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Schedule (2019)

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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)
Jan. 18 - 21 Georgia Navigator Cup; TBD, GA Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)
A; Friday Middle, 2-day Classic Navigator Cup, Monday Extreme-O (entry deadlines: Dec. 31, Jan. 5)
Jan. 19 - 20 Anza Borrego Weekend; Borrego Springs, CA San Diego Orienteering (SDO)
A; Five events — Goat, Motala Night-O, Trail-O, NRE Classic, & Score-O — at beautiful Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, about 90 miles east of San Diego. Rugged, open, desert terrain with courses unique in the U.S. (reg. by noon Jan 15) (Not a BAOC event)
Jan. 27
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
Richmond, CA
- 925.862.2978 Steve Gregg
C; "Club relay" event, with 3-person (or 2-person, or 1-person) teams, at a popular "fast" venue
Feb. 2 - 3 Go Wild! Kern Canyon; Lake Isabella, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
Saturday: 5k & 10k map adventure courses; Sunday: 2hr & 4hr map adventure courses. In teams of 1-5, explore above the Kern River to find checkpoints using special topographic maps. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event.)
Feb. 10
Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch County Park
Gilroy, CA
- 510.525.1574 Dennis Wilkinson
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
Feb. 15 - 17 2019 NJROTC National Champs; Santa Clarita, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
A; Navy Nationals returns to Vasquez Rocks! This event is restricted to those NJROTC units who have been selected to attend by their regions. Friday model event; Saturday & Sunday competition courses. (See "public" event on Feb 18.)
Feb. 15 - 17 Vancouver Sprint Camp 2019; North Vancouver, BC, CA Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC)
14th annual Vancouver Sprint Camp. "It's not a resting camp." (entry deadline: Jan. 31?)
Feb. 16
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
- 415.566.7990 Vladimir Gusiatnikov
C; Sprint event, and beginner’s course, at this popular park (pending park approval)
Feb. 16 - 24 Southwest Spring Week; Tucson, AZ Tucson Orienteering Club (TSN)
A; Variety of events over nine days (entry deadlines: TBD)
Feb. 18
Vasquez Rocks; Santa Clarita, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
B; "Public" event on the NJROTC championship courses; White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, and Red courses (see Feb 15-17 event)
Mar. 9 - 10 Pacheco Pass – Wildflower Weekend
Pacheco State Park, Hollister, CA
- 510.525.1574 Misha Kreslavsky,
Aron Walker
B; Saturday Middle & Night-O courses and Sunday regular courses.
Mar. 17
Joseph D. Grant County Park
San Jose, CA
- 650.604.3760 Derek Maclean,
Kim van Berkel
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced; sanctioned as a 1-day National Ranking Event (NRE) (pending park approval)
Mar. 20 - 24 World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships (WMSOC); Piteå, Swedish Lapland
Ski-O; Model, Long, Middle, and Long events (entry deadlines: Feb. 28, Mar. 20)
Mar. 22 - 24 Flying Pig XXIII: U.S. Masters Nationals; Lexington, KY Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; Middle distance Friday; Saturday and Sunday events at Carter Caves State Park; sanctioned as 2018 U.S. Masters National Championships (yes, 2018; "Masters Nationals" formerly known as "Classic Championships") (entry deadlines: Feb. 28, Mar. 11)
Apr. 13 - 14 2-Day National Event; Quantico Marine Corps Base, Triangle, VA Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC)
A; Sat. Middle (& possible Sprint/Short Relay), Sun. Long; sanctioned as Junior Nationals (aka Interscholastic Champs) (entry deadlines: TBD)
Apr. 19 - 22 New Zealand National Championships; Oamaru, New Zealand
A; Sprint, Middle, Long, and Relay events in the Waitaki region of the South Island (entry deadlines: Mar. 28, Apr. 5)
Apr. 27
Vasona Lake County Park
Los Gatos, CA
- 408.313.3753 Ann Marie Cody
C; Details TBD (pending park approval)
Apr. 27 - 28 40th West Point National Event; West Point, NY U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)
A; Popular annual event
May. 15 - 21 World Orienteering Day (week)
IOF world-wide promotion of orienteering (World Orienteering DAY is May 15th)
Jun. 15
42nd Venla Relay; Kangasala, Finland
A; Annual women's afternoon 4-leg relay event (entry deadlines: Jan. 31, May 5, May 29)
Jun. 15 - 16 71st Jukola Relay; Kangasala, Finland
A; Annual men's overnight 7-leg relay event (entry deadlines: Jan. 31, May 5, May 29)
Jun. 16
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline
San Leandro, CA
- 510.407.1876 Daniel Šebo
C; This event will be part of the 2019 Summer Series — details TBD (pending park approval)
Jun. 23 - 29 WTOC: World Trail Orienteering Championships; Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal
A; Annual world TempO and PreO championships
Jun. 30 - Jul. 4 Five Days of Italy; Dolomites region, Italy
A; Urban Sprint & four forest events (following three training days) (entry deadlines: Feb. 15, May 15, June 3)
Jun. 30 - Jul. 5 52nd Kainuu Orienteering Week; Tipasoja, Sotkamo, Finland
A; Four events over six days; competition categories and open courses; "3,500 to 10,000 orienteers annually"; "one of the most popular sporting events in Finland" (entry deadlines: Feb. 28, May 31, June 10)
Jul. 5 - 12 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championships; Riga, Latvia
A; Sprint Model, Qualification, & Final; Forest Model & Qualification; Middle Final; Long Model & Final (entry deadlines: Jan. 8, Mar. 31, June 1)
Jul. 6 - 12 JWOC Tour; Silkeborg, Denmark
A; Public events in conjunction with JWOC—Sprint, Middle, & Long events (entry deadlines: April 1, June 15)
Jul. 6 - 12 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Silkeborg, Denmark
A; Annual international championship event for juniors, and a 6-day public event
Jul. 7 - 12 O-France 2019; Mont-Dauphin, Vars, & Risoul, France
A; Sprint, two Middle, and two Long events (entry deadlines: TBD, May 31)
Jul. 9 - 13 Primiero O-Week; Trento, Italy
A; Two "prologue" events and the Dolomites 3-Days event (entry deadlines: Jan. 31, May 31, June 26)
Jul. 14 - 19 Fin5 Orienteering Week; Kuopio, Finland
A; Sprint, Middle, and Long races (entry deadlines: Mar. 6, June 18, June 30)
Jul. 20 - 22 Ottawa O-Fest; Ottawa, Canada Orienteering Ottawa (OO)
A; Sprint, Middle, and Long events (Middle & Long in Gatineau Park) (registration opens in January 2019; entry deadlines: TBD) (also see July 26-28)
Jul. 22 - 27 O-Ringen; Kolmården, Sweden
A; World's largest orienteering event (entry deadlines: April 1, June 1)
Jul. 24 - 28 Bohemia Orienteering 2019; Nový Bor, Czech Republic
A; International 5-day event with classes M/F 10-75; 3 Long & 2 Middle events, with chasing start on last day (entry deadlines: Feb. 28, June 30)
Jul. 25 - Aug. 3 WMTBOC & JWMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships; Viborg, Denmark
Annual adult (WMTBOC) and juniors (JWMTBOC) mountain bike championships; Sprint, Middle, Long, Mass Start, and Relay events; there will be an Open 6-day stage event in conjunction with the championships
Jul. 26 - 28 Canadian Orienteering Championships 2019; Montreal region, Canada Orienteering Ottawa (OO)
A; Sprint, Middle, and Long events (brand new forest map) (registration opens in January 2019; entry deadlines: TBD) (also see July 20-22)
Jul. 27 - 28 16th World Rogaining Championships; La Molina, Spain
Rogaine; Annual championships (entry deadlines: Mar. 15, June 1, July 15)
Jul. 28 - Aug. 3 Scottish 6 Days; Crieff, GB
A; Six events over seven days (entry deadlines: Jan. 31, April 30, June 30)
Jul. 28 - Aug. 4 2019 U.S. & International Region II Radio Orienteering (ARDF) Championships; Raleigh, NC Backwoods Orienteering Klub (BOK)
A; Proposed event: Annual U.S. radio-orienteering championships, and international regional championships (next entry deadline: June 15)
Aug. 3 - 10 Swiss O Week 2019; Gstaad, Switzerland
A; Six competitions in the holiday region of Gstaad (entry deadlines: Jan. 31, June 17)
Aug. 9 - 18 Orienteering Camp in the Kingdom of Ice and Fire; Iceland
Five orienteering events and a tour of Iceland
Aug. 13 - 18 WOC: World Orienteering Championships; Sarpsborg, Norway
A; Annual world championships, with associated "spectator races" (i.e., open to everyone) (entry deadlines: TBD)
Aug. 25
Bedwell Bayfront Park
Menlo Park, CA
- 650.281.5280 Matthias Kohler
C; This event will be part of the 2019 Summer Series — details TBD (pending park approval)
Sep. 7 - 8 British Columbia Orienteering Championships; Kimberley & Cranbrook, BC Kootenay Orienteering Club (KOC)
A; Open, yet technical terrain (details TBD)
Sep. 15
Calero County Park
San Jose, CA
TBD (You?)
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
Sep. 28 - Oct. 6 Oceania 2019; between Sydney & Melbourne, Australia
A; Sprint, Middle, Long, and Relay events (entry deadlines: TBD)
Oct. 2 - 6 WMMTBOC: World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Champs; Schwarzenberg, Germany
Sprint, Middle, Long, and Mass Start events
Oct. 19 - 20 2019 U.S. Masters Nationals: Older Dash; Gilford, NH Up North Orienteers (UNO)
A; The annual Boulder Dash has become the Older Dash this year, a sanctioned 2-day combined-time Classic event ("Masters Nationals" formerly "Classic Championships")
Dec. 14
Willow Glen Holiday Lights
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
- 650.365.4275 TBD (You?)
C; 60- or 90-minute Light-O (Score-O) course and potluck social (pending park approval)

Schedule of events in 2020 (


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 (, 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. To subscribe, click on the "+ Google Calendar" button at the bottom of the calendar.


Working Calendars 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).

Another working calendar of events, named the California Adventure Calendar is available here ( 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 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 .