Orienteering USA Sanctioned National Events Calendar

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The following calendar details the Orienteering USA-sanctioned orienteering events for the upcoming seasons. Further information can be obtained by contacting the listed Registrar, or by accessing the event website.
Corrections to the Calendar should be sent to the Orienteering USA web content manager.

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2014

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LOCATION(S) and RACE INFORMATION
Apr.
4 - 6
Flying Pig XVIII
U.S. Interscholastic Championships
OUSA A-meet
(Midwest)
> Event Website
OCINGuy
Olsen


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Bear Creek BSA and Mounds Creek Reservation, Liberty, Indiana, and Oxford, Ohio
Middle / Long / Middle format, with the Sat-Sun Long/Middle counting for the Interscholastics Championships
Apr.
12 - 13
35th West Point A-Meet
Two-day Classic format
OUSA A-meet
(Northeast)
> Event Website
USMAOCCarl
Adams


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Black/White Cap Mountain (Lake Frederick) and Bull Hill, West Point, New York
Includes Maze-O and Time-O (sprint-type score O with restricted times to score points) on Saturday afternoon
Apr.
26 - 27
U.S. Intercollegiate Championships** and U.S. Relay Championships
Relay* and Classic formats
OUSA A-meet
(Mid-Atlantic)
> Event Website
DVOASandy Fillebrown

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Saturday: Fair Hill (North) Natural Resource Area, Maryland
Sunday: White Clay Creek (East) State Park, Delaware
* Planned relay is a different format from that stated in the Rules, with 3-person club teams
**Intercollegiate Championships will combine times from the Intercollegiate Relay on Saturday and the individual course Sunday.
May
30 -
June
1
Boggs Mountain A-Meet
Sprint, Long, Middle formats
OUSA A-meet
(Pacific)
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Boggs Mountain, Cobb, California
Aug.
9 - 10
RMOC A-Meet
U.S. Two-Day Classic Championships
OUSA A-meet
(Heartland)
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RMOCRegistration via
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Round Mountain/Badger Gulch, Lake George, Colorado
Note: Includes a one-day Convention and OUSA Annual General Meeting
Sep.
27 - 28
O' in the Oaks 2014
Two-day Classic format
OUSA A-meet
(Pacific)
BAOC Calero County Park, 21 kilometers south of San Jose International Airport, California
Oct.
3 - 5
Rochester A-meet
U.S. Individual Championships
Sprint / Long / Middle formats
OUSA A Meet
(Northeast)
> Event Website
ROCDick Detwiler

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Letchworth State Park East, Portageville, New York
Oct.
10 - 13
North American Orienteering Championships
Hosted by Ottawa Orienteering Club, Ottawa, Ontario
Canada
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OOCAnne TeutschNear Arnprior, 40 minutes west of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Oct.
25 - 26
Hudson Valley Orienteering A meet
Two-day Classic format
OUSA A Meet
(Northeast)
HVO / WCOC Mountain Lakes, North Salem, New York
Awards based on two-day combined time
Nov.
8 -
9
Troll Cup A meet
Two-day Classic format
OUSA A Meet
(Northeast)
NEOC Two days of classic-length courses, with interval starts on Saturday and chasing starts on Sunday (based on your Saturday finish time). Two-day total time.
Nov.
14 - 16
Mid-Atlantic Orienteering Festival
U.S. Night and Ultralong Orienteering Championships plus a Middle
OUSA A meet
(Mid Atlantic)
QOC Night: Oregon Ridge Park, Cockeysville, Maryland
Middle: Hemlock Overlook Regional Park, Clifton, VA
Ultralong: Fountainhead Regional Park, Fairfax Station, Virginia

2015

Mar.
27 - 29
Flying Pig XIX
U.S. Individual Championships
Sprint / Middle / Long
OUSA A-meet
(Midwest)
OCINGuy
Olsen
Sprint: Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky
Middle/Long: Carter Caves, Grayson, Kentucky

"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 younger competitor who's not ready for the 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)**Group-Yellow**Group-Orange**M 65+*M / F-GreenM 35-49* 
 Group-White**  M / F BrownM -18M-Red 
     M 50-64*  
* 5-year age groups   ** Gender neutral
*** Length 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.