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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2016

DATESEVENTS / REGIONCLUB
/ ORG
REGISTRAR
 
LOCATION(S) and RACE INFORMATION
Sept.
16 - 21
O-Fest 2016  Informal training around the Northeast U.S. open to all
Sept.
23 - 25
2016 NORTH AMERICAN ORIENTEERING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Middle / Long / Sprint (Sprint Relay)
(Northeast)
> Event Website
Multiple OUSA clubs /
Dartmouth College
Barb Dominie
 
Co-hosted by Dartmouth College and multiple OUSA clubs at Dartmouth College and vicinity, Hanover, New Hampshire
Oak Hill and Burnt Mountain areas are embargoed.
Schedule:
Friday—Middle at Oak HIll / Storrs Pond
Saturday—Long at Burnt Mountain
Sunday—Sprint / Sprint Relay on Dartmouth College campus

2017

DATESEVENTS / REGIONCLUB
/ ORG
REGISTRAR
 
LOCATION(S) and RACE INFORMATION
Jan.
13 - 15
Georgia Navigator Cup O Fest
(Sprint + Two-day Classic)
(Southeast)
> Event Website
GAOCRick ShaneFriday—Sprint, McIntosh Reserve, Whitesburg, Georgia
Sat-Sun.—Two-day Classic GNC, FDR State Park, Pine Mountain, Georgia
[added event: Mon.—Mal Harding Extreme O]
Mar.
3 - 5
NTOA National Meet
(Two-day Classic)
U.S. Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Championships
(Heartland)
> Event Website
NTOAMary Lynn GenovesiCooper Lake State Park, Sulphur Springs, Texas (approx. 90-100 miles ENE of Dallas)

2017 U.S. Interscholastic and Intercollegiate Championships
June
23 - 25
2017 Gold Rush
(Sprint/Middle/Long)
U.S. Individual Orienteering Championships
(Northwdest)
> Event Website*
CTOC Ketcham and Stanley, Idaho

2017 U.S. Individual (Sprint / Middle / Long) Championships

*2017 information to come
Sept.
16 - 17
Letchworth Classic National Meet
Two-day Classic
(Northeast)
> Event Website
ROC Letchworth State Park, New York
Nov.
11 - 12
QOC Quinquagenary @ Quantico National Meet
U.S. Two-day Classic Championships
(Mid-Atlantic)
> Event Website
QOC Quantico Marine Corps Base, Triangle, Virginia

2017 U.S. Two-day Classic Championships

National (formerly "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.