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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June 14th, 2019

2019-06-23 Open Sprint at Lake Crabtree

Please join us for an Open Sprint event at Lake Crabtree County Park on June 23, 2019. The event is open for members and non-members alike. There will be a beginners/white/yellow course and two Sprint courses for intermediate and advanced runners.

All courses will start from the Beech shelter, with parking at the third driveway to your right after entering the park.  (GPS coordinates = 35.840413, -78.794005). Start any time between noon and 2:00, and be sure to report back to the finish by 3:00, when control pickup will begin. If you’re new to orienteering, please arrive in time to get signed in before attending our beginner’s class at 12:30.

Preregistration and prepayment will be required for this event by 5pm on Friday, June 21. Please register here. You will still need to fill out a registration card and sign a waiver at the event.

June 10th, 2019

Results — Carolina North, 09 June 2019

The rain held off, and we had a blast.  We used a new format (dubbed a ‘Foxhunt’ by Peter Thelin) in which score-O competitors were required to return to me after each control that they punched.  Meanwhile, I was constantly moving around the perimeter of the park.  It was virtually impossible to plan an overall […]

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June 5th, 2019

2019-06-02 Eno River ARDF/Radio-O Results

The event had a 2 m classic course using both sides of the Eno River and a foxoring course on the East side. The weather was hot but felt mild compared to the week we experienced before. We had nine participants. Seven tried the 2m classic course and five tried the foxoring course. The classic […]

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June 3rd, 2019

Members event at Carolina North, June 9th

Club members are encouraged to participate in a Score-O at Carolina North Forest on Sunday June 9. A “Score-O” involves a course with no predetermined route, in which competitors decide which controls they want to visit, and in which order. This event will have 45- and 90-minute options, and there will be a mass start at noon. This is an ‘advanced’ event — open to any club member who has successfully completed an orange, brown, green, or red course.

The format of this event will have two additional features. First, a punched control will score points only if it is followed by another punch (within the time limit) of a common control, #40. For example, a successful series of punches might look like: 56, 40, 72, 40, 63, 40, 58, 40, etc. The sequence: 56, 40, 72, 40, 63, 58, 40 would not score the points associated with control #63 because it was not followed by #40. It would score points for 56, 72, and 58, though.

Second, at the start of the race, the event director will walk at an even, brisk pace around the main loop trail on the east side of the park (aka, the Pumpkin Loop). He will be carrying control #40 as well as the finish punch. Thus, you must plan your returns to control #40 to a constantly moving position. The route walked by the director will be marked on the map. The loop will take approximately 45 minutes for the director to walk, so competitors can choose whether they’re in for one or two loops.

It is important that you are at the park and ready to run for the pre-race briefing at 11:50 AM. Park at the end of the dusty road, GPS coordinates = 35.936507, -79.066060. If you arrive late, the event director will be out on the course and you will not be able to participate.

You must preregister for this event here before Friday June 7 at 5:00 PM, so that we know how many maps to print.

June 2nd, 2019

2019 ARDF US and Region II Championships

Link to Bulletin 2 All of the Bulletin 2 details can be found in this Google Doc. Registration and Payment can be found on the OUSA site: Use this link to see who has already registered: Organizer Contact Information Backwoods Orienteering Klub Ruth Bromer, Registrar, ARDF@BackwoodsOK.org Joseph Huberman, Event Director, Joseph@BackwoodsOK.org 904 Dorothea Drive, Raleigh, […]

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