Sprint orienteering — Anderson Park, July 21

Join us on Sunday, July 21 for a fast and fun “sprint” event at tiny Anderson park in Carrboro.  Starts will be between 10:00 AM and noon, with control pickup starting promptly at 1:00.  Map handout and starts will be at the park’s small shelter (GPS =35.924136, -79.106044 ), with restroom facilities and ample parking […]

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October 20: Save the Date!

BOK has just received park approval to hold our first adventure race on October 20, 2024. The start and finish will be at the Beaverdam area of Falls Lake State Recreation Area. The event will have orienteering (trekking), mountain biking, and paddling components, although you will not need to participate in all three disciplines in […]

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New map! Advanced event at Cane Creek Mountains

On the weekend of June 29 and 30, BOK will hold a unique advanced event at a new venue: Cane Creek Mountains Natural Area in Alamance County. Note: this area has challenging rocky and overgrown terrain, so extra caution should be taken.  There will be a night-O course on Saturday June, 29 and a score-O and “scrabble-O” […]

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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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