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Schedule (2016)

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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)
Sep. 3
Go Wild! San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
2 hr & 4 hr map adventure courses for teams of 1 to 5 on foot or bike; find your way to up to 40 checkpoints at rocky outcrops, rugged coast, and hidden groves; Preregister for a discounted entry fee (Not a BAOC event)
Sep. 10 - 11 Seattle Adventure Racing Tournament; Seattle, WA Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
A; Six-race Sprint orienteering tournament over two days; limited to 80 participants (entry deadlines: July 31, Aug. 31)
Sep. 11
Spring Lake Regional Park
Santa Rosa, CA
C; TENTATIVE EVENT — Details TBD — Need a volunteer for Event Director! (pending park approval)
Sep. 13
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
Sep. 16 - 19 2016 U.S. Classic Championships; Pound Ridge, NY Hudson Valley Orienteering (HVO)
A; Two-day "Re-Run the Ridge" National Meet; Sprint relay event; updated map (entry deadlines: Aug. 28, Sept. 5)
Sep. 23 - 25 North American Orienteering Championships; Hanover, NH Up North Orienteers (UNO)
A; Biennial championships with Sprint, Sprint Relay, Middle, and Long courses (entry deadlines: Sept. 2 & 16)
Oct. 8
Orangevale Community Park
Orangevale, CA
- 916.922.8671
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jennifer Kerr (GCO)
C; 3-course (White/Yellow/Orange) event for beginners through intermediate (NOTE: Date was Sept. 24)
Oct. 9
Tilden Regional Park
Berkeley, CA
- 925.934.6567 Gavin Wyatt-Mair,
Steve Harrison
B; Open Event for non-Scouts — Regular 7-course BAOC event in conjunction with the Scout-O Championships
Oct. 9
Scout Orienteering (pre-registration required)
Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA
- 925.934.6567 Steve Harrison
B; 24th annual Championships and Scout-O for all scout levels
Oct. 15 - 16 Petrified Forest Rogaines; Petrified Forest National Park, 26 miles east of Holbrook, AZ Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club (GPHXO)
Rogaine; 4-Hour Rogaine each day for individuals and teams of 2-4 people; NO ONSITE REGISTRATION (entry deadlines: October 1 & 10)
Oct. 16
Huddart Park
Woodside, CA
- 650.321.9713 Matthias Kohler,
Nick Corsano
B; Standard 7-course B-meet in this beautiful redwood park
Oct. 23
Granite Bay, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Granite Bay, CA
- 209.295.6261
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Mats Jansson (GCO),
Alan Walls (GCO)
B; 5-course event, with courses for beginners through advanced, plus a Mountain Bike-O (pending park approval)
Nov. 6
Deer Creek Hills, Rancho Murietta, CA - 916.436.7660
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Bill Cusworth,
Heidi Cusworth
Rogaine; 2- and 4-hour Rogaine (long Score-O) (pending park approval)
Nov. 13
Camp Tamarancho
Fairfax, CA
- 415.456.8118 Graham Brew
B; We return to this open space after skipping a couple of years
Nov. 20
Sacramento Bar
Fair Oaks, CA
Kathy Tegtmeier (GCO),
Mike Christensen (GCO)
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jonas Libell (GCO)
B; 5-course event, with courses for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
Dec. 3 - 4 Bon Tempe Reservoir
Fairfax, CA
- 510.525.1574 George Minarik
C; Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event; LIMITED ATTENDANCE; RESERVATIONS REQUIRED (pending park approval)
Dec. 11
Shell Ridge Open Space
Walnut Creek, CA
B; TENTATIVE EVENT — Details TBD (pending park approval)
Dec. 11
Folsom Holiday Scramble; Folsom, CA - 916.481.2850
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; Urban event for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
Dec. 17
Willow Glen Holiday Lights
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
- 650.365.4275 Brad Wetmore,
Tony Pinkham
C; 60- or 90-minute Light-O (Score-O) course and potluck social (pending park approval)

Schedule of events in 2017 (

Note: Please send event suggestions (and offers to direct an event and/or set courses) to [emailByName: unknown member name 'Events Coordinator'][emailByPosition: unknown position 'Events Coordinator'], the BAOC Events Coordinator.


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.


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, [emailByName: unknown member name 'Events Coordinator'][emailByPosition: unknown position '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 .