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.
New club uniforms are going to be ordered after the July 24th order deadline. The details are here.
Various "news" items are posted on this page. Recent items:
- Steve Beuerman and Jay Hann on 2016 U.S. Trail-O Team (4/2/16)
- 2016 OUSA Rules Update Published (2/20/16)
- Aug. 13 (Sat.) -
TrailCross Golden Gate Park - San Francisco
5k, 10k map adventure courses — Trails, trails, trails, and a windmill or two; have fun in the western wilds of Golden Gate Park in teams of 1 to 5. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
- Aug. 27 - 28 -
Nav-X High Sierra Rogaine - Sierra National Forest near Shaver Lake, CA
Rogaine; 4-, 8-, and 24-hour options; North American Rogaining Championships
Other Significant Upcoming Events
There are no upcoming events within the next 35 days.
- Jul. 17 -
Bedwell Bayfront Park
C; White and Yellow beginner courses, and two independent Sprint courses
- Jul. 4 -
Bay 2 Bankers 4 - San Francisco
5 km & 10 km map adventure courses. Get your Independence Day workout! Find your way on foot to cool hidden spots around downtown, North Beach, and Chinatown. Great fun for teams of 1 to 5. Preregister for discounted fee. (Not a BAOC event)
- Mar. 18 - 20 -
2016 U.S. Individual Championships - Morgan Territory Regional Preserve and Mills College
A; This event will have Middle, Long, and Sprint events on consecutive days