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 3 allows non-essential travel and events of up to 50 participants. If we are in Phase 4, we can have more than 50 participants.

While you can register for the events now (currently limited to 50 participants each day), be aware that nothing is final. If you have already registered, you are still registered for the new dates. If you’d like to cancel or change your registration, please log in to your account on our registration site.

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.

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 formats: Night, Individual Relay, Classic, Ultralong, Goat, Score-O, and Middle.

In addition to a couple of local parks, you will have the opportunity to experience the joy of running through the woods in the open pine forests of eastern Washington and across the desert and scabland terrain of the Columbia Basin. This is orienteering at its finest!

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!

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!

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.

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 so throughout the year.  They encourage all juniors, ages 13-20, who run confidently at the Orange level (or above), and want to connect with other young people who love orienteering and take their orienteering to the next level, to join the 2020 JDT.  Learn more about the Junior Program here.

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!