Orienteering Raleigh NC

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 16th, 2017

Open Event in Umstead Park (South) – September 24, 2017

We will have an OPEN event at Umstead Park (South) on Sunday, September 24, 2017.
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.

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.

Note, that it’s time to renew your yearly membership. BOK memberships run from September to September. More information about membership can be found here.

Vladimir and Tatyana

September 11th, 2017

Results for September 10, 2017 Schenck Forest

Results for Schenck Forest, September 10, 2017.

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September 10th, 2017

Preliminary Information For Gray Owl Weekend

November 18-19, 2017
Saturday an Open event and Advanced Night “O”
Sunday an Open event and Pizza lunch

The Open events will have White – Red courses, and the Night”O” will have Advanced (orange) and Expert levels.

We haven’t decided on the details or start times.  We may have a mass start on Saturday and then go out to dinner before the Night”O”.  Camping is available at Gray Owl – you can even sleep in the Caboose.  and there are plenty of hotels in Asheboro.  We’ll have an early start on Sunday and then a Pizza lunch (feel free to bring sides) after event.  Josef will be designing the courses.

September 9th, 2017

Preliminary information about Bubbagoat weekend

November 4-5, 2017

Read preliminary information about two fun local orienteering events in early November by clicking here.

September 5th, 2017

Schenck Forest Event Sunday, September 10, 2016

Sunday Morning update:
Looks good see you at Schenck Forest…

This is a Members only Expert event for Brown and above. You must pre-register.  We have approval from Schenck Forest and Irma isn’t planning to arrive until Tuesday, so it looks like everything is OK for Sunday’s event.  Do check back Sunday morning just to be sure.