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Schedule (2019)

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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.

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 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)
Mar. 17
(Sun.)
Joseph D. Grant County Park
San Jose, CA
- 650.604.3760 Derek Maclean,
Kim van Berkel
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced; sanctioned as a 1-day National Ranking Event (NRE)
Mar. 20 - 24 World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships (WMSOC); Piteå, Swedish Lapland
Ski-O; Model, Long, Middle, and Long events (entry deadlines: Feb. 28, Mar. 20)
Mar. 22 - 24 Flying Pig XXIII: U.S. Masters Nationals; Lexington, KY Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; Middle distance Friday; Saturday and Sunday events at Carter Caves State Park; sanctioned as 2018 U.S. Masters National Championships (yes, 2018; "Masters Nationals" formerly known as "Classic Championships") (entry deadlines: Mar. 5 [changed] & 11)
Mar. 30
(Sat.)
Star City Scramble 5k, 10k; Brisbane, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k, 10k map adventure courses: Aim high, and you'll land among the many stars decorating the village of Brisbane. Use a custom map to find monuments & displays; answer multiple-choice questions. Preregister for discounted entry. (Not a BAOC event)
Mar. 31
(Sun.)
Golden Goat and Golden Kid
Shell Ridge Open Space, Walnut Creek, CA
- 925.516.7622 Erin Schirm
23rd annual event with an extra-long "Goat" course, and a long "Kid" course, with a shared mass start; and a regular beginner course with separated starts
Apr. 6
(Sat.)
Deer Creek Hills Preserve
Rancho Murietta, CA

Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Mats Jansson (GCO)
A; Full suite of seven Middle-distance courses (a little longer than the Middle courses in 2018) in the early afternoon (to allow morning drive) — sanctioned OUSA NRE ("higher than normal" GCO fees; reg. deadlines: Mar 24, Apr 3) (Not a BAOC event)
Apr. 7
(Sun.)
2019 Nav-X Challenge @ Deer Creek Hills
Deer Creek Hills Preserve, Rancho Murietta, CA

NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Mats Jansson (GCO)
2- & 4-hour Map Trek (register early for discounted fee) (Not a BAOC event.)
Apr. 13 - 14 2019 Junior Nationals; Quantico Marine Corps Base, Triangle, VA Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC)
A; Friday Model, Saturday Middle & Relay, Sunday Long; sanctioned as OUSA Junior Nationals (aka Interscholastic Champs) with Classic courses for adults (entry deadlines: March 3 & 24, April 3)
Apr. 19 - 22 New Zealand National Championships; Oamaru, New Zealand
A; Sprint, Middle, Long, and Relay events in the Waitaki region of the South Island (entry deadlines: Mar. 28, Apr. 5)
Apr. 20
(Sat.)
BAOC Annual General Meeting
Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos, CA
- 650.281.5280,
- 510.407.1876
Annual membership meeting and election of officers (pending park approval)
Apr. 20
(Sat.)
Vasona Lake County Park
Los Gatos, CA
- 408.313.3753 Ann Marie Cody
C; Details TBD; the BAOC 2019 AGM will be at this event (NOTE: Date changed from 4/27) (pending park approval)
Apr. 27 - 28 40th West Point National Event; West Point, NY U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)
A; Saturday Middle & Sprint events, Sunday Long event (entry deadlines: Mar. 30, Apr. 17)
May. 4
(Sat.)
2019 Nav-X Mountain Bike @ Cool; Cool, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
1.5- & 3-hour Mountain Bike Map Adventure in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada (register early for discounted fee) (Not a BAOC event.)
May. 5
(Sun.)
Spring Lake Regional Park
Santa Rosa, CA
- 415.456.8118 Scott Aster
C; According to the Event Director, the event will have a "Cinco de Mayo" flavor to it
May. 15 - 21 World Orienteering Day (week)
IOF world-wide promotion of orienteering (World Orienteering DAY is May 15th)
Jun. 2
(Sun.)
University of California
Berkeley, CA
Lori Huberman
C; This event will be part of the 2019 Summer Series -- details TBD. Beginners are welcome -- the courses will be "easier" than usual because of the nature of the park.
Jun. 15
(Sat.)
42nd Venla Relay; Kangasala, Finland
A; Annual women's afternoon 4-leg relay event (entry deadlines: May 5, May 29)
Jun. 15 - 16 71st Jukola Relay; Kangasala, Finland
A; Annual men's overnight 7-leg relay event (entry deadlines: May 5, May 29)
Jun. 15 - 16 Mt Pinos Two-Day; Frazier Park, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
B; Proposed dates for popular annual event
Jun. 16
(Sun.)
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline
San Leandro, CA
- 510.407.1876 Daniel Šebo
C; This event will be part of the 2019 Summer Series — details TBD (pending park approval)
Jun. 16
(Sun.)
2019 Nav-X Mountain Bike @ Tahoe
Burton Creek State Park, Tahoe City, CA

NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
2- & 4-hour Mountain Bike Map Adventure in the Tahoe area (register early for discounted fee) (Not a BAOC event.)
Jun. 23 - 29 WTOC: World Trail Orienteering Championships; Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal
A; Annual world TempO and PreO championships
Jun. 23
(Sun.)
2019 Nav-X Challenge @ 100 Lakes; Tahoe National Forest – Grouse Ridge; Nevada City, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Mats Jansson (GCO)
3- & 6-hour Map Trek (register early for discounted fee) (Not a BAOC event.)
Jun. 30 - Jul. 5 52nd Kainuu Orienteering Week; Tipasoja, Sotkamo, Finland
A; Four events over six days; competition categories and open courses; "3,500 to 10,000 orienteers annually"; "one of the most popular sporting events in Finland" (entry deadlines: Feb. 28, May 31, June 10)
Jun. 30 - Jul. 4 Five Days of Italy; Dolomites region, Italy
A; Urban Sprint & four forest events (following three training days) (entry deadlines: May 15, June 3)
Jul. 5 - 12 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championships; Riga, Latvia
A; Sprint Model, Qualification, & Final; Forest Model & Qualification; Middle Final; Long Model & Final (entry deadlines: Mar. 31, June 1)
Jul. 6 - 12 JWOC Tour; Silkeborg, Denmark
A; Public events in conjunction with JWOC—Sprint, Middle, & Long events (entry deadlines: April 1, June 15)
Jul. 6 - 12 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Silkeborg, Denmark
A; Annual international championship event for juniors, and a 6-day public event
Jul. 7 - 12 O-France 2019; Mont-Dauphin, Vars, & Risoul, France
A; Sprint, two Middle, and two Long events (entry deadlines: March 1, May 31)
Jul. 9 - 13 Primiero O-Week; Trento, Italy
A; Two "prologue" events and the Dolomites 3-Days event (entry deadlines: May 31, June 26)
Jul. 14 - 19 Fin5 Orienteering Week; Kuopio, Finland
A; Sprint, Middle, and Long races (entry deadlines: Mar. 6, 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 deadlines: March 31, July 6) (also see July 26-28)
Jul. 22 - 27 O-Ringen; Kolmården, Sweden
A; World's largest orienteering event (entry deadlines: April 1, 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 deadlines: Feb. 28, 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 deadlines: March 31, July 6) (also see July 20-22)
Jul. 27 - 28 16th World Rogaining Championships; La Molina, Spain
Rogaine; Annual championships (entry deadlines: Mar. 15, June 1, July 15)
Jul. 28 - Aug. 3 Scottish 6 Days; Crieff, GB
A; Six events over seven days (entry deadlines: April 30, 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. 9 - 18 Orienteering Camp in the Kingdom of Ice and Fire; Iceland
Five orienteering events and a tour of Iceland
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: Apr. 15, July 29, Aug. 8)
Aug. 25
(Sun.)
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 Big Basin & more
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Boulder Creek, CA
- 925.934.6567 Nick Corsano,
Misha Kreslavsky,
TBD (You?)
A; Friday afternoon Middle and Saturday morning Long, both at Big Basin, and a Sprint on Sunday morning, tentatively scheduled for Cabrillo College in Aptos; sanctioning in process for NRE and U.S. Nationals (pending park approval)
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 2019 Nav-X Challenge @ Dinkey Creek; Dinkey Creek, CA
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Dennis Wilkinson
Rogaine; 4-, 8-, & 24-hour Map Trek (register early for discounted fee) (Not a BAOC event.)
Sep. 22
(Sun.)
Calero County Park
San Jose, CA
Rich Parker
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
Sep. 28 - Oct. 6 Oceania 2019; between Sydney & Melbourne, Australia
A; Sprint, Middle, Long, and Relay events (entry deadlines: April 30, August 31)
Oct. 2 - 6 WMMTBOC: World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Champs; Schwarzenberg, Germany
Sprint, Middle, Long, and Mass Start events
Oct. 6
(Sun.)
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.)
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")
Nov. 2
(Sat.)
2019 Nav-X Challenge @ Harvey Bear
Harvey Bear Ranch County Park, Gilroy, CA

NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Lubomir Šebo
3- & 6-hour Map Trek (register early for discounted fee) (Not a BAOC event.)
Dec. 14
(Sat.)
Willow Glen Holiday Lights
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
- 650.365.4275 TBD (You?)
C; 60- or 90-minute Light-O (Score-O) course and potluck social (pending park approval)

Schedule of events in 2020 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Schedule/Current?year=2020)


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 (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 .