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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)
Jan. 28
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
Gilroy, CA
- 510.525.1574 Misha Kreslavsky
B; Standard 7-course event for beginners through advanced
Feb. 8 - 11 7th Mediterranean O Champs, 3rd Egyptian International O Champs; Alexandria, Egypt
A; Public events in conjunction with the Mediterranean and Egyptian Championships; Sprint, Long, and Middle distance WRE races in a three-day program (entry deadline: Feb. 8)
Feb. 8 - 13 Portugal O Meeting; Évora, Portugal
A; Three Model events, urban Middle, Long, Middle, chase-start Long (entry deadlines: January 26 & 30)
Feb. 10
Left My Heart in San Francisco 5k, 10k
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
Enjoy an exciting adventure around the romantic spots of San Francisco—great fun for teams of 1 to 5. Celebrate with refreshments and socializing and an instant raffle at the finish. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Feb. 10
2018 Sierra Ski-O, Round 2, Day 1
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area (Burton Creek), Lake Tahoe, CA
- 530.414.4163,
- 530.562.5099
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Greg Walker,
Anna Voegele
Ski-O; Middle-distance Beginner (White), Advanced (Orange), and Expert (Green & Blue) courses
Feb. 11
2018 Sierra Ski-O, Round 2, Day 2
Royal Gorge Cross Country, Soda Springs, CA
- 530.414.4163,
- 530.562.5099
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Greg Walker,
Anna Voegele
Ski-O; Score-O — You have 1 or 2 hours to get as many checkpoints as you can
Feb. 16 - 18 Vancouver Sprint Camp; Vancouver, BC Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC)
Variety of Sprint training and competition; part of the North American Sprint Series (entry deadline: Feb. 10)
Feb. 17 - 25 Southwest Spring Orienteering Week; Tucson & Phoenix, AZ Tucson Orienteering Club (TSN)
B; A week+ of fast orienteering and training opportunities; final event on Sunday, Feb. 25, will be a National Event
Feb. 18
TBD East Bay Park
Location to be Announced
- 925.934.6567 Gavin Wyatt-Mair
B; Full-featured, 7-course event for beginners through advanced (park can't be disclosed until permit is approved) (pending park approval)
Mar. 3
Shell Ridge Open Space
Walnut Creek, CA
François Léonard
B; Full-featured, seven-course event for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
Mar. 5 - 10 World Cup and World Masters Ski-O Champs; Craftsbury, VT
A; Model, Sprint, Middle, Long, and Sprint Relay events on the Craftsbury Outdoor Center trails (entry deadlines: Jan. 1, Feb. 28)
Mar. 11
Joseph D. Grant County Park
San Jose, CA
- 650.604.3760 Derek Maclean
B; Standard 7-course event for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
Mar. 17 - 25 California Orienteering Week (COW)
Northern California
- 510.407.1876,
- 916.220.0224
Matej Šebo,
Steve Gregg,
George Minarik,
Matias Arola,
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 (pending park approval)
Apr. 6 - 8 Flying Pig XXII; Hamilton, OH Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; OCIN's annual national event; at least 3 races; tentatively in the Hamilton, Ohio area
Apr. 22
Golden Goat and Golden Kid
Pacheco State Park, Hollister, CA
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. 8 - 13 Swiss 5-Days; Lugano, Switzerland
A; Sprint, Middle, Relay, and Long public races in conjunction with European Orienteering Championships (entry deadlines: Feb. 12, Apr. 9, Apr. 16)
May. 23
World Orienteering Day
Events all over the world
Jun. 16 - 17 41st Venla Relay; Lahti & Hollola, Finland
A; Four-leg, 26 km, women's afternoon relay (entry deadlines: Feb. 1, May 9, May 31)
Jun. 16 - 17 70th Jukola Relay; Lahti & Hollola, Finland
A; Seven-leg, 80-km relay starting at dusk (entry deadlines: Feb. 1, 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: Feb. 15, May 15, June 15)
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: Dec. 28, 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 TBD)
Jul. 17 - 21 World University Orienteering Championships; Kuortane, Finland
A; Annual competition for current and recent university students (entry deadlines: Jan. 17, April 17, June 17)
Jul. 21 - 27 O'Ringen; Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
A; World's largest orienteering event—8,593 entries as of Nov. 25, 2017 (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, (elite-only?) Relay, & 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. 29 - Sep. 3 Rocky Mountain 6-Day 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
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)

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 .