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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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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.

This is an “Advanced” event, so we ask that you pre-register so we know how many maps to print.

December 15th, 2014

Results for Advanced Event on December 14 at Schenck Forest

Great weather for an advanced event.

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December 14th, 2014

Results for October 18 Descending Score-O at Umstead West

Apologies for dropping the ball (again!). Since computing the results for the descending score-o was more involved, I have decided I’ll keep the results in a Google Spreadsheet. Big thanks to: David for designing the courses and putting ribbons at the control locations; Stephanie, Ben and David for helping with control pick-up. If I forgot […]

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December 8th, 2014

Results for Dec. 6 Score-O at Umstead South

6 Dec 2014 Umstead South 6 Dec 2014, Umstead South The threat of a light winter rain couldn’t stop nearly 100 orienteers from participating in Saturday’s score-style orienteering courses. Several first-timers were challenged by the 1-hour course, which contained 20 beginner, intermediate, and advanced controls. Michael Stemkovski won the 1-hour course, in a very close […]

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November 20th, 2014

Advanced at Birkhead Nov 23, 2014

Results: We got an early start to avoid the rain.  It worked.  We had a few sprinkles, but the steady rain held off until everyone returned.  The consensus was that the courses were very difficult and the results attests to that. Nov 23, 2014 Birkhead NE   Nov 23, 2014 Birkhead NE Results Red Course: […]

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