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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.
For the latest information for any event, please check this website closer to the event, or 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 restrict the displayed list to only a certain type of event.
Type, and Notes
|Jul. 14 - 19||Fin5 Orienteering Week; Kuopio, Finland|
|A; Sprint, Middle, and Long races (entry deadlines: June 18, June 30)|
|Jul. 20 - 22||Ottawa O-Fest; Ottawa, Canada||Orienteering Ottawa (OO)|
|A; Sprint, Middle, and Long events (Middle & Long in Gatineau Park) (entry deadline: July 6) (also see July 26-28)|
|Golden Gate Park - CANCELLED
San Francisco, CA
|This event has been cancelled, please check its page for details.|
|- 510.681.6181||Wayne Staats|
|C; This event will be part of the 2019 Summer Series — one course for Beginners, who are very welcome, and one "advanced" course — the courses will be "easier" than usual because of the nature of the campus.|
|Jul. 22 - 27||O-Ringen; Kolmården, Sweden|
|A; World's largest orienteering event (entry deadline: June 1)|
|Jul. 24 - 28||Bohemia Orienteering 2019; Nový Bor, Czech Republic|
|A; International 5-day event with classes M/F 10-75; 3 Long & 2 Middle events, with chasing start on last day (entry deadline: June 30)|
|Jul. 25 - Aug. 3||WMTBOC & JWMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships; Viborg, Denmark|
|Annual adult (WMTBOC) and juniors (JWMTBOC) mountain bike championships; Sprint, Middle, Long, Mass Start, and Relay events; there will be an Open 6-day stage event in conjunction with the championships|
|Jul. 26 - 28||Canadian Orienteering Championships 2019; Montreal region, Canada||Orienteering Ottawa (OO)|
|A; Sprint, Middle, and Long events (brand new forest map) (entry deadline: July 6) (also see July 20-22)|
|Jul. 27 - 28||16th World Rogaining Championships; La Molina, Spain|
|Rogaine; Annual championships (entry deadlines: June 1, July 15)|
|Jul. 28 - Aug. 3||Scottish 6 Days; Crieff, GB|
|A; Six events over seven days (entry deadline: June 30)|
|Jul. 28 - Aug. 4||2019 U.S. & International Region II Radio Orienteering (ARDF) Championships; Raleigh, NC||Backwoods Orienteering Klub (BOK)|
|A; Annual U.S. radio-orienteering championships, and international regional championships (entry deadline: June 15)|
|Aug. 3 - 10||Swiss O Week 2019; Gstaad, Switzerland|
|A; Six competitions in the holiday region of Gstaad (entry deadline: June 17)|
|Aug. 8 - 19||Orienteering Camp in the Kingdom of Ice and Fire; Iceland|
|Five orienteering events and a tour of Iceland|
|Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill, CA
|- 925.516.7622||François Léonard|
|C; This event will be part of the 2019 Summer Series — one course for Beginners, who are very welcome, and one "advanced" course — the courses will be "easier" than usual because of the nature of the campus. (pending park approval)|
|Aug. 13 - 18||WOC: World Orienteering Championships; Sarpsborg, Norway|
|A; Annual world championships, with associated "spectator races" (i.e., open to everyone; entry deadlines for spectator races: July 29, Aug. 8)|
|Bedwell Bayfront Park
Menlo Park, CA
|- 650.281.5280||Matthias Kohler|
|C; This event will be part of the 2019 Summer Series — details TBD (pending park approval)|
|Aug. 31 - Sep. 4||Deschutes Daze 2019; Bend, OR||Columbia River Orienteering Club (CROC)|
|C; CROC returns to Central Oregon for a 5-day pyr-O-clastic adventure; barebones events with only advanced courses|
|Sep. 6 - 8||2019 U.S. Nationals
Boulder Creek & Aptos, CA
| - 925.934.6567,
|A; Friday afternoon Middle and Saturday morning Long, both at Big Basin; Sprint, Relay, & Trail-O on Sunday at Cabrillo College in Aptos; sanctioning for U.S. Nationals has been approved (entry deadlines: July 28, Aug 25)|
|Sep. 6 - 8||British Columbia Orienteering Championships; Kimberley & Cranbrook, BC||Kootenay Orienteering Club (KOC)|
|A; Open, yet technical terrain; model, Sprint, Middle, & Long events|
|Sep. 14 - 15||Seattle Adventure Running Tournament (SART); Seattle, WA||Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)|
|C; Tentative event? 2018 description: "Six-race Sprint orienteering tournament over two days; limited to 80 entries (entry deadline: Aug. 31)"|
|Sep. 14 - 15||2019 North American Rogaining Championships; Shaver Lake, CA||
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
|Rogaine; 4-, 8-, & 24-hour Map Trek (register early for discounted fee); this event is also 2019 NAV-X Challenge #4 (Not a BAOC event.)|
|BAOC Board Meeting|| - 650.281.5280,
|Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors — 7:00-10:00 PM; all club members and other interested people are welcome|
|Redwood City Ramble 5km, 5mi
Redwood City, CA
| - 510.681.6181
|5 km & 5-mile map adventure—Enjoy a checkpoint adventure around historic downtown Redwood City. Discover rich history and flavorful landmarks, and have fun finding your way. Preregister for discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)|
|Sep. 28 - Oct. 6||Oceania 2019; between Sydney & Melbourne, Australia|
|A; Sprint, Middle, Long, and Relay events (entry deadline: August 31)|
|Oct. 2 - 6||WMMTBOC: World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Champs; Schwarzenberg, Germany|
|Sprint, Middle, Long, and Mass Start events|
|Orangevale Community Park
| - 916.922.8671
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
|Jennifer Kerr (GCO)|
|C; Beginner and intermediate courses|
|2019 Nav-X Challenge @ Tamarancho
Camp Tamarancho, Fairfax, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
|Bill Cusworth (GCO),
Heidi Cusworth (GCO)
|2- & 4-hour Map Trek (register early for discounted fee) (Not a BAOC event.)|
|Public Event at Scout-O Championships||- 925.934.6567||Gavin Wyatt-Mair|
|B; Open Event for non-Scouts — Regular 7-course BAOC event in conjunction with the Scout-O Championships (pending park approval)|
|Scout Orienteering Championships||- 925.934.6567||Gavin Wyatt-Mair|
|B; 27th annual Championships and Scout-O for all scout levels (pending park approval)|
|Oct. 19 - 20||2019 U.S. Masters Nationals: Older Dash; Gilford, NH||Up North Orienteers (UNO)|
|A; The annual Boulder Dash has become the Older Dash this year, a sanctioned 2-day combined-time Classic event ("Masters Nationals" formerly "Classic Championships") (entry deadlines: June 30, Oct 1)|
|Sunol Regional Wilderness
|B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced at one of our more popular parks (details TBD) (pending park approval)|
|2019 Nav-X Challenge @ Harvey Bear
Harvey Bear Ranch County Park, Gilroy, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
|3- & 6-hour Map Trek (register early for discounted fee) (Not a BAOC event.)|
|Calero County Park
San Jose, CA
|- 408.599.9709||Rich Parker|
|B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced (Date changed from Sept. 22!) (pending park approval)|
|Sacramento Bar and Upper Sunrise; Fair Oaks, CA
Sacramento Bar, Fair Oaks, CA
| - 530.919.3160
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
|Jonas Libell (GCO)|
|C; Beginner (White & Yellow), Intermediate (Orange), and advanced (Brown & Red) courses|
|Old Folsom Holiday Scramble; Folsom, CA||Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)||Dwight Freund (GCO)|
|C; Scramble (Score-O) course|
|Willow Glen Holiday Lights
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
| - 650.365.4275,
|C; 60- or 90-minute Light-O (Score-O) course and potluck social|
Schedule of events in 2020 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Schedule/Current?year=2020)
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, 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.
- 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 (http://orienteeringusa.org/rules#A39) and are counted in the national rankings (https://orienteeringusa.org/rankings/). Note, however, that these events also have courses for recreational orienteers and 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 (http://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1E5FIeG8Vy73DXutZsAIsezbaUQ4nE3mKONbN4A2JaZg/edit#gid=1042948144). (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 California 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 SConet Combined Schedule (http://www.thethinkingsport.com/folder_o_sconet/h_sched_all.php), the OUSA event calendar (http://orienteeringusa.org/orienteers/on-foot/events/sanctioned-events-calendar), the OUSA working calendar (http://www.event-finder.org/o-planning/maincal.shtml), the OUSA Rogaine calendar (http://orienteeringusa.org/orienteers/rogaines/events), or the Web sites of other orienteering clubs.
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.
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 .