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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
|Haunted Hills 5k, 10k; San Carlos, CA|| - 510.681.6181
|Adventure through the wickedly decorated neighborhoods of San Carlos in teams of 1 to 5, finding awesome displays, and answering multiple-choice questions. Costumes are encouraged! Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event.)|
|Sunol Regional Wilderness
| - 925.862.2978,
|B; Standard 7-course B-meet in a beautiful, but challenging park|
|Oct. 31 - Nov. 5||Istanbul 5 Days; Istanbul, Turkey|
|A; 5-day festival including Long, Middle, Sprint (one in the Grand Bazaar), and Night-O races (entry deadlines: Aug. 31, Oct. 15)|
|Nov. 4 - 5||The Twisted 50; Reading, PA||Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)|
|A; DVOA's 50th Anniversary National Event; 2-day event: 2 Saturday Sprints (forest & campus), Sunday Long (entry deadlines: Oct. 1, 15, 29)|
|Nov. 11 - 12||2017 U.S. Classic Championships; Triangle, VA||Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC)|
|A; Two-day Classic event at Quantico Marine Corps Base (entry deadlines: Aug. 31, Oct. 14, Oct. 27)|
|2017 Nav-X Challenge @ Diablo Foothills
Shell Ridge Open Space, Walnut Creek, CA
| - 510.681.6181
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
|Rogaine; 2-hour and 4-hour Map Trek courses, with participants trying to score as many points as possible within the time allowed, by visiting checkpoints scattered across the landscape (Not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)|
|Nov. 18 - 19||Camp Scherman Training Weekend; Mountain Center, CA||Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)|
|Training; Training activities on Saturday and a standard meet on Sunday; all-inclusive fee includes Friday night lodging; Sunday alone is an option|
|Granite Bay, Folsom Lake Recreation Area
Granite Bay, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Granite Bay, CA
| - 530.919.3160
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
|Bill MacDonald (GCO)|
|B; Courses for beginners and above (details TBD) (Not a BAOC event)|
|Dec. 1 - 3||OCIN TROL; Burlington, KY||Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)|
|A; National event (pending sanctioning approval), 3 new maps in northern Kentucky, details TBD|
|Las Trampas Regional Wilderness
San Ramon, CA
|- 415.456.8118||Graham Brew|
|B; Standard 7-course event, for beginners through advanced|
|Dec. 8 - 10||Sprint San Francisco
San Francisco Bay Area
|A; Three-day event (final day is a National Event); Preliminary plans: Night-O Relay on Friday, three-round tournament on Saturday, two interval-start races on Sunday; part of the 2017 U.S. Sprint Series (entry deadline: Dec. 4; no late or day-of reg.) (pending park approval)|
|Old Town Folsom; Folsom, CA|| - 916.481.2850
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
|Dwight Freund (GCO)|
|C; Courses for beginners and above (details TBD) (Not a BAOC event)|
|Willow Glen Holiday Lights
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
|- 650.365.4275||Tony Pinkham,
|C; 60- or 90-minute Light-O (Score-O) course and potluck social|
|Holiday Hustle 5k, 10k; Alameda, CA|| - 510.681.6181
|5k, 10k map adventure courses — In teams of 1 to 5, on foot or bike, enjoy a dazzling tour of the wonderfully decorated neighborhoods of Alameda, finding awesome displays; preregister for a discounted entry fee (Not a BAOC event)|
Schedule of events in 2018 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Schedule/Current?year=2018)
Additional notes about the above schedule:
- Events in bold are BAOC events. The schedule includes regular orienteering events, and other events of potential interest, such as training sessions, board meetings, regional events, National Events, and notable international 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 generally 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 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 and welcome beginners.
- All BAOC events offer beginners clinics and courses unless otherwise noted in the event details.
- 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.
Working Calendar of Upcoming Events
The Event Coordinators' working schedule is available here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TFrjFh8h0ZErDqr4fsMTB_fYnJbdyvhLP0R0NcLgnow/edit#gid=431100622). (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).
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 .