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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.
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.
Type, and Notes
|Joseph D. Grant County Park - CANCELLED
San Jose, CA
|- 650.604.3760||Derek Maclean,
Kim van Berkel
|This event has been cancelled, please check its page for details.|
|Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
| - 925.516.7622,
|B; Regular 7-course event at one of our most popular venues|
|Mar. 3 - 5||U.S. Interscholastic & Intercollegiate Championships; Sulphur Springs, TX||North Texas Orienteering Association (NTOA)|
|A; Two-day, combined-time Classic National Meet|
|Mar. 5 - 13||WSOC: World Ski Orienteering Championship; Krasnoyarsk, Russia|
|A; Sprint Relay, Sprint, Middle, and Long events for M21 & F21 classes (entry deadline: Dec. 19)|
|Sierra Ski-O, Round 2, Day 1
Royal Gorge Cross Country, Soda Springs, CA
| - 530.414.4163,
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
|Ski-O; Ski Orienteering at Royal Gorge XC; four Long-distance courses; register by Feb. 27th to be able to use a loaner SIAir Touchless E-punch; registration closes March 9th (not a BAOC event)|
|Indian Valley Open Space Preserve
|- 415.895.6039||Tobias Tornqvist|
|B; Regular 7-course event|
|Sierra Ski-O, Round 2, Day 2
Auburn Ski Club Training Center, Soda Springs, CA
| - 530.414.4163,
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
|Ski-O; Ski Orienteering at Auburn Ski Club; Beginner (White) course & 4-round Sprint Tournament; register by Feb. 27th to be able to use a loaner SIAir Touchless E-punch; registration closes March 9th (not a BAOC event)|
|Mar. 18 - 26||California Orienteering Week (COW)
Southern & Northern California
|A; Seven days of National Ranking Events, U.S. Championships, training events, and a local Sprint/Trail-O event; see "Camp Scherman National Meet" and "O in the Oaks 2017" events for more information|
|Mar. 18 - 19||Camp Scherman National Meet; Mountain Center, CA||Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)|
|A; Saturday: Trail Orienteering U.S. PreO Champs (AM) & U.S. Relay Champs (PM); Sunday: Trail Orienteering U.S. TempO Champs (AM) & Middle event (AM)|
|Vasquez Rocks Training Event; Agua Dulce, CA||Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)|
|Training; Amazing rock formations in a park used by Hollywood to film Western movies; controls will be set out and maps made available, but no formal racing (part of COW)|
|Mar. 22 - 24||Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
|Training; Course maps from February 2017 local event; control locations marked by streamers, but no formal racing — that is, NO beginner clinics, NO official starts — (part of COW)|
|Mar. 22 - 26||O in the Oaks 2017
San Francisco Bay Area
|- 510.527.9032||Holly Gaston,
|A; Saturday: "Extended" Middle courses at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline; Sunday: Ultra Long courses at Briones Regional Park; both days U.S. National Ranking Events; other events Wednesday-Friday (pending park approval)|
|Joaquin Miller Park
| - 925.872.3935,
|B; Pre-O (Trail-O) and Sprint event: Pre-O National Ranking Event, (non-ranking) Sprint courses in a redwood forest on a new ISSOM map; register as part of O in the Oaks 2017 preregistration or at the event (part of COW) (pending park approval)|
|Apr. 7 - 9||Flying Pig National Meet; Columbus, IN||Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)|
|A; Friday: Late afternoon Middle Distance, U.S. Night Champs; Saturday: Long event; Sunday: 2-stage city Sprint|
|Apr. 14 - 17||IOF Oceania Orienteering Championships; Auckland, New Zealand|
|A; Sprint, Long, Relay, & Middle events (also see events April 19-20 and WMOC April 22-29)|
|Apr. 19 - 20||Middle Earth Orienteering 2017; Rotorua, New Zealand|
|A; Forest event and urban sprint (also see events April 14-17 and WMOC April 22-29)|
|Apr. 22 - 29||WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championship; Auckland, NZ|
|A; Sprint Model, Qualification, & Final; Long Model, two Qualifications, & Final; registration is open; part of 2017 World Masters Games|
|Apr. 22 - 23||Annual West Point National Meet; West Point, NY||U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)|
|A; TENTATIVE EVENT -- 2 Classic events|
|Apr. 28 - 30||U.S. Orienteering Team Trials; Minneapolis, MN||Minnesota Orienteering Club (MNOC)|
|A; Team Trials for JWOC & WOC; only elite courses (Red & Blue), although anyone can choose to run|
|World Orienteering Day|
|Events all over the world; the first WOD was 5/11/16, with 250,000 participants|
|Jun. 17 - 18||Jukola & Venla 2017; Joensuu, North Karelia, Finland|
|A; Annual men's overnight relay event (Jukola), and women's daytime relay event (Venla)|
|Jun. 17 - 18||Mt Pinos; Frazier Park, CA||Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)|
|B; TENTATIVE DATES — Popular annual event in the Los Padres National Forest; beginner through advanced Classic courses both days (preregistration ends June TBD; event-day registration will be possible) (Not a BAOC event)|
|Jun. 23 - 25||2017 U.S. Individual Championships; Stanley, ID||City of Trees Orienteering Club (CTOC)|
|A; Sprint/Long/Middle National Meet (entry deadlines: March 15, May 16, June 15)|
|Jun. 30 - Jul. 7||WOC: World Orienteering Championships; Tartu, Estonia|
|A; Annual world championships (with companion public events)|
|Jul. 9 - 16||JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Tampere, Finland|
|A; Annual international championship event for juniors|
|Jul. 10 - 15||Fin5 Orienteering Week; Tampere, Finland|
|A; Public events in conjunction with JWOC; five competitions: Sprint, Middle, and Long distances (entry deadlines: Jan. 12, Feb. 28, May 31, June 26)|
|Jul. 10 - 15||WTOC: World Trail Orienteering Championship; Lithuania|
|A; Annual world championships|
|Jul. 22 - 28||O'Ringen; Värmland, Sweden|
|A; World's largest orienteering event (entry deadlines: April 1, June 1, July 22)|
|Jul. 29 - Aug. 7||Canada 150 Orienteering Festival; Montreal & Ottawa areas, Canada||Orienteering Ottawa (OO)|
|A; Ten days of activities in conjunction with Orienteering Canada 50th, and Canada 150th, anniversary celebrations|
|Jul. 30 - Aug. 5||2017 Scottish 6 Days, Royal Deeside; Ballater, Aberdeenshire, GB|
|A; Six events over seven days (entry deadlines: Jan 31, Apr 30, June 30)|
|Aug. 18 - 19||WRC: World Rogaining Championship; Razna National Park, Latvia|
|Rogaine; Limited to 1000 participants (entry deadlines: Jan. 31, July 31)|
|Aug. 19 - 27||WMTBOC & JWMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championship; Lithuania|
|A; Annual world championships for W21, M21, W20, and M20, as well as open competitions (entry deadline: July 15)|
|Sep. 9 - 10||SART - Seattle Adventure Racing Tournament; Seattle, WA||Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)|
|A; Six-race Sprint orienteering tournament over two days; limited to TBD participants (entry deadlines: TBD)|
|Sep. 16 - 17||Letchworth 2-day Classic; Letchworth State Park, Portageville, New York||Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC)|
|A; Two-day Classic National Meet|
|Scout-Orienteering, Pre-registration Required||- 925.934.6567||Steve Harrison,
|B; 25th annual Championships and Scout-O for all scout levels (pending park approval)|
|Oct. 14 - 15||Boulder Dash; Lebanon, NH||Up North Orienteers (UNO)|
|A; Two-day classic event on Burnt Mountain|
|Nov. 11 - 12||2017 U.S. Classic Championships; Triangle, VA||Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC)|
|A; Two-day Classic meet at Quantico Marine Corps Base|
Schedule of events in 2018 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Schedule/Current?year=2018)
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:
- Events in bold are BAOC events. The schedule includes regular orienteering events, and other events of potential interest, such as training sessions, board meetings, regional events, and National Meets. You can use the drop-down boxes at the top of the page to limit the events that are listed.
- B- and C-meets are regular BAOC events. B-meets generally provide the standard seven courses (White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Red, Blue). C-meets offer a subset of these courses, or another flavor of orienteering, such as Score-O.
- A-meets are National Meets for competitive orienteers. They offer courses in all competitive classes and are counted in the national rankings. Note, however, that these meets also have courses for recreational orienteers.
- All BAOC events offer beginners clinics and courses unless otherwise noted.
- Junior events are specifically for youth under 21 years of age (but are often open to everyone.
- Training sessions are often suitable for beginners, but sometimes are intermediate and up; check the event details.
Google Calendar of Events
The Google calendar below shows announced orienteering events. It should contain BAOC, GCO (http://www.goldcountryorienteers.org), GetLost!! (http://getlostxx.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. Just click on the button at the bottom of the calendar to subscribe.
- This calendar was suggested by Shura Kretchetov, and was developed by Shura and Alex Finch. (February 14, 2011)
- If the calendar is not displayed, or if no events are shown in the calendar, that means Google is having a problem. In that case, please check back later.
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 (http://orienteeringusa.org/orienteers/on-foot/events/sanctioned-events-calendar), the OUSA working calendar (http://www.event-finder.org/o-planning/maincal.shtml), the OUSA Rogaine calendar (http://orienteeringusa.org/orienteers/rogaines/events), 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 .