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Schedule (2024)

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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)
Jan. 12 - 15 Georgia Navigator Cup; TBD, GA Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)
A; Popular annual event; Red Top Mtn (new map); 2-Day NRE Classic Saturday & Sunday, Extreme-O on Monday, hope for TBD NRE on Friday (entry details TBD)
Jan. 13 - 15 Anza-Borrego Desert Orienteering Festival; Borrego Springs, CA San Diego Orienteering (SDO)
B; Saturday: 1/3/6-hour Rogaine-style Adventure Trek; Sunday AM: 7-course Middle in the “maze” canyons; Sunday evening: mass-start Goat; Monday: Classic on varied terrain (entry limited to 250; deadlines: Oct. 15, Dec. 1, Jan. 9; no race-day reg.)
Jan. 26 - Feb. 6 Oceania Sprint Orienteering Championship; New Plymouth & Auckland, New Zealand
A; 4 races the 1st weekend near New Plymouth: Oceania KO sprint & relay champs; the following weekend in Auckland will have the Triple Crown: 3 races, the first being the Oceania Sprint Championship; all are WREs (entry is open; deadlines TBD)
Mar. 2 - 10 Southwest Spring Week (SWSW) 2024; Tucson, AZ Tucson Orienteering Club (TSN)
B; Popular multi-day event in southern Arizona; details TBD
Apr. 5 - 7 Flying Pig XXVI – Total Eclipse of the Pig; Cincinnati, OH Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; 26th edition of this popular National Event; Friday Middle-distance event 15 mi NE of Cincinnati; Saturday/Sunday 2-Day Classic event 35 mi NNW of Cincinnati; Great American Eclipse (total solar eclipse) on Monday, April 8 (entry details TBD)
Apr. 13 - 14 44th Annual National Event; West Point, NY U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)
A; Initial planning ongoing; dates could be April 20–21; details TBD
Jun. 22 - 30 Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival 2024 (PNWOF); WA & MT
A; At least 8 days of orienteering organized by Cascade Orienteering Club (COC), Eastern Washington Orienteering Club (EWOC), and Grizzly Orienteering (GrizO); events in Eastern Washington state, near Spokane, and around Missoula, MT (entry details TBD)
Jun. 30 - Jul. 5 56th Kainuu Orienteering Week; Kajaani, Finland
A; Four events over six days; 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 deadlines: Nov. 30, Feb. 29, May 31, June 6)
Jun. 30 - Jul. 7 JWOC 2024; Czechia
A; Annual international championship event for juniors; details TBD
Jul. 1 - 7 5 Days of Italy; Paganella, Trento Province, Italy
A; In the Dolomites of northern Italy: Details TBD, probably two Sprints, three Middles, and one Long event (entry deadlines: Sept. 15, Dec. 31, March 31, June 15)
Jul. 12 - 16 WOC 2024; Edinburgh, Great Britain
A; Annual world championships, possibly with "spectator" courses
Jul. 12 - 21 IMGA Pan-American World Masters Games; Cleveland, OH
Possible events: Long Model, Qual, and Final; Sprint Model, Qual, and Final; Night Sprint
Jul. 21 - 27 O-Ringen Smålandskusten; Sweden
A; Annual, "world's largest" orienteering event (entry details TBD)
Aug. 2 - 9 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Champs; Turku, Finland
A; Sprint Model, Qualification, & Final; Forest Model & Qualification; Middle Final; Long Final; also Sprint, Middle, & Long “public races” (entry is open; deadlines: Jan. 31, April 30, June 30)
Aug. 2 - 11 Canadian O-Fest 2024 (COC & NAOC); Toronto & Ottawa, CA
A; Full week of orienteering in the Toronto/Kingston/ Ottawa area, including Canadian Champs (Middle, Long; 8/3-8/4; Sprint 8/7), North American Champs (Relay, Sprint; 8/6-8/8), North American Champs (Middle, Long; 8/10-8/11) (entry details TBD)
Oct. 11 - 13 2024 U.S. Nationals; Scranton, PA Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
A; Sprint/Middle/Long format; bidding for U.S. Nationals; new maps of Nay Aug Park and Merli-Sarnoski Park; details TBD

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 .