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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.

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. 22 - 24 Albanian Orienteering Days 2017; Tirana Region, Albania
A; Middle, Long, and Sprint events (entry deadline: Sept. 8) (also see Sept 29-Oct 1 event in nearby Macedonia)
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. 24
Calero County Park
San Jose, CA
- 408.599.9709 Tapio Karras,
Anastasiya Gordeeva
B; Regular 7-course B-meet with courses for beginners through advanced
Sep. 29 - Oct. 1 Memorial Orienteering Competition Pece Atanasoski; Prilep, Macedonia
A; City Sprint, forest Middle and Long events (entry deadline: Sept. 18) (also see Sept 22-24 event in nearby Albania)
Sep. 30 - Oct. 1 2017 Nav-X Challenge @ Joe Grant
Joseph D. Grant County Park, San Jose, CA
- 650.766.0516
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Dennis Wilkinson
3-, 5- & 16-hour "Regaine" (sic) style map-trek courses. Participants try to score as many points as possible within the time allowed. The 16-hour event includes several mandatory rest stops at base camp over a 24-hour period, and solos are allowed! (pending park approval)
Sep. 30
British Columbia Orienteering Championships - Day 1; Victoria, BC Victoria Orienteering Club (VICO)
A; Long event at Camp Thunderbird (also see Day 2 on Oct. 1)
Oct. 1
British Columbia Orienteering Championships - Day 2; Victoria, BC Victoria Orienteering Club (VICO)
A; Campus Sprint event at Camosun Interurban (also see Day 1 on Sept. 30)
Oct. 8
Briones Regional Park
Martinez, CA
- 925.934.6567 Steve Harrison,
Gavin Wyatt-Mair
B; Open Event for non-Scouts — Regular 7-course BAOC event in conjunction with the Scout-O Championships
Oct. 8
Scout-Orienteering, Pre-registration Required
Briones Regional Park, Martinez, CA
- 925.934.6567 Steve Harrison,
Gavin Wyatt-Mair
B; 25th annual Championships and Scout-O for all scout levels
Oct. 12 - 17 U.S. Team Training Camp #1; Hanover, NH Orienteering USA (OUSA)
Training; The objectives of these camps (which are open to the orienteering community) are: 1) improve overall orienteering skill; 2) prepare for the Boulder Dash, DVOA's National Meet, and the U.S. Classic Champs; and 3) build team cohesiveness
Oct. 14 - 15 Boulder Dash; Lebanon, NH Up North Orienteers (UNO)
A; Two-day classic event on Burnt Mountain (site of 2016 NAOC Long event) (entry deadlines: Sept. 29, Oct. 7)
Oct. 14 - 15 Petrified Forest Rogaines; Petrified Forest National Park, 26 miles east of Holbrook, AZ Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club (GPHXO)
Rogaine; 4-hour Rogaine each day for individuals and teams of 2-4 people; NO ONSITE REGISTRATION (entry deadlines: October 1 & 8)
Oct. 20 - 23 U.S. Team Training Camp #2; Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC), Dingmans Ferry, PA Orienteering USA (OUSA)
Training; The objectives of these camps (which are open to the orienteering community) are: 1) improve overall orienteering skill; 2) prepare for the Boulder Dash, DVOA's National Meet, and the U.S. Classic Champs; and 3) build team cohesiveness
Oct. 28
Haunted Hills 5k, 10k; San Carlos, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
Adventure through the wickedly decorated neighborhoods of San Carlos in teams of 1 to 5, finding awesome displays, and answering multiple-choice questions. Costumes are encouraged! Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event.)
Oct. 29
Sunol Regional Wilderness
Sunol, CA
- 925.862.2978,
Misha Kreslavsky
B; Standard 7-course B-meet in a beautiful, but challenging park
Oct. 31 - Nov. 5 Istanbul 5 Days; Istanbul, Turkey
A; 5-day festival including Long, Middle, Sprint (one in the Grand Bazaar), and Night-O races (entry deadlines: Aug. 31, Oct. 15)
Nov. 4 - 5 The Twisted 50; Reading, PA Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
A; DVOA's 50th Anniversary National Event; 2-day event: 2 Saturday Sprints (forest & campus), Sunday Long (entry deadlines: Oct. 1, 15, 29)
Nov. 11 - 12 2017 U.S. Classic Championships; Triangle, VA Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC)
A; Two-day Classic event at Quantico Marine Corps Base (entry deadlines: Aug. 31, Oct. 14, Oct. 27)
Nov. 12
2017 Nav-X Challenge @ Diablo Foothills
Shell Ridge Open Space, Walnut Creek, CA
- 510.681.6181
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rex Winterbottom
Rogaine; 3-hour and 6-hour Map Trek courses, with participants trying to score as many points as possible within the time allowed, by visiting checkpoints scattered across the landscape (Not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)
Nov. 18 - 19 Camp Scherman Training Weekend; Mountain Center, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
Training; Training activities on Saturday and a standard meet on Sunday; all-inclusive fee includes Friday night lodging; Sunday alone is an option
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. 1 - 3 OCIN TROL; Burlington, KY Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; National event (pending sanctioning approval), 3 new maps in northern Kentucky, details TBD
Dec. 3
"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)
Dec. 8 - 10 Sprint San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Erin Schirm
A; Three-day National Event (sanctioning is pending); Preliminary plans: Relay on Friday, three-round tournament on Saturday, two interval-start races on Sunday; part of the 2017 U.S. Sprint Series (entry deadlines: TBD) (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
Dec. 23
Holiday Hustle 5k, 10k; Alameda, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k, 10k map adventure courses — In teams of 1 to 5, on foot or bike, enjoy a dazzling tour of the wonderfully decorated neighborhoods of Alameda, finding awesome displays; preregister for a discounted entry fee (Not a BAOC event)

Schedule of events in 2018 (


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.


Working Calendar 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).

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 .