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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 9th, 2014

Regular Event in Umstead North on April 13, 2014

Our next regular event will be in Umstead North on April 13, 2014. Everyone is welcome. The event starts at noon and everyone must be back by 3pm when courses close. We will have a beginner class at 12:30.

Enter the park through the main entrance on the South side of US-70, about one mile East of Aviation Parkway. Follow the road to the last parking lot, then follow our signs to the large picnic shelter

Please pre-register groups of 5 or more by Thursday evening so we will have enough maps.

See out Newcomer Information if you are new to orienteering.

Ian Shields

March 31st, 2014

Advanced Event in Birkhead Wilderness on Apr 6, 2014

This event is for advanced orienteers (BOK members who have completed a brown, green, or red course). The event is in Birkhead Wilderness Area, Uwharrie National Forest, Asheboro NC. We’ll start from the Birkhead Wilderness Robbins Branch Trailhead. Directions are here.

Don’t forget, you must pre-register. There will be Brown, Green and Red courses available. The courses feature several very long legs (including Brown) and substantial amount of elevation gain on Red.

Ticks might be out there – take precaution just in case.

The courses will be opened at noon and everybody must start by 1.30 PM and finish by 3 PM.
Help with controls pick up will be greatly appreciated!

– Vladimir and Tatyana

March 24th, 2014

Results for March 23, 2014 Umstead South

The day started out cool but pleasant, and early runners got to finish their courses under near-prime conditions. However, an incoming weather system brought threats of precipitation and much colder temperatures as the day progressed. By around 12:45 we had abandoned the open picnic tables (where we had started) for the shelter as the rain […]

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March 22nd, 2014

Results for Mar 16, 2014 event in North Umstead

Kudos to everyone who came to the event despite a dismal weather forecast! 100% chance of cold rain – we wouldn’t blame anyone for staying home, but rain or no rain, orienteering is always fun! And, as it turned out, the rain was more like a drizzle, and the cold wasn’t really that bad, and […]

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February 25th, 2014

Results for February 22 Night-O

Lots of apologies for the late start – I had printer difficulties. But I did enjoy the confusion of finding an empty parking lot and then a bunch of people coming out of the woods, yelling at me Other than this, everything went very smooth; the weather was great during the day, even if it […]

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