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Schedule (2016)

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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)
Feb. 20 - 28 Southwest Spring Week, Southern Arizona Tucson Orienteering Club (TSN)
B; Events Saturday & Sunday in Catalina State Park on the north side of Tucson, fun events throughout the week, ends around Phoenix with events at Robbins Butte and Papago Park
Feb. 21
Lake Herman Recreation Area
Benicia, CA
- 925.934.6567 Gavin Wyatt-Mair
C; Regional event with seven point-to-point courses; COOL event #3
Feb. 27
University of California
Berkeley, CA
- 510.407.1876 Holly Gaston
C; Beginner/Novice, Sprint, and Middle-distance courses on the beautiful Cal Campus; COOL event #4
Feb. 27
Sierra Ski-O, Round 2, Day 1
Royal Gorge Cross Country, Soda Springs, CA
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Ski-O; Ski Orienteering in the Tahoe Area (not a BAOC event)
Feb. 28
Sierra Ski-O, Round 2, Day 2
Auburn Ski Club Training Center, Soda Springs, CA
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Ski-O; Ski Orienteering in the Tahoe Area (not a BAOC event)
Mar. 11 - 13 N.A. & U.S. Ski-O Championship; Presque Isle, ME Cambridge Sports Union (CSU)
A; Elite races will be at the highest competitive level and World Ranking Events, and all age groups and classes will enjoy appropriately challenging courses.
Mar. 12
Rossmoor Bar
Rancho Cordova, CA
- 916.408.8052
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jana Dvorak (GCO),
Matej Urban (GCO)
B; 5-course event, with courses for beginners through advanced
Mar. 13
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline
San Leandro, CA
- 510.407.1876 Jay Hann
C; Beginner courses and more (details TBD); COOL event #5 — NOTE: THE DATE IS TENTATIVE (pending park approval)
Mar. 18 - 20 2016 U.S. Individual Championships
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve and Mills College, Livermore and Oakland, CA
- 650.281.5280 Graham Brew,
Christine Brew,
Steve Harrison
A; This event will have Middle, Long, and Sprint events on consecutive days
Mar. 26
TrailCross Shadow Cliffs, Pleasanton, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k map adventure course with wildflowers, lakes, oaks, creeks, knolls, and 10 checkpoints along the trails. Follow a map to find the checkpoints, or maybe follow the person in front of you. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Apr. 1 - 3 Flying Pig XX, Harrison, OH Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; U.S. Interscholastic/Intercollegiate Championships; Friday afternoon Middle or Sprint, Saturday and Sunday will be Classic distance
Apr. 10
Mississippi Bar
Fair Oaks, CA
- 209.295.6261
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dan Rathbun (GCO),
Mats Jansson (GCO),
Alan Walls (GCO)
B; 5-course event, with courses for beginners through advanced, plus a Mountain Bike-O (pending park approval)
Apr. 16 - 17 2016 Troll Cup: High Rock, Foxborough, MA New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
A; 2-day A-meet with two Middle-distance races on Saturday and a Classic-distance race on Sunday
Apr. 17
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
Richmond, CA
- 925.862.2978 Steve Gregg
C; Beginner and intermediate courses at a popular "fast" venue (pending park approval)
Apr. 22 - 24 Annual West Point A-meet; West Point, NY U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)
A; Tentative event; Possibly JWOC team trials, possibly WOC team trials
Apr. 24
3-hour & 6-hour Rogaine
Location to be Announced
- 916.436.7660 Bill Cusworth,
Heidi Cusworth
Rogaine; No beginner courses; Joint event with Gold Country Orienteers (pending park approval)
Apr. 30 - May. 1 Tentative 2-day A-meet; Colorado Rocky Mountain Orienteering Club (RMOC)
A; Tentative event; details TBD; possibly WOC team trials
May. 7
Indian Valley Open Space Preserve
Novato, CA
- 415.383.4429 Martin Kunz
B; Full complement of courses, beginner through advanced
May. 15
Sierra College
Rocklin, CA
- 916.408.8052
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Marsha Jacobs
C; DATE CHANGED — Campus/urban event for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
Jun. 18 - 19 Jukola & Venla 2016, Lappeenranta, South Karelia, Finland
A; Annual men's overnight relay event (Jukola), and women's daytime relay event (Venla)
Jun. 29 - Jul. 4 Rocky Mountain Orienteering Festival, Laramie, WY Rocky Mountain Orienteering Club (RMOC)
A; 3 days of Laramie Daze training and 3 national-event ranking days; this event will be the 2016 Western States Orienteering Championships
Jul. 9 - 15 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships, Engadin, Switzerland
A; Annual international championship event for juniors
Jul. 10 - 16 O'France 2016; Plateau du Larzac, France
A; Sprint, Long, Long, Middle, Middle, and Long (chasing start) events (entry deadlines: March 31, May 30)
Jul. 16 - 23 Swiss O Week 2016, Saint Moritz, Switzerland
A; Prologue Sprint, four Long & two Middle events (three more events during preceding week) (entry deadline: May 31)
Jul. 23 - Aug. 1 Canadian & Western Canadian Championships, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
A; Icefield Parkway Orienteering Festival: Sprint, Middle, and Long events in the Jasper-Banff area (entry deadlines: March 30, June 30, July 13)
Jul. 23 - 24 World Rogaining Championships, Alice Springs, Australia
Rogaine; The name of the event says it all; at least eight Bay Area residents entered as of February 1!
Jul. 23 - 29 O'Ringen, Sälen, Sweden
A; World's largest orienteering event (entry deadlines: April 1, July 1, July 20)
Jul. 24 - 30 WMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championship, Aveiro-Coimbra, Portugal
Sprint, Middle, Long, and Relay events
Aug. 5 - 14 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championship, Tallinn, Estonia
A; Sprint qualification & final, two Long qualifications & final (entry deadlines: March 28, July 11)
Aug. 20 - 28 ROC: Rocky Orienteering Circus, Strömstad-Tanum, Sweden
A; Public events in conjunction with the WOC; Sprint, three Middle & two Long events (entry deadlines: May 1, August 15)
Aug. 20 - 28 WOC: World Orienteering Championships; Strömstad-Tanum, Sweden
A; Annual world championships (also see ROC public events)
Aug. 23 - 27 WTOC: World Trail Orienteering Championships; Strömstad-Tanum, Sweden
A; Annual world championships
Aug. 27 - 28 High Sierra Rogaine
Sierra National Forest near Shaver Lake, CA
- 650.941.4184,
- 510.681.6181
Dennis Wilkinson
Rogaine; 4-, 8-, and 24-hour options; proposed U.S. and/or N.A. Championships (pending park approval)
Sep. 10 - 11 Seattle Adventure Racing Tournament, Seattle, WA Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
A; Six-race Sprint orienteering tournament over two days; limited to 80 participants (entry deadline: late August)
Sep. 17 - 18 U.S. Classic Championships, Pound Ridge, NY Hudson Valley Orienteering (HVO)
A; "Re-Run the Ridge" 2-day event on an updated map
Sep. 23 - 25 North American Orienteering Championships, Hanover, NH Up North Orienteers (UNO)
A; Biennial championships with Sprint, Sprint Relay, Middle, and Long courses
Sep. 24
Orangevale Community Park
Orangevale, CA
- 209.295.6261
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Mats Jansson (GCO)
C; 3-course (White/Yellow/Orange) event for beginners through intermediate (pending park approval)
Oct. 9
Scout Orienteering (pre-registration required)
Location to be Announced
- 925.934.6567 Steve Harrison
B; 24th annual Championships and Scout-O for all scout levels (pending park approval)
Oct. 9
"Scout-O" Open Event for non-Scouts
Location to be Announced
- 925.934.6567 Gavin Wyatt-Mair
B; Regular 7-course BAOC event in conjunction with the Scout-O Championships (pending park approval)
Oct. 23
Granite Bay, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Granite Bay, CA
- 209.295.6261
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Mats Jansson (GCO),
Alan Walls (GCO)
B; 5-course event, with courses for beginners through advanced, plus a Mountain Bike-O (pending park approval)
Nov. 6
Deer Creek Hills, Rancho Murietta, CA - 916.436.7660
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Bill Cusworth,
Heidi Cusworth
Rogaine; 2- and 4-hour Rogaine (long Score-O) (pending park approval)
Nov. 20
Sacramento Bar
Fair Oaks, CA
Kathy Tegtmeier (GCO),
Mike Christensen (GCO)
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jonas Libell (GCO)
B; 5-course event, with courses for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
Dec. 3 - 4 Bon Tempe Reservoir
Fairfax, CA
- 510.525.1574 George Minarik
C; Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event; LIMITED ATTENDANCE; RESERVATIONS REQUIRED (pending park approval)
Dec. 11
Folsom Holiday Scramble, Folsom, CA - 916.481.2850
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; Urban event for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
Dec. 17
Willow Glen Holiday Lights
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
- 650.365.4275 Brad Wetmore,
Tony Pinkham
C; 60- or 90-minute Light-O (Score-O) course and potluck social (pending park approval)

Schedule of events in 2017 (

Note: Please send event suggestions (and offers to direct an event and/or set courses) to , the BAOC Events Coordinator.


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.


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 .