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Schedule (2015)

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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)
May. 24
Mal Harding Memorial Big Muddy Navigation Race, near Antelope, OR Columbia River Orienteering Club (CROC)
Rogaine; 6-hour Rogaine in central Oregon
May. 31
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
- 415.456.8118 Ralf Burgart
C; Multiple courses, including beginner courses, starting from Marx Meadow
May. 31
Sierra College
Rocklin, CA
- 209.295.6261
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Paul Keeton (GCO)
C; ** DATE CHANGED ** Beginner, advanced beginner, & intermediate courses (not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)
Jun. 9
BAOC Board Meeting
William Walker Recreation Center, Foster City, CA
- 408.313.3753,
- 510.407.1876
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors—7:00-10:00 PM; free pizza and salad will be available at 6:30—All club members and other interested people are welcome
Jun. 11 - 14 Boston Sprint Camp 2015, Boston, MA Cambridge Sports Union (CSU)
Training & A; Three days of training events, plus A-meet Sprint Prologue/Chase; limited to 60 people
Jun. 13 - 14 Jukola/Venla, Paimio (near Turku), Finland
A; Annual relay events (overnight for men)
Jun. 13 - 14 Mt Pinos, Frazier Park, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
B; Popular annual event in the Los Padres National Forest; standard White through Blue courses both days (subject to change)
Jun. 13
Go Wild! Golden Gate
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
About 35 scenic checkpoints will be scattered on your custom-made map of Northwest San Francisco and the Marin Headlands. Find as many as you can in 2 or 4 hours on foot or bike. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Jun. 23 - 28 WTOC: World Trail O' Championship, Zagreb, Croatia
A; Includes public events on the WTOC courses
Jun. 26 - 28 Gold Rush A-meet, Boise & Idaho City, ID City of Trees Orienteering Club (CTOC)
A; 3-day event (Sprint, Ultra Long, Middle) including the Western States Championships and the 2015 U.S. Ultra Long Championships (entry deadlines: May 15, June 14)
Jul. 3 - 5 Western Canadian Orienteering Championships, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Yukon Orienteering Association (YOA)
A; Sprint, Middle, and Long events; at least one of the races will be a World Ranking Event (WRE) for the elite categories
Jul. 4 - 11 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championship, Rauland, Norway
A; Annual international championship event for juniors
Jul. 6 - 12 Southern Italy Orienteering Festival, Gallipoli, Italy
Training, Sprint, Middle, and Long events
Jul. 18 - 24 O'Ringen, Borås, Sweden
A; World's largest orienteering event (entry deadlines: June 1, July 14)
Jul. 25 - Aug. 1 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championship; Gothenburg, Sweden
A; Annual masters championships (entry deadline: June 30)
Jul. 31 - Aug. 7 WOC: World Orienteering Championship; Inverness, Scotland
A; Annual world championships (also see companion public event)
Aug. 1 - 8 Scottish 6 Days 2015; Inverness, Scotland
A; Public event in conjunction with WOC (entry deadline: June 30)
Aug. 5 - 9 World Deaf Orienteering Championships 2015, Rochester, NY Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC)
A; Not open to the hearing public, but volunteers can run the courses after the events each day for free
Aug. 14 - 23 WMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championship, Liberec, Czech Republic
Aug. 14 - 23 Canadian Orienteering Championships, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, & Prince Edward Island, Canada Orienteering New Brunswick (ONB)
A; Sprint, Middle, and Long championships, plus 3-stage Fishbones competition
Aug. 22 - 23 World Rogaining Championships 2015, Saariselkä, Finland
A; Annual Rogaine championships
Aug. 30
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Boulder Creek, CA
- 831.439.9822 Nick Corsano
B; We return to this beautiful park for point-to-point courses for beginners through advanced
Sep. 2 - 7 Deschutes Days, Bend, OR Columbia River Orienteering Club (CROC)
B; Daily events: Short, Medium, and Long (and possibly mountain bike) courses, and an in-town Sprint
Sep. 18 - 20 Sierra Classic 2015
Lake Tahoe Area
- 925.516.7622
Deron van Hoff,
Nik Weber,
Bruce Wolfe
A; Tahoe Area 3-day A-meet: Friday Sprint at Northstar, Classic courses Saturday and Sunday at Little Truckee Summit; three sanctioned OUSA A-meet days with 2015 U.S. Classic Championships (2-day event on Sat. & Sun.)
Sep. 26
California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
- 916.922.8671
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Marsha Jacobs
C; Beginner, advanced beginner, & intermediate courses (not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)
Sep. 26 - 27 Ottawa O' Fest, Gatineau Park, Ottawa, Canada Orienteering Ottawa (OO)
A; Details TBD; WRE Middle? Long course with chase start?
Oct. 3 - 4 "O" in the Pines A-meet, East Poestenkill, NY Empire Orienteering Club (EMPO)
A; Middle/Long event with awards based on two-day combined time
Oct. 4
Calero County Park
San Jose, CA
- 650.281.5280 Theo Verhoeven
B; Regular event with courses for beginners through advanced
Oct. 10 - 11 Boulder Dash, Hancock, New Hampshire Up North Orienteers (UNO)
A; 2-day Classic OUSA A-meet
Oct. 23 - 25 Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games, Big Bone Lick SP and Taylorsville Lake SP, Kentucky Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; 3-day OUSA A-meet (tentative event)
Oct. 24
Huddart Park
Woodside, CA
- 650.941.4184 Mark Prior
C; Come see what fun/challenge we have for you at this beautiful redwoods park (pending park approval)
Oct. 25
Sacramento Bar
Fair Oaks, CA
- 530.919.3160
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jonas Libell (GCO)
B; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses (not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)
Nov. 22
Granite Bay, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Granite Bay, CA
- 209.295.6261
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dan Rathbun (GCO)
B; Beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses (not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)
Dec. 13
Folsum City Scramble, Folsom, CA - 916.481.2850
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; City Score-O course suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced participants (not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)
Dec. 19
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 2016 (

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 .