Excellent O’ in Eastern WA June 15/16

Don’t miss the final two events in this year’s Ultimate Orienteer Series! Spend the weekend navigating in some of the finest orienteering terrain in the state. Spokane may seem like a long way to go, but it’s well worth the trip. Get together with friends and carpool! Saturday, June 15 – Riverside State Park, Spokane. The open pine forests of Riverside are a pleasant change from the thick forests on the west side of the state. This event is organized by our […]

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Teanaway Weekend

Spend the weekend orienteering in the open pine forests of the lovely Teanaway Valley near Cle Elum. Experience the full weekend or pick one day: it’s your choice. Saturday, May 11 – Ultimate Series #6, Long Distance event, Lick Creek: we’ll have 5 courses available, from Beginner to Long Advanced. Sunday, May 12 – Ultimate Series #7, Goat event, Teanaway Forks: we’ll have a Beginner course as well as 3 mass-start courses (Zygoat, Kid, and Goat). A goat race is a unique form […]

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Next up: Bridle Trails Score-O

Next up in the Ultimate Orienteer Series is a score-o at Bridle Trails State Park in Kirkland. It’s you against the clock as you collect as many points as possible within your chosen time limit. You choose the controls you visit based on their point value. Speed through the park in 60 minutes or set a more leisurely pace and take 90 minutes. This is a head-to-head competition: everyone starts at the same time! Online pre-registration is open until 9pm on […]

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Ultimate Frenchman Spring weekend

Come join us March 23 and 24 for a two-day event on Peteris Ledins’s brand-new map of Frenchman Spring near Vantage in eastern Washington. Saturday includes the Pig War Challenge, a low-key competition between the USA and our Canadian friends. Citizenship in either country is not a requirement. So come out and run this Middle distance event with courses designed by Ott Toomett. The Sunday event features Long distance courses designed by Peteris. Saturday Night in Quincy On Saturday night, please join us at Tijuana […]

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Night-O this Saturday!

The Ultimate Orienteer Series is quickly approaching and the first event of the season is already this Saturday. As freezing rain and snow is falling again, it is hard to believe that the forecast actually is promising for this weekend. Join us for the first Ultimate event on Saturday evening at Lynndale Park, with exciting courses set by Will Enger. More info and to register, go here.

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Volunteers needed for Fishtrap this weekend

First, many thanks to those of you who have already volunteered to help out at this weekend’s 2-day event at Fishtrap Lake. We still need volunteers in several key positions, though, so if you haven’t signed up, please consider  spending an hour or so to help make this event run smoothly.  You’ll also receive volunteer points (which you can use towards meet entry and some o’ gear). We particularly need help with: Saturday: start and registration (all shifts) Sunday: start (2nd […]

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Fishtrap Classic course notes have been posted

The course notes for the Ultimate Orienteer Fishtrap Classic events are posted. Please read them as they contain lots of useful information. If you have not yet registered but are thinking about it, please pre-register early if you can. Since this is a far-away event, we need to get the maps printed earlier than usual and your early pre-registration helps us a lot. While you are at the registration site, please consider signing up for a volunteer shift since we […]

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Save the dates for Ultimate Orienteer 2018!

Orienteering flag in Idaho

This is the PRELIMINARY schedule for Ultimate Orienteer 2018. (Click on the title and go to the post for a list that is easier to read.) Please note that there may be changes in dates or locations. 2018 Ultimate Orienteer Series March 10 – Night-O, Hamlin Park, Shoreline March 31 – Score-O, Pt Defiance Park, Tacoma April 14 – 1-person relay (Farsta), Wilburton Hill, Bellevue May 12 – Classic, Fishtrap Lake May 13 – Classic, Fishtrap Lake June 9 – […]

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Make orienteering a vacation!

Orienteering flag in Idaho

Three northwest orienteering clubs have joined together to put on 9 events in 9 days, for one memorable orienteering road trip for those who complete it all! The northwest tour begins in Central Washington with events by CascadeOC on June 17 and 18, travels through Sprague and eastward to Spokane for events by Eastern Washington Orienteering Club June 19-21, then finishes in Idaho with events on June 23-25 by City of Trees Orienteering Club, which include the US Orienteering Championships! Whew! Together, these […]

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Here’s the 2017 Cascade event calendar!

Events will appear over time on our home page throughout the year, but here in one place is our entire year’s listing of Cascade events. Print it, share it, and get your friends involved in these four great event series: Ultimate Series: The best Washington terrain for navigation events, sometimes with a road trip. Wednesday Evening Series: Laid back navigation events at local parks, finishing with a barbecue. Choose Your Adventure Series: Mass start, any order–our most social navigation events. […]

Choose Your Adventure School League (WIOL) Ultimate Orienteer Wednesday Evening Winter Series