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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. 15 - Feb. 8||“Corona” Training Courses
San Francisco Bay Area
|Training; Streamered courses at various locations for practice/exercise during the shutdown/restrictions (Note: The start & end dates shown are artificial, forced by a website limit; the actual start was March 23; the end date is TBD.)|
|Feb. 11 - 16||Portugal "O" Meeting 2021; Loulé, Portugal|
|A; Middle, Long, & Night Sprint events (entry deadlines: Jan 25 & 29)|
|Mar. 19 - 21||2021 U.S. Nationals – Flying Pig XXIV; Cincinnati, OH||Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)|
|A; POSTPONED TO LATER DATE (TBD); Popular annual event with Middle courses on Friday, Long courses on Saturday, and Sprint courses on Sunday; all events within 20 mi (30 km) radius of downtown Cincinnati (rescheduled from April 2020)|
|Apr. 9 - 10||Lighthouse Classic & 2021 Junior Nationals; Whidbey Island, WA - CANCELED||Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)|
|This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.|
|Apr. 9 - 11||Georgia O-Fest; Gainesville, GA||Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)|
|A; Standard classes on Friday (Middle), Saturday (Classic), and Sunday (Classic). Awards based upon best 2 of 3 scores. Southeastern Interscholastic Championships Saturday and Sunday (Sanctioning status unclear as of 12/31/20)|
|Apr. 24 - 25||Annual National Ranking Event; West Point, NY||U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)|
|A; As of 12/31/20: "Possible Sanctioned NRE; Rescheduled from 2020; status uncertain as of 23DEC2020"; dates might be May 15-16 (various sources show different dates)|
|May. 12 - 16||Swiss 5 Days; Neuchâtel, Switzerland|
|A; Sprint, 2 Middle, and 2 Long events (entry deadlines: Jan 31, Apr 19) — rescheduled from 2020 (European Orienteering Sprint Championships 2021 will be 13-16 May in same city)|
|May. 15 - 16||Chapel of the Four Chaplains Trail-O; Philadelphia, PA||Capital Region Nordic Alliance (CRNA)|
|A; Sanctioned as 2021 U.S. Trail-O Championships; Saturday PreO with 18 stations, Sunday TempO with 7 stations; both PreO and TempO courses use two local parks supporting those with disabilities/special needs|
|May. 20 - 29||WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Champs; Kansai, Japan - CANCELED|
|This event has been canceled, please check its page for details.|
|May. 29 - 30||North American Rogaining Championships; Sprague, WA|
|Rogaine; 24-hour Rogaine; postponed from 2020; STATUS AS OF 12/22/20: "tentatively rescheduled to Memorial Day Weekend"|
|Jun. 10 - 18||WMTBOC & JWMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships 2021; Kuortane, Finland|
|Annual adult (WMTBOC) and juniors (JWMTBOC) mountain bike championships; there will probably be an Open event in conjunction with the championships|
|Venla Relay; Finland|
|A; Annual women's afternoon 4-leg relay event (entry deadlines: May 12, June 2) — rescheduled from 2020|
|Jun. 19 - 20||Jukola Relay; Finland|
|A; Annual men's overnight 7-leg relay event (entry deadlines: May 12, June 2) — rescheduled from 2020|
|Jun. 28 - Jul. 2||Five Days of Italy, Fai della Paganella, Trentino, Italy|
|A; Sprint, Long, and three Middle events "in the Middle of the Trentino Dolomites" (limited to 1800 entries; entry deadlines: May 15, June 3) — rescheduled from 2020|
|Jul. 3 - 9||WOC: World Orienteering Championships 2021 (forest); Doksy, Czech Republic|
|A; Annual World Orienteering Championships with six "public" races (also see "WOC Tour 2021") — rescheduled from 2020|
|Jul. 3 - 9||53rd Kainuu Orienteering Week; Suomussalmi, Finland|
|A; Four events over six days, plus a trail-run event; 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: Feb 28, May 31)|
|Jul. 4 - 9||WOC Tour 2021; Doksy, Czech Republic|
|A; "Public" races in conjunction with the annual World Orienteering Championships (also see WOC 2021); Sprint, 2 Middle, 3 Long; LIMITED ENTRIES (entry deadline: Mar 31) — rescheduled from 2020|
|Jul. 11 - 16||Fin5 Orienteering Week 2021; Kuusamo, Koillismaa, Finland|
|A; 3 Middle-distance and 2 Long-distance events (entry deadlines: Feb. 28, May 31, June 22) — rescheduled from 2020|
|Jul. 11 - 16||JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Kocaeli, Turkey|
|A; Annual junior championships, and 4-day public (JWOC Tour) event with Sprint, Long, and two Middle races (Tour entry deadline: June 18) — rescheduled from 2020|
|Jul. 17 - 24||Swiss O Week; Arosa, Switzerland|
|A; Six events: forest Sprint, 2 Middle, & 3 Long events; 3 modes: Competition (entry deadlines: Jan 31, May 31) & Holiday/Challenge (entry deadlines: Jan 31, July 5)|
|Jul. 19 - 25||WTOC: World Trail-O Champs 2021; Jelenia Góra, Poland|
|A; TrailO Relay, TempO Qualifications and Final, two PreO events|
|Jul. 25 - 31||O'Ringen; Uppsala, Sweden|
|A; Annual, "world's largest" orienteering event (9,055 entries as of 11/30/20) (entry deadlines: ~Apr 1, ~Jun 1) — rescheduled from 2020|
|Aug. 1 - 7||23rd Scottish 6-Days; Fort William, Scotland|
|A; Popular biennial event; largest orienteering event in the UK with typically more than 3500 competitors (entry opens Jan 1; deadlines: Jan 31, Apr 30, Jun 30)|
|Aug. 2 - 15||California Orienteering Festival; San Francisco Bay Area & Lake Tahoe Area||- 925.934.6567|
|A; 14 days of activities including the North American Championships (NAOC) and the World Rogaining Championships (WRC) — see separate Schedule entries for each event (entry deadlines: Jan 17, Mar 1, Jun 30) (pending park approval)|
|California Orienteering Festival, Stage 1
Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
|A; NRE Sprint at San Francisco Presidio (pending park approval)|
|California Orienteering Festival, Stage 2
Location to be Announced
|A; NRE Long at TBD location (pending park approval)|
|California Orienteering Festival, Stage 3
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
|A; NRE Middle at Golden Gate Park (pending park approval)|
|Aug. 5 - 9||North American Championships (NAOC)
|A; California Orienteering Festival, Stages 4–7: Biennial American-Canadian championships, hosted by BAOC; Model, Sprint, Middle, and Long events; Elite & Club Relays; (entry deadlines: Jan 17, Mar 1, Jun 30) (pending park approval)|
|Aug. 6 - 13||WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championships 2021; Velence, Hungary|
|A; Announced as tentative event & dates, with IOF decision to be made early in May 2021, but a published bulletin makes the event seem real (entry deadlines: May 3, Jun 1, Jul 12) — "WMOC 2021 Tour" public event to be announced Feb 15|
|California Orienteering Festival, Stage 8
Spooner Lake/Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, Between Incline Village, NV and South Lake Tahoe, CA
|A; NRE Middle at Spooner Lake State Park (pending park approval)|
|California Orienteering Festival, Stage 9
Sagehen, Truckee, CA
|A; NRE Long at Sagehen (pending park approval)|
|Aug. 13 - 15||17th World Rogaining Championships (WRC)
|Rogaine; California Orienteering Festival, Stage 10: Annual world championships, hosted by BAOC (entry deadlines: Jan 17, Mar 1, Jun 30) (pending park approval)|
|Sep. 11 - 12||Seattle Adventure Running Tournament (SART); Seattle, WA||Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)|
|A; Tentative event? 2019 description: "Five-race Sprint orienteering tournament over two days; limited to 80 entries (entry deadline: Aug. 31)"|
|Oct. 9 - 10||2021 Masters Nationals; Onamia, MN||Minnesota Orienteering Club (MNOC)|
|A; Two-day Classic format (entry deadlines: TBD)|
|Nov. 6 - 7||Sprint/Middle/Long NRE; Northern Delaware & Northeast Maryland||Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)|
|A; Details TBD; rescheduled from 2020; reported to be in sanctioning|
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, 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 (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 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 .