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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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September 18th, 2014

Line-O @ Lake Crabtree park, September 21 2014

This event will take place at the Lake Crabtree park in Morrisville.

It is for  orienteers who are comfortable running an orange course and are BOK members.  Don’t forget, you must pre-register.
This time there will be a single Line-O course that is printed on a map and not marked on the ground. Your task is to follow the line on the map as close as possible and punch the controls as you see them. The fastest runner wins.

The courses will be opened at 10 AM and everybody must start by noon and finish by 1 PM.
Help with controls pick up will be greatly appreciated!

Parking is at the boathouse parking lot, the start as usual is at the boathouse.
= Artem

September 16th, 2014

Sept 28 Regular Event at Umstead South

Our first regular event for the season will be at Umstead South on Sunday, September 28. Everyone is welcome. The event will start at noon. We will have a beginner class at 12:30 pm. Courses close at 3 pm.

If you are new to orienteering, see our Newcomer Information.. Groups of 5 or more must pre-register. See our Group Pre-Registration Procedures..

BOK Membership is due. Membership runs from September to August. Save time and help the registrar. Renew or join online now.

As usual, help with control pickup is always appreciated.

We look forward to seeing you on September 28.

Ian Shields

August 27th, 2014

Results for Advanced Event in Schenck Forest – Aug 24, 2014

Thanks to everyone who came to the event! The weather was perfect and we had a chance to see a lot of birds (including a flock of woodpeckers) visiting the clearing near the shelter. The courses proved to be rather difficult (at least judging from the result times). Two controls gave most difficulty to the […]

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June 21st, 2014

Results for Sprint event at Lake Crabtree July 27

The sprint event at at Lake Crabtree County Park, was a lot of fun. After a week with plenty of rain, we thought Sunday would be relatively fine. At around 9:30 or so, a huge thunderstorm rolled in as Pat and I were setting controls. With my map now an illegible sodden replica of its […]

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June 16th, 2014

Results for advanced event at Umstead West (15 June 2014)

  While most folks around the Triangle were celebrating Father’s day, a group of advanced orienteers came to Umstead instead to honor the much lesser-known holiday “rootstock appreciation day”.   With only three exceptions, every control on each course was at a rootstock – some were large, new, obvious, and magnificent; others were old, decaying, small, […]

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