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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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April 18th, 2016

Gray Owl Open Event April 24, 2016 Results

We had excellent weather for a challenging event at Gray Owl, and I’m afraid there were more DNF’s than I like.  The Davie HS teams picked the wrong event to move from Orange to Brown.  The Orange to Brown transition is the most difficult in the sequence of courses, because while the length doesn’t change […]

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April 13th, 2016

Results for the March 20th Falls Lake Members Meet.

Thanks to all who showed up for our Falls Lake orienteering. The day started cold and wet but the cheer kept all warm. We had 21 starts and a number of orienteers tried the red or blue courses that took us to a rarely visited part of the park with some nice open woods. As […]

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April 10th, 2016

Results for Carolina North, 10 April

10 April 2016, Carolina North Forest A perfect day to be in the woods brought 20 orienteers to Carolina North Forest in Chapel Hill/Carrboro. The map is new, and this was BOK’s first event ever in this venue. The forest offers a very different type of orienteering than most of BOK’s other venues, with many […]

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March 22nd, 2016

Members meet at Carolina North Forest, 10 April

On Sunday April 10, BOK will hold its first event at Carolina North Forest (CNF).  This is a “Members” event, open only to BOK members who have completed an orange (or more advanced) course.  You must pre-register for this event here, before 5:00 PM on Friday, April 8, so that we know how many maps to print.  Registration, start, and finish will all be from the trail parking lot, approximately 800m off of Municipal Drive (GPS coordinates:  35.936489, -79.066052; Map here.  Overflow parking at 35.939518, -79.058368).  Starts can be accommodated between noon and 2:00, with control pickup beginning around 3:00.  Please read below for important information about this event.

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March 15th, 2016

Falls Lake Members Event – Mar-20.

We are please to invite BOK members to attend a meet at Falls Lake on Sunday March-20.

There will be four courses; 3.6k, 5.3k, 6.5k, and 7.6k. Starts will be between 10:00 and 11:00. Remember to give yourself time to look over the course notes that will be posted at the meet location. The course will close at 14:00 for control pickup. Remember that Falls Lake has a reputation for thorns and wear old clothes. The start will be at our usual Falls Lake location (BOK event locations). Please sign up so that we know how many maps to print (registration link).

We’re looking forward to seeing you there,
Kelly and Patrick Sears