Relay, Relay, Relay! Join the Fun February 24!

Register Now! Don’t miss the fun! The 3rd annual 3-person relay, an exciting ending to the winter season, is being held Feb. 24th at Seattle Pacific University. There are two classes: Open and Junior. The only restriction to forming a team is that all members of a Junior team have to be 20 years or younger. This year, all three legs will be about equal in distance and difficulty, all about 2 km in distance (point to point), have about 20 controls on each […]

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Pt Defiance Winter League Meet #7 is Cancelled

For safety reasons we are cancelling Saturday’s Winter League #7 meet at Pt. Defiance. SEASON SCORING: We will be counting the Championship race at Camp River Ranch as the 7th meet of the season. So those close races for season trophies will be decided on the course and not by snow. The Camp River Ranch meet will still be a championship race with trophies for this meet, but it will also count as meet 7 in the overall season standings. […]

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Pt Defiance Winter Fun

Join the fun at Pt. Defiance Park this Saturday, February 9th for the final “regular season” meet of the Winter League (WIOL + Winter O’) Series.   This race will play a major role in determining who wins the overall season trophy in many categories, so excitement will abound! Terrific news is the map has had major updates thanks to course designers Ing Uhlin and Dave Tallent.  Find more info or register here. Please note:  Due to winter storm forecasts, […]

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Four COC Runners Named to Jr. National Team

The JTESC and the coaches of the OUSA Junior National Program, Erin Schirm and Greg Ahlswede, announced the 14 member (7 male and 7 female) Junior National Team earlier this month and four Cascade OC members have made the team!  Congratulations to Siri Christopherson, Caroline Sandbo, Kai Mihata and Jessica Colleran. These four have put in countless hours of physical training, participating in training calls, logging performance metrics, traveling all over the globe to compete, and running in many COC […]

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Head to Whidbey Island Saturday for a Unique Orienteering Kettle Adventure

Winter League (WIOL + Winter O’) heads to the islands this Saturday, January 26th, for a day of racing at Ft. Ebey State Park. Orienteering in the Kettles area of this park comes with unique challenges that will be great training for all orienteers. Kettles are landforms characterized by multiple depressions which form due to flood or glacial retreat. Thanks to the concentrated up and down terrain, the skill most critical to a successful race here is CONTOUR READING. Join us and […]

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Sign Up for Vancouver Sprint Camp February 15-17, 2019

Dust off your passport or enhanced driver’s license, reserve your spot, and head north for a fun weekend of racing and learning at Vancouver Sprint Camp, hosted by the Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC).  Sprint Camp is a fun-filled weekend of races, training sessions, coaching tips, and opportunities for mingling with some of the best sprint orienteers in North America.  Venues will be a mixture of urban, campus, park, and forest.  This is a great opportunity for COC members and […]

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Ring in the New Year Orienteering at Ft Steilacoom

Happy New Year!  Start 2019 off with a bang by joining your fellow orienteers at Winter League (WIOL + Winter O’) #5 this Saturday, January 12th at Ft. Steilacoom Park. Home to many crisscrossing trails, both in open grass and in forest, along with many distinct features such as buildings, roads, ballfields, and a small lake, Fort Steilacoom is not rugged or remote, but it can be fairly challenging for a city park. Sign up and run off all those […]

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Orienteering and Park Stewardship

Three cheers for this elementary school orienteer who picked up an entire bag of litter at Hamlin Park.  Did you know COC provides litter bags to any participant who would like to volunteer to leave our venues cleaner than they found them?  Please ask for one at the info tent of the next meet you attend! COC, our park systems, and the environment thank you!

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Winter League Returns to the University of Washington

The Hogwarts-style Suzzallo Library, beautiful Drumheller fountain, stately Red Square, iconic Husky Stadium and majestic cherry blossom trees in the Quad are all on the docket this weekend as Winter League (WIOL + Winter O’) returns to the University of Washington campus this Saturday, Dec. 15th after a four-year hiatus.  Join your fellow orienteers for a fast-paced race on a sprint-standard urban map.  While athletics is busy, school is out for break so expect a mostly quiet campus setting.  You […]

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