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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.
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.
Type, and Notes
|Nov. 1 - 7||WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championship; Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|A; Annual masters championships (the next registration deadline is Sept. 20)|
|2014 Golden Goat & Golden Kid
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve, Livermore, CA
| - 209.928.4771,
|Extra long courses, and a beginner-friendly course, all with mass starts.|
|Nov. 8 - 9||Townsend State Forest, Townsend, MA||New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)|
|A; 2-day Classic, possibly with a chase start on the second day|
Rancho Cordova, CA
| - 530.919.3160
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
|Mats Jansson (GCO)|
|B; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses (originally planned to be at River Bend Park) (not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)|
|Go Wild! Red Rock, Cantil (near Mohave), CA|| - 510.681.6181
|3 hr & 6 hr map adventure courses for teams of 1 to 5. Spectacular rock formations and beautiful desert vistas. Preregister for discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)|
|Nov. 14 - 16||2014 Night-O & Ultra Long Championships||Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC)|
|A; Night-O Championships (Fri), Middle-distance A-meet (Sat), Ultra Long Championships (Sun)|
|Nov. 15 - 16||Pacheco State Park
|- 510.681.6181||Virginia DeBons,
|B; 2-day event with Classic courses on Saturday and a Rogaine on Sunday (pending park approval)|
|Dec. 12 - 14||Sprint the Golden Gate, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
Get Lost!! Running, Racing (GL!!)
|A; OUSA A-meet (details TBD) (Not a BAOC event)|
|Willow Glen Holiday Lights
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
|- 408.313.3753||Brad Wetmore,
|C; 60- or 90-minute Light-O (Score-O) course and potluck social|
|Granite Bay, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Granite Bay, CA
| - 209.295.6261
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
|B; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses (originally scheduled for Oct. 18) (not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)|
|Holiday Hustle III, Alameda, CA|| - 510.681.6181
|5 km & 10 km map adventure courses—in teams of 1 to 5, on foot or bike. Enjoy a dazzling tour of the main island of Alameda searching for awesome holiday decorations! Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)|
Schedule of events in 2015 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Schedule/Current?year=2015)
Note: The working schedule for 2014 is available here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AjFCT6BDXYxadDY5bmc1WXZrcjcxNzY0dDBSaGpadUE&output=html). Please send suggestions (and offers to direct an event and/or set courses) to , the BAOC Events Coordinator.
Additional notes about the above schedule:
- Events in bold are regular BAOC orienteering events. The schedule also includes other events of potential interest, such as training sessions, board meetings, national A-meets, and regional events. You can use the drop-down boxes at the top of the page to limit the events that are listed.
- B and C meets are regular BAOC events. B meets provide the standard seven courses (White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Red, Blue). C meets offer a subset of these courses, or another flavor of orienteering, such as Score-O.
- A-meets are regional or national events for competitive orienteers. They offer courses in all competitive classes and are counted in the national rankings. Note, however, that these meets also have courses for recreational orienteers.
- All A, B, and C events offer beginners clinics and courses unless otherwise noted.
- Junior events are specifically for youth under 21 years of age (but are often open to everyone.
- Training sessions are often suitable for beginners, but sometimes are intermediate and up; check the event details.
Google Calendar of Events
The Google calendar below shows announced orienteering events. It should contain BAOC, GCO (http://www.goldcountryorienteers.org), GetLost!! (http://getlostxx.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. Just click on the button at the bottom of the calendar to subscribe.
- This calendar was suggested by Shura Kretchetov, and was developed by Shura and Alex Finch. (February 14, 2011)
- If the calendar is not displayed, or if no events are shown in the calendar, that means Google is having a problem. In that case, please check back later.
More Schedule Information
You may find more events by looking at the SConet Combined Schedule (http://www.thethinkingsport.com/folder_o_sconet/h_sched_all.php), the OUSA event calendar (http://orienteeringusa.org/orienteers/on-foot/events/sanctioned-events-calendar), the OUSA working calendar (http://www.event-finder.org/o-planning/maincal.shtml), the OUSA Rogaine calendar (http://orienteeringusa.org/orienteers/rogaines/events), 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 (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 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 .