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Schedule (2019)

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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.


Date Event Name,
Type, and Notes
Event Director
or Contact
Course Setter(s)
Oct. 19 - 20 2019 U.S. Masters Nationals: Older Dash; Gilford, NH Up North Orienteers (UNO)
A; The annual Boulder Dash has become the Older Dash this year, a sanctioned 2-day combined-time Classic event ("Masters Nationals" formerly "Classic Championships") (entry deadline: Oct. 1)
Oct. 19
Hidden Lakes Park Training Camp and Vampire O; Martinez, CA
Find Adventure Sport
Erin Schirm
Training; 4:00–5:30 training, 5:30–6:30 potluck, 6:30–8:00 Vampire-O (Not a BAOC event.)
Oct. 26
Haunted Glen 5k, 10k
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
Trick or treating for adults (& families) in teams of 1–5! Adventure through the decorated Willow Glen neighborhood, finding about 25 checkpoints on the 5k, 40 on the 10k. Costumes encouraged! Preregister for discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event.)
Oct. 27
Sunol Regional Wilderness
Sunol, CA
Yuri Konovalenko
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced at one of our more popular parks
Nov. 3
Go Wild! Bald Rock; near Oroville/Chico, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
Visit terrain that seems like another planet, above Oroville, where Bald Rock Dome looms over dramatic Feather River Canyon. In teams of 1–5, how many checkpoints you can find in 90 min or 3 hrs? Preregister for reduced entry fee. (Not a BAOC event.)
Nov. 10
Calero County Park
San Jose, CA
- 408.599.9709 Rich Parker
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced
Nov. 16
2019 Nav-X Challenge @ Tamarancho
Camp Tamarancho, Fairfax, CA

NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Bill Cusworth (GCO),
Heidi Cusworth (GCO)
2- & 4-hour Map Trek; DATE WAS NOV. 2; register by Nov. 2 for discounted fee (Not a BAOC event.)
Nov. 17
Sacramento Bar and Upper Sunrise; Fair Oaks, CA
Sacramento Bar, Fair Oaks, CA
- 530.919.3160
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jonas Libell (GCO)
C; Beginner (White & Yellow), Intermediate (Orange), and advanced (Brown & Red) courses
Nov. 23 - 24 Bon Tempe Reservoir
Fairfax, CA
- 415.456.8118 Johanna Merriss
Nov. 23 - 24 Camp Scherman NRE and Training Weekend; Mountain Center, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
A; NRE Middle Saturday morning; training activities Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning
Nov. 23
Training event at Morgan Territory
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve, Livermore, CA

Find Adventure Sport
Erin Schirm
Training; 10:00 am–12:30 pm (Not a BAOC event.)
Dec. 15
Old Folsom Holiday Scramble; Folsom, CA Gold Country Orienteers (GCO) Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; Scramble (Score-O) course
Dec. 21
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. 23 - 31 Himalayan Orienteering Championship; Kathmandu, Nepal
A; First international event to be held in Nepal

Schedule of events in 2020 (


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 (, Nav-X (, 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. To subscribe, click on the "+ Google Calendar" button at the bottom of the calendar.


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 .