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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
|Jan. 9 - 17||Oceania Orienteering Championships 2022; Christchurch, NZ|
|A; Sprint, Middle, Long, and Relay events in three areas of the South Island (entry deadlines: TBD) — rescheduled from 2021|
|Jan. 14 - 17||Georgia Navigator Cup and SEIS; Pine Mountain, GA||Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)|
|A; "In planning stages" (as of 4/15/21); SEIS = SouthEast Interscholastic championshipS|
|Feb. 19 - 27||Southwest Spring Week, Tucson, AZ||Tucson Orienteering Club (TSN)|
|B; Nine days of orienteering and sun in the desert southwest: mass starts, Sprints, Middles, Classics, and Night-O (entry details TBD)|
|Feb. 26 - Mar. 4||Portugal “O” Meeting 2021; Loulé, Portugal|
|A; Middle, Long, & Night Sprint events (entry deadlines: TBD)|
|Mar. 19 - 20||Big Woods National Event; Elverson & North Coventry, PA||Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)|
|A; Two-day NRE Classic with awards based on combined total time; Saturday at French Creek North (updated map), Sunday at Coventry Woods (new map) (entry deadlines: TBD) — rescheduled from March 2020|
|Apr. 1 - 3||Flying Pig XXV, 2022 U.S. Junior Nationals; Milford & Batavia, OH||Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)|
|A; 25th edition of the popular Flying Pig National Event; Middle on Friday, Long on Saturday & Sunday (entry deadlines: TBD)|
|Apr. 23 - 24||Annual National Event; West Point, NY||U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)|
|A; Tentative weekend for this annual event|
|May. 13 - 29||World Masters Games 2021; Kansai, Japan|
|A; Postponed from 2021; might include WMOC 2021 (using 2021 ages) if the event does not take place in Hungary|
|Run the Rotary NRE; Averill Park, NY||Empire Orienteering Club (EMPO)|
|A; One-day NRE; classic courses; hemlock and oak forest with many rock features and a modest trail network|
|May. 20 - 29||WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championships 2021; Kansai, Japan|
|A; TENTATIVE EVENT, POSSIBLY USING 2021 AGE CLASSES; WILL *NOT* HAPPEN IF HUNGARY HOSTS WMOC 2021 IN AUG. 2021; Sprint Model, Qualification, & Final; Forest Model & Qualification; Middle Final; Long Final — WMOC would be part of World Master Games|
|May. 25 - 29||Swiss 5 Days; Neuchâtel, Switzerland|
|A; Sprint, 2 Middle, and 2 Long events (entry deadline: TBD) — rescheduled from 2020 and 2021|
|Jun. 11 - 17||WOC Tour 2021; Doksy, Czech Republic|
|A; "Public" races that were to be held in conjunction with the 2021 annual World Orienteering Championships; Sprint, 2 Middle, 3 Long; LIMITED ENTRIES (entry deadline: TBD) — rescheduled from 2020 & 2021|
|Jun. 26 - 30||WOC: World Orienteering Championships; Kolding, Denmark|
|A; Annual world championships, with associated WOC Tour "spectator races" (open to everyone; WOC Tour entry deadlines: TBD) — rescheduled from 2020|
|Jul. 3 - 8||54th Kainuu Orienteering Week; Puolanka, Finland|
|A; Four events over six days; 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 deadlines: TBD)|
|Jul. 7 - 17||The World Games 2022; Birmingham, AL||Vulcan Orienteering Club (VOC)|
|A; Sprint, Middle, and Sprint Relay events July 15–17; volunteer or represent the U.S.; spectator races will be available — rescheduled from 2020|
|Jul. 8 - 16||WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championships 2022; Vieste, Italy|
|A; Annual masters' championships with Sprint, Middle, & Long events (registration will open June 21, 2021)|
|Jul. 10 - 16||JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Champs; Aguiar da Beira, Portugal|
|A; Annual international championship event for juniors, and multi-day public (JWOC TOUR) event with Sprint, Middle, & Long races (Tour entry details TBD) — postponed from 2021|
|Jul. 15 - 20||WMTBOC & JWMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2022; Falun, Sweden|
|A; DATES ARE PRELIMINARY; Annual adult (WMTBOC) and juniors (JWMTBOC) mountain bike championships; there will probably be an Open event in conjunction with the championships|
|Jul. 19 - 23||WTOC: World Trail-O Champs 2021; Jelenia Góra, Poland|
|A; TrailO Relay, TempO Qualifications and Final, two PreO events (entry deadlines: team size ~May 20, names ~July 10) — rescheduled from 2021|
|Oct. 13 - 16||South American Orienteering Championships; Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil|
|A; DATES? Rescheduled from Oct. 2020; "Open" & "Master" competitions in three countries: Sprint in Paraguay, Long in Argentina, Middle in Brazil (entry details TBD) NOTE: U.S. citizens must have a visa to enter Paraguay, but not for Argentina or Brazil|
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 .