Orienteering Cincinnati Event Schedule
updated 27 June 2017, 10:55 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.
Color key to event listings:
OCIN local events
Other local events within 150 miles (250 kilometers) of Cincinnati
Major US and Canadian Events
Major International Events
Icons indicate that event includes:        Ski-O        Bike-O        Trail-O        ARDF or Radio-O

June 30 - July 7 2017   World Orienteering Championships, Tartu, Estonia
    The World Orienteering Championships is open to National Teams Only, but there will be a week of public spectator races open to all. Registration for Estonian Orienteering Week opens on Dec 1, 2016. http://www.woc2017.ee/

Sat July 1     OCIN Strategic Planning Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio
    OCIN planning meeting; we will work on schedule, long-term planning for promotion and growing OCIN. 9 am - 5 pm.
    Locator Map coming soon. Directions: downtown Cincinnati, directions coming soon

Tuesdays, July 4 - Sep 12, 2017     Louisville Summer Sprint Series, Louisville, KY
    one or two short courses at each event, starts from 6 to 7:15 pm. Sponsored by Orienteering Louisville(OLOU). OLOU website
    July 4 - Tyler Park (micro sprint and picnic), July 11 - E. P. Sawyer (south side), July 18 - Champions Park - east, July 25 - Waterfront Park, Aug 1 - McNeeley Park, north side, Aug 8 Cherokee Park (2 sprints), Aug 15 - E.P. Sawyer, south side, Aug 22 - Joe Creason Park, Aug 29 - Cox Park, Sep 5 - Wilderness Loop, Sep 12 - Lapping park, Flatwood Shelter, chase format with 6 pm start.

July 9-16, 2017   Junior World Orienteering Championships, Finland
    (National Teams Only). Contact Orienteering USA National Junior Coach Erin Schirm for more information.
   

Tues, July 11     Indian Creek, Reily, Ohio
    Orienteering for beginners, 5 short courses of white to orange difficulty, starts 10 am to Noon. Director: Mike Minium.
   Locator Map. Enter park off Springfield Rd, west of Reily, Ohio.

Sat July 15     Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, Hamilton, Ohio
    Score style course with a mass start at 1 pm, and 90 minute time limit. Later starters will be permitted but we'd like everyone off the score course by 3 pm. From 3 pm to 6 pm, a shorter course will be available. Also, from 3 pm to 9 pm, join us for Blues, Brews, and BBQ at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park. Live bands will be performing from 3 pm until 9 pm; there will be booths to purchase craft beer and food. Special admission fee of $15 for adults or $5 for children 6-12. ($10 adult for Pyramid Hill members) includes the orienteering event, and admission to Pyramid Hill for the Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival. Food and drink is purchased separately. Director: Mike Minium
    Locator Map. Enter park off Ohio 128 between Ross and Hamilton, Ohio. From I-275, take exit 33 and take US 27 north to Ross. Exit to the right and take OH 128 north toward Hamilton, to Pyramid Hill on the left.

Sat, July 15, 2017     Camp Cullom, Lebanon, IN
    small camp, northwest of Indianapolis. Sponsored by Indiana Crossroads Orienteering (ICO). ICO website
   

July 22 - 28 2017   O-Ringen, Varmland, Sweden
    week long series of events, world's largest orienteering festival draws about 15,000 participants.

July 29 - Aug 6, 2017    Canada 150 Orienteering Festival, Quebec and Ontario, Canada
    includes 2017 Eastern Canadian Championships, mid-week events including Saas Peepre Junior Training Camp, Canadian Orienteering Championships.
    events near Montreal and Ottawa. event website. Regular entry pricing until July 2, Registration closes on July 20.

July 30 - Aug 5 2017   Scottish 6 Days, Deeside, Scotland
    6 days of orienteering races in varied terrain, typically has around 4000 competitors.

August 3-6     U.S. ARDF Championships, Cincinnati
    OCIN and the OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Club will host the national ARDF (Amateur Radio Direction Finding) Championships. Four days of competitive events will be preceeded by several days of training / practice events during the week before.
   

Sat, Aug 26, 2017     St Patrick's Park, South Bend, Indiana
    Once again, OCIN takes a road trip to South Bend, Indiana. Full range of courses from white to blue. online pre-registration may be offered.
    Locator Map and directions coming soon.

Sat, Aug 26, 2017     Urban Score-O, Louisville, KY
    3 hour score style urban course in downtown Louisville. Sponsored by Orienteering Louisville(OLOU). OLOU website
   

Sun, Aug 27, 2017     Eagle Creek Padle-O, Indianapolis, IN
    canoe / kayak course. Sponsored by Indiana Crossroads Orienteering (ICO). ICO website
   

Sat, Sept 9, 2017     Ferrettie Baugo Creek Park, South Bend, Indiana
    tentative, this event may change. Another OCIN road trip to South Bend, Indiana! Full range of courses from white to blue. online pre-registration may be offered.
    Locator Map and directions coming soon.

Sept 16-17, 2017    Letchworth State Park, New York
    Letchworth Falls Classic - 2 day national meet at Letchworth State Park, south of Rochester, New York. Organized by Rochester Orienteering Club (ROC).

Sat, Sept 23, 2017     Miami University Natural Areas, Oxford, OH
    Full range of courses from white to red. Miami's annual "Hike-a-thon Plus" offers a variety of activities besides orienteering, including hikes, guided bird walks, tour of Pioneer cabin, naturalist with birds of prey and possibly other critters, and more! In the past there have been food samples from Moon Co-op, free native trees and plants from Butler County Soil and Water Consevration District, and more.
    Locator Map and directions coming soon.

Sun, Sept 24, 2017     tentative - Cincinnati Great Outdoors Weekend
    tentative - Full range of courses from white to green or red. There will be various activities throughout the weekend in various parks around Greater Cincinnati, organized by Green Umbrella.
    Locator Map and directions coming soon.

Sept 24, 2017     Battelle-Darby Creek Metropark, Galloway, Ohio
    Sponsored by Central Ohio Orienteers (COO). Central Ohio Orienteers website
   

Sunday, October 1, 2017     tentative - Tawawa Park, Sidney, Ohio
    tentative - Range of courses, details to be announced, Event Director: Joe Ratermann.
    Locator Map coming soon. Directions: Take I-75 to Exit 92. Go east on Ohio 47 for 1.5 miles and turn left on Main St. In 0.2 miles, take second right on North St. In 0.3 miles, continue ahead onto Riverside Dr, then immediately right on Tawawa Dr. In 0.3 miles look for parking lots on the left.

Sat, Oct 7, 2017     OCIN East Fork
    tentatively at East Fork, Amelia Ohio. Open to all, but special competition for JROTC.
   

Oct 14-15, 2017     OCIN Camp Friedlander
    tentatively at Camp Friedlander, Loveland, Ohio. Open to all, but we will have special competition for scouts.
   

Sat, Oct 14, 2017     The Python, Peninsula, Ohio
    long duration race, Northeastern Ohio Orienteering Club

October 14, 2017     Alley Park, Lancaster, Ohio
    Sponsored by Central Ohio Orienteers (COO). Central Ohio Orienteers website
   

Oct 14-15, 2017    Boulder Dash, New Hampshire
    2 day national meet in New Hampshire. Organized by Up North Orienteers (UNO)

Sun, Oct 22, 2017     Germantown Metropark, Germantown, Ohio
    MVOC "Pumpkin Hunt". full range of courses from white to red. Sponsored by Miami Valley Orienteering Club (MVOC). Miami Valley Orienteering Club website Event Director: Steve Barnhart
   

Oct 27 and 28, 2017     tentative "Trail of Treats", Hamilton, Ohio
    Butler County Metroparks. Very easy white level course. Kids can collect tokens at each control, which can be exchanged for a bag of candy at the finish. Friday evening will have day or night-time course options, with possible spooky surprises on the night version. In cooperation with MetroParks of Butler County
    Locator Map and Directions coming soon.

Sat, Oct 28, 2017     Eagle Creek, Night-O, Indianapolis, IN
    annual Halloween Night orienteering course. Sponsored by Indiana Crossroads Orienteering (ICO). ICO website
   

Sat Nov 4, 2017    Bubba Goat, Eno River State Park, North Carolina
    The Bubba Goat is a longer distance race. May be other events offered on Fri and Sun.

Nov 4-5, 2017    DVOA Naqtional Event, Pennsylvania
    2 "sprint" distance races on Saturday at Hawk Mountain and Penn State-Berks; Sunday long course at Mount Penn. Organized by Delaware Valley Orienteering Assoc. (DVOA)

Sun Nov 5, 2017     Highbanks Metropark, Lewis Center, Ohio
    Sponsored by Central Ohio Orienteers (COO). Central Ohio Orienteers website
   

Nov 11-12, 2017    US Classic Championships, Quantico, Virginia
    National Classic Championships, 2 days of racing, total time scoring. A rare opportunity to race in the extensive woodlands of Quantico Marine Base. Quantico Orienteering Club (QOC)
   

Nov 18-19, 2017     girl scout training weekend
    Camp Butterworth. This will include a regular OCIN meet on Saturday, with courses from white to red.
   

Nov 25-26, 2017     OCIN TROL training day and TROL meet
    tentatively at Miami University. All-day training program on Saturday with a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, geared primarily toward youth, but open to all. Sunday will be a regular competition with a range of courses from white to red.
   

Dec 1-3, 2017     OCIN TROL / National event
    OCIN National meet, 3 new maps in northern Kentucky, details coming soon.
   

Dec 9, 2017     OCIN TROL, details tba
    courses from white to red. tentatively at Diamond Oaks.
   

Dec 10, 2017     Tar Hollow State Park, Chillicothe, Ohio
    Sponsored by Central Ohio Orienteers (COO). Central Ohio Orienteers website
   

Dec 16 or 17, 2017     OCIN TROL, details tba
    courses from white to red. tentatively at Bear Creek, Indiana, co-sponsored by ICO.
   

Dec 30-31 and Jan 1, 2017     OCIN New Year's Event
    OCIN New Year's meets - details to be announced.
   

Jan 12-15, 2018    Georgia Navigator Cup, Augusta, Georgia
    3 days of National meets, then the Georgia "Extreme-O" on Monday. Organized by Georigia 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.
   

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.
   

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

Sunday, March 30, 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.
   

April 6-8, 2018     OCIN Flying Pig XXII
    National events, details to be announced
   

April 14-15, 2018    West Point National Meet
    The annual West Point "Invitational" weekend in rugged terrain near the U.S. Military Academy, New York. (USMA)
   

April 20-22, 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 2017, Bridgeport, Texas
    Texas Junior Orienteering Camp - week-long intensive training camp for junior orienteers. North Texas Orienteering Assoc (NTOA)
    Pre-registration is required. Please contact Mike Minium right away for details.

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

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

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