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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)
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—13,553 entries as of May 31 (entry deadline: June 1)
Jul. 29
(Sun.)
University of California
Berkeley, CA
- 979.219.7290,
- 408.313.3753
Lori Huberman
C; Beginner and advanced courses; part of the BAOC 2018 Summer Series
Aug. 4 - 11 WOC: World Orienteering Championships; Riga, Latvia
A; Annual world championships, with associated public events (see Aug. 4-12)
Aug. 4 - 12 Latvia O-Week 2018; Riga, Latvia
A; Public events associated with WOC (see Aug. 4-11) (entry deadline: July 9)
Aug. 4 - 10 WTOC: World Trail Orienteering Championships; Riga, Latvia
A; Annual world championships, and "spectator races"
Aug. 4 - 5 Tahoe Weekend 2018
Lake Tahoe Area
- 415.566.7990 Bruce Wolfe,
Paul Carson
B; Two-day event with the seven standard courses each day; Spooner Lake on Saturday and Burton Creek on Sunday (pending park approval)
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, & Sprint events (entry deadline: 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 deadline: July 22)
Aug. 26
(Sun.)
Bedwell Bayfront Park
Menlo Park, CA
- 650.281.5280 Theo Verhoeven
C; Details TBD; this event will be the last in 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; 6-day event: 1-cowboy relay, Rocky Mountain Goat, & four National Events (1 Middle & 3 Classic); 2018 Western States Championships (based on best 2 out of 3 results Saturday to Monday); OUSA AGM (entry deadlines: Aug. 15 & 24)
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 April 30, 2018)
Sep. 8
(Sat.)
Boreal; Soda Springs, CA Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
C; Details TBD; this event is in conjunction with the NAV-X event the next day
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. 22
(Sat.)
TrailCross Berkeley 5k
Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k map adventure course - César Chávez Park, Berkeley, CA. Trails, trails, trails, so many to choose from. Enjoy the scenic bay views, kite-flying, and fresh air of the Berkeley waterfront! (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. 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)
Oct. 14
(Sun.)
Public Event at Scout-O Championships
Location to be Announced
- 925.934.6567 Gavin Wyatt-Mair,
Steve Harrison
B; Open Event for non-Scouts — Regular 7-course BAOC event in conjunction with the Scout-O Championships (pending park approval)
Oct. 19 - 21 2018 USA Nationals; South Bend, IN Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; Tentative Sprint, Middle, and Long championship events in South Bend, IN, and nearby southern MI. Fri. sprint in north central IN, Sat. two-state Middle, Sun. Long in southern MI. Also planning 8- & 18-hour Rogaine alternative in southern MI.
Oct. 21
(Sun.)
Sunol Regional Wilderness
Sunol, CA
Jeff Goodwin Martin Kunz
B; Standard seven-course event for beginners through advanced (pending park approval)
Oct. 27
(Sat.)
Haunted Hills 5k, 10k
Oakland Hills, Oakland, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k, 10k map adventure courses. Trick or treating for adults (and families) in teams of 1 to 5! Adventure through the wickedly decorated neighborhoods of the Oakland Hills/Piedmont, and answering simple multiple choice questions! (Not a BAOC event)
Oct. 29 - Nov. 4 Antalya O Fest; Antalya, Turkey
A; Six events, including Sprint event in the old city, Middle and Long forest events, and a Night-O
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. 7 - 9 Sprint San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
Erin Schirm
A; Friday: Sprint Relay; Saturday: 3-round tournament; Sunday: NRE Qualifier and NRE Final (pending park approval)
Dec. 8
(Sat.)
Old Town Folsom Holiday Scramble; Folsom, CA - 530.919.3160
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; Details TBD
Dec. 15
(Sat.)
Willow Glen Holiday Lights
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
- 650.365.4275 Brad Wetmore,
Jitka Hiscox,
Steve Harrison
C; 60- or 90-minute Light-O (Score-O) course and potluck social
Dec. 22
(Sat.)
Holiday Hustle 5k, 10k
San Francisco Bay Area
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k, 10k map adventure courses. Adventure through the wonderfully decorated neighborhoods of San Carlos, finding awesome displays, and answering simple multiple choice questions about each. (Not a BAOC event)

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 .