Bear Island — Results

For two years in a row, inclement weather forced the ferry to cancel service out to Shackleford Banks.  Luckily, the route to Bear Island is a bit more sheltered, and we were able to have two days of orienteering on Bear Island.  Of course, Saturday’s weather was still predicted to be unpleasant, and most of […]

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Coastal Orienteering Weekend, March 09 & 10, 2024

Expert orienteers (i.e., those who have successfully completed a brown, green, red, or blue course) are welcome to register for our annual coastal orienteering experience on Saturday and Sunday, March 09 and 10.  This year we will again be on the West side of Shackleford Banks for a long-distance “goat” event on Saturday (see below […]

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Results – December Score-O, Eno River

Sunday was a fantastic day for orienteering in the Triangle, and BOK’s annual December Score-O was a great way to enjoy the outdoors along the beautiful Eno River.  With the initiative and help of Matt Kirk, we finally connected our “Bobbitt” Hole map to our “Fews Ford” map, producing one map that covers over 12 […]

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Results – Hillsborough street orienteering

We had a great time on a new map of the town of Hillsborough. Eno River Brewing was a perfect location for our event headquarters. In addition to be very friendly and accommodating to us, their location was near Occeneechee state park, near downtown Hillsborough, and on the riverwalk. Thanks to Imre Polik, who pre-ran […]

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Street orienteering in Hillsborough: Saturday, November 11

Everyone is welcome to attend our quasi-annual street-O on Saturday, November 11.  This year, for the first time, we will be in Hillsborough; and taking a page from our friends at WNCOC we’ll be headquartered at a local brewpub, Eno River Brewing.  Everyone will start from the brewery together at noon, with map handout starting […]

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Results — White Pines (Sept 2023)

The landowners vetoed our original plan to have a nighttime event at White Pines, so instead we had a daytime one-person relay.  People could choose to do one, two, or three loops around the Preserve, and those who signed-up for multiple loops had a map exchange them.  Most competitors were able to finish their course […]

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Results — Fox Chase (10 Sept 2023)

(revised 12 Sept 2023) BOK’s fourth annual ‘Fox Chase’ event was again a fast and fun event at Carolina North Forest.  After an early bobble, Matt Kirk went on to score an impressive 282 points, followed closely by Vladimir Stemkovski at 278.    I realized that in this race, because controls are assigned point values based […]

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White Pines — September 17

Registration for this event is closed. On Sunday, 17 September, we will have an event at White Pines Nature Preserve, a 275 acre greenspace in Chatham County, managed by Triangle Land Conservancy.  The meet is open to any orienteer who has successfully completed an advanced course (i.e., orange, brown, green, red, or blue).    Start […]

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Fox chase Score-O, September 10

Registration for this event is closed. On Sunday, 10 September at 10:00 AM, we will hold our annual 90-minute “Fox Chase Score-O” at Carolina North Forest in Chapel Hill. The event is open only to advanced orienteers (i.e. those who have completed an orange, brown, green, or red course). We will meet at 9:45 in […]

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Results: Sprint Orienteering at Eno River

Twenty-six people braved high temperature and humidity along with the threat of yellow jackets and overgrown vegetation for sprint orienteering at Eno River. Thirteen participants attempted both courses. Sprint A ‘Forest’ was on the west side of the suspension bridge and featured mostly runnable forest, but with some trickier control placement. Sprint B ‘Meadow’ was […]

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