2023 California Orienteering Festival
2023 California Orienteering Festival (https://cal-o-fest.com)

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In orienteering, “the thinking sport”, you use a map and compass to navigate a course through unfamiliar terrain. People of all ages enjoy orienteering as a leisurely walk in the woods or as a competitive cross-country race.

Newcomers are welcome at BAOC events, which are held throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We offer beginner courses suitable for both individuals and families, as well as advanced courses that challenge the technical and physical capabilities of individuals and small teams. Learn more here.

We encourage all runners to try orienteering. A runners’ welcome page is here.

Current and Upcoming Events

Other Upcoming Events

The complete schedule is here...

2024 Summer Series

As in past years, there is a six-event Summer Series this year. A description of the series, which starts June 2nd and ends August 25th, is here.
Everyone (including beginners) is welcome to attend one or more of the Summer Series events. There is no requirement to attend all of the events.

Recent Results

More results are here...

Other Northern California Orienteering Opportunities

The organizations listed below put on events in Northern California and nearby. Their events are listed on the Schedule page (i.e., when "All Clubs" is selected).

News and Notes

Various “news” items are posted on this page. Recent items:

A Google calendar of Bay Area events is on the Schedule page. If you have a personal Google calendar, you can subscribe to this one to have the events displayed on your calendar.