Orienteering Cincinnati Event Schedule
updated 19 November 2014, 4:00 pm         Check back frequently for updates!
Public is welcome at all events, unless specifically noted in the announcement.
Beginners are always welcome and basic instruction is offered at no charge.
OCIN Events are held rain, shine or snow.     In the event of severe storm or snow emergency, check this site on the morning of event.
Safety Alert - 2014-2015 Hunting Season is here. See hunting information page for more information and links.
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OCIN local events
Other local events within 150 miles (250 kilometers) of Cincinnati
Major US and Canadian Events
Major International Events

November 14-16, 2014    U.S. Night and Ultralong Championships
    near Washington DC. Preregistration required. Registration closes November 7. Event Information website
    Night Championships, Friday Nov 14 - Cockeysville, Maryland
    Middle Distance "A" Race, Saturday Nov 15 - Hemlock Overlook, Clifton, VA
    U.S. Ultralong Championships, Sunday, Nov 16 - Fountainhead, Fairfax Station, VA

Sun, Nov 16, 2014     High Banks MetroPark, Columbus, OH
    Central Ohio Orienteers (COO) event. COO website
    Start times 11 am - 1 pm.

Saturday, Nov 22, 2014     TROL #1, Diamond Oaks Campus, Dent, Ohio
    TROL #1. Start times 10 am - 1 pm, range of courses: white 1.5 km; yellow 2.4 km; orange 2.7 km; brown 2.1 km; green 3.8 km; red 6.0 km. Event Day Director: Stephanie Ross and Ben Hart, Course Setter: Mike Minium. All TROL meets are open to ALL orienteers of all ages.
    Event Fees: $7 for OCIN members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI timing card, Free for 2014-15 TROL Season Pass holders.
    Locator Map

Saturday, Nov 29, 2014     TROL Training Day, Oxford, Ohio
    All day training program for young orienteers. We will alternate between classroom sessions, practicing skills outdoors, and doing several short orienteering courses.
    Fees: $10 for students, $20 for adults; pre-registration required. Free for 2014-15 TROL Season Pass holders. Program is geared toward orienteers in high school and younger. Adults will be permitted with permission and willingness to assist with training and organization.
    See the TROL Camp Invitation for more information. Mail in the application or contact Mike Minium, to register.
    Location map Class will be held at Boyd Hall on Miami University "Western" Campus. Park in the lot to the south of Boyd. Miami Campus parking permit will be provided.

Sun Nov 30, 2014     TROL #2, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
    TROL #2. Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Courses (subject to change): white 1.8 km; yellow 2.5 km; orange 3.5 km; green 4.2 km; red 5.6 km.
    Event Fees: $7 for OCIN members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI timing card. Free for TROL 2014-15 season pass holders
    Event Day Director: Joyce Whalen, Course Setter: Mike Minium
    Location map Event Center is Boyd Hall on Miami University "Western" Campus. Park in the lot to the south of Boyd. Miami Campus parking permit will be provided.

Sun, Dec 7, 2014     Sebald Park, Middletown, Ohio
    TROL #3. Start times 11 am - 2 pm. Courses: white thru red.
    Event Fees: $7 for OCIN members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI timing card. Free for TROL 2014-15 season pass holders
    Locator Map Director: Mike Minium

Sat, Dec 13, 2014     Indian Creek, Reily, Ohio
    TROL #4. Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Courses: white thru red.
    Event Fees: $7 for OCIN members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI timing card. Free for TROL 2014-15 season pass holders
    Locator Map Event Day Director: Pat Meehan, Course Setter: Mike Minium

Sat, Dec 13, 2014     Cricket Holler Scout Camp, Dayton, OH
    Night event. Miami Valley Orienteering Club (MVOC) event. See MVOC website for details.
    Registration at 5, Mass Start at 6, "Search and Destroy O" (Control pickup) at 7, Potluck party afterwards, Director: Sharon Bond

Sat, Dec 20, 2014     England-Idlewild, Burlington, KY
    TROL #5. England Idlewild. Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Courses: white thru red.
    Event Fees: $7 for OCIN members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI timing card. Free for TROL 2014-15 season pass holders
    Locator Map coming soon Course Setter: Addison Bosley, Director: Ben Hart

Dec 31, 2014 - Jan 1, 2015     New Year's Orienteering, Camp Timberhill, Hamilton, Ohio
    New Year's Eve Night Orienteering, then regular courses on New Year's Day. New Years Eve Start times between 7 pm and midnight (traditional mass start at midnight, but run early if you like). New Year's Day Start times 11 am to 1 pm. Event Director: Mike Minium
    Event Fees: to be determined. Overnight bunk space available. Dormitory is heated, but there will NOT be indoor restrooms available this year. There will be a portable toilet outside.
    Metroparks of Butler county vehicle permit required and may be purchased at this event. Permit is free for Butler County residents with proof of residency.
    Locator Map Directions: From I-75, take Ohio 129 west toward Hamilton, and exit at Ohio Bypass 4 North. Where Bypass 4 joins 4, turn right on 4 for about 1 mile. Watch for narrow gravel drive on left with Metroparks "Timberhill" sign, immediately before Innovative Labeling Solutions.

January 2-5, 2015    Junior Training Camp, Petaluma, CA
    California training camp emphasizing fitness and orienteering training with OUSA National Junior Coach Erin Schirm
    Preliminary training camp information

Jan 3 or 4, 2015     tentative, TROL #6, location tba
    Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Courses: white thru red.
    Event Fees: $7 for OCIN members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI timing card. Free for TROL 2014-15 season pass holders
    Locator Map coming soon Director: Mike Minium

Sat, Jan 10, 2015     TROL #7, Harbin Park, Fairfield, Ohio
    TROL #7. Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Courses: white thru red. Date for Harbin could change to January 3; Location for Jan 10 could change.
    Event Fees: $7 for OCIN members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI timing card. Free for TROL 2014-15 season pass holders
    Locator Map coming soon Director: Mike Minium

January 17-19, 2015    Georgia Navigator Cup
    Red Top Mountain State Park, north of Atlanta, Georgia
    Georgia Orienteering Club website (no event information is posted yet, as of Nov 6)

Jan 24 or 25, 2015     TROL #8, location tba
    TROL #8. Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Courses: white thru red. tentatively Milford, Ohio area
    Event Fees: $7 for OCIN members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI timing card. Free for TROL 2014-15 season pass holders
    Locator Map coming soon Director: Mike Minium

Jan 31 or Feb 1, 2015     TROL #9, location tba
    TROL #9. Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Courses: white thru red. Tentatively Feb 28 at Middle Creek Park, Burlington, KY
    Event Fees: $7 for OCIN members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI timing card. Free for TROL 2014-15 season pass holders
    Locator Map coming soon Director: Mike Minium

Feb 7 or 8, 2015     TROL #10, location tba
    TROL #10. Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Courses: white thru red. tentaively Miamitown, Ohio area
    Event Fees: $7 for OCIN members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI timing card. Free for TROL 2014-15 season pass holders
    Locator Map coming soon Director: Mike Minium

Feb 9-15, 2015    World Ski_O Championships, Norway
    National Teams only. Contact Rick Wormer, U.S. Ski Orienteering Team, for more information.
    event information

Feb 14 or 15, 2015     TROL #11, location tba
    TROL #11. Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Courses: white thru red. tentatively at Bear Creek, Connersville, IN
    Event Fees: $7 for OCIN members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI timing card. Free for TROL 2014-15 season pass holders
    Locator Map coming soon Director: Mike Minium

Feb 21-22, 2015     Otter Creek, Louisville, KY
    Orienteering Louisville (OLOU) event. See Orienteering Louisville website for details.
    Return to Otter Creek Park after many years of not being able to use this site. Two days of events. Probably will be a TROL EXTRA event (will count for TROL points)

Feb 28 or Mar 1, 2015     TROL event, location tba
    TROL event. Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Courses: white thru red. tentatively Harrison, Ohio area
    Event Fees: $7 for OCIN members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI timing card. Free for TROL 2014-15 season pass holders
    Locator Map coming soon Director: Mike Minium

March 6-8, 2015    Run Black Diamond, Bay Area, California
    Sprint, Long and middle format. Organized by Getlostxx
    event information

Mar 7 or 8, 2015     TROL event, location tba
    TROL event. Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Courses: white thru red.
    Event Fees: $7 for OCIN members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI timing card. Free for TROL 2014-15 season pass holders
    Locator Map coming soon Director: Mike Minium

Mar 14 or 15, 2015     TROL Season Final - Caesar Creek State Park, Waynesville, OH
    Date and location to be confirmed. Miami Valley Orienteering Club (MVOC) event. See MVOC website for details. Free for TROL season pass holders.
    Miami Valley Junior O' Championships 8-10 am, regular starts 11 am - 1 pm, Director: Matt Bond
    Locator Map coming soon

March 20-22, 2015    U.S. Interscholastic Championships
    Delaware Valley, PA. This weekend may also include the US Intercollegiate Championships and US Trail-O Championships (bids in progress).
    details soon.

March 27-29, 2015     Flying Pig XIX, Olive Hill , Kentucky
    2015 U.S. Sprint / Middle / Long Championships at Carter Caves State Park. Watch the Mapping Carter Caves video.
    Juniors, these will likely be the selection races for the 2015 USA JWOC team. Contact U.S.A. Junior Orienteering Team Coach Erin Schirm for more information on how you can qualify for the Junior World Orienteering Championships.

Thursday, April 2, 2015     Easter Egg orienteering, Rentschler Forest, Hamilton, Ohio
    Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Courses: white thru green.
    fee details to be announced
    Locator Map coming soon Director: Mike Minium

Saturday, April 4, 2015     Easter Egg orienteering, Governor Bebb Park, Okeana, Ohio
    Start times 11 am - 1 pm. Courses: white thru green.
    fee details to be announced
    Locator Map Director: Mike Minium

Sat, Apr 25, 2015     tentative - Armco Park, Lebanon, Ohio
    Start times to be determined. pending park approval.
    Event Fees: $7 for OCIN members, $10 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI timing card. Free for TROL 2014-15 season pass holders
    Locator Map coming soon Director: Stevan Vaughan

April 25-26, 2015    BAOC 2-day "Classic"
    sanctioned "A" meet, Bay area, California. 2-day total time format.
   

May 2-3, 2015    West Point Invitational
    sanctioned "A" meet, West Point, New York. 2-day total time format.
   

May 3, 2015     Grant Park, Centerville, OH (tentative)
    Miami Valley Orienteering Club (MVOC) event. See MVOC website for details.
    Start times: Noon to 2 pm, Director: Steve Barnhart (937) 305-7016
   

June 6-12, 2015    Texas Junior Orienteering Camp, Bridgeport, TX
    week long intensive orienteering training camp at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch. Selective admission, limited to 80 young orienteers. A mix of beginner, intermediate, and advanced oienteers are accepted.
   

June 23-30, 2015    World Trail Orienteering Championships, Zagreb, Croatia
    National Teams only. Contact Clare Durand, U.S. Trail Orienteering Team, for more information.
   

June 26-28, 2015    Western States Championships, Boise, Idaho
    sanctioned "A" meet, 2-day total time format. plus U.S. Ultralong Championships
    event information

July 3-5, 2015    Western Canadian Championships, Whitehorse, Yukon
    Sprint, Long and middle format.
    event information

July 4-11, 2015   Junior World Orienteering Championships, Rauland, Norway
    (National Teams Only) Website: http://www.jwoc2015.org/
    Contact U.S.A. Junior Orienteering Team Coach Erin Schirm for information on how you can participate.

Aug 1-18, 2015   World Orienteering Championships, Inverness, Scotland
    Great Britain (National Teams Only). In conjunction with the Scottish 6-day, which will have courses open to all.

Sept 26-27, 2015    Ottawa O' Fest, Gatineau, Quebec
    middle and long format, possibly an extra race Saturday afternoon. Gatineau Park near Ottawa, Canada
    event information

October, 2015     Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games
    details to be determined. Look for events to likely include orienteering, rogaine, adventure race, equestrian and more.

October 23-25, 2015     OCIN / OLOU Fall "A" Meet, Kentucky
    OCIN hosts a Friday "A" middle distance "A" meet at Big Bone Lick State Park. OLOU hosts Saturday and Sunday "A" races at Taylorsville Lake State Park.

April 1-3, 2016     Flying Pig XX, Cincinnati, Ohio
    The 20th edition of OCIN's annual Flying Pig
   

July, 2016   Junior World Orienteering Championships, Engadin, Switzerland
    (National Teams Only)
    Contact U.S.A. Junior Orienteering Team Coach Erin Schirm for information on how you can participate.

2016   World Orienteering Championships, Stromstad-Tanum, Switzerland
    (National Teams Only)
   

2016   North American Orienteering Championships, USA
    open to all, the North Americans alternates between USA and Canada. host and site to be determined.
    probably late September, Dartmouth NH

Spring, 2017     Flying Pig XXI, Cincinnati, Ohio
    The 21st edition of OCIN's annual Flying Pig
   

2017   World Orienteering Championships, Otepaa, Estonia
    (National Teams Only)
   

2018   North American Orienteering Championships, Canada
    open to all, the North Americans alternates between USA and Canada. host and site to be determined.
   

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