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Schedule (2018)

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Unless otherwise noted, all of the club's events take place within the San Francisco Bay Area, are on Sundays, go on rain or shine, and offer courses for beginners. Please check our Frequently Asked Questions for information about event schedules, costs, and what to bring.

For the latest information for any event, please check this website closer to the event, or contact the Event Director. There are additional details about the event schedule below.

Note that there is a Google calendar of "local" events below the list of events.

If an event you are interested in no longer appears on the schedule, please check the Archive of event announcements or the Results.

To see only BAOC events, change the drop-down box below from All Clubs to BAOC, and click on Reload. Similarly, you can select a different year, and restrict the displayed list to only a certain type of event.


Date Event Name,
Type, and Notes
Event Director
or Contact
Course Setter(s)
Mar. 17 - 25 California Orienteering Week (COW)
Northern California
- 510.407.1876,
- 916.220.0224
Matej Šebo,
Steve Gregg,
George Minarik,
Matias Arola,
Dwight Freund (GCO),
Heidi Cusworth (GCO),
Bill Cusworth (GCO)
A; Seven (sanctioned) National Events spread over 9 days, including 5 Middle events, 1 Long, and 1 Sprint — organized by BAOC and GCO (entry deadline: March 9)
Mar. 31
Mission Artscape 5k, 10k; San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the amazing street art of the Mission District in San Francisco! In teams of 1 to 5, find your way on foot to colorful alleys and beautifully painted buildings. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Apr. 6 - 8 Flying Pig XXII; Hamilton, OH Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; OCIN's annual national event; Friday PM Middle, Saturday Classic, and Sunday Middle races; in the Hamilton, Ohio area (entry deadlines: March 18 & 28)
Apr. 15
NAV-X Challenge @ Las Trampas
Las Trampas Regional Wilderness, San Ramon, CA
- 650.766.0516,

NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Gavin Wyatt-Mair
Rogaine; Second event in the 2018 Nav-X Challenge Series: Explore one of the hidden gems in the East Bay park system. Find checkpoints using a map, with 2- or 4-hour options. Early online reg. ends April 1st (25% off day-of-event fees). (Not a BAOC event)
Apr. 22
Golden Goat and Golden Kid
Pacheco State Park, Hollister, CA
- 650.404.7037 Aron Walker
Extra-long courses with mass starts; Possibly no beginner or intermediate courses
Apr. 28 - 29 U.S. Junior National Championships; Holyoke, MA New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
A; Annual Troll Cup event; 2-day Classic
May. 5 - 13 European Orienteering Championships 2018 & World Cup Round 1; Lugano, Switzerland
A; Sprint, Middle, Relay, and Long races for M21 & F21 (also see Swiss 5-Days public event)
May. 5
Sailor Bar
Fair Oaks, CA

Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; White, Yellow, Short-O, and Long courses
May. 6
Lake Herman Recreation Area
Benicia, CA
- 415.895.6039 Nikolay Chukanov
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
May. 7 - 13 Swiss 5-Days; Lugano, Switzerland
A; Sprint, Middle, Relay, and Long public races in conjunction with European Orienteering Championships (entry deadlines: Apr. 9, Apr. 16)
May. 23
World Orienteering Day
Events all over the world
May. 26 - 28 Westchester County Challenge; North Salem, NY Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
A; Middle, Relay, and Long events; 2018 WOC team trials, possibly including Sprint event (entry deadlines: March 26, May 13 & 22)
Jun. 14 - 17 2018 U.S. ARDF Championships; Truckee, CA Bob Cooley
18th U.S. Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) championships
Jun. 16 - 17 70th Jukola Relay; Lahti & Hollola, Finland
A; Seven-leg, 80-km relay starting at dusk (entry deadlines: May 9, May 31)
Jun. 16
41st Venla Relay; Lahti & Hollola, Finland
A; Four-leg, 26 km, women's afternoon relay (entry deadlines: May 9, May 31)
Jun. 23 - 24 Mt Pinos Two-Day; Frazier Park, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
B; Proposed dates for popular annual event
Jun. 26 - 30 5 Days of Italy 2018; Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
A; Sprint, Middle, and Long races (entry deadlines: May 15, June 15)
Jul. 1 - 6 51st Kainuu Orienteering Week; Kajaani, Finland
A; Four events over six days; competition categories and open courses; "one of the most popular sporting events in Finland" (entry deadlines: May 31, June 11)
Jul. 6 - 13 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championships; Copenhagen & North Zealand, Denmark
A; Sprint Model, Qualification, & Final; Middle Final; Long Model, (1) Qualification, & Final (entry deadlines: Mar. 28, June 1)
Jul. 8 - 14 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Kecskemét, Hungary
A; Annual international championship event for juniors, and a 5-day public event
Jul. 15 - 20 Fin5 Orienteering Week; Seinäjoki, Finland
A; Sprint, 2 Middle, and 2 Long races (entry deadlines: Mar. 31, June 18 & 30)
Jul. 17 - 21 World University Orienteering Championships; Kuortane, Finland
A; Annual competition for current and recent university students (entry deadlines: April 17, June 17)
Jul. 21 - 27 O'Ringen; Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
A; World's largest orienteering event—8,926 entries as of Feb. 1 (entry deadlines: April 1, Jun 1)
Aug. 4 - 10 WTOC: World Trail Orienteering Championships; Riga, Latvia
A; Annual world championships, and "spectator races"
Aug. 4 - 11 WOC: World Orienteering Championships; Riga, Latvia
A; Annual world championships, with associated public events
Aug. 5 - 12 WMTBOC & JWMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championship; Waldviertel, Austria
Annual world championships
Aug. 17 - 21 NAOC: North American Orienteering Championships; Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Yukon Orienteering Association (YOA)
A; Bi-annual Canada/U.S. championships; Long, Middle, Relay (only for elites?), & Sprint events (entry deadlines: March 31, June 30, July 22)
Aug. 21 - 24 COC: Canadian Orienteering Championships; Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Yukon Orienteering Association (YOA)
A; Annual Canada championships; Long and Middle events (entry deadlines: March 31, June 30, July 22)
Aug. 26
Bedwell Bayfront Park
Menlo Park, CA
- 650.281.5280 Theo Verhoeven
C; Details TBD; this event will be part of the BAOC 2018 Summer Series
Aug. 29 - Sep. 3 Rocky Mountain Orienteering Festival; Laramie, WY Laramie Range Orienteering Club (LROC)
A; TENTATIVE(?) 6-day event: 1-cowboy relay, Rocky Mountain Goat, and four sanctioned National Events
Sep. 8 - 9 4th Annual Seattle Adventure Running Tournament; Seattle, WA Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
Six-race Sprint orienteering tournament over two days
Sep. 29
Orangevale Community Park
Orangevale, CA
- 916.220.0224
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Kyle Peter
C; White, Yellow, and Orange courses
Sep. 30
Calero County Park
San Jose, CA
- 408.599.9709 Dan Greene
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
Oct. 14
Scout-Orienteering, Pre-registration Required - 925.934.6567 Steve Harrison
B; 26th annual Championships and Scout-O for all scout levels (pending park approval)
Nov. 4
Huddart Park
Woodside, CA
- 650.321.9713 Matthias Kohler,
Nick Corsano
B; Standard 7-course B-meet in this beautiful redwood park (pending park approval)
Nov. 11
Mississippi Bar
Fair Oaks, CA
- 916.408.8052
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jonas Libell (GCO)
B; Five-course B-Meet
Dec. 8
Old Town Folsom Holiday Scramble; Folsom, CA - 530.919.3160
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; Details TBD

Schedule of events in 2019 (


Additional notes about the above schedule:

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Google Calendar of Events

The Google calendar below shows announced orienteering events. It should contain BAOC, GCO (, GetLost!! (, and terraloco (!/p/about-terraloco_09.html) events, as well as selected other California events like Mt Pinos and Anza Borrego. However, please do not rely on this calendar for accuracy. The schedules on each club's website (including our own) will have the most accurate and up-to-date information.

If you have your own Google calendar, you can subscribe to this calendar, and see its events displayed on your personal Google calendar. Just click on the button at the bottom of the calendar to subscribe.


Working Calendars of Upcoming Events

The Event Coordinators' working schedule is available here ( (You might notice that there are proposed events that need Event Directors and Course Setters. Without them, those events will not happen!)

Please send event suggestions (and offers to direct an event and/or set courses) to , the BAOC Events Coordinator (who leads the Regional Event Coordinators).

Another working calendar of events, named the California Adventure Calendar is available here ( In addition to BAOC and other regional events, it lists major national and international events.

More Schedule Information

You may find more events by looking at the SConet Combined Schedule (, the OUSA event calendar (, the OUSA working calendar (, the OUSA Rogaine calendar (, or the Web sites of other orienteering clubs.

If you are looking for an announcement for a past BAOC event, check out the archive of old event schedules (

The best driving directions are usually within the event announcements themselves, but we also have a page containing driving directions ( to most of the parks.

If you'd like to orienteer more often, volunteering to help put on events is a sure way to do it. Please contact the Events Coordinator, , regarding event directing and course setting.

If you have additional information concerning any of these events, know of an event that should be added, or see something that's incorrect, please contact the .