate; preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Aug. 27 - Sep. 2 21st IARU World ARDF Championships; Liberec, Czech Republic
Annual ARDF (Amateur Radio Direction Finding) championship
Aug. 27
(Sun.)
Summer Series Event #6: Bayfront Park
Bedwell Bayfront Park, Menlo Park, CA
- 650.281.5280 Matthias Kohler
C; This is the final event of the 2023 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome!
Aug. 29 - Sep. 4 Laramie Daze; Laramie, WY Rocky Mountain Orienteering Club (RMOC)
B; This event is no longer "tentative"! The schedule is three non-NRE races and three NRE races. Details are on the event website (click on the date in the BAOC Schedule). (Registration closed 8/29/23.)
Sep. 2 - 4 North Coast Go!; Fortuna, Eureka, Arcata, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Adventure Running Festival: three 5K events and one 2-hour Scramble; relish California's premier urban redwood parks and their coastal towns; for runners, walkers, hikers, and adventurers of all ages. Preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Sep. 12
(Tue.)
BAOC Board Meeting
Video Conference
- 925.516.7622,
- 669.264.4761
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors; 8:00 PM; all club members are welcome
Sep. 16
(Sat.)
San Francisco Mapathon
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Enjoy amazing highlights & lesser-known secrets of San Francisco in an epic way—a 26.2 mi Mapathon! Foot-only & foot+bike divisions; custom map; teams of 1-5; 25 checkpoints; 2 aid stations. Preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Sep. 19
(Tue.)
2023 Orienteering USA Annual General Meeting
Conference Call

Orienteering USA (OUSA)
This online meeting will be held 5:00 to 7:00 pm (PDT); information and updates will be posted on the OUSA website (click on the date in the BAOC Schedule)
Sep. 23 - 24 2023 Masters Nationals; Buffalo/Rochester, NY Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC)
A; 2-day Classic event (sanctioned & Champs approved) (entry deadlines: Sept. 3 & 17)
Sep. 24
(Sun.)
UC Berkeley (again)
University of California, Berkeley, CA
- 925.516.7622 François Léonard
C; "Celebration" event open to everyone — created to help some club members celebrate their wedding!
Sep. 24
(Sun.)
Sierra College
Rocklin, CA
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO) Ryan Zahner (GCO),
Mats Jansson (GCO)
C; Modified Score-O event or Motala (several loops) event; details TBD (Not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)
Sep. 29 - Oct. 1 Deschutes Pyroclastic 2-Day; Bend, OR Columbia River Orienteering Club (CROC)
B; Saturday Classic-distance event at Dutchman Flat (upper), Sunday Middle-distance event at Dutchman Flat (lower); OUSA classes with assigned start times (but NOT NREs) (entry details: open until sooner of Sept. 30 or 150 entrees)
Oct. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS Challenge #4: Sunol Regional Wilderness; Sunol, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; 3- or 6-hour Map Trek using the MapRun6 smartphone app or MapRunG Garmin app; get to as many of the checkpoints as you can (dates shown are due to a website limit; actual dates are Sept. 1 through Oct. 31) (Not a BAOC event)
Oct. 7 - 8 New England Championships; Sturbridge, MA New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
A; Classic-distance format, 2-day combined-time event. Both days are National Ranking Events sanctioned by OUSA. Wells State Park map, fully updated 2020 (entry deadline: Oct. 1)
Oct. 8
(Sun.)
Orangevale Community Park
Orangevale, CA
- 916.220.0224
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Mats Jansson (GCO)
C; Beginner (White & Yellow) & Intermediate (Orange) point-to-point courses with checkpoints that must be visited in a specific order (Not a BAOC event)
Oct. 14
(Sat.)
Pacifica Find-Your-Way 5K & 10K; Pacifica, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the quirks & wonders of Pacifica's parks, views, decor, & history; choose 5k/10k challenge; find up to 30 checkpoints; answer simple multiple-choice question at each; navigate with a custom map. Preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Oct. 22
(Sun.)
Browns Valley Open Space Preserve
Vacaville, CA
- 510.681.6181 Richard Thorsted,
Rex Winterbottom
B; New map of a "smaller Morgan Territory" with bigger rocks and fewer trees
Oct. 28
(Sat.)
Haunted Hills 5k & 10k
San Carlos, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Trick-or-Treating for adults (& families)! Adventure through decorated San Carlos neighborhoods finding awesome displays; answer a multiple-choice question at each checkpoint (~20 on 5k; ~36 on 10k). Preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Oct. 29
(Sun.)
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. 29
(Sun.)
Scout Orienteering Championships
Briones Regional Park, Lafayette, CA
- 925.934.6567 Gavin Wyatt-Mair
B; 29th annual Scout-O and Championships for all scout levels
Oct. 29
(Sun.)
NAV-X GPS Challenge #6: Briones Regional Park; Lafayette, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; 2- or 4-hour Map Trek NOT using the MapRun6 smartphone app or MapRunG Garmin app; traditional, in-person, 1-day event; get to as many of the checkpoints as you can (Not a BAOC event)
Nov. 1 - 30 NAV-X GPS Challenge #5: Cache Creek; Clearlake Oaks, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; 2- or 4-hour Map Trek using the MapRun6 smartphone app or MapRunG Garmin app; get to as many of the ~50 check- points as you can (dates shown are due to a website limit; actual dates are Oct. 1 through Nov. 30) (Not a BAOC event)
Nov. 4 - 5 Queen of the Hills 2-day Classic; Newark, DE & Elkton, MD Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
A; Saturday at Iron Hill Park (Newark, DE); Sunday at Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area (Elkton, MD) (entry deadlines: Oct. 22; Nov. 2 for Recreation courses)
Nov. 5
(Sun.)
Deer Creek Hills NRE
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Rancho Murietta, CA
- 916.717.8570
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Nik Weber (GCO),
Roy Malone (GCO)
A; Standard 7-course event—Beginner to Advanced courses at a great venue; 1-day NRE with reduced entry fees; enter online or at the event—online pre-registration is requested for NRE participants (see event webpage!); using E-punch (Not a BAOC event)
Nov. 11 - 12 Go Wild! Kern Canyon; Lake Isabella, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
5K/10K/2hr/4hr map adventure courses: Explore rolling hills & gentle plateaus above Kern River for rocky knolls, exciting historical landmarks, & views! Teams of 1-5 find up to 20 checkpoints each day. Preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Nov. 19
(Sun.)
Camp Tamarancho - CANCELED
Fairfax, CA
TBD (You?)
This event has been canceled. Please check its page for details.
Dec. 2
(Sat.)
Bon Tempe Reservoir
Fairfax, CA
- 415.456.8118 Dennis Wildfogel
C; ONLY ON SATURDAY this time; as in the past, participation is limited to only club members who have volunteered this year; PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; NO BEGINNER OR INTERMEDIATE COURSES
Dec. 9
(Sat.)
Noe Valley Find-Your-Way 5K, 10K; San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the parks, views, decor, & history of San Francisco's Noe Valley. Choose 5k or 10k challenge; find up to 30 checkpoints (answer a multiple-choice question at each); use a custom map to navigate. Preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Dec. 16
(Sat.)
Willow Glen Holiday Lights "Light-O" & Potluck Social
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
- 650.302.4835 Jeff Lanam,
Brad Wetmore
C; Evening Score-O course to enjoy the neighborhood holiday lights, followed by a potluck social & awarding of the 2023 BAOC Service Award
Dec. 19
(Tue.)
BAOC Board Meeting
Video Conference
- 925.516.7622,
- 669.264.4761
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors; 8:00 PM; all club members are welcome
Dec. 23
(Sat.)
Holiday Hustle 5k & 10k
Redwood City, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Adventure through decorated neighborhoods of Redwood City foothills, finding awesome displays, & answering questions about 20 checkpoints on the 5k, 36 on the 10k. Headlamps/flashlights will be helpful! Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Dec. 30
(Sat.)
Folsom Holiday Scramble; Folsom, CA - 916.481.2850
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
A Scramble event, with lots checkpoints spread out around Old Town Folsom, and 90 minutes to find as many as you can in any order (Not a BAOC event)