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Dec 31 and Jan 1, 2017     OCIN New Year's Events
    OCIN New Year's meets: Join us for this annual tradition! special note: Use the Timberhill entrance to Rentschler Metropark, see directions below.
    New Year's Eve Night Score Orienteering at Camp Timberhill, Hamilton, OH; starts are open from 8 pm until midnight. 90 minute time limit. Score style course, go in any order, but return within the time limit or lose points. New Year's snacks, drinks, and games. NO alcohol.
    Limited overnight lodging is available in co-ed dormitory (privacy is limited), bunk beds, bring own bedding. Please contact Event Director Mike Minium if you are interested in staying overnight at the camp.
    New Year's Day Orienteering - start times 11 am to 1 pm. White thru red courses at Camp Timberhill, Hamilton, OH. Courses: white (beginner) 1.9 km; yellow (intermediate) 2.4 km; orange (advanced) 4.6 km; brown (expert-short) 2.7 km; green (expert) 4.8 km; red (expert-long) 6.2 km.
    See the Hamilton Journal News article about this event
    Locator Map 3976 Hamilton-Middletown Rd., Hamilton, OH 45011. The turn off Ohio 4 (Hamilton-Middletown Rd) is a narrow driveway, immediately next to the entrance to Innovative Labeling Solutions. This is NOT the Reigart Rd entrance, there is no connection inside the park.

Sun Jan 7, 2018     OCIN TROL, Miami Woods, Hamilton, OH
    courses from white to red. Courses: white 1.9 km; yellow 2.5 km; orange 4.1 km; brown 2.4 km; green 3.8 km; red 5.8 km. Miami Woods in Hamilton, Ohio. Event Director Pat Meehan.
    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. Starts will be open from noon until 2 pm.
    Locator Map. Directions coming soon. 450 New London Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013 Parking: There are about a dozen spaces at Miami Woods on the north side of New London Rd. If this lot is full, there is a parking lot on the south side, about 200 meters to the west on New London Rd. If that lot is also full, you may park at Potter Park Golf Course (if the gate is open) or Badin High School.

Sun Jan 7, 2018     Wendell Moore Park, Louisville, KY
    OLOU winter sprint series. Starts from 2 to 3:15 pm. One or two short courses will be offered.
   See OLOU website and schedule for more details.

Jan 12-15, 2018    Georgia Navigator Cup, Augusta, Georgia
    3 days of National meets, then the Georgia "Extreme-O" on Monday. Organized by Georgia Orienteering (GAOC) Friday middle distance race at Hard Labor Creek State Park. Saturday and Sunday will be a two-day classic event at Mistletoe State Park. Monday Extreme-O will also be at Mistletoe. The Extreme-O is based on a NATO military competition and requires navigation on a variety of types of maps and aerial photos, and includes various challenges, typically including a rope bridge over water and some form of boat or raft water crossing.
    Event information     Online Pre-registration is required. Entry fees increase December 31.

Sat Jan 13, 2018     Life Adventure Center, Versailles, KY
    full range of courses, starts 10 am to Noon. members $7, non-members $10. Dogs are welcome.
   O-Blue website and schedule Event Director: Dan Mattingly.

Sun Jan 14, 2018     Thurman Hutchins Park, Louisville, KY
    OLOU winter sprint series. Starts from 2 to 3:15 pm. One or two short courses will be offered.
   See OLOU website and schedule for more details.

Sat, Jan 20, 2018     OCIN TROL, Diamond Oaks HS, Dent, Ohio
    Diamond Oaks school and surrounding park land. Co-sponsored by Diamond Oaks Army JROTC. Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Event Director: Mike Minium Course Setter: Bill Greenwell.
    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.
    Locator Map. Directions: Exit I-74 at exit 11, Harrison Ave / Rybolt Rd. From westbound 74, turn left on Harrison Ave. From eastbound 74, turn left on Old Rybolt and immediately right on Harrison. The Diamond Oaks campus entrance is about 1/2 mile on the right. 6375 Harrison Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45247

Sun Jan 21, 2018     Shawnee Pasrk North, Louisville, KY
    OLOU winter sprint series. Starts from 2 to 3:15 pm. One or two short courses will be offered.
   See OLOU website and schedule for more details.

Sun, Jan 28, 2018     OCIN TROL, Big Bone Lick State Park, Union, KY
    courses from white to red. details to be announced. Start times Noon - 2 pm. Normal OCIN event fees: $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you own your own SI card, free for TROL season pass holders. Directors: Ben Hart and Stephanie Ross.
    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.
    Locator Map. Directions coming soon. 3380 Beaver Rd, Union KY 41091

Sun Jan 28, 2018     Cherokee Park, Louisville, KY
    OLOU winter sprint series. Starts from 2 to 3:15 pm. One or two short courses will be offered.
   See OLOU website and schedule for more details.

Sat Feb 3, 2018     OCIN TROL, Miami University - Middletown Campus, Ohio
    site change from earlier announcements courses from white to red. indoor event center and restrooms. details to be announced.
    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. Event Director: Steve Vaughan
    Locator Map. Directions coming soon.

February 3-8, 2018   Junior World Ski Orienteering Championships, Velingrad, Bulgaria
    (and European Ski Orienteering Championships) Junior Championships is Age 20 and under, National Teams Only. event website
   

Sun Feb 4, 2018     Creasey Mahan Park, Louisville, KY
    OLOU winter sprint series. Starts from 2 to 3:15 pm. One or two short courses will be offered.
   See OLOU website and schedule for more details.

Sat Feb 10, 2018     OCIN TROL, Camp Friedlander, Loveland, Ohio
    courses from white to red. indoor event center and restrooms. details to be announced.
    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. Event Director: Joe Roman.
    Locator Map. Directions coming soon.

Sun Feb 11, 2018     Long Run Park, Louisville, KY
    OLOU winter sprint series. Starts from 2 to 3:15 pm. One or two short courses will be offered.
   See OLOU website and schedule for more details.

Sat Feb 17, 2018     MVOC TROL, Woodland Trails BSA Camp, Camden, Ohio
    courses from white to red. indoor event center and restrooms. details to be announced.
   

Sun Feb 18, 2018     Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
    OLOU winter sprint series. Starts from 2 to 3:15 pm. One or two short courses will be offered.
   See OLOU website and schedule for more details.

Sat Feb 24, 2018     OCIN TROL, Mt Airy Forest, Cincinnati, Ohio
    courses from white to red. indoor event center and restrooms. details to be announced. Mt Airy Forest, Oak Ridge Lodge, Cincinnati, Ohio.
    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.
   

Sun Feb 25, 2018     Lapping Park, Louisville, KY
    OLOU winter sprint series. Starts from 2 to 3:15 pm. One or two short courses will be offered.
   See OLOU website and schedule for more details.

Mar 4, 2018     OCIN TROL, Miami Whitewater Park, Harrison, OH
    courses from white to red. tentatively at Miami Whitewater. details to be announced.
    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.
   

Sun Mar 4, 2018     Lakeland - E P Sawyer State Park, Louisville, KY
    OLOU winter sprint series final. Details to be announced, pre-registration required.
   See OLOU website and schedule for more details.

March 5-10, 2018   World Masters Ski Orienteering Championships, Craftsbury, Vermont, USA
    open entry to age 35 and over. event website
   

Mar 10, 2018     OCIN TROL, Sharon Woods MetroPark, Sharonville, OH
    courses from white to red. tentatively at Sharon Woods. details to be announced. Event Director: Matthew Robbins
    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.
   

Sat Mar 17, 2018     MVOC TROL, location tba
    courses from white to red. details to be announced. Miami Valley Junior Championships.
   

March 23 and/or 24, 2018     OCIN Easter Egg Orienteering
    in coperation with MetroParks of Butler County. Kids Easter Egg course will be a short, easy "white" level course; kids can collect plastic Easter eggs which can be exchanged for candy or a toy when they finish. More challenging courses will be available for older children and adults.
    Special rate of $4 per child for Easter Egg Course. Normal OCIN event fees for other courses: $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you own your own SI card, free for TROL and WARS season pass holders.
    Locator map and directions coming soon.

March 23 to April 1, 2018    California Orienteering Week
    full week of National "A" meets, California. Bay Area Orienteering Club (BAOC)
   

Sat Mar 24, 2018     The Mad Otter, Otter Creek Park, Louisville, KY
    Orienteering Louisville. 10 km trail race plus your choice of 6 or 12 hour off-trail navigation race.
   See OLOU website and schedule for more details.

Saturday, March 31, 2018     OCIN Easter Egg Orienteering
    in coperation with MetroParks of Butler County. Kids Easter Egg course will be a short, easy "white" level course; kids can collect plastic Easter eggs which can be exchanged for candy or a toy when they finish. More challenging courses will be available for older children and adults.
    Special rate of $4 per child for Easter Egg Course. Normal OCIN event fees for other courses: $7 for members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you own your own SI card, free for TROL and WARS season pass holders.
    locator map and directions coming soon.

Mar 31 - April 1, 2018     Conquer the Crossroads Rogaine, Indiana
    6, 12 or 24 hour navigation race in the hills of southern Indiana, details to be announced. Full moon for this event!
   See ICO website and schedule for more details.

April 6-8, 2018     OCIN Flying Pig XXII, Hamilton, Ohio
    National events (pending sanctioning). Events will feature the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park near Hamilton and the former Weatherwax Golf Course, now part of Elk Creek Park near Middletown.
    More details and online pre-registration coming soon.
   

April 21-22, 2018    West Point National Meet
    The annual West Point "Invitational" weekend in rugged terrain near the U.S. Military Academy, New York. (USMA)
   

April 28-29, 2018    U.S. Interscholastic Championships
    National "A" meet, U.S. Interscholastic Championships: tentatively New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
   

May 23, 2018     World Orienteering Day
    Location to be announced. In cooperation with the International Orienteering Federation.
    Event Director Mike Minium For a listing of events worldwide, go to Worldorienteeringday.com
   

June 3-8, 2018    TJOC orienteering camp 2017, Bridgeport, Texas
    Texas Junior Orienteering Camp (TJOC) - week-long intensive training camp for junior orienteers. North Texas Orienteering Assoc (NTOA)
    Pre-registration is required. Please contact Mike Minium for details.

June 3-8, 2018    GOAT orienteering camp, Georgia
    Georgia Orienteering Advanced Training (GOAT) Camp - week-long intensive training camp for junior orienteers. organized by Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC) and Henry County HS JROTC.
    Pre-registration is required.

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.
   

Oct, 2018     East Fork JROTC event
    Details to be announced. tentatively Sat Oct. 6
   

Oct, 2018     Camp Friedlander Scout-O
    Details to be announced.
   

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
   

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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