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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)
Oct. 19 - 21 2018 USA Nationals; South Bend, IN Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; Fri. Middle: St Patrick's Park/M Bertrand Park (IN/MI state line); Sat. Sprint: Centennial Park, Plymouth, IN; Sun. Long: Bishop Lake, Brighton, MI (entry deadlines: Oct. 1 & 11)
Oct. 27
Sports Basement Presentation; Campbell, CA
BAOC member Tori Borish will give a 45–60-minute introduction to orienteering; the store will give 20% discount coupons to attendees
Oct. 27
Haunted Hills 5k, 10k
Oakland Hills, Oakland, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k, 10k map adventure courses. Trick or treating for adults (and families) in teams of 1 to 5! Adventure through wickedly decorated neighborhoods, answering simple multiple-choice questions. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Oct. 28
Sunol Regional Wilderness
Sunol, CA
Martin Kunz
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced
Oct. 28
Harriman Orienteering Festival; Harriman State Park, Lake Welch, NY Hudson Valley Orienteering (HVO)
Celebration of 25th anniversary of WOC 1993, held in same park; 12 km Goat-type race (one skipped & one forked control), 7.6 km Mini Goat, and 4.5 km Baby Goat (entry deadline: Oct. 22)
Oct. 29 - Nov. 4 Antalya O Fest; Antalya, Turkey
A; Six events, including Sprint event in the old city, Middle and Long forest events, and a Night-O
Oct. 30 - Nov. 4 Istanbul 5 Days 2018; Istanbul, Turkey
A; Middle, Sprint, Middle, Long, and Sprint (Grand Bazaar Supersprint)
Nov. 3
NAV-X Challenge @ Cache Creek; Rumsey, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Details TBD. Find checkpoints using a map, with 4- or 8-hour options. Early online reg. ends TBD (25% off day-of-event fees). (Not a BAOC event)
Nov. 3
Introductory Navigation Clinic
Find Adventure Sport
Training; Learn basic map-reading and compass skills in this introductory clinic for people new to orienteering, looking to be more confident hiking, and looking to improve general land-navigation skills.
Nov. 4
Huddart Park
Woodside, CA
- 650.321.9713 Matthias Kohler,
Nick Corsano
B; Standard 7-course B-meet in this beautiful redwood park
Nov. 10 - 11 Level-1 Coaching Course
Find Adventure Sport
Training; Two-day course with both classroom and field work that will allow you get level-1 certification under the Orienteering USA coaching program. Contact Erin for more info.
Nov. 11
Mississippi Bar
Fair Oaks, CA
- 916.408.8052
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jonas Libell (GCO)
B; Five-course B-Meet
Nov. 12
TrailCross Mt. Madonna 10k; Watsonville, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
10 km map adventure course — Trails, trails, trails, so many to choose from. Enjoy the redwoods, tan oaks, the ruins of the Miller estate! Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event.)
Nov. 18
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Vladimir Gusiatnikov
C; Sprint event, and beginner’s course, at this popular park
Dec. 1 - 2 Bon Tempe Reservoir
Fairfax, CA
- 415.456.8118 George Minarik
C; Greg Ehrensing Memorial Volunteer Appreciation Event; LIMITED ATTENDANCE; RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Dec. 7 - 9 Sprint San Francisco
San Francisco Bay Area
Erin Schirm,
Matej Šebo
A; Friday: Sprint Relay; Saturday: 3-round tournament; Sunday: NRE Qualifier and NRE Final (pending park approval)
Dec. 8
Old Town Folsom Holiday Scramble; Folsom, CA - 530.919.3160
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; Details TBD
Dec. 15
Willow Glen Holiday Lights
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
- 650.365.4275 Brad Wetmore,
Jitka Hiscox,
Steve Harrison
C; 60- or 90-minute Light-O (Score-O) course and potluck social
Dec. 22
Holiday Hustle 5k, 10k
San Carlos, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k, 10k map adventure courses. Adventure through the wonderfully decorated neighborhoods of San Carlos, finding awesome displays, and answering simple multiple-choice questions about each. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Dec. 26 - 31 Gran Canaria O-Meeting 2018; Gran Canaria Island, Spain
A; Night, Sprint, Middle, Long, and training events

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 .