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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May 29th, 2023

June 17 event cancelled

Unfortunately, the event that we scheduled at Camp Lapahio in Umstead Park on June 17 was not approved by park management. We are cancelling this event and currently do not have plans to re-schedule.

May 29th, 2023

Dorothea Dix Sprints June 4, 2023

On June 4, we will be holding an Open Sprints orienteering event at Dix Park in Raleigh. Everyone is welcome.

We will be offering beginner class at 11.30 am

The start and finish will be near the gazebo on Umstead Drive (35.771244, -78.661292) 125m west of Hunt Dr.

Please be aware there are controls around the cemetery, which is out of bounds. The cemetery has black bars on the map and has physical white posts on its border. Please be respectful of the cemetery. Do not run inside the white posts; even to cut corners. There are also many new construction areas around the park, these areas are fenced and will be marked on the map as out of bounds.

There will be several sprint courses of various lengths. You will be able to run any or all of them in any order. The courses will be open from 11 am and everybody must finish by 2 pm.

You must preregister for this event here before Friday June 2 at 10 PM. We will be printing maps on Saturday morning.

Vladimir and Tatyana

May 23rd, 2023

Eno River Radio-O/ARDF 80m Classic, May 21, Results

This was highest number of entries Kelly and I have directed at a BOK ARDF event, 22 participants. We even ran out of the RFID card arm band holders that most people prefer and had to use a bunch of the bracelet holders. At least one participant wasn’t too happy about it. But for us […]

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May 15th, 2023

Receiver Rental for World Radio-O Champs in Czech Republic

If you need to rent one of our receivers for the World Champs now is your chance. BOK has exclusive option to rent them until June 26, and then we will offer the rental to others.

We only have 6 of the 2m receivers, and 8 of our usual 80m receivers, however we should be getting more of the OK2BWN receivers at the Champs that will go into our rental program.

80m Receiver Rental

2m Receiver Rental

May 14th, 2023

CNF Open May 14 – Results

A good turnout of orienteers joined us at Carolina North Forest this Mothers Day to enjoy the opportunity for regular foot orienteering, radio orienteering and a new experiment with 10 100m dashes through the woods, dubbed “expressO”. We had 46 starts in total with several teams of 2, 3 or even 4 running on the […]

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