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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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January 27th, 2015

Advanced Event at Umstead West, Feb 1, 2015

We will have an Advanced event on Sunday Feb 1, 2015 at Umstead West. We will start in the small clearing just past the gate at the park boundary at the end of Old Reedy Creek Rd.

As usual for “Advanced” events, we ask that you pre-register, in this case by Saturday morning, so we know how many maps to print.

Courses should be open by 10:00am, and will close at 3:00pm.

January 26th, 2015

Results will be delayed for Umstead South, Jan 25 2015

Results will be delayed for the Jan 25 event due to download box problems.

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January 15th, 2015

Regular Event at Umstead South, Jan 25

We will have a Regular event on Sunday, January 25, 2015. This event is open to the public; everyone is welcome. There will be a class for beginners at 12:30pm, and there will be courses for everyone from first-time beginners through a set of Advanced courses. The event will be held at Umstead South (take I-40 to the Harrison Rd exit, park in the large parking lot, and follow the signs downhill to the large shelter).

Courses will open as soon as we can get final controls out into the woods; expect first starts to be possible somewhere around 10:00am. No new starts will occur after 2:00pm, and courses will close and controls will be picked up starting at 3:00pm.

January 5th, 2015

New Year’s Day Relay, Umstead West

Results for the New Year’s Day Relay at Umstead West.

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December 17th, 2014

Advanced Event (Relay) at Umstead West, Thursday Jan 1, 2015

Josef Trzicky has designed another New Year’s Day relay for us.

There will be a mass start at 10:00am, at Umstead West on Thursday Jan 1, 2015. Instructions will be at 9:45, and people will likely be pairing off into teams a little before that, so particularly if you don’t already have a teammate you should arrive before 9:30am.

This is an “Advanced” event, so we ask that you pre-register by 4pm December 31 so we know how many maps to print and have time to print them.

Teams consist of 2 people.  One person runs 3 short legs each about 1.3K and the other person runs three of the long legs each about 1.7K.  The really nice thing about this event is that there are a bunch of people waiting for their teammate to return so there is a lot more socializing than usual.