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Tuesdays, July 10 through Sep 9, 2018     OLOU Summer Sprint Series, Louisville KY
    Orienteering Louisville (OLOU). All races start at 6 pm. All meets will have 2 short courses. Run one or both. See OLOU website for more details.
    July 10 - E.P. Sawyer West, July 17 - Champions Park East, July 24 - Waterfront Park, July 31 - McNeely Lake North, Aug 7 - St Matthew's Park, Aug 14 - E.P. Sawyer Park - Lakeland, Aug 21 - Seneca Park (Wilderness Tr), Aug 28 - Cherokee Park, Sep 4 - Lapping Park, Sept 8-9 -Iroquois Park, Cherokee Park, Atherton HS, Thurman Hutchins Park.

June 26 - July 1, 2018   World Masters Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, Budapest, Hungary
    open entry to age 35 and over. event website
   

July 5-13, 2018   World Masters Orienteering Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark
    open entry to age 35 and over. event website
   

July 8-14, 2018   Junior World Orienteering Championships, Kecskemet, Hungary
    National Teams Only, age 20 and under. event website
   

August 4-11, 2018   Nokian Tyres World Orienteering Championships, Latvia
    National Teams Only. event website
   

August 4-11, 2018   World Trail Orienteering Championships, Latvia
    National Teams Only. event website
   

August 5-13, 2018   World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, Austria
    National Teams Only. event website
   

August 17-24, 2018   Canadian and North American Orienteering Championships, Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada
    The Canadian and North American Orienteering Championships will be held on consecutive August weekends in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada. event website
    Open to all, the North American Championship is held every 2 years, alternating between USA and Canada.
   

Sat, Aug 18, 2018     OCIN Strategic Planning Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio
    all-day planning meeting in downtown Cincinnati, 201 East 5th Street, Suite 1430. 8 am to 5 pm. There is onsite parking but it is $5 for all-day Saturday. Garage entrance is on Main St between 4th and 5th. Other downtown parking prices may be elevated, due to Cincinnati Reds home game. Meeting starts at 8 am. Coffee, donuts and lunch will be provided. Event director: Greg Fasig
   

Sat, Aug 25, 2018     St Patrick's County Park, South Bend, Indiana
    Score-O (go in any order) with a 2 hour time limit. One point for each control found. One extra point for each pair of controls found in numerical order. Event directors: Thurston and Bonnie Miller
   

Sat, Aug 25, 2018     OLOU Urban Orienteering, Louisville KY
    Orienteering Louisville (OLOU). Starts at 10 am. See OLOU website for more details. Urban score style course through downtown Louisville. Slugger Field Parking Lot.
   

Sep 11-12, 2018     OLOU Summer Sprint Series Weekend Finale, Louisville, KY
    Orienteering Louisville (OLOU). Portland Wharf Park, Atherton HS, Cherokee Park, Thurman Hutchins Park. See OLOU website for more details.
   

Sat, Sep 15, 2018     OLOU Rough River State Park, KY
    Orienteering Louisville (OLOU). Starts at 9 am CENTRAL time. See OLOU website for more details.
   

Sat, Sep 15, 2018     COO Orienteering for Beginners, Columbus, Ohio
    Alley Park in Lancaster, Ohio. Central Ohio Orienteers (COO), contact Ken Lappin to register, limit of 10 participants. COO website
   

Sun, Sep 16, 2018     COO Charles Alley Park, Lancaster, Ohio
    Central Ohio Orienteers (COO), starts 11 am. COO website
   

Sun, Sep 23, 2018     Tawawa Park, Sidney, Ohio
    Event Cancelled.
   

Sat, Sep 29, 2018     Miami University Natural Areas, Oxford, Ohio
    Details to be announced. This event is part of the annual Cincinnati Great Outdoors Weekend (GOW). This event is also part of Miami University Natural Areas Hike-athon Plus. Visit various exhibits and try various other outdoor activities including hikes, guided bird-watching walks, etc. A naturalist from Hueston Woods will be there with live raptors (hawks and owls). There are usually free samples of all-natural food or drink, and sometimes free native plants or seelings to take home.
   

Sat, Sep 29, 2018     Jefferson Forest, Louisville KY
    Orienteering Louisville (OLOU). Horine Area of Jefferson Forest. Starts at 9 am. See OLOU website for more details. Mass start trail race with navigation options.
   

Sun, Sep 30, 2018     Great Outdoors Weekend, location to be determined, Cincinnati, OH
    Details to be announced. This event is part of the annual Cincinnati Great Outdoors Weekend (GOW).
   

Sat, Oct 6, 2018     East Fork State Park, Amelia, Ohio
    Details to be announced. Full range of courses for all ages. Special awards for high school JROTC cadets (both individual and school teams). Event is co-sponsored by Live Oaks HS JROTC. Concession stand sponsored by Live Oaks JROTC.
   

Sat, Oct 6, 2018     COO Orienteering for Beginners, Columbus, Ohio
    Camp Lazarus. This session for scout leaders only. Central Ohio Orienteers (COO), contact Ken Lappin to register, limit of 10 participants. COO website
   

Sun, Oct 7, 2018     COO Orienteering for Beginners, Columbus, Ohio
    Camp Lazarus. Central Ohio Orienteers (COO), contact Ken Lappin to register, limit of 10 participants. COO website
   

Oct 12-14, 2018     Camp Friedlander Scout-O
    Details to be announced. Weekend camporee for boy scouts, girl scouts, and other scouting type youth groups at Camp Friedlander. Events will include navigation training activities on Saturday morning, team courses on Saturday afternoon, a Saturday evening Night score-orienteering course, and the Sunday morning Scout Orienteering Championships. Pre-registration will be required. This event will be only for boy scouts, girl scouts, and other scouting-type organizations. However, many volunteers will be needed, please contact Greg Fasig or Mike Minium to volunteer.
   

Sat, Oct 13, 2018     OLOU Camp Stem, Laconia, IN
    Orienteering Louisville (OLOU). Starts at 9 am. See OLOU website for more details. Mass start with choice of 2 hour or 4 hour time limit. Rugged karst terrain.
   

Sun, Oct 14, 2018     COO Three Creeks Metropark, Groveport, Ohio
    Central Ohio Orienteers (COO), starts 11 am. COO website
   

Oct 19-21, 2018     2018 U.S. Nationals, South Bend, Indiana
    National Orienteering Championships: Middle Distance Friday afternoon, Sprint (probably 2 stages) Sat morning, Long course Sun morning. Organized by OCIN and SMOC (Southern Michigan Orienteering Club)
    (tentative pending sanctioning and bid acceptance)
    Embargo: The following areas may not be used for orienteering training, and may not be netered to gain knowledge of the terrain, prior to the championships: 1. St Patrick's County Park (St. Joseph County, Indiana), M Bertrand County Park (Berrien County Michigan), and adjacent land owned by Archdiocese of Ft Wayne. 2. Centennial Park in Plymouth, Indiana, and adjacent lands belonging to Plymouth Community School Corporation. 3. The area known as Bishop Lake, and Brighton Recreation Area near Brighton, Michigan
    More details will be linked here shortly.

Sun, Oct 21, 2018     MVOC Germantown, Germantown, Ohio
    Miami Valley Orienteering Club (MVOC) annual "Pumpkin Hunt". Full range of courses from white thru red. See MVOC website for more details.
   

Sat, Oct 27, 2018     OLOU Iroquois Park, Louisville, KY
    Orienteering Louisville (OLOU). Starts at 9 am. See OLOU website for more details. Mass start with 3 hour time limit
   

Oct 27 or 28, 2018     tentative "Trail of Treats", Hamilton, Ohio
    Location and Date is tentative. Very easy white level course. Kids can collect tokens at each control, which can be exchanged for a bag of candy at the finish. In cooperation with MetroParks of Butler County
    Locator Map and Directions coming soon.

Sat, Nov 3, 2018     OCIN - Camp Butterworth
    Full range of courses from white to red. Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Normal OCIN event fees: $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you own your own SI card, free for TROL and WARS season pass holders.
    8851 Butterworth Rd, Maineville, OH.
    Locator Map. Directions: From I-275, take I-71 north for 6.2 miles, and take exit 24 to Western Row Rd. Turn right on Western Row Rd for 1.3 miles. Turn left on Socialville-Foster Rd for 1 mile. Turn left on Old 3C highway for less than 0.1 mile, then turn right to stay on old 3C highway for 0.1 mile. Turn right on Foster-Maineville Rd for 0.3 mile, then right on Butterworth Rd for 0.5 mile and watch for the camp entrance on the right.

Nov 2-4, 2018     OCIN TROL girl scout training weekend
    Camp Butterworth. Weekend of training activities for youth, primarily girls. This will include a regular OCIN meet on Saturday, with courses from white to red. Contact Vicki Huseman for registration details
   

Sat, Nov 10, 2018     Centennial Park, Plymouth, Indiana
    Fund raiser for Orienteering USA National Junior Team, $25 entry fee. 3 km and 6 km courses. Event directors: Thurston and Bonnie Miller
   

Sat, Nov 10, 2018     COO A W Marion State Park, Circleville, Ohio
    Central Ohio Orienteers (COO), starts 11 am. COO website
   

Sat, Nov 17, 2018     TROL / WARS Series #1, Diamond Oaks HS, Dent, Ohio
    courses from white through red, details coming soon.
    Locator Map and Directions coming soon.

Sat, Nov 24, 2018     TROL Training Day Camp, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
    An all-day training program geared mainly toward students participating in the TROL youth league, but open to everyone. There will be an alternating mix of indoor instruction and outdoor courses and training activities. Be prepared to be outside several times throughout the day. Lunch sandwiches and dinner pizza are included. Pre-registration is required.
    Locator Map and Directions coming soon.

Sun, Nov 25, 2018     TROL / WARS Series #2, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
    courses from white through red, details coming soon.
    Locator Map and Directions coming soon.

Sat, Dec 1, 2018     COO Night-O, Charles Alley Park, Lancaster, Ohio
    Central Ohio Orienteers (COO), Night orienteering, details to be announced. COO website
   

March 29-31 or April 5-7, 2019     OCIN Flying Pig XXIII
    National events, details to be announced
   

2020   North American Orienteering Championships, USA
    open to all, the North American Championship is held every 2 years, alternating between USA and Canada.
   

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