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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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August 19th, 2015

Lake Crabtree Advanced Event (30 August)

The advanced meet scheduled for 30 August at Lake Crabtree has been approved by park management.  This will be an advanced event, open to any BOK club members who have successfully completed an orange (or more advanced) course.  Note that if there are heavy rains before the event, the park will close the trails and we will not be allowed to hold this meet.  Check this website shortly before the event to confirm whether it is happening.


This meet will have brown, green, and red courses designed by David Waller and set by Josef Trzicky.  Ken. Hanson will handle registration.  You must pre-register by noon of August 28 (Friday) to ensure that we print a map for you.


Unlike previous summer events at Lake Crabree, the courses for this event are not sprints, but are much more like classic or middle-distance courses.  Preliminary course lengths are as follows:  brown: 3.6km (9 controls);  green: 5.5km (14 controls);  red: 6.7km (18 controls).

(Addendum:   We should be ready for first starts by around 10:00am.   Ken.)

August 2nd, 2015

August 01-02, 2015 at Gray Owl Results

  It was a beautiful weekend.  We had about 20 people, some just hung around the house and played with our dogs or visited the caboose.  A few people showed up Saturday evening, ran the sprint and either camped or stayed in the house.  On Sunday we got started a little after 9am with some […]

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July 23rd, 2015

Birkhead Events August 1 & 2

August 2, 2015 – Starts from 9am-noon – Birkhead, Gray Owl

This will be an Advanced event and Orange (if we have orange registrations by Thursday morning) open to BOK Members.  We will start from Joseph’s house at 1725 Gray Owl Road, Asheboro, NC.  You must pre-register for this event and indicate whether you are running Advanced or Orange.  (There will NOT be an event at Lake Johnson.)

P0t-luck Sunday after the event, at about 2pm.  We have a full kitchen so you can refrigerate or heat your dish as needed.

Possible Sprint Saturday evening, August 1st ???

If there is enough registrations by 7am Thursday July 30 I will set up a sprint for Saturday with starts from 5-6pm. The sprint difficulty will be Orange.  You must pre-register for this event separately from the advanced event by Thursday morning.

Sleep over at Gray Owl:

If you are doing the sprint and/or the advanced or orange events and want to spend Saturday night at Gray Owl we would be glad to have you.  There are three sleeping options:

  • Stay in the house on beds, couches or floor depending on how many are staying.
  • Camp in the woods.
  • Sleep in our railroad Caboose. (A real caboose on it’s own short track in the middle of the woods.)
Registrations for ORANGE and SPRINT must be done by 7am Thursday July 30, 2015  
Advanced registrations can be as late as Saturday Noon.
If there are changes to the plans I will email registered participants and update the website.  
Sprint 1.9k  15 controls
Orange 3.2k 8 controls
Brown 3.7k  10 controls 
Green 5.4k  13 controls
Red 6.4k 18 controls
July 20th, 2015

Results for Bond Park (Middle Distance), July 19 2015

Josef Trzicky designed a Middle Distance course (shorter than a regular course, slightly longer than a sprint but otherwise very similar with many short quick controls and rapid decisions) for summertime in Bond Park. As expected, the day was warm and quite humid, somewhat mitigated by the early start time. The following people helped put […]

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July 3rd, 2015

Falls Lake Advanced June 14 – Results

Sorry about the long delay in getting these results out. This event event was a Farsta relay. This is a one-man relay where each participant runs two relay loops. The course is made up of intersecting loops. The number of shared controls determines the possible number of relay legs. For example, two loops with four […]

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