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Schedule (2017)

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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.

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Date Event Name,
Type, and Notes
Event Director
or Contact
Course Setter(s)
Feb. 26
University of California
Berkeley, CA
- 415.378.6416 Lori Huberman
C; Beginner course and three Sprint courses (chose to run 1, 2, or all 3), with the option of a 3-course Motola
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
2017 Nav-X Challenge @ Harvey Bear
Harvey Bear Ranch County Park, Gilroy, CA
- 510.407.1876
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Lubomir Šebo
Rogaine; 2-hour and 4-hour Map Trek courses, with participants trying to score as many points as possible within the time allowed, by visiting checkpoints scattered across a vast, wild landscape (this is a joint event with BAOC)
Mar. 7 - 12 WSOC: World Ski Orienteering Championship; Krasnoyarsk, Russia
A; Sprint Relay, Sprint, Middle, and Long events for M21 & F21 classes (entry deadline: Dec. 19)
Mar. 7
BAOC Board Meeting
William Walker Recreation Center, Foster City, CA
- 650.281.5280,
- 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
Mar. 11
Sierra Ski-O, Round 2, Day 1
Royal Gorge Cross Country, Soda Springs, CA
- 530.414.4163,
- 530.562.5099
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Greg Walker
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)
Mar. 12
Indian Valley Open Space Preserve
Novato, CA
- 415.895.6039 Tobias Tornqvist
B; Regular 7-course event
Mar. 12
Sierra Ski-O, Round 2, Day 2
Auburn Ski Club Training Center, Soda Springs, CA
- 530.414.4163,
- 530.562.5099
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Greg Walker
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
- 408.568.6740
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) (entry deadlines: Feb. 25, March 11)
Mar. 19
Sacramento Bar
Fair Oaks, CA

Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jonas Libell (GCO)
White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, and Red courses — for beginner through advanced (Not a BAOC event)
Mar. 21
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 - 26 O in the Oaks 2017
San Francisco Bay Area
- 510.684.2001 Holly Gaston,
Gavin Wyatt-Mair
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 (entry deadlines: Feb. 12, March 12) (pending park approval)
Mar. 22 - 24 Morgan Territory Regional Preserve
Livermore, CA
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. 23
Joaquin Miller Park
Oakland, CA
- 925.872.3935,
- 510.681.6181
Nick Corsano,
Rex Winterbottom
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. 2
Joseph D. Grant County Park
San Jose, CA
- 650.604.3760 Derek Maclean,
Kim van Berkel
B; Standard "B-meet" with courses for beginners, intermediate, and advanced (NOTE THE DATE CHANGED) (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. 9
Rossmoor Bar
Rancho Cordova, CA

Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dan Rathbun (GCO)
B; White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, and Red courses for beginners through advanced (Not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)
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; Two (OUSA sanctioned) Classic events with combined-times awards; Saturday on West Point property; Sunday at Harriman State Park (entry deadlines: April 7 & 14)
Apr. 23
Camp Tamarancho
Fairfax, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Two- and four-hour map trek (pending park approval)
Apr. 28 - 30 U.S. Orienteering Team Trials; Minneapolis, MN Minnesota Orienteering Club (MNOC)
A; Team Trials for JWOC & WOC; Friday Sprint, Saturday Middle, Sunday Long; anyone can run White through Blue courses (but "public" courses might NOT be sanctioned or ranked) (entry deadlines: April 21 & 27)
Apr. 29
California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, CA
- 916.408.8052
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Marsha Jacobs
C; Courses for beginners and above (details TBD) (Not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)
Apr. 30
Shell Ridge Open Space
Walnut Creek, CA
Vicki Woolworth
B; Normal set of beginner through advanced courses (pending park approval)
May. 7
Sunol Regional Wilderness
Sunol, CA
- 925.862.2978,
Misha Kreslavsky
B; Standard 7-course B-meet in a beautiful, but challenging park (pending park approval)
May. 24
World Orienteering Day
Events all over the world; the first WOD was 5/11/16, with 250,000 participants
Jun. 8 - 11 2017 Boston Sprint Camp; Cambridge, MA Cambridge Sports Union (CSU)
Eight events over four days, culminating in prologue/chase Sprint! Morning events will be informal training activities; afternoons will be E-punched races; entries limited to 60 people; registration opens May 1st; part of the 2017 Sprint Series
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 - 25 Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival; WA & ID
See events on June 17-18, June 19-21, and June 23-25
Jun. 17 - 18 Ultimate Orienteer #8 & #9; Moses Lake & Sprague, WA Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
B; Saturday: Beginner, intermediate, & advanced Middle- distance courses at Moses Lake Sand Dunes; Sunday: three long-distance (Goat) courses near Fishtrap Lake
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. 19 - 21 PNWOF Spokane Events; Spokane, WA Eastern Washington Orienteering Club (EWOC)
B; Monday: 2 Sprints; Tuesday: Classic courses; Wednesday: 90-minute Score-O
Jun. 23 - 25 2017 U.S. Individual Championships; Boise & Stanley, ID City of Trees Orienteering Club (CTOC)
A; Friday: Sprint Champs at Boise State Univ.; Saturday: Long Champs near Stanley, Sunday: Middle Champs near Stanley (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. 1 - 8 Estonian Orienteering Week; Tartu, Estonia
A; Public companion event to WOC; six days of competitions: two Sprint/urban races, two Long-distance races, two Middle-distance races (entry deadlines: Feb. 28, May 4, June 18)
Jul. 9 - 16 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Tampere, Finland
A; Annual international championship event for juniors
Jul. 10 - 15 WTOC: World Trail Orienteering Championship; Lithuania
A; Annual world championships
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. 15 - 16 Western Canadian Orienteering Champs; Winnipeg, MB Manitoba Orienteering Association (MOA)
A; Sprint, Middle, and Long events offering "some of the most challenging orienteering you will ever experience" (entry deadlines: March 31, May 31, June 30)
Jul. 22 - 28 O'Ringen; Arvika, 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 (entry deadlines: April 30, July 2)
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)
Aug. 21
Go Wild! Eclipse, Mount Vernon, OR terraloco (tl)
Rogaine; 4-hour, 8-hour map trek rogaines in forested mountain plateau in Central Oregon with lava rocks and buttes
Aug. 30 - Sep. 4 Deschute Daze, A Pyr-O-Adventure; Bend, OR Columbia River Orienteering Club (CROC)
C; One advanced (Red) course each day, with shorter "Green" and "Brown" cut-offs; no beginner or intermediate courses; mass start each day
Sep. 9 - 10 SART - Seattle Adventure Racing Tournament; Seattle, WA Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
3rd annual event; 80 runners will compete head-to-head in a five-round tournament (entry deadlines: TBD)
Sep. 10
Lake Tahoe park TBD
Lake Tahoe Area

NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Greg Walker
Rogaine; Four- and eight-hour map trek (pending park approval)
Sep. 16 - 17 Letchworth 2-day Classic; Letchworth State Park, Portageville, NY Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC)
A; Two-day Classic National Meet
Sep. 16
Orienteering USA Annual General Meeting; Portageville(?), NY Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC)
Details TBD; four Board members up for re-election; held in conjunction with the Letchworth 2-day Classic
Sep. 23
Orangevale Community Park
Orangevale, CA
- 916.922.8671
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jennifer Kerr (GCO)
C; White, Yellow, and Orange courses for beginner through intermediate (Not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)
Sep. 23 - 24 British Columbia Championships; Victoria, BC Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC)
Details TBD
Oct. 8
Scout-Orienteering, Pre-registration Required - 925.934.6567 Steve Harrison,
Gavin Wyatt-Mair
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
Oct. 20 - 22 Sierra College, Rocklin, and Deer Creek Hills; Rancho Murietta, CA - 916.220.0224
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO),
Heidi Cusworth,
Bill Cusworth
A; Three-day National Event (sanctioning is pending); Preliminary plans: Friday afternoon Sprint at Sierra College; Saturday Middle and Sunday Long at beautiful Deer Creek Hills (Not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)
Nov. 3 - 5 Mount Penn - Antietam; Reading, PA Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
A; 2-day National Event & Friday sprint (in sanctioning as of Feb. 1)
Nov. 11 - 12 2017 U.S. Classic Championships; Triangle, VA Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC)
A; Two-day Classic meet at Quantico Marine Corps Base
Nov. 12
Shell Ridge Open Space
Walnut Creek, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Three- and six-hour map trek (pending park approval)
Nov. 19
"Secret" East Bay Park - 415.456.8118 Graham Brew
B; Standard 7-course event, for beginners through advanced, in a "physical" East Bay park (which we cannot identify until the permit is approved) (pending park approval)
Nov. 19
Granite Bay, Folsom Lake Recreation Area
Granite Bay, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, Granite Bay, CA
- 530.919.3160
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Bill MacDonald (GCO)
B; Courses for beginners and above (details TBD) (Not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)
Dec. 9
Old Town Folsom; Folsom, CA - 916.481.2850
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; Courses for beginners and above (details TBD) (Not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)
Dec. 16
Willow Glen Holiday Lights
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
- 650.365.4275 Tony Pinkham,
Brad Wetmore
C; 60- or 90-minute Light-O (Score-O) course and potluck social

Schedule of events in 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:

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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 .