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Backwoods Orienteering Klub, founded November 15, 1978 sponsors events and teaches orienteering in the North Carolina piedmont, around Raleigh, NC.

We invite you to try orienteering with us. Everyone is welcome at all our events. We always offer beginning, intermediate, advanced and expert courses (routes through the woods) at every Regular event.

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October 6th, 2015

Schenck Forest Advanced Halloween Event (Saturday, 31 October 2015)

To celebrate Hwitchalloween at the upcoming night-O in Schenck Forest, we will have a one-hour “Vampire-O”.  We will also do a “search and destroy” event for control pickup.  This is an advanced event that is open to any BOK member who has completed an orange (or above) course.  You must pre-register for this event here.  Note that this race has a mass start at 9:00 PM, but you can get your map and plan your route as early as 8:15.  Please be ready to race by 8:45 when you will get a very important pre-race briefing.  Make sure to bring a headlamp, whistle, and a backup light source because it will be very dark.  Read on for a specific description of this event.bat
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September 25th, 2015

Results for Birkhead, October 4, 2015

Results: October 04, 2015 @ 05:17 We had a very successful event.  Rain east and west of us, but no rain here the whole day, cool and breezy.  Even the creek was down to ankle depth.  About 12 people stayed for lunch and we had pizza, chicken and some terrific sides and desserts.  Thanks to Josef for […]

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September 22nd, 2015

Results for Umstead South (20 Sept 2015)

A really fun meet on a great day in the piedmont attracted over 100 orienteers to get out into the woods of Umstead State Park. There was a tricky leg on the white course that required competitors to pass by a control (#56) that was not on their course, on their way to their next […]

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September 14th, 2015

Umstead South Event, Sunday 20 Sept, Everyone welcome!

On Sunday (20 Sept) we will be back to the south side of Umstead for a regular orienteering event.  Everyone is welcome.  We will conduct a beginner’s class at 12:30, and will offer courses for every ability and endurance level.  Compete, or just have fun.  Go individually, or in a group.  Go with another human, or with a dog.

Start any time between noon and 2:00 from the shelter that is northwest of the Reedy Creek parking area (earlier starts for advanced courses can probably be accommodated if you contact the event director).  Directions to the event are here.

Reminder:  Klub memberships run through August, so if you haven’t already renewed, this meet is a great opportunity to join or renew.

If you plan on bringing a group of more than 5 people, please email the event director (David Waller) at dw.orienteer@gmail.com to let him know so that we can print enough maps for everyone.

Course lengths:  White (1.7km); Yellow (2.6km); Orange (3.9km); Brown (4.3km); Green (5.6km); Red (7.8km); Blue (9.9km).

September 10th, 2015

Results for Crabtree, Aug 30 2015

We finally (after much delay due to some computer problems) have results for the Advanced event at Lake Crabtree on August 30, 2015.

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