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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.
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.
Type, and Notes
|Jan. 18 - 21||Georgia Navigator Cup; TBD, GA||Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)|
|A; Middle + 2-day Classic Navigator Cup + Extreme-O (details TBD; assuming they'll be the same as 2018)|
|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. 16 - 24||Southwest Spring Week; Tucson, AZ||Tucson Orienteering Club (TSN)|
|A; Variety of events over nine days (details TBD)|
|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. 22 - 24||Flying Pig XXIII; Lexington, KY||Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)|
|A; OCIN's 23rd annual National Event; Middle distance Friday; Saturday and Sunday events at Carter Caves State Park|
|Apr. 13 - 14||Possible Junior Nationals (formerly known as Interscholastics)||Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC)|
|A; 2-day NRE — details TBD — in planning stage|
|Apr. 27 - 28||40th West Point National Event; West Point, NY||U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)|
|A; Tentative dates for this annual event|
|Jun. 15 - 16||71st Jukola Relay; Kangasala, Finland|
|A; Annual men's overnight relay event (entry deadlines: TBD)|
|42nd Venla Relay; Kangasala, Finland|
|A; Four-leg women's afternoon relay (entry deadlines: TBD)|
|Jun. 23 - 29||WTOC: World Trail Orienteering Championships; Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal|
|A; Annual world TempO and PreO championships|
|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 deadline: TBD)|
|Jul. 5 - 12||WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championships; Riga, Latvia|
|A; Sprint Model, Qualification, & Final; Long Model, two Qualifications, & Final (entry deadlines: TBD)|
|Jul. 6 - 12||JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Silkeborg, Denmark|
|A; Annual international championship event for juniors, and a 6-day public event|
|Jul. 14 - 19||Fin5 Orienteering Week; Kuopio, Finland|
|A; Sprint, Middle, and Long races (details TBD)|
|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: TBD)|
|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: TBD)|
|Jul. 26 - Aug. 4||WMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships; Viborg, Denmark|
|Sprint, Middle, Long, Mass Start, and Relay events; there will be an Open 6-days 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: Nov. 30, Dec. 31)|
|Jul. 28 - Aug. 3||Scottish 6 Days; Crieff, GB|
|A; Six events over seven days (entry opens Dec. 1, entry deadlines: TBD)|
|Aug. 3 - 10||Swiss O Week 2019; Gstaad, Switzerland|
|A; Six competitions in the holiday region of Gstaad (entries open August 2018)|
|Aug. 13 - 18||WOC: World Orienteering Championships; Sarpsborg, Norway|
|A; Annual world championships, with associated public events|
|Sep. 7 - 8||British Columbia Orienteering Championships; Kimberley & Cranbrook, BC||Kootenay Orienteering Club (KOC)|
|A; Open, yet technical terrain (details TBD)|
|Sep. 28 - Oct. 6||Oceania 2019; between Sydney & Melbourne, Australia|
|A; Sprint, Middle, Long, and Relay events (entry deadlines: TBD)|
|Sep. 29 - 30||U.S. Masters Championship||New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)|
|A; Tentative event — in planning stage|
|Oct. 2 - 6||WMMTBOC: World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Champs; Schwarzenberg, Germany|
|Sprint, Middle, Long, and Mass Start events|
|Oct. 19 - 20||Boulder Dash; TBD, NH||Up North Orienteers (UNO)|
|A; Tentative event, possibly the U.S. Master Championship|
Schedule of events in 2019 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Schedule/Current?year=2019)
Additional notes about the above schedule:
- Events in bold are BAOC events. The schedule includes regular orienteering events, and other events of potential interest, such as training sessions, board meetings, regional events, National Events, and notable international events. You can use the drop-down boxes at the top of the page to limit the events that are listed.
- B- and C-meets are regular BAOC events. B-meets generally provide the standard seven courses (White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Red, Blue). C-meets offer a subset of these courses, or another flavor of orienteering, such as Score-O.
- A-meets are National Events for competitive orienteers. They offer courses in all competitive classes and are counted in the national rankings. Note, however, that these meets also have courses for recreational orienteers and welcome beginners.
- All BAOC events offer beginners clinics and courses unless otherwise noted in the event details.
- Junior events are specifically for youth under 21 years of age (but are often open to everyone).
- Training sessions are often suitable for beginners, but sometimes are intermediate and up—check the event details.
Google Calendar of Events
The Google calendar below shows announced orienteering events. It should contain BAOC, GCO (http://www.goldcountryorienteers.org), GetLost!! (http://getlostxx.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. Just click on the button at the bottom of the calendar to subscribe.
- This calendar was suggested by Shura Kretchetov, and was developed by Shura and Alex Finch. (February 14, 2011)
- If the calendar is not displayed, or if no events are shown in the calendar, that means Google is having a problem. In that case, please check back later.
Working Calendars of Upcoming Events
The Event Coordinators' working schedule is available here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TFrjFh8h0ZErDqr4fsMTB_fYnJbdyvhLP0R0NcLgnow/edit#gid=431100622). (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 (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 SConet Combined Schedule (http://www.thethinkingsport.com/folder_o_sconet/h_sched_all.php), the OUSA event calendar (http://orienteeringusa.org/orienteers/on-foot/events/sanctioned-events-calendar), the OUSA working calendar (http://www.event-finder.org/o-planning/maincal.shtml), the OUSA Rogaine calendar (http://orienteeringusa.org/orienteers/rogaines/events), 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 (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.
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 .