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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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March 2nd, 2015

Regular Event at Umstead South on Mar 8, 2015

We will have a REGULAR event at Umstead Park (South) on Sunday March 8, 2015.
Everyone is welcome, and we will have a beginners class at 12:30. Enter the park through the main entrance off of I-40 (Harrison Avenue exit), and follow the signs to the big shelter.
The event starts at noon and everybody must finish by 3 PM.
We will have all regular courses from beginner to advanced, White through Red. Brown, Green and Red courses will have a remote start (approximately 2 km from the shelter) – plan your arrival time accordingly!

If you are bringing a group of 5 or more people please pre-register for this event.

Help with control pick-up would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. Please note that the summer time starts this very day!

Vladimir and Tatyana

February 25th, 2015

Night-O at Bond Park

Night Orienteering at Bond Park. This event is open to everyone, but registration is required.

Please sign up by 4PM on Friday, so I know how many maps to print.

If you do not own a stick, you can still rent one.

Please park at the Community Center, all other entrances will be gated at the time. If you are used to our previous years’ parking locations, make sure you don’t park at the Senior Center.

We will start at 7:00PM (when it will hopefully be dark enough). We will gather in the parking lot next to the Community Center around 6:45PM.

The format is the usual Score-O: there will be a mass start, and you need to be back before the clock expires, or you will be penalized for each minute you are late:

  • 3 points for the first minute
  • 5 points for each additional minute

You can choose between a “short/easy” course (45 minutes) and a “long” one (60 minutes).

Please check the web site for further announcements.

As usual, help picking up controls at the end will be greatly appreciated.

February 17th, 2015

Results for Regular Event at Umstead North, February 15

We had a good turnout Sunday considering that the temperature was below freezing all day. Many thanks to Joseph for course consultation, Patrick, Kelly and Pat for sterling work at registration and to Patrick for teaching the beginner course in the solarium. The day was so cold that many of our pens weren’t up to […]

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February 6th, 2015

Results for February 1, 2015 Umstead West

Here are the results for the Advanced event on Feb 1 2015 at Umstead West.

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February 2nd, 2015

Results for January 25, 2015 Umstead South

Delayed, but not defeated … Results from Jan 25 2015 Umstead South are finally in.

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