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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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February 8th, 2016

Results for February 7, 2016 Birkhead Gray Owl

Although I was listed as Event Director for this event, it was mostly other people who did all the work at Gray Owl. (I am going to leave open for the moment the possibility that other people doing all the work is what being the Director is all about.) Josef Trzicky designed the courses, hung […]

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February 8th, 2016

Umstead South Feb 14, 2016

We have an “Open” event on Sunday February 14, 2016 at Umstead South.  That is the Reedy Creek Section accessible from I-40.

Everyone is welcome.  Starts are from Noon to 2pm, and the course closes and controls are picked up at 3pm.

We will have courses for everyone from beginner to expert.

There will a beginners class at 12:30pm to introduce newcomers to the sport.  The course covers the procedures for orienteering, as well as an introduction to the map and compass.

January 13th, 2016

Triple Members Event at Gray Owl Feb. 7, 2016

What makes this a Triple Event:

  1. Advanced Training Workshop – 10am  (for people moving up to or wanting to improve in Orange)
  2. Members Classic Event at Advanced and Expert Difficulty – Noon
  3. Pizza Lunch – 2pm (we supply the pizza you bring a side: drinks, dessert, salad, etc.)

On February 7, 2016 at noon the Members Classic Advanced – Expert event will start.  We will have all the courses from Orange through Blue.  We will meet at Gray Owl (1725 Gray Owl Road, Asheboro, NC).

Near the end of the event we will have a Pizza Lunch.  You don’t need to bring anything, we will supply the Pizzas, but a side is welcome if you would like to bring something.

Just prior to the event, at 10am we will have an Advanced Difficulty Training Workshop.  We should finish around Noon so there will be time to run the Orange course at the Birkhead event that starts at Noon and then finish at the Pizza Lunch.  The workshop is open to all BOK Members, and there is no charge.

We will start out with a class pointing out some Advanced strategies to help people on the Orange course or those who are moving up to Orange from Yellow.  This will include techniques like Catch Features, Aiming Off, Attack Points, and Map Handling.  After the class we will go into the forest and practice following our course on a map while running, relocating, and map memory.

You should register for the workshop separately from the event, so be sure to register for both if you are coming.  The orange course will be designed so you can practice the skills learned in the workshop.

January 11th, 2016

Lake Johnson Sprint Results January 10, 2016

We managed to fit this event in between rain and cold, so we had a beautiful warm sunny day.  Since this was billed as a sprint with various segments, and we are scoring it as such.  All people who ran the same number of courses compete against each other.     1 course 1 Albert Boulus […]

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January 2nd, 2016

Results for New Year’s Day Relay, Umstead West

Friday was a return of the club’s traditional New Year’s Day Relay. This has been an abnormally warm winter, but the day of the event was pleasantly cool. The previous several days of heavy rain gave way to clear conditions for the race, although there was ample water in low lying areas on the course. […]

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