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Tahoe 2021

2021 United States Orienteering Championships
2021 North American Rogaining Championships  

Date: Aug. 6 - 15, 2021
Location: Truckee, CA
Event Director: - 925.934.6567
Type: A; Two weekends of events including the 2021 United States Orienteering Championships (Sprint, Middle, & Long) and 2021 North American Rogaining Championships (24-hour competition & 4-hour "recreational") (entry details TBD) (pending park approval)

Please note that fees and time limits apply. Events are typically not canceled due to bad weather.

New Tahoe 2021 Event Includes U.S. O-Champs and N.A. Rogaining Champs

The difficult decision to move the California Orienteering Festival ( (CalOFest) to 2023 was made in the interests of safety and fairness due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions. The decision was made jointly with the International Orienteering Federation, International Rogaining Federation, Orienteering Canada, and Orienteering USA​—​along with our partners and landowners. This change affects the North American Orienteering Championships as well as the World Rogaining Championships. The delayed Festival will be held in San Francisco and Tahoe locations during summer 2023, with dates pending IOF and IRF approvals. (The complete announcement of the change is here.)

Instead of hosting CalOFest this year, the Bay Area Orienteering Club will host Tahoe 2021:

Details and registration for both events will be available soon on this webpage.

Tahoe 2021 will allow those who can travel to attend high-quality Orienteering and Rogaining events as originally planned in August. Permits for the event are pending, and we continue to monitor COVID safety requirements. (The courses for Tahoe 2021 will not overlap the NAOC 2023 courses.)

We look forward to seeing you in California, and we wish you good spirits, good health, and good fitness.

CalOFest Registrations

This is not related to Tahoe 2021, but you might be wondering about your existing registration for CalOFest.

Current CalOFest registrations are automatically transferred to 2023. You do not need to do anything; your fees will not increase; and you are guaranteed entry!

We encourage you to leave your registration in place. However, for those interested in alternatives, you may write to the for one of these options:

  1. Use the dollar value of your registration toward entry fees for Tahoe 2021, or
  2. Request a credit for any future BAOC event, or
  3. Request a refund.

Thank you for your patience during these difficult times.