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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 - 10||Canadian Rockies Orienteering Festival 2022 (CROF2022); Alberta & British Columbia, Canada||Foothills Wanderers Orienteering Club (FWOC)|
|A; Western Canadian Orienteering Championships (July 1-3) and Canadian Orienteering Championships (July 7-10), each with Sprint, Middle, & Long events; two Barebones events July 4-5; training camp July 6-7 (entry deadline: June 25)|
|Jul. 1 - 31||Donner Summit; Soda Springs, CA||NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)|
|Rogaine; 4h/8h do-it-yourself map-trekking courses using the MapRun6 (smartphone) and MapRunG (Garmin) apps (dates shown are due to website limit; actual dates are July 1 through Sept. 30)|
|Jul. 2 - 7||5 Days of Italy; Madonna di Campiglio, Italy|
|A; Model, Sprint, Long, & 3 Middle events (entry deadline: June 15)|
|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 deadline: June 6)|
|S.F. Bay 2 Bankers 5k, 10k
San Francisco, CA
| - 510.681.6181
|10th annual event; another never-been-done-before theme celebrating the classic vibes of S.F.; start at the Ferry Building & explore the waterfront, downtown, North Beach, Chinatown, SOMA, & Nob Hill; preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)|
|Jul. 5 - 10||Texas Junior Orienteering Camp 2022; Bridgeport, TX||North Texas Orienteering Association (NTOA)|
|Training; Six-day residence orienteering camp for talented 13-19 year-old junior orienteers in the U.S. Training available at the Fast Start (Yellow), Intermediate (Orange), and Advanced (Green) levels. (entry deadline: May 13)|
|Jul. 7 - 17||The World Games 2022; Birmingham, AL||Vulcan Orienteering Club (VOC)|
|A; Sprint, Middle, and Sprint Relay events for selected Elites July 15-17; spectator races might(?) be available; you could be a volunteer (details TBD) — rescheduled from 2020|
|Jul. 8 - 16||WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championships 2022; Vieste, Italy|
|A; Annual masters championships with Sprint, Middle, & Long events (entry deadline: May 15); WMOC Tour: five "open" events on the same terrain (entry deadline: May 1)|
|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, tour.jwoc2022.pt) event with 2 Sprint, 3 Middle, & 1 Long races (Tour entry deadline: June 19) — postponed from 2021|
|Jul. 13 - 20||WMTBOC & JWMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2022; Falun, Sweden|
|A; Annual adult (WMTBOC) and juniors (JWMTBOC) mountain bike championships; there will be 5 "spectator" events in conjunction with the championships (deadlines: July 4 [team names] & 14, July 8 ["spectator" races])|
|Jul. 19 - 23||WTOC: World Trail-O Champs 2021; Jelenia Góra, Poland|
|A; TrailO Relay, TempO Qualifications and Final, two PreO events (entry deadline: team names July 10) — rescheduled from 2021|
|Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill, CA
|- 610.715.8234||François Léonard|
|C; This will be the fourth event of the 2022 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome!|
|Jul. 24 - 30||O'Ringen; Uppsala, Sweden|
|A; Annual, "world's largest" orienteering event (entry deadline: July 24[?]) — rescheduled from 2020 & 2021|
|Petaluma Find-Your-Way 5k & Scramble; Petaluma, CA|| - 510.681.6181
|Discover the quirks and wonders of Petaluma—its parks, views, decor, and history. Choose a 5k where you plan the route or a 90-minute Scramble where you find as many of the 36 checkpoints as you can. Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)|
|Napa Find-Your-Way 5k & Scramble; Napa, CA|| - 510.681.6181
|Discover the quirks and wonders of Napa—its parks, views, decor, and history. Choose a 5k where you plan the route or a 90-minute Scramble where you find as many of the 36 checkpoints as you can. Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)|
|Vasona Lake County Park
Los Gatos, CA
|- 415.456.8118||Taylor Pospisil|
|C; This will be the fifth event of the 2022 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome! (pending park approval)|
|Aug. 15 - 21||WUOC: World University Orienteering Championships; Biel/Bienne, Switzerland|
|A; Sprint, Long, Sprint Relay, Middle, & Relay events for selected team members, who must be attending or recent graduate of a university|
|Burlingame Find-Your-Way 5k & Scramble; Burlingame, CA|| - 510.681.6181
|Discover the quirks and wonders of Burlingame—its parks, views, decor, & history. Choose between 5k where you plan the route or 90-minute Scramble where you find as many of the 36 checkpoints as you can. Preregister for lower fee. (Not a BAOC event)|
|Bedwell Bayfront Park
Menlo Park, CA
|- 650.281.5280||Matthias Kohler|
|C; This will be the final event of the 2022 Summer Series. Beginners are welcome!|
|Sep. 1 - 30||Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve
|NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)|
|Rogaine; 3h/6h do-it-yourself map-trekking courses using the MapRun6 (smartphone) and MapRunG (Garmin) apps (dates shown are due to website limit; actual dates are Sept. 1 through Oct. 31)|
|Pawtuckaway 1-Day NRE plus more; Raymond, NH||Up North Orienteers (UNO)|
|A; Saturday 7-course NRE; Sunday recreational Classic courses; 3-day, multi-event annual camping weekend includes Canoe-O, Vampire-O, and Night-O events; preregister for discounted fees|
|Sep. 14 - 18||World Masters MTB Orienteering Championships 2022; Targovishte, Bulgaria|
|A; Four races: Mass Start, Middle, Long, & Sprint (entry deadline: Aug. 31)|
|Oct. 8 - 9||2022 Masters Nationals; Union, CT||New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)|
|A; 2-Day combined-time Classic championships; sanctioning approved (entry deadlines: Aug 7, Sept 18, Oct 2)|
|Oct. 13 - 16||South American Orienteering Championships; Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil|
|A; Elite, Youth, Junior, Master, & Open competitions in 3 countries: Sprint in Paraguay, Long in Argentina, Middle in Brazil (entry deadlines: July 5, Sept. 5). NOTE: U.S. citizens need a visa to enter Paraguay, but not for Argentina or Brazil.|
|Haunted Village 5k & 10k; Point Richmond, Richmond, CA|| - 510.681.6181
|Trick or treating for adults (and families) in teams of 1 to 5! Bring a headlamp or flashlight, and adventure through the wickedly decorated neighborhoods of Point Richmond, finding awesome displays. Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)|
|Nov. 11 - 13||2022 U.S. Nationals; Los Angeles, CA||Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)|
|A; Sprint at TBD (not yet sanctioned), Middle at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, and Long at Red Rock Canyon State Park (details TBD)|
|Briones Regional Park
|NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)|
|Rogaine; 2h/4h "in person" map-trekking courses|
Schedule of events in 2023 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Schedule/Current?year=2023)
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/1JG_uFZgck4lyAvmna2OC0SjCBXJ0Unv0NjaGXUiUttk). (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 [emailByName: unknown member name 'Events Coordinator'][emailByPosition: unknown position 'Events Coordinator'], 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, [emailByName: unknown member name 'Events Coordinator'][emailByPosition: unknown position '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 .