June 15, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Congratulations to Will Enger and Eric Bone, both long time COC members on their selection to the Men’s US WOC Team that will be heading to the Czech Republic July 3-9 for the 2021 World Orienteering Championships. For Eric this marks his 20th WOC and 27th year on the US National team. For Will this will be his 2nd WOC and 7th year on the US National team. Both Eric and Will are COC WIOL alums and both have served on the COC Board. We wish them the best of luck as they proudly represent the USA on the world stage!
June 7, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
More orienteering fun awaits you this weekend. Take a short trip across the mountains to Teanaway Forks for an Ultra Long race and then to Jack Creek for a Middle race this Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13. Registration is open and will close Thursday (6/10) at 9pm. This double header of racing marks the close of the Ultimate Orienteer Series for 2021 so you won’t want to miss out! Read more info here.
May 24, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Coming up this weekend: Northwest Nav Races is pleased to be hosting a 24-hour navigation race in the fantastic channeled scablands terrain of eastern Washington State! PRE-REGISTRTION CLOSES THURSDAY 5/27 AT MIDNIGHT! You can register here. You can learn more here. COC and OUSA members get a discount.
The terrain is generally flat to gently sloping in profile and quite easy to run or walk through, however cliffs, lakes and marshes, and streams provide hindrances to straight-line travel in many parts of the terrain.
The area encompasses the existing Fishtrap Lake orienteering map, as well as lands south of Sprague Lake.
Are you new to nav racing? That’s okay! Check out the “First Time?” section to learn how it works.
May 17, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Been enjoying COC events these past few months? There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make COC events fair, challenging, enjoyable, smooth, permit compliant, and well-attended, so huge thanks to everyone in our community who has stepped up to volunteer. If you have some time to spare, we are still in need of more volunteers- some in critical roles and some in casual roles. Current open positions include but are not limited to Land Permissions Coordinator, Training Coordinator, and Webmaster. Also COC is always looking for folks willing to learn and become course designers. Series Directors often need role specific help as well. Orienteering knowledge is often helpful but not required.
Time commitment is variable depending on needs and role, estimate 5-20 hours per month. The club is also currently without a Vice President. For more information about a particular role or to volunteer, please contact COC Club President Eric Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 10, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Calling all adventurous orienteers. Head on over to Eastern Washington this weekend for some ultimate racing in rugged and challenging terrain. Frenchman Spring and Frenchman Coulee back to back days is guaranteed to get your adrenaline flowing. Snakes are active, so gaiters are a must. Registration is open. Reserve your spot now.
April 26, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Permits are in hand for a Winter League Series Championship race at Shorecrest High School-Hamlin Park-South Woods Park on Saturday, May 8th. Registration for public (60 spots to start- more added as we can) is open. Dave Tallent is updating the maps and promising exciting courses once again. A small outdoor awards ceremony will immediately follow the event.
**King County possibly returning to Phase 2 of COVID Restrictions does NOT affect this meet. The mini-Winter League Series was originally setup to comply with Phase 2 rules
April 19, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Winter League #5 heads south to the Maple Valley area this Saturday, April 24. COC is excited to have our first official event at this new venue. Course designer and map creator John Brady has promised hard and challenging courses. You won’t want to miss the debut of Rock Creek/Summit Trails as an orienteering landscape for COC.
Public registration opens Monday night (4/19) at 7pm and closes Wednesday (2/21) at 9pm.
Read more about the event here and the series here.
April 12, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Join us for a day of racing at Ft Steilacoom Park in Tacoma. At this venue you will experience dense forests, hills, native grass fields, ruins and an urban campus.
Public registration opens tonight (4/12) at 7pm and will close on Wednesday (4/14) at 9pm or when the limited spots fill up. Read more about the event here.
April 5, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Winter League is excited to announce a Winter League and WIOL Championship Race on May 8th in the general Puget Sound area, pending permits. Stay tuned and check the series page for more information as it becomes available.
The Ultimate Orienteer Series has teamed up with Eastern Washington Orienteering Club to offer another weekend of events on June 5th and 6th in Spokane. For more details see the series and event pages here and here.
March 29, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Winter League #3 is this Saturday April 3rd at South Seattle College. Join us for a fun sprint style race at a venue COC hasn’t visited in a few years.
Public registration will open at 7pm tonight (3/29) and close at 9pm on Wednesday (3/31). Rental e-punches will be available for this meet, but you must pre-pay online for them. Be sure and check out the event page for important parking information and other need to knows.