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Results Open Orienteering, Eno River 2024-02-04

It was a sunny and chilly day at Eno River State Park, Fews Ford access. We saw some new and some familiar faces. Several participants, who are new to the sport, mentioned they found the beginner classes posted on BOK website very helpful in preparing for their first orienteering. Thank you, Imre, for helping with […]

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Results of Umstead East Radio Foxoring

The no-check-in foxoring on January 22-27 at Umstead Park East was well attended, and so popular that many competitors ran it twice!

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North Umstead, Jan 7 – Results

We were fortunate that all the rain went down on Saturday. And Sunday was pretty much perfect for orienteering. We had 100 individual starts! Looking at Livelox, it appears that different controls gave troubles to different runners – always a good sign 🙂 The results follow along with a picture of red tail hawk taken […]

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Results – Umstead East NYD Relay

We had 13 teams competing for the crown of New Years Day Relay Champ. Teams ran four legs, two short and two long, in various permutations, so we had a lot of competitors on the course running at the same time on different routes. We were also glad to host many visitors. Besides our normal […]

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New Year’s Day Relay (Jan 1, 2024)

The traditional Backwoods Orienteering Klub New Year’s Day event is coming up. This team relay will be in a rarely used location (see below for location information). Courses are expert level, but confident orange-level orienteers may also participate. The race starts at 11am and everyone starts at the same time. Relay teams consist of two […]

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OUSA Approves Livelox for 2024

This is great news. All the subscription features will be available for us to use through 2024. So organizers should learn how to use it and make the event ready before the first starts. Participants should get the app and sign up with Livelox, and use the app at events on their phones. Finally we […]

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Results – Carolina North, Dec 10 2023

It was raining, pretty much the whole day. But it was also warm and Carolina North forest was just as beautiful as ever. Everyone had fun – lots of happy faces at the finish! Thank you all for coming! Also special thanks to Matt, Adalia and Phil who ventured back into the woods amidst the […]

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Livelox routes – Check this out

Just to show you how different route choices can affect the outcome check out the Carolina North Red course. The first place person frequently goes out of his way to use trails, while second place, not so much, but runs a significantly shorter route. (If you don’t have a Livelox account let me know if […]

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Open Event at Carolina North Forest (Dec 10, 2023)

Park at the parking lot of Orange County Health Department (2501 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516) and follow BOK signs to the start, which is on a major paved trail (greenway) 300 feet south west from the parking lot. The event starts at 11.30 am and everybody must finish by 2.30 PM. We will […]

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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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