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
Dec.
12 - 14
Sprint the Golden Gate
OUSA A Meet
(Pacific)
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Point Bonita, Sausalito; Lands End, Golden Gate Park, and San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

2015

Jan.
17 - 19
Georgia Navigator Cup / Southeast Interscholastics Championships
OUSA A-meet
(South)
GAOC Red Top Mountain State Park, Cartersville, Georgia
March
21 - 22
Fox Chaser II
U.S. Interscholastic/Intercollegiate Championships and National Trail-O Championships
OUSA A-meet
(Northeast)
DVOASandy
Ahlswede
Ridley Creek State Park/Tyler Arboretum, Media, Pennsylvania
March
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
April
25 - 26
BAOC A-meet
Two-day Classic
OUSA A-meet
(Pacific)
BAOC Joe Grant County Park, east of San Jose, California
Awards based on two-day combined time
May
2 - 3
36th West Point A-meet
OUSA A-meet
(Northeast)
USMAOC Day 1: Middle (Bog Meadow Pond) and Sprint (Round Pond)
Day 2: Long (Long Pond Mountain)
June
26 - 28
Gold Rush A-meet
U.S. Ultralong Championships
Sprint / Ultralong / Middle
OUSA A-meet
(Northwest)
CTOC Sprint: Willow and Veterans Park, Boise, Idaho
Ultralong (June 27) and Middle: Gold Rush Hills, Idaho City, Idaho
Oct.
3 - 4
EMPO A Meet
Middle / Long
OUSA A-meet
(Northeast)
EMPOJanet TrysonPineridge Cross Country Ski Center, East Poestenkill, New York
Awards based on two-day combined time
Oct.
10 - 11
Boulder Dash
Two-day Classic
OUSA A-meet
(Northeast)
UNO Harris Center, Hancock, New Hampshire

"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.