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Schedule (2024)

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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.

Click on the event date to go to the event webpage/website. For the latest information for any event, please check the event webpage/website closer to the event, or (for local events) 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. You can subscribe to that calendar to have the events shown on your personal Google calendar.

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 you can restrict the displayed list to only a certain type of event.

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Date Event Name,
Location,
Type, and Notes
Event Director
or Contact
Course Setter(s)
Apr. 13 - 14 44th Annual West Point NRE; West Point, NY U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)
A; 2-day combined-time Classic NRE (entry deadline April 9)
Apr. 20
(Sat.)
Mississippi Bar
Fair Oaks, CA
- 530.919.3160
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dan Rathbun (GCO)
C; Score-O event: Find as many checkpoints you can within the time limit, individually or as a team
Apr. 21
(Sun.)
Long Island Classic; Huntington, NY Hudson Valley Orienteering (HVO)
A; 1-day NRE event on a new map in Caumsett State Park; all standard OUSA competitive courses & classes will be offered; model course on April 20; NO ON-SITE REGISTRATION for competitive classes (entry deadlines: April 12 & 18 at 11 AM EDT)
Apr. 27
(Sat.)
Old Town Sacramento Find-Your-Way 5K, 10K; Sacramento, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the quirks & wonders of Sacramento's old town & surroundings. Choose a 5K or 10K challenge to find up to 30 checkpoints, using a custom map to navigate, answering a simple question at each one. Preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Apr. 28
(Sun.)
BAOC Annual General Meeting
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, Richmond, CA
- 925.516.7622,
- 669.264.4761
Annual membership meeting and election of officers (pending park approval)
Apr. 28
(Sun.)
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
Richmond, CA
- 510.407.1876 Steve Gregg
C; Five courses for beginners through advanced; free introductory instruction for beginners, who are very welcome; the BAOC 2024 AGM will be held at this event
May. 5
(Sun.)
Indian Valley College
Novato, CA
- 415.895.6039 Petra Sundstrom
B; Orienteering returns to the verdant hills around the Indian Valley College campus after a 7-year hiatus, with a new map; there will be the standard 7 (possibly 8) courses; free introductory instruction for beginners, who are very welcome
May. 11
(Sat.)
2024 Sprint WOC Team Trials; UConn, Storrs, CT Western Connecticut Orienteering Club (WCOC)
A; Morning individual Sprint, afternoon mass-start one-man Relay; non-Team-Trial participants will run individual Sprint courses, but NOT NREs (entry details TBD)
May. 18 - 26 World Orienteering Week (international)
During this week every orienteering event — local club training, smaller competition to bigger event — will count as a WOW event, with the objective of spreading the sport of orienteering around the world
May. 18
(Sat.)
San Mateo Find-Your-Way 5K & 10K; San Mateo, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover quirks & wonders of San Mateo's downtown & neighborhoods: parks, scenery, decor & history. Choose 5K or 10K challenge, find up to 30 checkpoints, navigate with custom map, answer simple questions. Preregister to save money (Not a BAOC event)
May. 19
(Sun.)
Sacramento Bar
Fair Oaks, CA
- 916.717.8570
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Kyle Polak (GCO)
B; Point-to-point courses for beginner (White & Yellow), intermediate (Orange), and advanced (Brown & Red) orienteers; classic punch cards and pin punches will be used; run individually or as a team
May. 25 - 27 Sprint San Diego; San Diego, CA - 415.359.4237
San Diego Orienteering (SDO)
Rex Winterbottom
C; SDO is hosting a sprint weekend in the San Diego area on Memorial Day weekend; standard Sprints on Saturday & Sunday mornings, chase Sprints in the afternoons; "longer park race" on Monday; all new maps; max 75 entries (entry deadline May 21 at 10PM)
Jun. 21 - 30 Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival 2024 (PNWOF); WA & MT
A; 9 events, 6 NREs; Western States Champs; by Cascade O' Club (COC), Eastern WA O' Club (EWOC), & Grizzly Orienteering (GrizO); first 5 events near Spokane (first 3 events limited to 150), final 4 events near Missoula, MT (entry deadline June 16)
Jul. 1 - 7 5 Days of Italy; Paganella, Trento Province, Italy
A; In the Dolomites of northern Italy: one Sprint, three Middles, and one Long event (entry deadlines June 15)
Jul. 11 - 16 WOC Tour (WOC Public Events); Edinburgh, Great Britain
A; Public events in conjunction with the annual world championships; model event, Sprint qual. & finals, Sprint relay, Knock-out Sprint qual. & finals (entry deadlines: April 15, June 18, July 12)
Jul. 12 - 16 WOC 2024; Edinburgh, Great Britain
A; Annual world championships; also see "WOC Tour" public events
Jul. 13 - 16 Pan-American Masters Games, 2024 Cleveland; Cleveland, OH
Sprint (7/13), Long-distance (7/15), and Middle-distance (7/16) events; possibly a model course; open to men and women 35 and older; 5-year age categories (entry deadline July 1)
Jul. 21 - 27 O-Ringen Smålandskusten; Sweden
A; Annual, "world's largest", orienteering event (entry deadlines: April 7, June 2)
Aug. 1 - 5 2024 FISU World University Orienteering Championships (WUOC); Bansko, Bulgaria
A; Open to students and recent graduates at least 18 and no older than 25 on Dec. 31, 2024
Aug. 2 - 9 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Champs; Turku, Finland
A; Annual competition for those over 35 years of age; Sprint Model, Qualification, & Final; Forest Model & Qualification; Middle Final; Long Final; also Sprint, Middle, & Long "public races" (entry deadlines: April 30, June 30)
Aug. 3 - 11 Canadian Orienteering Festival (COC & NAOC); Toronto, Kingston, & Ottawa, CA
A; Full week of orienteering: Canadian Championships (Middle 8/3, Long 8/4, Sprint 8/6), North American Championships (Sprint 8/6, Sprint Relay 8/7, Knock-out Sprint 8/8, Middle 8/10, Long 8/11) (entry deadlines: June 15, July 15)
Aug. 25
(Sun.)
Bedwell Bayfront Park
Menlo Park, CA
- 650.281.5280 Matthias Kohler
C; Our annual event at this beginner-friendly park is in the planning stage. The details will be known closer to the event date. As usual, beginners will be welcome, and there will be short, free sessions to explain orienteering.
Sep. 7 - 8 Pawtuckaway Camping Weekend and 1-Day Classic NRE; Nottingham, NH Up North Orienteers (UNO)
A; Full range of courses Saturday & Sunday, plus Canoe-O, Vampire-O Wicked Hard Night-O; potluck supper; camping on-site; Saturday Classic courses will be an NRE
Sep. 21 - 22 Sprint LA; Long Beach, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
2 Saturday sprints, 2 Sunday sprints; venue permitting in process; details TBD
Sep. 28 - 29 O on the Plat-O; Troy, NY Empire Orienteering Club (EMPO)
A; 2-day combined-time Classic NRE; details TBD; sanctioned Oct. 2023
Oct. 10 - 13 2024 USA Radio-O Championships; Chelsea, MI Southern Michigan Orienteering Club (SMOC)
USA Radio-O Championships (ARDF) and IARU Region 2 (Americas) Championships: New to elite competitors welcome. Training camp Oct. 5-6; practice days Oct. 7-9; rental equipment will be available by pre-arrangement (entry deadlines: 6/15, 8/15, 9/15)
Oct. 10 - 14 Western Canadian Orienteering Championships (WCOC); Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Manitoba Orienteering Association (MOA)
A; 5-day Orienteering Festival with 6 events & Model; WCOC Championship Sprint & Middle on Saturday, Long on Sunday (all will be Canada Cup events); fun pre- & post-WCOC events on Thursday evening, Friday, & Monday morning (entry deadlines: 9/4, 10/3)
Oct. 11 - 13 2024 U.S. Nationals; Scranton, PA Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
A; Sprint/Middle/Long format; Middle & Long are WREs; new maps of Nay Aug Park (Friday Sprint) & Merli-Sarnoski Park (Middle & Long) (entry opens by mid April; details TBD)
Nov. 9 - 10 Golden State Orienteering Champs 2024; near Fresno, CA - 510.681.6181 Rex Winterbottom
C; Friendly competition between BAOC, GCO, LAOC, Nav-X, SDO, and Truckee; everyone is welcome; Saturday AM Middle, Saturday PM Sprint, Sunday Long; details TBD

Schedule of events in 2025 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Schedule/Current?year=2025)


Notes

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 (http://www.goldcountryorienteers.org), Nav-X (http://www.navxchallenge.com/), and terraloco (http://go-terraloco.blogspot.com/#!/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. To subscribe, click on the "+ Google Calendar" button at the bottom of the calendar.


Notes:

Working Calendars of Upcoming Events

The Event Coordinators' working schedule is available here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JG_uFZgck4lyAvmna2OC0SjCBXJ0Unv0NjaGXUiUttk). (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 Event Coordinator (who leads the Regional Event Coordinators).

Another working calendar of events, named the CA OR WA NV AZ Adventure Calendar is available here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1X8gwfoPMxAqupZ7_2gx26xz8aGekARdST4ef_G20HKE/edit?usp=sharing). In addition to BAOC and other regional events, it lists major national and international events.

More Schedule Information

You can find more events by looking at:

If you are looking for an announcement for a past BAOC event, check out the archive of old event schedules (http://baoc.org/sched/archive.php).

The best driving directions are usually within the event announcements themselves, but we also have a page containing driving directions (http://baoc.org/maps/directions.php) 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 Event Coordinator, , regarding event directing and course setting.


Note: 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 .