Sprint Training Opportunity

Are you a high schooler or older and love orienteering and just want to get “more reps”?  Do you like the social aspect of orienteering (listening to your peers make excuses as to why their day went so wrong)?  Do you want to learn from some of the most experienced orienteers in the entire USA?  Perhaps you are even curious about what it takes to make it on Team USA and want to hear some advice on the subject.  Do you…never mind, I am sure you must want to do this.  But what exactly is “this”?

After the race at UW, come meet at the finish line near the training sign.  As a group, we will all leave to a “remote location” and do some drills.  After we will hang out and snack and chat.  The goal is to talk about strategy, implement these strategies in a few drills, then talk about it all.  Oh yeah..and go FAST!
Meeting time:   1245
Starting time:   1PM
Finishing time:  3PM
Price:                Free
If you plan on attending this event, please sign up for an early race time at UW.
You must RSVP to this event.  This is the only way we know how many supplies to get (and if we can start early should everyone arrive).  RSVP no later than Tuesday December 12th.  RSVP is done by emailing John or Caroline at cascadeOtraining@gmail.com and simply saying you are coming to the training.

Announcing 3-Day Columbia Gorge Classic/Junior Nationals 2024 in WA

At this week’s Orienteering USA board meeting, Cascade Orienteering was officially awarded Junior Nationals 2024.
The 3-day event we are naming the “Columbia Gorge Classic” will take place March 22-24, 2024 in the Quincy, WA area. Friday will be an NRE middle, and Saturday and Sunday will be the official Jr National classic races, also NRE’s.
Save the dates and if you are able to volunteer please reach out to us!
South Quincy Lakes, Bishops Land, and Frenchman Coulee are officially embargoed until after the competitions take place.  Anyone planning to compete at the Columbia Gorge Classic is not allowed to visit any of these areas.
Much more detailed information will be coming out soon!

Winter League Opens Registration/Volunteering

Winter League is right around the corner. Registration and volunteering are now open! Get signed up to run and help.  In our competitive levels of Short and Long Advanced, the category names have changed to Female and Open (anyone is eligible to run in the Open category).

The schedule looks like:

Oct 7Winter League North TrainingLynndale Park Free/Special Registration Required
Oct 22 Winter League South TrainingMaple Valley Farmers Market Free/Special Registration Required
Nov 4 Winter League #1Lincoln Park (Seattle)
Nov 18Winter League #2 North SeaTac Park
Dec 2 Winter League #3Shoreview Park/Shoreline College
Dec 16Winter League #4University of Washington
Jan 6Winter League #5Putney Woods (Whidbey Island)
Jan 20Winter League #6 Summit Trails/Rock Creek Natural Area (Maple Valley)
Feb 3Winter League #7Lord Hill Park (Monroe) ​*Pending Permits​*
Feb 17Winter League ChampsGreen River College (Auburn)
Feb 18 Winter League Celebration RelayLuther Burbank Park (Mercer Island)