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Schedule (2018)

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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.

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)
Apr. 28 - 29 U.S. Junior National Championships; Holyoke, MA New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
A; Annual Troll Cup event; 2-day Classic
May. 5 - 13 European Orienteering Championships 2018 & World Cup Round 1; Lugano, Switzerland
A; Sprint, Middle, Relay, and Long races for M21 & F21 (also see Swiss 5-Days public event)
May. 5
(Sat.)
Sailor Bar
Fair Oaks, CA

Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; White, Yellow, Short-O, and Long courses
May. 5
(Sat.)
Western New York Championships; Castile, NY Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC)
A; One-day Classic National Ranking Event
May. 6
(Sun.)
Lake Herman Recreation Area
Benicia, CA
- 415.895.6039 Nikolay Chukanov
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced
May. 6
(Sun.)
BAOC Annual General Meeting
Lake Herman Recreation Area, Benicia, CA
- 650.281.5280,
- 510.407.1876
Annual membership meeting and election of officers
May. 7 - 13 Swiss 5-Days; Lugano, Switzerland
A; Sprint, Middle, Relay, and Long public races in conjunction with European Orienteering Championships (entry deadline: April 16)
May. 12
(Sat.)
Diablo Valley College
Pleasant Hill, CA
Erin Schirm
C; Beginner and advanced courses; part of the BAOC 2018 Summer Series (pending park approval)
May. 19
(Sat.)
NAV-X Challenge @ Big Basin; Boulder Creek, CA - 650.941.4184
NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Misha Kreslavsky
Rogaine; Third event in the 2018 Nav-X Challenge Series brings us to the majestic redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains. Find checkpoints using a map, with 2- or 4-hour options. Early online reg. ends May 5th (25% off day-of-event fees). (Not a BAOC event)
May. 23
(Wed.)
World Orienteering Day
Events all over the world
May. 25 - 28 Westchester County Challenge; North Salem, NY Delaware Valley Orienteering Association (DVOA)
A; Middle, Relay, and Long events; 2018 WOC team trials with limited Sprint event on May 25 (entry deadlines: May 13 & 22)
May. 26
(Sat.)
TrailCross Golden Gate Park 8k
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
8 km map adventure course — Trails, trails, trails, so many to choose from. Have fun in the western wilds of Golden Gate Park! Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Jun. 2
(Sat.)
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
- 415.456.8118 Greg Khanlarov
C; Beginner and advanced courses; part of the BAOC 2018 Summer Series (pending park approval)
Jun. 14 - 17 2018 U.S. ARDF Championships; Truckee, CA Bob Cooley
18th U.S. Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) championships
Jun. 16 - 17 70th Jukola Relay; Lahti & Hollola, Finland
A; Seven-leg, 80-km relay starting at dusk (entry deadlines: May 9, May 31)
Jun. 16
(Sat.)
41st Venla Relay; Lahti & Hollola, Finland
A; Four-leg, 26 km, women's afternoon relay (entry deadlines: May 9, May 31)
Jun. 17
(Sun.)
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
Petr Horčička
C; Beginner and advanced courses; part of the BAOC 2018 Summer Series (pending park approval)
Jun. 23 - 24 Mt Pinos Two-Day; Frazier Park, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
B; Proposed dates for popular annual event; they hope to make one day an NRE
Jun. 26 - 30 5 Days of Italy 2018; Madonna di Campiglio, Italy
A; Sprint, Middle, and Long races (entry deadlines: May 15, June 15)
Jul. 1 - 6 51st Kainuu Orienteering Week; Kajaani, Finland
A; Four events over six days; competition categories and open courses; "one of the most popular sporting events in Finland" (entry deadlines: May 31, June 11)
Jul. 4
(Wed.)
Bay 2 Bankers VI
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k, 10k map adventure courses — 6th annual Bay 2 Bankers in downtown San Francisco! Find your way to some amazing spots around downtown, North Beach, and Chinatown in teams of 1 to 5. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Jul. 6 - 13 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championships; Copenhagen & North Zealand, Denmark
A; Sprint Model, Qualification, & Final; Middle Final; Long Model, (1) Qualification, & Final (entry deadline: June 1)
Jul. 8 - 14 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Kecskemét, Hungary
A; Annual international championship event for juniors, and a 5-day public event
Jul. 8
(Sun.)
Joaquin Miller Park
Oakland, CA
- 510.681.6181 Daniel Šebo
C; Beginner and advanced courses; part of the BAOC 2018 Summer Series (pending park approval)
Jul. 15 - 20 Fin5 Orienteering Week; Seinäjoki, Finland
A; Sprint, 2 Middle, and 2 Long races (entry deadlines: June 18 & 30)
Jul. 17 - 21 World University Orienteering Championships; Kuortane, Finland
A; Annual competition for current and recent university students (entry deadline: June 17)
Jul. 21 - 27 O'Ringen; Örnsköldsvik, Sweden
A; World's largest orienteering event—12,788 entries as of April 2 (entry deadline: June 1)
Jul. 29
(Sun.)
University of California
Berkeley, CA
Lori Huberman
C; Beginner and advanced courses; part of the BAOC 2018 Summer Series (pending park approval)
Aug. 4 - 11 WOC: World Orienteering Championships; Riga, Latvia
A; Annual world championships, with associated public events
Aug. 4 - 10 WTOC: World Trail Orienteering Championships; Riga, Latvia
A; Annual world championships, and "spectator races"
Aug. 4
(Sat.)
TrailCross El Corte de Madera 12k; near Woodside, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
12 km map adventure course — Trails, trails, trails, so many to choose from. Have fun in the coastal redwoods and tafoni sandstone formations of El Corte de Madera! Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Aug. 5 - 12 WMTBOC & JWMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championship; Waldviertel, Austria
Annual world championships
Aug. 11
(Sat.)
Alaskan NAOC warm-up; Anchorage, Alaska Arctic Orienteering Club (ARCT)
B; Traditional-format event at Mirror Lake, a venue about 1/2 hour drive north of Anchorage that provides a quintessential example of orienteering in Alaska on one of the club's best maps.
Aug. 17 - 21 NAOC: North American Orienteering Championships; Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Yukon Orienteering Association (YOA)
A; Bi-annual Canada/U.S. championships; Long, Middle, Relay (only for elites?), & Sprint events (entry deadlines: June 30, July 22)
Aug. 21 - 24 COC: Canadian Orienteering Championships; Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada Yukon Orienteering Association (YOA)
A; Annual Canada championships; Long and Middle events (entry deadlines: June 30, July 22)
Aug. 26
(Sun.)
Bedwell Bayfront Park
Menlo Park, CA
- 650.281.5280 Theo Verhoeven
C; Details TBD; this event will be part of the BAOC 2018 Summer Series
Aug. 29
(Wed.)
Alaskan NAOC wind-down; Anchorage, Alaska Arctic Orienteering Club (ARCT)
C; Short-format event at Earthquake Park, a venue in the city of Anchorage that has was created by the historic 1964 Earthquake. The intricate terrain in this park is amazing—it's called the club's orienteering playground.
Aug. 29 - Sep. 3 Rocky Mountain Orienteering Festival; Laramie, WY Laramie Range Orienteering Club (LROC)
A; TENTATIVE(?) 6-day event: 1-cowboy relay, Rocky Mountain Goat, and four sanctioned National Events
Sep. 8 - 9 4th Annual Seattle Adventure Running Tournament; Seattle, WA Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
Six-race Sprint orienteering tournament over two days (website shows 2017 information as of Mar. 31, 2018)
Sep. 9
(Sun.)
NAV-X Challenge @ Tahoe; Soda Springs, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X) Andrew Peterson
Rogaine; Details TBD. Find checkpoints using a map, with 3- or 6-hour options. Early online reg. ends TBD (25% off day- of-event fees). (Not a BAOC event)
Sep. 29
(Sat.)
Orangevale Community Park
Orangevale, CA
- 916.220.0224
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Kyle Peter
C; White, Yellow, and Orange courses
Sep. 29 - 30 U.S. Master Championship? New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
A; Details TBD — in planning stage (as of April)
Sep. 30
(Sun.)
Calero County Park
San Jose, CA
- 408.599.9709 Dan Greene
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
Oct. 7
(Sun.)
NAV-X Challenge @ Pacheco; Hollister, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Details TBD. Find checkpoints using a map, with 3- or 6-hour options. Early online reg. ends TBD (25% off day- of-event fees). (Not a BAOC event)
Oct. 14
(Sun.)
Scout-Orienteering, Pre-registration Required - 925.934.6567 Steve Harrison
B; 26th annual Championships and Scout-O for all scout levels (pending park approval)
Nov. 3
(Sat.)
NAV-X Challenge @ Cache Creek; Rumsey, CA NAV-X Challenge (NAV-X)
Rogaine; Details TBD. Find checkpoints using a map, with 4- or 8-hour options. Early online reg. ends TBD (25% off day- of-event fees). (Not a BAOC event)
Nov. 4
(Sun.)
Huddart Park
Woodside, CA
- 650.321.9713 Matthias Kohler,
Nick Corsano
B; Standard 7-course B-meet in this beautiful redwood park (pending park approval)
Nov. 11
(Sun.)
Mississippi Bar
Fair Oaks, CA
- 916.408.8052
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jonas Libell (GCO)
B; Five-course B-Meet
Dec. 8
(Sat.)
Old Town Folsom Holiday Scramble; Folsom, CA - 530.919.3160
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; Details TBD

Schedule of events in 2019 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Schedule/Current?year=2019)


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), GetLost!! (http://getlostxx.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. Just click on the button at the bottom of the calendar to subscribe.


Notes:

Working Calendars of Upcoming Events

The Event Coordinators' working schedule is available here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TFrjFh8h0ZErDqr4fsMTB_fYnJbdyvhLP0R0NcLgnow/edit#gid=431100622). (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 .