Orienteering USA Sanctioned National Events Calendar

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The following calendar details the Orienteering USA-sanctioned orienteering events for the upcoming seasons. Further information can be obtained by contacting the listed Registrar, or by accessing the event website.
Corrections to the Calendar should be sent to the Orienteering USA web content manager.

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2015

DATESEVENTS / REGIONCLUB
/ ORG
REGISTRAR
 
LOCATION(S) and RACE INFORMATION
Sep.
18 - 20
Sierra Summerfest 2015
U.S. Two-day Classic Championships
Sprint plus Two-day Classic
OUSA A-meet
(Pacific)
> Event Website
BAOCRegister via
Event Register
Sprint: Northstar Ski Resort
Classic: Little Truckee Summit
near Truckee, California (Lake Tahoe vicinity)
Oct.
3 - 4
"O" in the Pines
Middle / Long
OUSA A-meet
(Northeast)
> Event Website
EMPOJanet Tryson
Register via
Event Register
Pineridge Cross Country Ski Center, East Poestenkill, New York
Awards based on two-day combined time
Oct.
10 - 11
Boulder Dash
Two-day Classic
OUSA A-meet
(Northeast)
> Event Website
UNORegister via
Event Register
Harris Center, Hancock, New Hampshire
Oct.
23 - 25
Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games
OUSA A-meet
(Heartland)
OCIN /
OLOU
Guy OlsenFRI - Middle at Big Bone Lick State Park, about 25 miles S of Cincinnati, Ohio
SAT - Long at Taylorsville State Park, 30 miles E of Louisville, Kentucky
SUN - Middle at Taylorsville State Park

2016

DATESEVENTS / REGIONCLUB
/ ORG
REGISTRAR
 
LOCATION(S) and RACE INFORMATION
Jan.
16 - 17
Georgia Navigator Cup
Two-day Classic
OUSA A-meet
(Southeast)
GAOCAmy WilliamsDon Carter State Park, Gainesville, Georgia (approx. 75 miles north of Atlanta)

Extreme-O on Monday, Jan. 18
Apr.
1 - 3
Flying Pig XX
Middle and Two-day Classic
OUSA A-meet
(Heartland)
OCINGuy OlsenFriday Middle: Harbin Park, Fairfield, Ohio
Sat-Sun Classic: Miami Whitewater Forest, Harrison, Ohio
*Bid submitted for U.S. Interscholastic/Intercollegiate Champs
Sept. 17 - 18Re-Run the Ridge
U.S. Two-day Classic Championships
OUSA A-meet
(Northeast)
HVO /
WCOC
Guy OlsenWard Pound Ridge Reservation, Pound Ridge, New York, about 45 miles north of New York City.
U.S. Two-day Classic Champs
Sept. 23 - 252016 NORTH AMERICAN ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Middle / Long / Sprint (Sprint Relay)
OUSA A-meet
(Northeast)
> Event Website
UNO /
Dartmouth College
Barb DominieCo-hosted by Dartmouth College and Up North Orienteers at Dartmouth College and vicinity, Hanover, New Hampshire
Oak Hill and Burnt Mountain areas are embargoed.
Tentative schedule:
Friday—Middle at Oak HIll / Storrs Pond
Saturday—Long at Burnt Mountain
Sunday—Sprint / Sprint Relay on Dartmouth College campus

"A" events are distinguished from all others in that participants can earn national ranking points. Any and all comments and suggestions would be appreciated.  Send via e-mail to the Orienteering USA web content manager.

 


Course and Class Structure

COURSES: Standard courses are color coded for easy reference, as listed below.
CLASSES: F = female, M = male. The number denotes age on Dec 31 of the year of the event. A dash indicates no age limit on that side. Example: M-12 is open to boys 12 and under, F35+ is open to women 35 and older. "Open course" classes and "21" classes have no age limit.
CLASS/COURSE ASSIGNMENTS: This table shows which classes are assigned to each course at sanctioned events; see rule A.11.2.8. Upper limits on the advanced courses do not preclude older orienteers running a longer course. (For example: an experienced 65-year-old, normally assigned to the Brown course, may run any of the longer courses of Green/Red/Blue and compete with the younger runners.) Alternatively, a younger competitor who's not ready for the longer distance assigned to his/her age group may enter any of the Open classes, those not designated with an age range.
CoursesWhiteYellowOrangeBrownGreenRedBlue
Experience LevelBeginnerAdvanced
Beginner
IntermediateAdvanced, course length increases >>
Length (km) ***2 - 33 - 54.5 - 73 - 4.54.5 - 76 - 108 - 14
Age ClassesM / F -10M / F -14M / F -16F -18F -20F -21+M -21+
 M / F -12M / F Yellow (Open)M / F Orange (Open)F 55+*F 35-54*M -20 
 White (Open)**Group-Yellow**Group-Orange**M 65+*M / F-GreenM 35-49* 
 Group-White**  M / F BrownM -18M-Red 
     M 50-64*  
* 5-year age groups   ** Gender neutral
*** Length for a typical "classic" or "long" course. Other courses will vary. See Rules (A.17 through A.23) for an explanation of the different race formats.

Caution: Select a course based on your experience level before choosing one for your age. Age classes are designed for orienteers experienced at that level.