Designing your own orienteering courses

Are you itching to get out for some navigation practice? How about setting up your own course in a neighborhood park – but how to do that? We have posted a very basic step-by-step guide to using Purple Pen, the software that the COC club uses for designing courses. Many of the club’s maps are available in the club library as PDF-files. That is all you need to get started! Here is the guide (you need to open this post for the […]

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June 2020 Update

Dear Cascaders, TLDR: Black Lives Matter. Can you join a new COC Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion working group? Email President@cascadeoc.org We’re still in a pandemic. Can you help COC create and review COVID-19 operating procedures? Email President@cascadeoc.org Would you like to join any orienteering virtual training, or are you interested in sharing your skills? Fill out this survey. Black Lives Matter. The movement for Black lives deserves your support. Cascade Orienteering Club intends to foster a community where Black, Indigenous, […]

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June Ultimate Series events rescheduled

The Ultimate Series events scheduled for June 13/14 are being rescheduled to (we hope) August 15/16. In order to allow for social distancing, we’ve also changed the format of the Jack Creek event from a Score-O (mass start) to a Middle distance (interval starts). The new dates are not final, so please check back later for updates. The minimum requirement for even holding an event is for the state to be in Phase 3 of the Governor’s Safe Start reopening plan. Phase […]

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CANCELLED – Orienteering Event March 21-22 and April 4

Update: The Ultimate Orienteering Classic events on March 21-22 in Quincy WA and the Relay on April 4 at Fort Steilacoom have been cancelled. Grant County’s event guidance due to the corona virus is asking organizers to postpone events with more than twenty participants. King County allows small events only with certain guidelines.

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Night navigation without the vampires

Tired of vampires stealing your hard-earned punch card? Our annual Night orienteering event is coming up on March 7. This will be Cascade’s only event of the year where you can navigate at night without worrying about those pesky vampires. Come on out to Lynndale Park in Lynnwood to kick off the 2020 Ultimate Orienteer Series season! This event is just the first in the 2020 Ultimate Orienteer Series of events. This series allows you to try out several different orienteering […]

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JN2020 – Early registration closes March 1 at 11:59pm

Registration for JN2020 is now open.  Early registration closes March 1 at 11:59pm.  Overall registration closes on March 29 at 11:59pm.  Sign up to experience the fun and excitement of a large national level competition. Stay in the athlete’s village and get to know orienteers from all over the USA. 3 races, 3 venues, Movie Night, Game Night, and much, much more.  You won’t want to miss any of it.  Register now here!

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Junior Nationals 2020- Registration is Open

Registration for JN2020 is now open.  Sign up to experience the fun and excitement of a large national level competition. Stay in the athlete’s village and get to know orienteers from all over the USA. 3 races, 3 venues, Movie Night, Game Night, and much, much more.  You won’t want to miss any of it.  Register now here!

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Fire Mountain- Orienteering this Saturday

Join us this Saturday (2/7) as we head north to Fire Mountain Boy Scout Camp for some excellent off trial orienteering. Here you will experience a variety of terrain, from typical Pacific Northwest trails, to numerous small cabin clusters, to forested hillsides with up to waist-high undergrowth. Register now and join us as we finish the regular season of Winter League/WIOL off strong.

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COC Congratulates 4 Junior National Program Members

On Jan 6th, the Junior Team Executive Steering Committee (JTESC) at Orienteering USA announced the USA Junior National Team and the Junior Development Team athletes for 2020.  Congratulations to COC members Jessica Colleran and Kai Mihata for being named to the Junior National Team and to Benjamin Brady and Annika Mihata for being placed on the Junior Development Team.  You can read about all members here. OUSA is still accepting applications for the  Junior Development Team (JDT), and will be doing […]

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