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Schedule (2021)

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Unless otherwise noted, all of the club's events take place within the San Francisco Bay Area, are on Sundays, go on rain or shine, and offer courses for beginners. Please check our Frequently Asked Questions for information about event schedules, costs, and what to bring.

Click on the event date to go to the event webpage/website. For the latest information for any event, please check the event webpage/website closer to the event, or (for local events) contact the Event Director. There are additional details about the event schedule below.

Note that there is a Google calendar of "local" events below the list of events. You can subscribe to that calendar to have the events shown on your personal Google calendar.

If an event you are interested in no longer appears on the schedule, please check the Archive of event announcements or the Results.

To see only BAOC events, change the drop-down box below from All Clubs to BAOC, and click on Reload. Similarly, you can select a different year, and you can restrict the displayed list to only a certain type of event.

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Date Event Name,
Location,
Type, and Notes
Event Director
or Contact
Course Setter(s)
May. 1 - 31 “Corona” Training Courses
San Francisco Bay Area
Gavin Wyatt-Mair,
Misha Kreslavsky,
Rex Winterbottom,
Luc Poppe,
George Minarik,
François Léonard,
John Crowther,
Steve Gregg
Training; Streamered courses at various locations for practice/exercise during the shutdown/restrictions (Note: The start & end dates shown are artificial, forced by a website limit; the actual start [for the 1st course] was March 23, 2020; end dates are TBD.)
May. 1 - 31 Town & Country Spring Series, Event #1; Central Coast, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
First of three (independent) events in the Series. Short (6-7k) & Long (14-15k) self-serve adventure courses open May 1 through August 30 (Note: The start & end dates shown in the BAOC website schedule are artificial, forced by a website limit.)
May. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS practice course at Mississippi Bar
Mississippi Bar, Fair Oaks, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Free self-serve GPS course OPEN FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR. In 1 or 2 hours, visit as many of the 35 checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
May. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Cache Creek; Rumsey, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open April 1 through May 31. In 3 or 6 hours, try to visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
May. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Almaden Quicksilver
Almaden Quicksilver County Park, San Jose, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open May 1 through June 30; in 2 or 4 hours, try to visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
May. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS practice course at Arastradero Preserve; Palo Alto, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Free self-serve GPS course OPEN FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR. In 1 or 2 hours, try to visit as many of the 28 checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
May. 12 - 16 Swiss 5 Days; Neuchâtel, Switzerland - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 15 - 16 Chapel of the Four Chaplains Trail-O; Philadelphia, PA Capital Region Nordic Alliance (CRNA)
A; Sanctioned as 2021 U.S. Trail-O Championships; Saturday PreO with 18 stations, Sunday TempO with 7 stations; both PreO and TempO courses use two local parks supporting those with disabilities/special needs
May. 20 - 29 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Champs; Kansai, Japan - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
May. 22 - Jun. 21 Town & Country Spring Series, Event #2; North Gold Country, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Second of three (independent) events in the Series. Short (5k) & Long (10k) self-serve adventure courses open May 22 through August 30 (Note: The start & end dates shown in the BAOC website schedule are artificial, forced by a website limit.)
May. 22 - 23 Montana weekend; Missoula, MT Grizzly Orienteering (GrizO)
B; 2-day event organized by Grizzly Orienteering, recently formed by Boris Granovskiy (former U.S. Team member) & Allison Brown (entry details TBD)
May. 25
(Tue.)
BAOC Annual General Meeting
Video Conference Call
- 925.516.7622,
- 650.321.9713
Annual membership meeting and election of officers
May. 29 - 30 U.S. Rogaining Championships; Sprague, WA Northwest Navigation Races (Northwest Nav Races)
Rogaine; 24-hour Rogaine; pending sanctioning (entry deadlines: May 9 and 25)
Jun. 1 - 30 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Urban Parks
San Francisco, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open June 1 through July 31; in 2 or 4 hours, try to visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Jun. 5 - Jul. 4 Town & Country Spring Series, Event #3; South Gold Country, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Third of three (independent) events in the Series. Short (5k) & Long (10k) self-serve adventure courses open June 5 through August 30 (Note: The start & end dates shown in the BAOC website schedule are artificial, forced by a website limit.)
Jun. 10 - 18 WMTBOC & JWMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2021; Kuortane, Finland
Annual adult (WMTBOC) and juniors (JWMTBOC) mountain bike championships; there will probably be an Open event in conjunction with the championships
Jun. 28 - Jul. 2 Five Days of Italy, Fai della Paganella, Trentino, Italy
A; Sprint, Long, and three Middle events "in the Middle of the Trentino Dolomites" (limited to 1800 entries; entry deadlines: May 15, June 3) — rescheduled from 2020
Jul. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at 100 Lakes; Yuba Gap, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open July 1 through August 31; in 3 or 6 hours, try to visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Jul. 2 - 11 Canadian Rockies 2021 Orienteering Festival; British Columbia, Canada - CANCELED Foothills Wanderers Orienteering Club (FWOC)
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 3 - 9 53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week; Suomussalmi, Finland
A; Four events over six days, plus a trail-run event; competition categories and open courses; quotes from website: "3,500 to 10,000 orienteers annually", "one of the most popular sporting events in Finland" (entry deadline: May 31)
Jul. 3 - 9 WOC: World Orienteering Championships 2021 (forest); Doksy, Czech Republic
A; Annual World Orienteering Championships with six "public" races (also see "WOC Tour 2021") — rescheduled from 2020
Jul. 4 - 9 WOC Tour 2021; Doksy, Czech Republic - CANCELED
This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.
Jul. 4
(Sun.)
Bay 2 Bankers 10k
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
10k point-to-point map adventure course from Crissy Field to Union Square; teams of 1–5 will use a custom map to navigate about 11 legs from checkpoint to checkpoint, answering a simple multiple-choice question at each checkpoint; pre-reg. required!
Jul. 11 - 16 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Kocaeli, Turkey
A; Annual junior championships — DATES CHANGED TO SEPTEMBER 5–10
Jul. 11 - 16 Fin5 Orienteering Week 2021; Kuusamo, Koillismaa, Finland
A; 3 Middle-distance and 2 Long-distance events (entry deadlines: May 31, June 22) — rescheduled from 2020
Jul. 17 - 24 Swiss O Week; Arosa, Switzerland
A; Six events: forest Sprint, 2 Middle, & 3 Long events; 3 modes: Competition (entry deadline: May 31) & Holiday/Challenge (entry deadline: July 5)
Jul. 19 - 25 WTOC: World Trail-O Champs 2021; Jelenia Góra, Poland
A; POSTPONED TO JULY 19-23, 2022; TrailO Relay, TempO Qualifications and Final, two PreO events (entry deadlines: team size May 20, names July 10)
Jul. 25 - 31 O'Ringen; Uppsala, Sweden
A; POSTPONED TO 2022; Annual, "world's largest" orienteering event (8,956 entries as of 4/30/21) (entry deadline: ~May 31) — rescheduled from 2020
Jul. 30 - Aug. 2 Deschutes Daze 2021; Bend, OR Columbia River Orienteering Club (CROC)
B; Barebones event with only advanced courses and a 100-person limit; Classic courses Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; Score-O on Monday (no entry deadline, but limited entries)
Aug. 1 - 7 23rd Scottish 6-Days; Fort William, Scotland
A; Popular biennial event; largest orienteering event in the UK with typically more than 3500 competitors (entry deadline: June 30)
Aug. 6 - 13 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championships 2021; Velence, Hungary
A; Announced as tentative event & dates, with IOF decision to be made early in May 2021, but a published bulletin makes the event seem real (entry deadlines: June 1, July 12) — 5-day "WMOC 2021 Tour" public event announced
Aug. 6 - 15 Tahoe 2021
Truckee, CA
- 925.934.6567
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)
Aug. 21
(Sat.)
43rd Venla Relay; Finland
A; NEW DATE — Annual women's afternoon 4-leg relay event (entry deadlines: TBD) — rescheduled from 2020 & from June 2021
Aug. 21 - 22 72nd Jukola Relay; Finland
A; NEW DATES — Annual men's overnight 7-leg relay event (entry deadlines: TBD) — rescheduled from 2020 & from June 2021
Sep. 1 - 30 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Annadel
Annadel State Park, Santa Rosa, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open September 1 through October 31; in 3 or 6 hours, try to visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Sep. 5 - 10 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Kocaeli, Turkey
A; Annual international championship event for juniors (OUSA deadline for team application: June 5); 4-day public "Tour" event ("If conditions allow") with Sprint, Middle, & Long races (Tour entry deadline: Aug. 23) -- rescheduled from 2020 & July 2021
Sep. 11 - 12 Seattle Adventure Running Tournament (SART); Seattle, WA Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
A; Tentative event? 2019 description: "Five-race Sprint orienteering tournament over two days; limited to 80 entries (entry deadline: Aug. 31)"
Sep. 18 - 19 Overlook NRE; Rochester, NY Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC)
A; Sanctioned one-day Middle-distance event on Saturday; Sunday will offer a Goat-style event at Letchworth East — aka "Grand Canyon of the East"; 30 mi south of Rochester
Oct. 1 - 31 NAV-X GPS Map Trek at Huddart
Huddart Park, Woodside, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Self-serve GPS course open for the entire month. In 2 or 4 hours, try to visit as many of the checkpoints as you can. Use the MapRun6 smartphone app, or Garmin-based MapRunG, to record your visit to each checkpoint. (Not a BAOC event.)
Oct. 2 - 3 2021 New England Championships; Townsend, MA New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
A; Classic format national ranking event, with two-day combined-time championships for residents or primary club members of New England orienteering clubs
Oct. 9 - 10 2021 Masters Nationals; Onamia, MN Minnesota Orienteering Club (MNOC)
A; Two-day Classic format (entry deadlines: TBD)
Oct. 14 - 17 2021 U.S. ARDF Championships; Raleigh, NC Backwoods Orienteering Klub (BOK)
A; 20th U.S. ARDF Championships (ARDF = Amateur Radio Direction Finding); practice event Oct. 10; training/practice events Oct. 11-13
Nov. 1
(Mon.)
NAV-X Map Trek at Joe Grant NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Traditional course (not self-serve?, not GPS); date(s) TBD; in 3 or 6 hours, try to visit as many checkpoints as you can. This event does not use the MapRun6 smartphone app or Garmin-based MapRunG to record your checkpoints. (Not a BAOC event.)
Nov. 6 - 7 Sprint/Middle/Long NRE; Northern Delaware & Northeast Maryland Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
A; Details TBD; rescheduled from 2020; reported to be in sanctioning

Schedule of events in 2022 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Schedule/Current?year=2022)


Notes

Additional notes about the above schedule:

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Google Calendar of Events

The Google calendar below shows announced orienteering events. It should contain BAOC, GCO (http://www.goldcountryorienteers.org), Nav-X (http://www.navxchallenge.com/), and terraloco (http://go-terraloco.blogspot.com/#!/p/about-terraloco_09.html) events, as well as selected other California events like Mt Pinos and Anza Borrego. However, please do not rely on this calendar for accuracy. The schedules on each club's website (including our own) will have the most accurate and up-to-date information.

If you have your own Google calendar, you can subscribe to this calendar, and see its events displayed on your personal Google calendar. To subscribe, click on the "+ Google Calendar" button at the bottom of the calendar.


Notes:

Working Calendars of Upcoming Events

The Event Coordinators' working schedule is available here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1h08JrdJfDlvfxs7d9zgkv4FzBO4n75kvBWR8yrYZbs4). (You might notice that there are proposed events that need Event Directors and Course Setters. Without them, those events will not happen!)

Please send event suggestions (and offers to direct an event and/or set courses) to , the BAOC Events Coordinator (who leads the Regional Event Coordinators).

Another working calendar of events, named the CA OR WA NV AZ Adventure Calendar is available here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1X8gwfoPMxAqupZ7_2gx26xz8aGekARdST4ef_G20HKE/edit?usp=sharing). In addition to BAOC and other regional events, it lists major national and international events.

More Schedule Information

You may find more events by looking at the Orienteering USA (OUSA) event calendar (https://orienteeringusa.org/events/calendar/), the OUSA planning calendar (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18zubcKLGL_gyw3lVNDp6sfiEkSYX5wPB_qwQLmdnvDg/edit#gid=0), the OUSA Rogaine calendar (http://orienteeringusa.org/events/calendar/rogaining-calendar/), the websites of other orienteering clubs, and the International Orienteering Federation (IOF) event calendar (https://eventor.orienteering.org/Events).

If you are looking for an announcement for a past BAOC event, check out the archive of old event schedules (http://baoc.org/sched/archive.php).

The best driving directions are usually within the event announcements themselves, but we also have a page containing driving directions (http://baoc.org/maps/directions.php) to most of the parks.

If you'd like to orienteer more often, volunteering to help put on events is a sure way to do it. Please contact the Events Coordinator, , regarding event directing and course setting.


Note: If you have additional information concerning any of these events, know of an event that should be added, or see something that's incorrect, please contact the .