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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2016

DATESEVENTS / REGIONCLUB
/ ORG
REGISTRAR
 
LOCATION(S) and RACE INFORMATION
Jan.
16 - 17
Georgia Navigator Cup
Two-day Classic
(Southeast)
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GAOCAmy Williams

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Don Carter State Park, Gainesville, Georgia (approx. 75 miles north of Atlanta)

Extreme-O on Monday, Jan. 18
Mar.
11 - 13
U.S. & North American Ski-Orienteering Championships
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CSUNE SkiONordic Heritage Ski Center, Presque Isle, Maine
Mar.
18 - 20
BAOC / Morgan Territory
U.S. Individual Championships
Middle / Long / Sprint
(Pacific)
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BAOCSteve Beuerman

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Livermore, California, and Mills College, Oakland (sprint)
Apr.
1 - 3
Flying Pig XX
U.S. Interscholastics / Intercollegiate Championships
Middle and Two-day Classic
(Midwest)
OCINGuy OlsenFriday Sprint: Miami University Hamilton Campus, Hamilton, Ohio
Sat-Sun Classic: Miami Whitewater Forest, Harrison, Ohio
 
Apr.
16 - 17
Troll Cup
Middle/Middle and Long
(Northeast)
> Event Website
NEOCRichard PowersHigh Rock / F. Gilbert Hills State Forest, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Sat: Middle Qualifier then seeded interval-start Middle Final
Sun: Classic
July 2 - 4Rocky Mountain O' Fest
Three days of Classic O'
(Heartland)
RMOCSverre FroyenHappy Jack area near Laramie, Wyoming
Maps to be used are: Twin Boulders, Remarkable Flats, Diamond Bay
 
Sept. 10 - 18National Orienteering Week 2016across the country Look for a club near you to find their scheduled event(s) for national orienteering week
Sept. 17 - 18Re-Run the Ridge
U.S. Two-day Classic Championships
(Northeast)
HVO /
WCOC
Guy OlsenWard Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge, New York, about 45 miles north of New York City.
U.S. Two-day Classic Champs
Sept. 23 - 252016 NORTH AMERICAN ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Middle / Long / Sprint (Sprint Relay)
(Northeast)
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UNO /
Dartmouth College
Barb DominieCo-hosted by Dartmouth College and Up North Orienteers at Dartmouth College and vicinity, Hanover, New Hampshire
Oak Hill and Burnt Mountain areas are embargoed.
Tentative schedule:
Friday—Middle at Oak HIll / Storrs Pond
Saturday—Long at Burnt Mountain
Sunday—Sprint / Sprint Relay on Dartmouth College campus

2017

DATESEVENTS / REGIONCLUB
/ ORG
REGISTRAR
 
LOCATION(S) and RACE INFORMATION
Mar.
4 - 5
NTOA National Meet
Two-day Classic
(Heartland)
NTOAMary Lynn GenovesiCooper Lake State Park, Sulphur Springs, Texas (approx. 90-100 miles ENE of Dallas)

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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.