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Schedule (2021)

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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.

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Date Event Name,
Location,
Type, and Notes
Event Director
or Contact
Course Setter(s)
Apr. 1 - 30 Coyote Hills Regional Park
Fremont, CA
John Richardson
Training; Unofficial, self-serve courses; download PDFs of the maps from the BAOC website; the courses are also available through the MapRun6 app on your smartphone or tablet, and the MapRunG app on a Garmin watch capable of running apps
Apr. 1 - 30 “Corona” Training Courses
San Francisco Bay Area
Gavin Wyatt-Mair,
Misha Kreslavsky,
Rex Winterbottom,
Luc Poppe,
George Minarik,
François Léonard,
John Crowther,
Steve Gregg
Training; Streamered courses at various locations for practice/exercise during the shutdown/restrictions (Note: The start & end dates shown are artificial, forced by a website limit; the actual start [for the 1st course] was March 23, 2020; end dates are TBD.)
Apr. 1 - 30 Bon Tempe Reservoir
Fairfax, CA
Dennis Wildfogel
Training; Unofficial, self-serve Brown, Green, and Red courses; download PDFs of the maps from the BAOC website; the courses are also available through the MapRun6 app on your smartphone or tablet, and the MapRunG app on a Garmin watch capable of running apps
Apr. 1 - 30 NAV-X GPS practice course at Mississippi Bar
Mississippi Bar, Fair Oaks, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Free self-serve GPS course OPEN FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR. In 1 or 2 hours, visit as many of the 35 checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Apr. 1 - 30 NAV-X GPS practice course at Arastradero Preserve; Palo Alto, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Free self-serve GPS course OPEN FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR. In 1 or 2 hours, try to visit as many of the 28 checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Apr. 1 - 30 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Cache Creek; Rumsey, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open April 1 through May 31. In 3 or 6 hours, try to visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Apr. 1 - 30 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Auburn; Cool, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open March 1 through April 30. In 2 or 4 hours, try to visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Apr. 24 - 25 Annual National Ranking Event; West Point, NY - CANCELED U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Almaden Quicksilver
Almaden Quicksilver County Park, San Jose, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open May 1 through June 30; in 2 or 4 hours, try to visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
May. 7 - 9 2021 U.S. Team Trials; Clifton, VA Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC)
B; Glorified local events with great competition; details and venues for Sprint and Middle races are TBD, Long race will be held with a QOC local event; the Sprint and Middle will likely allow a small number of non-Team Trialers to run for a small fee
May. 12 - 16 Swiss 5 Days; Neuchâtel, Switzerland
A; Sprint, 2 Middle, and 2 Long events; Bulletin #2 is due in April; registration is open (entry deadline: April 19) — rescheduled from 2020 (European Orienteering Sprint Championships 2021 will be May 13–16 in same city)
May. 15 - 16 Chapel of the Four Chaplains Trail-O; Philadelphia, PA Capital Region Nordic Alliance (CRNA)
A; Sanctioned as 2021 U.S. Trail-O Championships; Saturday PreO with 18 stations, Sunday TempO with 7 stations; both PreO and TempO courses use two local parks supporting those with disabilities/special needs
May. 20 - 29 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Champs; Kansai, Japan - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 22 - 23 Montana weekend; Missoula, MT Grizzly Orienteering (GrizO)
B; 2-day event organized by Grizzly Orienteering, recently formed by Boris Granovskiy (former U.S. Team member) & Allison Brown (entry details TBD)
May. 29 - 30 North American Rogaining Championships; Sprague, WA
Rogaine; 24-hour Rogaine; postponed from 2020; STATUS AS OF 2/28/21: "expect to post further details in April on a replacement event, tentatively scheduled for October 31 to November 1"
Jun. 1 - 30 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Urban Parks
San Francisco, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open June 1 through July 31; in 2 or 4 hours, try to visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Jun. 10 - 18 WMTBOC & JWMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2021; Kuortane, Finland
Annual adult (WMTBOC) and juniors (JWMTBOC) mountain bike championships; there will probably be an Open event in conjunction with the championships
Jun. 19
(Sat.)
43rd Venla Relay; Finland
A; Annual women's afternoon 4-leg relay event (entry deadlines: May 12, June 2) — rescheduled from 2020
Jun. 19 - 20 72nd Jukola Relay; Finland
A; Annual men's overnight 7-leg relay event (entry deadlines: May 12, June 2) — rescheduled from 2020
Jun. 28 - Jul. 2 Five Days of Italy, Fai della Paganella, Trentino, Italy
A; Sprint, Long, and three Middle events "in the Middle of the Trentino Dolomites" (limited to 1800 entries; entry deadlines: May 15, June 3) — rescheduled from 2020
Jul. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at 100 Lakes; Yuba Gap, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open July 1 through August 31; in 3 or 6 hours, try to visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Jul. 2 - 11 Canadian Rockies 2021 Orienteering Festival; British Columbia, Canada - CANCELED Foothills Wanderers Orienteering Club (FWOC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 3 - 9 53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week; Suomussalmi, Finland
A; Four events over six days, plus a trail-run event; competition categories and open courses; quotes from website: "3,500 to 10,000 orienteers annually", "one of the most popular sporting events in Finland" (entry deadline: May 31)
Jul. 3 - 9 WOC: World Orienteering Championships 2021 (forest); Doksy, Czech Republic
A; Annual World Orienteering Championships with six "public" races (also see "WOC Tour 2021") — rescheduled from 2020
Jul. 4 - 9 WOC Tour 2021; Doksy, Czech Republic
A; "Public" races in conjunction with the annual World Orienteering Championships (also see WOC 2021); Sprint, 2 Middle, 3 Long; LIMITED ENTRIES (entry deadline: March 31) — rescheduled from 2020
Jul. 11 - 16 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Kocaeli, Turkey
A; Annual junior championships, and 4-day public (JWOC Tour) event with Sprint, Long, and two Middle races (Tour entry deadline: June 18) — rescheduled from 2020
Jul. 11 - 16 Fin5 Orienteering Week 2021; Kuusamo, Koillismaa, Finland
A; 3 Middle-distance and 2 Long-distance events (entry deadlines: May 31, June 22) — rescheduled from 2020
Jul. 17 - 24 Swiss O Week; Arosa, Switzerland
A; Six events: forest Sprint, 2 Middle, & 3 Long events; 3 modes: Competition (entry deadline: May 31) & Holiday/Challenge (entry deadline: July 5)
Jul. 19 - 25 WTOC: World Trail-O Champs 2021; Jelenia Góra, Poland
A; TrailO Relay, TempO Qualifications and Final, two PreO events (entry deadlines: team size May 20, names July 10)
Jul. 25 - 31 O'Ringen; Uppsala, Sweden
A; Annual, "world's largest" orienteering event (9,030 entries as of 2/28/21) (entry deadlines: ~March 31, ~May 31) — rescheduled from 2020
Jul. 30 - Aug. 2 Deschutes Daze 2021; Bend, OR Columbia River Orienteering Club (CROC)
B; Barebones event with only advanced courses and a 100-person limit; Classic courses Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; Score-O on Monday (no entry deadline, but limited entries)
Aug. 1 - 7 23rd Scottish 6-Days; Fort William, Scotland
A; Popular biennial event; largest orienteering event in the UK with typically more than 3500 competitors (entry deadlines: April 30, June 30)
Aug. 2
(Mon.)
California Orienteering Festival, Stage 1
Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
- 925.934.6567
A; NRE Sprint at San Francisco Presidio (pending park approval)
Aug. 2 - 15 California Orienteering Festival; San Francisco Bay Area & Lake Tahoe Area - 925.934.6567
A; 14 days of activities including the North American Championships (NAOC) and the World Rogaining Championships (WRC) — see separate Schedule entries for each event (entry deadline: June 30) (pending park approval)
Aug. 3
(Tue.)
California Orienteering Festival, Stage 2
Location to be Announced
- 925.934.6567
A; NRE Long at TBD location (pending park approval)
Aug. 4
(Wed.)
California Orienteering Festival, Stage 3
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
- 925.934.6567
A; NRE Middle at Golden Gate Park (pending park approval)
Aug. 5 - 9 North American Championships (NAOC)
Truckee, CA
- 925.934.6567
A; California Orienteering Festival, Stages 4–7: Biennial American-Canadian championships, hosted by BAOC; Model, Sprint, Middle, and Long events; Elite & Club Relays; (entry deadline: June 30) (pending park approval)
Aug. 6 - 13 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championships 2021; Velence, Hungary
A; Announced as tentative event & dates, with IOF decision to be made early in May 2021, but a published bulletin makes the event seem real (entry deadlines: May 3, June 1, July 12) — 5-day "WMOC 2021 Tour" public event announced
Aug. 11
(Wed.)
California Orienteering Festival, Stage 8
Spooner Lake/Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, Between Incline Village, NV and South Lake Tahoe, CA
- 925.934.6567
A; NRE Middle at Spooner Lake State Park (pending park approval)
Aug. 12
(Thu.)
California Orienteering Festival, Stage 9
Sagehen, Truckee, CA
- 925.934.6567
A; NRE Long at Sagehen (pending park approval)
Aug. 13 - 15 17th World Rogaining Championships (WRC)
Truckee, CA
- 925.934.6567
Rogaine; California Orienteering Festival, Stage 10: Annual world championships, hosted by BAOC (entry deadline: June 30) (pending park approval)
Sep. 1 - 30 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Annadel
Annadel State Park, Santa Rosa, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open September 1 through October 31; in 3 or 6 hours, try to visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Sep. 11 - 12 Seattle Adventure Running Tournament (SART); Seattle, WA Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
A; Tentative event? 2019 description: "Five-race Sprint orienteering tournament over two days; limited to 80 entries (entry deadline: Aug. 31)"
Sep. 18 - 19 Overlook NRE; Rochester, NY Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC)
A; Sanctioned one-day Middle-distance event on Saturday; Sunday will offer a Goat-style event at Letchworth East — aka "Grand Canyon of the East"; 30 mi south of Rochester
Oct. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Huddart
Huddart Park, Woodside, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open for the entire month. In 2 or 4 hours, try to visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Oct. 2 - 3 2021 New England Championships; Townsend, MA New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
A; Classic format national ranking event, with two-day combined-time championships for residents or primary club members of New England orienteering clubs
Oct. 9 - 10 2021 Masters Nationals; Onamia, MN Minnesota Orienteering Club (MNOC)
A; Two-day Classic format (entry deadlines: TBD)
Oct. 14 - 17 2021 U.S. ARDF Championships; Raleigh, NC Backwoods Orienteering Klub (BOK)
A; 20th U.S. ARDF Championships (ARDF = Amateur Radio Direction Finding); practice event Oct. 10; training/practice events Oct. 11-13
Nov. 1
(Mon.)
NAV-X Map Trek at Joe Grant NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Traditional course (not self-serve?, not GPS); date(s) TBD; in 3 or 6 hours, try to visit as many checkpoints as you can. This event does not use the MapRun6 smartphone app or Garmin-based MapRunG to record your checkpoints. (Not a BAOC event.)
Nov. 6 - 7 Sprint/Middle/Long NRE; Northern Delaware & Northeast Maryland Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
A; Details TBD; rescheduled from 2020; reported to be in sanctioning

Schedule of events in 2022 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Schedule/Current?year=2022)


Notes

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 (http://www.goldcountryorienteers.org), Nav-X (http://www.navxchallenge.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. To subscribe, click on the "+ Google Calendar" button at the bottom of the calendar.


Notes:

Working Calendars of Upcoming Events

The Event Coordinators' working schedule is available here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1h08JrdJfDlvfxs7d9zgkv4FzBO4n75kvBWR8yrYZbs4). (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 CA OR WA NV AZ Adventure Calendar is available here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1X8gwfoPMxAqupZ7_2gx26xz8aGekARdST4ef_G20HKE/edit?usp=sharing). 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 Orienteering USA (OUSA) event calendar (https://orienteeringusa.org/events/calendar/), the OUSA planning calendar (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18zubcKLGL_gyw3lVNDp6sfiEkSYX5wPB_qwQLmdnvDg/edit#gid=0), the OUSA Rogaine calendar (http://orienteeringusa.org/events/calendar/rogaining-calendar/), the websites of other orienteering clubs, and the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) event calendar (https://eventor.orienteering.org/Events).

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.


Note: 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 .