2023 California Orienteering Festival
2023 California Orienteering Festival (https://cal-o-fest.com)

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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 beginner 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.

We encourage all runners to try orienteering. A runners’ welcome page is here.

What About COVID-19?

BAOC events follow the COVID-19 rules laid down by the Federal Government, the State of California, the County in which the event is being held, and the competition area landowners​—​whichever is more stringent. Please follow event guidelines to help us protect participants from exposure to COVID-19.

News and Notes

Various “news” items are posted on this page. Recent items:

A Google calendar of Bay Area events is on the Schedule page. If you have a personal Google calendar, you can subscribe to this one to have the events displayed on your calendar.

Current and Upcoming Events

Other Significant Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events within the next 35 days.

Complete schedule is here...

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 (i.e., when "All Clubs" is selected).

Recent Results

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2023 Summer Series

As in past years, there was a Summer Series of six events in 2023. A description of the series, which started May 28th and ended August 27th, is here. The sixth and final event was at Bedwell Bayfront Park on August 26th. The final results are here.