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Schedule (2024)

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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)
Jun. 15
(Sat.)
Summer Series Event #2: Evergreen Valley College
Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA
Werner Haag
C; This is the second event of the 2024 Summer Series. Everyone is welcome, including beginners, with free short clinics to explain orienteering.
Jun. 21 - 30 Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival 2024 (PNWOF); WA & MT
A; 9 events, 6 NREs; Western States Champs; by Cascade O' Club (COC), Eastern WA O' Club (EWOC), & Grizzly Orienteering (GrizO); first 5 events near Spokane (first 3 events limited to 150), final 4 events near Missoula, MT (entry deadline: June 16)
Jul. 1 - 5 56th Kainuu Orienteering Week; Kajaani, 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) [actual start is June 30]
Jul. 1 - 7 5 Days of Italy; Paganella, Trento Province, Italy
A; In the Dolomites of northern Italy: one Sprint, three Middles, and one Long event (entry deadline: June 15)
Jul. 1 - 7 JWOC 2024; Czechia
A; Annual international championship event for juniors; four public races in the Czech O-Tour; see website & bulletins for details [actual start is June 30]
Jul. 4
(Thu.)
San Francisco Bay 2 Bankers 5K, 10K
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
The 12th running of the Bay 2 Bankers will have another never-been-done-before mystery theme celebrating the vibes of San Francisco; start at Ghirardelli Square & visit some classic city neighborhoods. Preregister for lower fees (Not a BAOC event)
Jul. 7
(Sun.)
Summer Series Event #3: Diablo Valley College
Diablo Valley College, Pleasant Hill, CA
- 925.516.7622 François Léonard
C; This is the third event of the 2024 Summer Series. Everyone is welcome, including beginners, with free short clinics to explain orienteering.
Jul. 11 - 16 WOC Tour (WOC Public Events); Edinburgh, Great Britain
A; Public events in conjunction with the annual world championships; warm-up race, urban Sprint, indoor race, urban & campus Middle-distance, urban Long-distance, urban Sprint (entry deadlines: June 18, July 12)
Jul. 12 - 16 WOC 2024; Edinburgh, Great Britain
A; Annual world championships; also see "WOC Tour" public events
Jul. 13 - 16 Pan-American Masters Games, 2024 Cleveland; Cleveland, OH
Sprint (7/13), Long-distance (7/15), and Middle-distance (7/16) events; possibly a model course; open to men and women 35 and older; 5-year age categories (entry deadline: July 1)
Jul. 13
(Sat.)
Land's End Find-Your-Way 5K & 10K
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (LOCO)
Rex Winterbottom
Discover Land's End and its surrounding neighborhoods, their parks, scenery, decor & history. Choose a 5K or 10K challenge, find up to 30 checkpoints, navigate with a custom map, answer simple questions. Preregister for lower fees. (Not a BAOC event)
Jul. 21 - 27 O-Ringen Smålandskusten; Sweden
A; Annual, "world's largest", orienteering event (entry deadline: June 2)
Jul. 21
(Sun.)
Summer Series Event #4: UC Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley, CA
Wayne Staats
C; This is the fourth event of the 2024 Summer Series. Everyone is welcome, including beginners, with free short clinics to explain orienteering.
Aug. 1 - 5 2024 FISU World University Orienteering Championships (WUOC); Bansko, Bulgaria
A; Open to students and recent graduates at least 18 and no older than 25 on Dec. 31, 2024
Aug. 2 - 9 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Champs; Turku, Finland
A; Annual competition for those over 35 years of age; Sprint Model, Qualification, & Final; Forest Model & Qualification; Middle Final; Long Final; also Sprint, Middle, & Long "public races" (entry deadline: June 30)
Aug. 3 - 11 Canadian Orienteering Festival (COC & NAOC); Toronto, Kingston, & Ottawa, CA
A; Full week of orienteering: Canadian Championships (Middle 8/3, Long 8/4, Sprint 8/6), North American Championships (Sprint 8/6, Sprint Relay 8/7, Knock-out Sprint 8/8, Middle 8/10, Long 8/11) (entry deadlines: June 15, July 15)
Aug. 3
(Sat.)
Tahoe Basin Night-O
Location to be Announced
C; Possible fun event for beginner through advanced orienteers (pending park approval)
Aug. 3
(Sat.)
Summer Series Event #5: Tahoe Basin Sprint
Location to be Announced
C; This is the fifth event of the 2024 Summer Series. Everyone is welcome, including beginners, with free short clinics to explain orienteering. (pending park approval)
Aug. 4
(Sun.)
Tahoe Basin NRE
Location to be Announced
A; Full-featured National Ranking Event (pending sanctioning) for beginner through advanced orienteers (pending park approval)
Aug. 25
(Sun.)
Summer Series Event #6: Bedwell Bayfront Park
Bedwell Bayfront Park, Menlo Park, CA
- 650.281.5280 Matthias Kohler
C; This is the final event of the 2024 Summer Series. Our annual event at this beginner-friendly park is in the planning stage. As usual, everyone is welcome, including beginners, and there will be short, free clinics to explain orienteering.
Sep. 7 - 8 Pawtuckaway Camping Weekend and 1-Day Classic NRE; Nottingham, NH Up North Orienteers (UNO)
A; Full range of courses Saturday & Sunday, plus Canoe-O, Vampire-O Wicked Hard Night-O; potluck supper; camping on-site; Saturday Classic courses will be an NRE
Sep. 21 - 22 Sprint LA; Long Beach, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
2 Saturday sprints, 2 Sunday sprints; venue permitting in process; more details TBD
Sep. 28 - 29 O on the Plat-O; Troy, NY Empire Orienteering Club (EMPO)
A; 2-day combined-time Classic NRE (entry deadlines: June 30, Sept. 7 & 22)
Oct. 10 - 13 2024 USA Radio-O Championships; Chelsea, MI Southern Michigan Orienteering Club (SMOC)
USA Radio-O Championships (ARDF) and IARU Region 2 (Americas) Championships: New to elite competitors welcome. Training camp Oct. 5-6; practice days Oct. 7-9; rental equipment will be available by pre-arrangement (entry deadlines: 6/15, 8/15, 9/15)
Oct. 10 - 14 Western Canadian Orienteering Championships (WCOC); Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Manitoba Orienteering Association (MOA)
A; 5-day Orienteering Festival with 6 events & Model; WCOC Championship Sprint & Middle on Saturday, Long on Sunday (all will be Canada Cup events); fun pre- & post-WCOC events on Thursday evening, Friday, & Monday morning (entry deadlines: 9/4, 10/3)
Oct. 11 - 13 2024 U.S. Nationals; Scranton, PA Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
A; Sprint/Middle/Long format; Middle & Long are WREs; new maps of Nay Aug Park (Friday Sprint) & Merli-Sarnoski Park (Middle & Long); BAOC member Takashi Sugiyama is the IOF Event Advisor (entry deadlines: June 30, Sept. 22)
Nov. 9 - 10 Golden State Orienteering Champs 2024; near Fresno, CA - 510.681.6181 Rex Winterbottom
C; Friendly competition between BAOC, GCO, LAOC, Nav-X, SDO, and Truckee; everyone is welcome; Saturday AM Middle, Saturday PM Sprint, Sunday Long; more details TBD
Dec. 1
(Sun.)
Rossmoor Bar
Rancho Cordova, CA
- 530.919.3160
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Nik Weber (GCO)
B; 6-course B event (pending park approval)

Schedule of events in 2025 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Schedule/Current?year=2025)


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/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 , the BAOC Event 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 can find more events by looking at:

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 Event 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 .