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Schedule (2020)

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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. 3 - 5 U.S. Nationals — Flying Pig XXIV; Cincinnati, OH - CANCELED Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 4
(Sat.)
2020 NAV-X Challenge @ Cache Creek; Clearlake Oaks, CA - CANCELED
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Heidi Cusworth (GCO),
Bill Cusworth (GCO),
Vicki Woolworth
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 11
(Sat.)
Vasona Lake County Park - CANCELED
Los Gatos, CA
Russell Green
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 17 - 19 2020 Junior Nationals; Coupeville, WA - CANCELED Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 18
(Sat.)
Go Wild! Kern Canyon (Day 1); Lake Isabella, CA - CANCELED - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 19
(Sun.)
Sailor Bar - CANCELED
Fair Oaks, CA

Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 19
(Sun.)
Go Wild! Kern Canyon (Day 2); Keysville, CA - CANCELED - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 25 - 26 West Point Annual National Event; West Point, NY - CANCELED U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Apr. 25 - 26 Trail-O NRE: PreO and TempO; Albany, NY Capital Region Nordic Alliance (CRNA)
A; Sanctioning suspended per OUSA policy; event status unknown
May. 2 - 3 North American Rogaining Championships; Sprague, WA - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 13 - 19 World Orienteering Day 2020 - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 15 - 18 U.S. & Canada Team Trials; Kelowna, British Columbia, CA - CANCELED Sage Orienteering & Rogaining Club (SAGE)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 16
(Sat.)
Sierra College - CANCELED
Rocklin, CA
- 916.408.8052
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Randy Robinson (GCO)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 20 - 24 Swiss 5 Days; Neuchätel, Switzerland - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 23 - 25 Boston Sprint Camp; Boston, MA Cambridge Sports Union (CSU)
A; Bidding for WOC Team Trials; NRE details TBD; location TBD (within ~4 hour radius of Boston); EVENT STATUS UNKNOWN as of 3/30/20
Jun. 6 - 7 Northfield Mt. NRE Classic, U.Mass. campus Sprints; Pioneer Valley, MA New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
A; Details TBD; Sanctioning suspended per OUSA policy; event status unknown
Jun. 13
(Sat.)
Venla Relay; Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jun. 13 - 14 Jukola Relay; Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jun. 25 - 28 United World Games & Carinthian Lake Cup; Villach, Austria - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jun. 26 - Jul. 3 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Kocaeli, Turkey
A; Annual junior championships, and 5-day public (KCUP) event with Sprint, Long, and three Middle races (entry deadline: April 26)
Jun. 28 - Jul. 3 53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week; Haverinen, Suomussalmi, Finland
A; Four events over six days; competition categories and open courses; "3,500 to 10,000 orienteers annually"; "one of the most popular sporting events in Finland" (entry deadline extended to May 31)
Jun. 28 - Jul. 3 Five Days of Italy, Fai della Paganella, Trentino, Italy
A; Sprint, Long, and three Middle events "in the Middle of the Trentino Dolomites" (limited to 1800 entries; entry deadline extended to June 3)
Jul. 3 - 12 Canadian Rockies Orienteering Festival; Alberta & British Columbia, Canada - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 3 - 5 WCOC: Western Canadian Orienteering Championships; Kananaskis, Alberta, CA - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 5 - 10 Fin5 Orienteering Week; Kuusamo, Koillismaa, Finland
A; 3 Middle-distance and 2 Long-distance events (entry deadline: May 31)
Jul. 7 - 11 WOC: World Orienteering Championships; Kolding, Denmark
A; Annual world championships, with associated WOC Tour "spectator races" (open to everyone) (WOC Tour entry deadlines: May 1, June 15)
Jul. 7 - 8 Crowsnest Barebones Orienteering; Blairmore, Alberta, Canada - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 8 - 9 Sass Peepre National Junior Training Camp; Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 10 - 12 COC: Canadian Orienteering Championships 2020; Kimberley & Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada - CANCELED Kootenay Orienteering Club (KOC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 14 - 18 WUOC: World University Orienteering Championships; Smolensk, Russia - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 19 - 25 O-Ringen, Uppsala, Sweden
A; World's largest orienteering event (9,228 entries as of 3/17/20) (entry deadline: "extended until further notice")
Jul. 19
(Sun.)
2020 NAV-X Challenge @ Donner Summit; Donner Summit, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Heidi Cusworth (GCO),
Bill Cusworth (GCO)
3 hr & 6 hr map trek in the Donner Summit area of Tahoe. We will be using an improved Topo map at scale 1:15,000. While not orienteering-level detail, the map will have very accurate (Lidar) contours and pretty reliable vegetation shadings.
Jul. 21 - Aug. 2 California Orienteering Festival; San Francisco Bay Area & Lake Tahoe Area
Ten days of activities including the North American Championships (NAOC) and the World Rogaining Championships (WRC) — see separate Schedule entries for each event (pending park approval)
Jul. 24 - 27 North American Championships (NAOC)
Truckee, CA
A; Biennial American-Canadian championships, hosted by BAOC; Sprint, Middle, and Long events; Elite & Club Relays; (entry is open; entry deadlines: April 30, June 30) (pending park approval)
Aug. 1 - 2 17th World Rogaining Championships (WRC)
Truckee, CA
Rogaine; Annual world championships, hosted by BAOC (details TBD) (entry is open; entry deadlines: April 30, June 30) (pending park approval)
Aug. 7 - 15 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Champs; Košice, Slovakia - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Aug. 17 - 23 WMTBOC & JWMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships; Jeseník, Czech Republic
Annual adult (WMTBOC) and juniors (JWMTBOC) world mountain bike championships; there will probably be an Open event in conjunction with the championships
Aug. 22 - 23 Trail-O (possible nationals); Philadelphia, PA Capital Region Nordic Alliance (CRNA)
A; Still in planning stages
Aug. 29 - 30 British Columbia Championships; Whistler, BC, Canada Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC)
A; TENTATIVE EVENT. Registration opens June 2020.
Sep. 2 - 7 Laramie Daze; Laramie, WY Laramie Range Orienteering Club (LROC)
B; DATES ARE TENTATIVE. Most of the details are TBD (e.g., barebones vs. National Event?); "5-6 days of racing on select terrains featuring bodacious granite and sage and views that go on and on and on..."
Sep. 20
(Sun.)
Sacramento Bar
Fair Oaks, CA
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO) Jeff Thompson (GCO)
C; Mass-start Scramble (Score-O) for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
Oct. 3
(Sat.)
1-Day NRE Classic; Poestenkill, NY Empire Orienteering Club (EMPO)
A; Details TBD; sanctioning in process; local meet & Adventure Race on Oct. 4
Oct. 10 - 11 New England Championships; West Townsend, MA New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
A; Details TBD; sanctioning in process
Oct. 25
(Sun.)
2020 NAV-X Challenge @ Sunol
Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol, CA

NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
TBD (Nav-X)
3 hr & 6 hr map trek
Oct. 29 - Nov. 1 South American Orienteering Championships; Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
A; DATES ARE PRELIMINARY; The competitions will be in three countries: Sprint - Paraguay, Middle Distance - Brazil, Long Distance - Argentina
Nov. 1
(Sun.)
Granite Bay, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Granite Bay, CA

Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Greg Vlasek (GCO)
C; Mass-start Scramble (Score-O) for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
Nov. 7 - 8 Iron Hill Park (DE) & Rodney Scout Reservation (MD); near Newark, DE Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
A; Sprint/Middle/Long; details TBD
Nov. 8
(Sun.)
Huddart Park
Woodside, CA
- 650.321.9713 Dennis Wilkinson
B; Standard 7-course event for beginners through advanced at one of our popular, scenic parks (details TBD) (pending park approval)
Nov. 15
(Sun.)
2020 NAV-X Challenge @ Auburn/Cool; Auburn, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Mats Jansson
2 hr & 4 hr map trek
Nov. 28 - Dec. 5 WTOC: World Trail Orienteering Championships; Hong Kong
A; Annual world TempO and PreO championships
Dec. 13
(Sun.)
Old Town Folsom; Folsom, CA - 916.481.2850
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; Mass-start Scramble (Score-O) for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)

Schedule of events in 2021 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Schedule/Current?year=2021)


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/1h08JrdJfDlvfxs7d9zgkv4FzBO4n75kvBWR8yrYZbs4). (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 (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 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 (https://orienteeringusa.org/events/calendar/), the OUSA planning calendar (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18zubcKLGL_gyw3lVNDp6sfiEkSYX5wPB_qwQLmdnvDg/edit#gid=0), 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 .