2019 Team Trials Relay in Harriman State Park April 26

From U.S. Orienteering Coach and Senior Team ESC Chair, Erin Schirm

With WOC changing to forest WOC there is no longer a sprint as part of the trials. With the new selection process there is an option to have a mass start relay event as part of the trials. The winner of the relay will be an automatic qualifier to the relay team and the race will serve as a third evaluation race for the selection committee. I'm excited to say the HVO has agreed to help me put this race on.

World Orienteering Day 2019

World Orienteering Day 2019 is May 15-21.  Will your club “Be Part of Something Bigger”? Has your club scheduled its events yet?  School calendars are quickly filling up with activities for May, so you will want to contact your local schools to set a date for an event. 

Craftsbury 2018 - World Masters Ski Orienteering Champs and WC#3

The Town of Craftsbury, the Craftsbury Outdoor Center (COC), and the organizing committee invite you to attend the 5-10 March 2018 week of ski-orienteering races. This area of Vermont is known for its welcoming and friendly people, farm-fresh food, and abundance of snow in the winter.

Orienteering USA National Event Changes

The Orienteering USA Board of Directors just approved a new structure for our National Events. The full proposal that was passed can be viewed below.

The rules changes to support the intent of this proposal are being drafted and will be available soon. The most important changes are that our championship Events are now known as:

2017 World Orienteering Day

All schools, all orienteering clubs and all countries all over the world are encouraged to participate in World Orienteering Day. The next World Orienteering Day will be May 24, 2017.

Crocker and Owens Are U.S. Ski Orienteering Champions for 2014

Alison Crocker and Adrian Owens were women's and men's Open Champions at the U.S. 2014 Ski Orienteering Championships held in Stowe, Vermont, March 14-16. As the overall winners they also receive inaugural Scott Pleban Awards, named for the long-time U.S. Ski Orienteering Team member who was severely injured in a bicycle accident in 2013.

Alison Crocker in Top 3 at 2013 Ski-O Tour

Alison Crocker, member of Cambridge Sports Union and the U.S. Foot and Ski Orienteering Teams, has posted some outstanding results at the European Ski O Tour in France, Switzerland, and Italy during the week of January 5-13, 2013. Also competing in the Elite categories are Greg Walker, and Adrian Owen; and Cristina Luis (France only).

Two U.S. orienteers earn gold medals at ARDF World Cup in Serbia

Bob Cooley (Bay Area Orienteering Club in California) and Vadim Afonkin (Cambridge Sports Union in Massachusetts) brought home gold medals from the ARDF World Event in Serbia, held in early September

Amateur Radio Union of Serbia (SRS) hosted the 16th biennial ARDF World Championships and the first ARDF World Cup competitions, September 5 through 15, 2012. The site was Kopaonik, a resort city in central Serbia.

2012 Championships Challenge

With many of our national championships scheduled to take place this spring, Orienteering USA has announced a first-of-its-kind program to promote participation in multiple A-meets.

Dubbed the “2012 Championships Challenge,” this program will reward all individuals who enter and compete in at least three of the scheduled nine A-meet weekends from February through June, 2012*.  These orienteers will receive a custom-designed racing shirt acknowledging their accomplishment.

Western Mass "5 Day" nets $6,700 for the U.S. Ski Orienteering Team

NEOC's Western Massachusetts "5 Day" A-meet — coordinated by Peter and Gail Gagarin, Alison Crocker, Alex Jospe, and Phil Bricker — and held over the 2012 Memorial Day weekend, entertained orienteers with five events held over two days of the weekend and generated net proceeds of $6,700. With the approval of the New England Orienteering Club's board of directors, the proceeds are being donated to the U.S.