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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October 28th, 2021

BOK Annual Meeting Nov. 9, 7pm (virtual)

Save the date, November 9, 2021 at 7pm for our Annual Meeting (virtual). Here is where we review the year and set goals for 2022. Of course the most important part is at the end where we set our schedule for the coming year. Think about how you want to help with an event, and see if there is someone you want to partner with to put on an event together.

If you would like to join us, register in our store and I will send the Google Meet invitation link to you a few days before the meeting. In the form you can also add items to the agenda and tell us how you would like to help with events.

Draft Agenda

  • State of BOK
  • Financial Report
  • Mapping plans
  • Events
    • Procedures – Registration At Events
    • Permanent Course
    • Masters Championship 2022 or 23?
    • ARDF Report
      • Purchase 2m receivers
  • Equipment
  • Store
  • Election of officers
    • Current Slate and Expiration Year
      • Lina 2020
      • Ian 2021
      • Dave 2021
      • Joseph 2022 (president)
      • Mihai 2022
  • Plan our schedule
October 24th, 2021

10/23/2021 (Camp Lapihio) – Results

It was a perfect day for being in the woods and we were able to take advantage of a unique opportunity to use area at and around Camp Lapihio in North Umstead. The Open event was held right after (actually somewhat overlapping with) NJROTC championship event and I am glad to say it went as […]

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October 17th, 2021

ARDF USA Championships 2021 – Classic, day 2 results

The last day brought cooler temperatures and fierce competition on 80m and 2m. This time we were at the Robbins Branch Trailhead, which is the other end of the forest where we had competed for the previous three days. Everything went great. Here are some pictures of the last day: https://photos.app.goo.gl/LkXyVGzqZFfyniEw6 Thanks again to Charles […]

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October 16th, 2021

ARDF USA Championship 2021 – Fox-o

On Saturday we shifted gears to do fox-orienteering. Dave Waller designed some challenging courses for us. Several competitors complained that the frequency on some transmitters was slightly off, enough that the transmitters couldn’t be heard on the nominal frequency. We are investigating that issue. Results: ARDF 2021 US & Region 2 Championship – Fox-o, Results […]

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October 15th, 2021

ARDF USA Championships 2021 – Classic, day 1 results

On Friday we started the classic events. Half of the field competed on 80m while the others did 2m. Results: ARDF 2021 US & Region 2 Championship – Classic, Results 2021-10-15 2m M-21 180 min (6 Controls) 1 Eduard Nasybulin   6 p (92:46) 7207970 2 Norbert Linke   6 p (109:06) 830320 3 William […]

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