2018 California Orienteering Week (COW)
 2018 California Orienteering Week (COW) 

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Welcome

In orienteering, "the thinking sport", you use a map and compass to navigate a course through unfamiliar terrain. People of all ages enjoy orienteering as a leisurely walk in the woods or as a competitive cross-country race.

Newcomers are welcome at BAOC events, which are held throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We offer beginners' courses suitable for both individuals and families, as well as advanced courses that challenge the technical and physical capabilities of individuals and small teams. Learn more here.

News and Notes

A welcome page for runners has been added to the website. Also, a Google calendar has been added to the Schedule page​—​if you have a personal Google calendar, you can subscribe to this one to have the events displayed on your calendar.

Some new club uniforms are still available! The details are here.

Various "news" items are posted on this page. Recent items:

2018 Summer Series

Like last year, there was a Summer Series of events this year. A description of the series is here. The sixth and final event was at Bedwell Bayfront Park on August 26th. The final results are here.

Upcoming Events

Other Significant Upcoming Events

Complete schedule...              Map of upcoming BAOC events...

Training Opportunities

Erin Schirm, OUSA Junior National Coach, organizes small, informal training sessions throughout the year. The list of upcoming (and past) sessions is here. (Training events are generally not listed in the main schedule.)

Other Northern California Orienteering Opportunities

The organizations listed below put on events in Northern California and nearby. Their events are listed on the Schedule page.

Recent Results

More results...