Preliminary Schedule for Ultimate Orienteer 2020

Save the dates! Here is the schedule for the upcoming season of Ultimate Orienteer. All events are subject to change pending land permits so more information to follow.

March 7 – Night-O.

March 21-22 – Two-Day Classic at Quincy Lakes.

April 4 – Individual relay (Farsta).

May 9 – Middle Distance at Frenchman Coulee.
May 10 – Goat at Frenchman Spring.

June 13 – Ultra-Long Distance at Teanaway Forks.
June 14 – Score-O at Salmon La Sac.

NEW CATEGORIES! This year, we’ll have expanded junior and masters categories. Check the Ultimate Series page for details!

 

Winter League Resumes

Join us at Green River College this Saturday, January 11th for another great event.  Green River College is essentially two venues–a dense college campus surrounded by thick forest and undergrowth. This meet marks our first time off trail. Enjoy another refreshed map with a 1:5000 scale.  Register Now!

Volunteers! We Love Them and We Need Them!

Did you know Cascade Orienteering Club is almost 100% volunteer run? Did you know it takes 85-100 volunteer hours to put on just one Winter League meet? COC couldn’t produce the volume or professional quality of meets we offer year round without volunteers. If you or your children are enjoying orienteering in the Puget Sound area please consider giving 90 minutes of your time at an upcoming meet. To those of you seen in this WordCloud, THANK YOU for your time and talents!

Too many holiday cookies? Too much indoor shopping?

We have the perfect way to get yourself outdoors and run off some of the holiday excess. Join us on Saturday, December 21 for more Winter League fun! This time at Bridle Trails State Park, where an intricate network of trails make it a perfect place to practice feature recognition, compass use, pace counting and contours. Sign up now, you won’t regret it!

Another Refreshed Map for Winter League #3

Join the fun on Saturday, December 7th at St Edward State Park! Winter League has been very fortunate to be able to debut refreshed maps at each venue this year. Thanks to Dave Tallent, the St Edward’s map continues this with over 100 hours of map updates to show off.  St Edward is an on trail only venue, making it an ideal place to practice your route choice skills.  Some important notes to be aware of:

  • St Edward has some construction going on so nothing this year is “where it’s always been”.  
  • A Discover Pass is required to park in this state park.

The 2020 US National Junior Program is now accepting applications!

Are you a Junior that loves Orienteering? Are you dedicated to improving your skills?  Do you want to experience the sport at the next level? Then think about applying for the US Junior Development or Junior National Teams! Information about and applications for applying to the National Junior Program are now posted on the Orienteering USA Junior Team page here. Note that applications for the Junior National Team are due December 15, 2019. Development Team applications are accepted throughout the year.

Join us at Winter League #2 and Enjoy Racing on Another Refreshed Map

Come join us for Winter League #2 at North SeaTac Park this Saturday, Nov. 16th and be treated to the second meet in a row to sport a brand new map refresh, thanks to Dave Tallent!  Watch with excitement as runners come down the finish chute lined with school league teams cheering them on. Exciting courses, lots of racers, and fun awaits. Don’t miss out, register now!

Ready, Set, Go! Winter League!

Winter League is almost here. Get ready to enjoy 8 challenging orienteering meets designed for all ages. Get set by registering now for the public courses or the WIOL school league. Go enjoy some beautiful outdoor parks from November to February. A new Advanced Beginner course is available on the public side! Volunteers jobs are posted so sign up to help out as well. Looking forward to seeing you at the first meet on Nov. 2 at Magnuson Park in Seattle.

Fall Flavor Fling in Teanaway

Orienteering flag in Idaho

Come out for a fall weekend in Teanaway (or just one day). Peteris and Ott have designed exciting courses on their updated maps. The Saturday event will be a Middle Distance north of the Jack Creek (east of Teanaway Rd N Fork). The Sunday event will be a Long Distance in an area south of Jungle Creek (west of 29 Pines Campground). This is a beautiful area with open forests. For more information, see the event page.