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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)
Sep. 1
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
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. 3
Mountain View Artscape 5k, 10k, Mountain View, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5 km and 10 km map adventure courses — Discover the street art surprises of Mountain View on foot in teams of 1 to 5. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
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)
Oct. 30
Haunted Glen 5k, 10k
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
Adventure through San Jose's famed Willow Glen neighborhood in teams of 1 to 5 (families welcome), finding awesome displays. Costumes are encouraged! The start occurs just as darkness is settling in, so flashlights will be most helpful.
Nov. 8
20th Annual Golden Goat & Golden Kid - 510.525.1574 Mikkel Conradi
Extra long courses with mass starts. Possibly no beginner courses. Location TBA. (pending park approval)
Nov. 14 - 15 Pacheco State Park
Hollister, CA
- 510.681.6181 TBD (You?),
Erin Schirm,
Katie Petersen,
Sarah Petersen,
Janet Petersen,
Mark Petersen
B; Saturday afternoon courses and Night O; Sunday Classic courses; Saturday potluck option; group camping option
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 .