2021 California Orienteering Festival
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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.

What About COVID-19?

There is information on this page regarding what BAOC is doing to protect event participants from exposure to COVID-19. Please help us achieve that goal by following the guidelines.

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.

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

Upcoming Events

Other Significant Upcoming Events

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

Training Opportunities

Erin Schirm, former 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.

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