Join us for the next COC event: Wednesday Evening Series at Shoreline College

The second event in the 2024 Wednesday Evening Series will be held at Shoreline CC and Boeing Creek Park on July 10. The course designer team consists of Finlay Rebbeck and Chloe Harford. Finlay is an avid and accomplished junior orienteer. See more info about this event on the event page.

The Wednesday Evening Series is our most relaxed and casual set of navigation events, held in local parks over the summer months. These events are a little more low-key than those in the Winter League, and we typically offer a barbeque afterward for all participants.

Events in the Wednesday Evening Series are generally less challenging (both physically and navigationally) than many of our other events so they are great for beginners and those less experienced with orienteering – while also offering a challenge to longtime participants of the sport.

The parking will be at the lot on the north corner of campus, near the running track. We will be offering day-of event registration in addition to preregistration. There will be no start time pre-signup.

Next Up: Join COC for a day of orienteering in Lynndale Park to raise funds for our young stars

Join us for a day of orienteering to raise funds for our young Cascade Orienteering Club athletes traveling to big competitions this summer!

This fundraiser event is family-friendly and will be lots of fun for orienteers of all levels! We offer two courses, both featuring traditional orienteering as well as segments on other styles of map, minute-to-win-it games, and a scavenger hunt. You can support these athletes by registering here, volunteering here, or donating here for the event. All registration fees paid will offset the cost of lodging, meals, and transportation for Cascade’s athletes at JWOC and WUOC.

Danny Buckholz, Greta Leonard, Zariah Zosel, Ben Brady, Ben Conley, Jackson Rupe, and Ben Cooper earned their spots as athletes and alternate on the 12-person team representing the United States at the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) in Czech this July. Grace Zoppi and Jessica Colleran earned spots as athlete and alternate on the team going to the World University Orienteering Championships (WUOC) in Scotland this July.  JWOC and WUOC are incredible opportunities for these young athletes to compete on the world stage, bond with their teammates, and meet orienteers from all over the world.


Up Next: The Ultimate Teanaway Orienteering Weekend May 18-19

We are returning to Teanaway for the next two events on the Ultimate Orienteer schedule – a doubleheader in Teanaway in two not-so-common formats.

Saturday May 18 will hold a Goat in Teanaway Forks. In a Goat format, you can skip one or two controls of your choice in a strategic way to gain advantage over your competitors. You can skip one control on the intermediate course and two non-consecutive controls on the advanced courses. This is a mass start event with the check-in at 8:00-8:45 am.

Sunday May 19 will hold a Middle-distance Freestyle event at Dickey Creek. In the Freestyle format, you have to punch all controls (just like in a point-to-point event) but the twist is that you choose the order of the controls. Check-in will open at 9:00 am and the start window is 9:00-12:30.

A Beginner course will be offered both days. See the event pages for the Goat  and Freestyle for more information. Register here.

LAST CALL- Columbia Gorge Classic Reg closes Sat. 3/9 at 11:59pm

474 folks have already registered to attend the Columbia Gorge Classic in Quincy March 22-24!  Don’t miss out!  Due to the incredible turnout already, we will be closing late reg this Saturday, March 9th at 11:59 pm (earlier than the previously publicized 3/15 date) to allow the event staff to prepare to host an epic event!  This is your last chance to join in the fun.  Register here.


Ultimate Orienteer Series starts this Saturday with Night-O

The Ultimate Orienteer Series starts this Saturday March 2 with Night-O at Hamlin Park. Charge up your headlamps and flashlights – The park looks very different in the dark! More information about the event here. Pre-registration only, register here until Thursday night at 9:00 PM. And sign up for a start time on Signup Genius, also closing on Thursday night at 9:00 PM.

Training for Columbia Gorge Classic/Jr Nationals 2024

Interested in a one-day trip to prepare for The Columbia Gorge Classic/Junior Nationals?  On March 16th, COC will be providing free training for all youth interested in participating.  RSVP and waiver will be required.  For details, see the training events page.  Link here!

Get Excited for WL Celebration Weekend!

Don’t miss any of the fun at WL Celebration Weekend.  We start off with WL Champs at Green River College on Saturday, Feb. 17. Info on that event is here. Register here. Start time sign-ups are here.  Stick around after the race for public and WIOL season and championship awards in the Green River College Event Center- doors open on Feb 17 at 1 pm.  We promise a fun community gathering! Lastly gather your team and join us on Sunday, Feb 18th at Luther Burbank Park in Mercer Island for the WL Relay.  More info here.  Register here. No team- that’s ok we will find you one!

Junior Nationals Training Day

Interested in a one-day trip to prepare for Junior Nationals?  On March 16th, COC will be providing free training for all youth interested in participating.  RSVP and waiver will be required.  For details, see the training events page.  Link here: