September 13, 2021 by Patrick Nuss
The 2021 Choose Your Adventure Series kicks off this Saturday at Bob’s Corn Maze in Snohomish!
Future dates include October 10 at Fort Steilacoom Park, October 30 at Robinswood Park, and TBA at Lord Hill Park.
September 3, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Your last chance for some relaxed summer orienteering and an after event BBQ is this Wednesday, September 8th at Olson Mansion in Maple Valley. Don’t miss out! More info here.
August 25, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Cascade Orienteering Club had a tremendous showing at the US Champs in Tahoe earlier this month. COC not only had many participants, they also brought home many medals. COC was responsible for all starts at the 4 races in what was a trial run for us to again run start at NAOC in 2023. BAOC gifted COC a beautiful new start flag for our efforts.
August 24, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Join us for some more kicked back orienteering and an after event BBQ this Wednesday, Aug 25 at Wilburton Park in Bellevue. More info here.
August 19, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Winter League is excited to have a full 2021-2022 season. Series Director Michelle Kastner announced the following dates for the series. COC is following the developments of COVID and will have rules/procedures for the series announced in September. In the meantime, save the dates:
||WIOL North Training
||WIOL South Training
||Maple Valley Farmers Market
||Magnuson Park- permitted
||North SeaTac Park – permitted
||Green River College – permitted
||University of Washington -permit pending
||Possible “Champs Weekend” 2nd Race
August 16, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
If you have run any of COC’s Ultimate Races, you have most likely run on a map created by Peteris Ledins. Peteris is the creator of over 12 orienteering maps in our state and COC has had the pleasure of having many events on his maps. He has also been a course designer as well as avid COC race participant. Peteris, his wife Gunta, and their children moved back to their home country of Latvia this month. COC thanks Peteris for his contributions to the club and wishes the family all the best in their new home.
August 7, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Join your fellow COC community members at SPU this Wednesday, August 11th for the 3rd Wednesday Evening Series. Our most casual series allows for arrival to start anytime between 5 and 7pm with course closure at 8pm. We will be offering the usual post-race fare, with the familiar precautions – please practice social distancing, avoid congregating in large groups, and wear a mask when around others. Read more here. Register here.
July 17, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Congratulations to Jessica Colleran and Ben Brady on being named to the US Junior World Orienteering Team! They head to Gebze, Kocaeli, Turkey, 49 kilometers from İstanbul, to compete amongst the best juniors in the world September 4-10.
The two long time WIOL participants and COC members both swept their respective divisions with straight 100’s this past mini-Winter League season. They are doing extensive training to prepare under the direct supervision of local JDT coach John Brady.
COC is proud to have 2 of the 5 USA team members and we wish Jessica and Ben all the best as they head off to proudly represent our club and Team USA.
July 8, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
COC’s Wednesday Evening Series is pleased to announce the following 2021 event dates:
- WES #1 — 7/14/21 — Shoreview Park/Shoreline CC, Shoreline
- WES #2 — 7/28/21 — Big Finn Hill Park, Kirkland
- WES #3 — 8/11/21 — Seattle Pacific University, Seattle
- WES #4 — 8/25/21 — Wilburton Hill Park
- WES #5 — 9/8/21 — Olson Mansion, Maple Valley
The Wednesday Evening series is COC’s most relaxed, casual set of navigation events. Parks chosen for the monthly Wednesday Evening Series events tend to be open, accessible parks with easier features that are perfect for newcomers. Come on out to enjoy some sunny orienteering and bring your newbie friends to learn this fun sport. Registration is currently open for WES #1- here.
July 1, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Want some additional orienteering on your own? Thanks to the efforts of Dave Tallent, COC has a new map and a new UsynligO course for members to race on. Dave just finished remapping the two school campuses and the surrounding woods and was pleasantly surprised that the area offered a bona fide orienteering experience with both open and junky forest and a dense network of trails to disorientate one’s self!
Head on out to Madrona K-8 School (9300 236th Street Southwest, Edmonds, WA) with your smart phone charged and the UsynligO app downloaded.
One may use the map anytime school is not in session: After 4:30pm on weekdays, anytime on the weekends and, of course, during the weekdays during summer break.
Courses are posted on UsynligO. When in the app, search for Madrona. The controls are relatively closed together so it may work better to change the control radius from 20 m to 10 m, and set the Minimum GPS accuracy to 200 m. The maps are available in the app or online when you have found the event. If you want to print separate control descriptions, they are here.
Please park at the north end of the main parking area.
Learn more about the UsynligO app and how to use it here.