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Schedule (2023)

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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.

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 you can restrict the displayed list to only a certain type of event.


Date Event Name,
Type, and Notes
Event Director
or Contact
Course Setter(s)
Nov. 1 - 30 NAV-X GPS Challenge #5: Cache Creek; Clearlake Oaks, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; 2- or 4-hour Map Trek using the MapRun6 smartphone app or MapRunG Garmin app; get to as many of the ~50 check- points as you can (dates shown are due to a website limit; actual dates are Oct. 1 through Nov. 30) (Not a BAOC event)
Dec. 2
Bon Tempe Reservoir
Fairfax, CA
- 415.456.8118 Dennis Wildfogel
C; ONLY ON SATURDAY this time; as in the past, participation is limited to only club members who have volunteered this year; PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; NO BEGINNER OR INTERMEDIATE COURSES
Dec. 9
Noe Valley Find-Your-Way 5K, 10K; San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover the parks, views, decor, & history of San Francisco’s Noe Valley. Choose 5k or 10k challenge; find up to 30 checkpoints (answer a multiple-choice question at each); use a custom map to navigate. Preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Dec. 16
Willow Glen Holiday Lights “Light-O” & Potluck Social
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
- 650.302.4835 Jeff Lanam,
Brad Wetmore
C; Evening Score-O course to enjoy the neighborhood holiday lights, followed by a potluck social & awarding of the 2023 BAOC Service Award
Dec. 23
Holiday Hustle 5k & 10k
Redwood City, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Adventure through decorated neighborhoods of Redwood City foothills, finding awesome displays, & answering questions about 20 checkpoints on the 5k, 36 on the 10k. Headlamps/flashlights will be helpful! Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Dec. 30
Folsom Holiday Scramble; Folsom, CA - 916.481.2850
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
A Scramble event, with lots checkpoints spread out around Old Town Folsom, and 90 minutes to find as many as you can in any order (Not a BAOC event) (pending park approval)

Schedule of events in 2024 (


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 (, Nav-X (, 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 Event Coordinator (who leads the Regional Event Coordinators).

Another working calendar of events, named the CA OR WA NV AZ Adventure Calendar is available here ( In addition to BAOC and other regional events, it lists major national and international events.

More Schedule Information

You can find more events by looking at:

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 Event 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 .