Orienteering USA Sanctioned National Events Calendar

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The following calendar details the Orienteering USA-sanctioned orienteering events and championships for the upcoming seasons. Further information can be obtained by contacting the listed Registrar, or by accessing the event website. Note: NRE = National Ranking Event

Other events under consideration (not yet sanctioned) > Planning Calendar

Corrections to the Calendar should be sent to the Orienteering USA web content manager

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2018

Dec.
9
Sprint San Francisco
Sprint Final National Event
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St. Mary's College, Moraga, California

Ranking events on Sunday follow sprint Night-O on Friday and Sprint Tournament on Saturday, Dec. 7-8
Dec.
9
QOC One-day NRE
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QOC Seneca Creek State Park, Gaithersburg, Maryland
In conjunction with Mid-Atlantic Championships
Non-sanctioned club relay in the afternoon

2019

Jan.
18-20
Georgia Navigator Cup &
Southeast Interscholastic Champs
National Event
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GAOC McIntoch Reserve Park, Chattahoochee Bend State Park, SW of Atlanta, Georgia
plus non-sanctioned Mal Harding Extreme-O on Monday Jan 21
Jan.
19-20
Anza-Borrego O Fest
Trail O & Classic
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Multiple events planned, including a sanctioned Trail O on Sat. Jan 19, and sanctioned Classic on Sun. Jan 20.

Non-sanctioned events: Goat/Lamb, Night-O, Maze O
Mar.
22 - 24
Flying Pig XXIII
National Event
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OCINGuy Olsen
 
Camp McKee (Mt Sterling) and Carter Caves (Olve Hill), E of Lexington, Kentucky
Apr.
13 - 14
QOC National Event
Middle and Long
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QOCValerie
Meyer
 
Sat — Middle* possible addition of a relay (sprint/short)
Sun — Long*
both on Beaverdam Run map at Quantico Marine Corps Base, Virginia
*bidding for 2019 Junior Nationals (formerly IS/IC Champs)*
Oct.
5
ROC "Save the Horses"
One-day Classic NRE
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ROCDick
Detwiler
at Alasa Farms, about 45 minutes east of Rochester, near Sodus, NY
Oct.
19 - 20
UNO Boulder Dash
Two - day Classic
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UNOFaye
Doria

 
Gunstock Mountain Resort, 35 miles north of Concord, New Hampshire
*bidding for 2019 Masters Nationals (former Two-day Classic Champs)*

2020

Apr.
3 - 5
Flying Pig XXIV
National Event
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OCIN
 
Valley View and East Fork State Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
*bidding for 2020 Junior Nationals
July 25 - 272020 North American Orienteering Championships
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BAOC / Truckee  

National (formerly "A") events are distinguished from all others in that participants can earn national ranking points. Any and all comments and suggestions would be appreciated.  Send via e-mail to the Orienteering USA web content manager.


Course and Class Structure

COURSES: Standard courses are color coded for easy reference, as listed below.
CLASSES: F = female, M = male. The number denotes age on Dec 31 of the year of the event. A dash ("-") indicates no age limit on that side. Example: M-12 is open to boys 12 and under, F35+ is open to women 35 and older. "Open course" classes and "21" classes have no age limit.
CLASS/COURSE ASSIGNMENTS: This table shows which classes are assigned to each course at sanctioned events; see rule A.11.2.8. Upper limits on the advanced courses do not preclude older orienteers running a longer course. (For example: an experienced 65-year-old, normally assigned to the Brown course, may run any of the longer courses of Green/Red/Blue and compete with the younger runners.) Alternatively, a competitor who's not ready for the difficulty level or longer distance assigned to his/her age group may enter any of the Open classes, those not designated with an age range.
CoursesWhiteYellowOrangeBrownGreenRedBlue
Experience LevelBeginnerAdvanced
Beginner
IntermediateAdvanced, course length increases >>
Length (km) ***2 - 33 - 54.5 - 73 - 4.54.5 - 76 - 108 - 14
Age ClassesM / F -10M / F -14M / F -16F -18F -20F -21+M -21+
 M / F -12M / F Yellow (Open)M / F Orange (Open)F 55+*F 35-54*M -20 
 White (Open)**  M 65+*M / F-GreenM 35-49* 
    M / F BrownM -18M-Red 
     M 50-64*  
* 5-year age groups   ** Gender neutral
*** Length is given for a typical "classic" or "long" course. Other courses will vary. See Rules (A.17 through A.23) for an explanation of the different race formats.

Caution: Select a course based on your experience level before choosing one for your age. Age classes are designed for orienteers experienced at that level.