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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.
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.
Type, and Notes
|Jul. 1 - 31||Bon Tempe Reservoir
|Training; Unofficial, self-serve Brown, Green, and Red courses; download PDFs of the maps from the BAOC website; the courses are also available through the MapRun6 app on your smartphone or tablet, and the MapRunG app on a Garmin watch capable of running apps|
|Jul. 1 - 31||Coyote Hills Regional Park
|Training; Unofficial, self-serve courses; download PDFs of the maps from the BAOC website; the courses are also available through the MapRun6 app on your smartphone or tablet, and the MapRunG app on Garmin watch capable of running apps (streamers are removed)|
|Jul. 1 - 31||“Corona” Training Courses
San Francisco Bay Area
|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.)|
|Jul. 1 - 31||Town & Country Spring Series, Event #3; South Gold Country, CA|| - 510.681.6181
|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.)|
|Jul. 1 - 31||Town & Country Spring Series, Event #2; North Gold Country, CA|| - 510.681.6181
|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.)|
|Jul. 1 - 31||Town & Country Spring Series, Event #1; Central Coast, CA|| - 510.681.6181
|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.)|
|Jul. 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, 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.)|
|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, 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. 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.)|
|Jul. 1 - 31||NAV-X GPS practice course at Joaquin Miller Park; Oakland, CA||NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)|
|Rogaine; Free self-serve GPS course. In 1 or 2 hours, visit as many of the 27 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. 17 - 24||Swiss O Week; Arosa, Switzerland|
|A; Six events: forest Sprint, 2 Middle, & 3 Long events; 3 modes: Competition, Holiday, & Challenge (entry deadline: May 31)|
|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|
|Jul. 25 - 31||O'Ringen; Uppsala, Sweden|
|A; POSTPONED TO 2022; Annual, "world's largest" orienteering event — rescheduled from 2020|
|Jul. 30 - Aug. 2||Deschutes Daze 2021; Bend, OR||Columbia River Orienteering Club (CROC)|
|B; REGISTRATION IS CLOSED DUE TO LIMITED ENTRIES — Barebones event with only advanced courses and a 100-person limit; Classic courses Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; Score-O on Monday|
|Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
|Deron van Hoff|
|C; Sprint courses at the Main Post Parade Ground on SATURDAY (pending park approval)|
|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; Sprint qualification & final races; forest qualification, Middle, & Long races (entry deadline: July 12) — 5-day "WMOC 2021 Tour" public event announced|
|Aug. 6 - 15||Tahoe 2021
Sierra College & Lake Tahoe Area, Rocklin, CA; Truckee, CA; Tahoe City, CA
|A; Two weekends of events: 2021 U.S. Orienteering Championships (Sprint, Middle, & Long) and Club Relay Championships, and 2021 North American Rogaining Championships (24-hour competition & 4-hour recreational) (entry deadline: July 31) (pending park approval)|
|43rd Venla Relay; Finland|
|A; NEW DATE — Annual women's afternoon 4-leg relay event (entry deadline: June 15) — 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 deadline: June 15) — rescheduled from 2020 & from June 2021|
|Aug. 29 - Sep. 4||20th ARDF World Championships; Zlatibor, Serbia|
|Annual Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) championships — postponed from 2020 (hence the "2020" URL)|
|Bedwell Bayfront Park
Menlo Park, CA
|- 650.281.5280||Matthias Kohler|
|C; We're finally able to return to this beginner-friendly park for some fun. Course details TBD.|
|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, 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: Sept. 2)"|
|Sep. 18 - 19||Overlook NRE & Letchworth Goat; Rochester, NY||Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC)|
|A; Sanctioned one-day Middle-distance NRE event on Saturday; Sunday will offer a (non-NRE) Goat-style event at Letchworth East — aka "Grand Canyon of the East"; limited to 150 people; 30 mi south of Rochester (entry deadline: TBD)|
|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, 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 New England residents and primary club members of New England orienteering clubs (entry deadline: TBD)|
|Oct. 9 - 10||2021 Masters Nationals; Onamia, MN||Minnesota Orienteering Club (MNOC)|
|A; Two-day Classic format; NRE for all age classes (entry deadlines: Sept. 20, Oct. 1)|
|B; Definite, unrestricted event — format will be determined by TBD Course Setter (you?)|
|Oct. 10 - 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; championship events Oct. 14–17 (entry deadlines: TBD)|
|Orienteering USA (Virtual) AGM 2021||Orienteering USA (OUSA)|
|Orienteering USA will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) as a virtual meeting again this year like we did in 2020.|
|NAV-X Map Trek at Joe Grant||NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)|
|Rogaine; DATE(S) TBD! Traditional course (not self-serve?, not GPS); in 3 or 6 hours, 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|
|Hoyles Mill NRE; Germantown, MD||Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC)|
|A; One-day Classic-distance NRE; registration will open 1–2 weeks before the event; registration may be limited by the permit|
|Dec. 11 - 12||Possum Trot XXI; St. Joseph, MO (near KC, MO)||Possum Trot Orienteering Club (PTOC)|
|A; In planning stages as of 7/23/21; Sprint on Saturday and Goat on Sunday|
Schedule of events in 2022 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Schedule/Current?year=2022)
Additional notes about the above schedule:
- Events in bold are BAOC events. The schedule includes regular orienteering events, and other events of potential interest, such as training sessions, BAOC Board meetings, regional events, National Events, and notable international events. You can use the drop-down boxes at the top of the page to limit the events that are listed and to look at future years.
- B- and C-meets are "regular" BAOC events. B-meets generally provide the standard seven courses (White, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Green, Red, Blue). C-meets offer a subset of these courses, or another flavor of orienteering, such as Score-O.
- A-meets are National Ranking Events (NRE) for competitive orienteers. They offer courses in all the OUSA competitive classes (https://orienteeringusa.org/about/rules/) (see section A.39) and are counted in the national rankings (https://orienteeringusa.org/events/rankings/). Note, however, that these events also have courses for recreational orienteers and do welcome beginners, and sometimes an event will consist of a combination of NRE and non-NRE events.
- All BAOC events offer beginners clinics and courses unless otherwise noted in the event details.
- Junior events are specifically for youth under 21 years of age (but are often open to everyone).
- Training sessions are often suitable for beginners, but sometimes are intermediate and up—check the event details.
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.
- This calendar was suggested by Shura Kretchetov, and was developed by Shura and Alex Finch. (February 14, 2011)
- If the calendar is not displayed, or if no events are shown in the calendar, that might mean Google is having a problem—please try checking later. Failure to display might also be caused by a browser setting or extension. Try using a different browser, and/or opening a new "private" browser window (e.g., an Incognito window in the Chrome browser).
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 .