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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.

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June 2-6, 2024     Carter Caves Junior Orienteering Training Camp, Olive Hill, KY
    Week-long adventure of orienteering courses, training, competitions and fun, for high school and younger students who are successfully completing orienteering courses at yellow level and above. Selective admission.
    Camp Application (pdf) - due by April 29, 2024.

June to August, 2024     Cincinnati, Ohio
    Queen City Adventure Running Series (QCARS) is a series of short summer orienteering events, featuring 2 short, fast, and fun courses more open park land and campus areas. Season pass (includes all QCARS events, plus bonus events) is just $30 for OCIN members and $45 for non-members! Entry to individual QCARS events is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Your best 3 QCARS events count for season awards.
    The season will have 6 to 7 events in June through August. Your best 3 races count for season awards.
    Purchase your 2024 QCARS summer season pass now for free entry to all QCARS series events.

June 8, 2024     QCARS 1, Sawyer Point, Cincinnati, Ohio
    Queen City Adventure Running Series (QCARS) is a series of short summer orienteering events, featuring 2 short, fast, and fun courses more open park land and campus areas. Season pass (includes all QCARS events, plus bonus events) is just $30 for OCIN members and $45 for non-members! Entry to individual QCARS events is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Your best 3 QCARS events count for season awards.
    The season will have 6 to 7 events in June through August. Your best 3 races count for season awards.
    Please preregister for this event even if you have a season pass.
    Purchase your 2024 QCARS summer season pass now for free entry to all QCARS series events.
    Starts are 10 am to noon, course cleanup will begin no later than 1 pm. $5 parking at Sawyer Point Park, 799 E Pete Rose Way. We will be tent 14 in the field near the bandstand between the I 471 and Purple People bridges. GPS approx. 39.101000, -84.498372
    Special Notes for this event:
          1. Our event will be part of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio "Believe In Girls" Expo. There will be many exhibits and activities of interest especially to kids and families (not just girls). Look for OCIN's tent among the various exhibit tents. Past history suggests there will be LOTS of people at the Expo.
          2. The Cincinnati Reds have a home game against the Chicago Cubs beginning at 4:05 PM. Expect Game Day crowds and parking rates. Best advice is to come early and get out before the game-day crowds. (Or, get tickets and stay for the game!)

June 22, 2024     QCARS 2, location tba
    Queen City Adventure Running Series (QCARS) is a series of short summer orienteering events, featuring 2 short, fast, and fun courses more open park land and campus areas. Season pass (includes all QCARS events, plus bonus events) is just $30 for OCIN members and $45 for non-members! Entry to individual QCARS events is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Your best 3 QCARS events count for season awards.
    The season will have 6 to 7 events in June through August. Your best 3 races count for season awards.
    Please preregister for this event even if you have a season pass - (Online registration opening soon).
    Purchase your 2024 QCARS summer season pass now for free entry to all QCARS series events.
    Starts are 10 am to noon, course cleanup will begin no later than 1 pm.

June 22-30, 2024     Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival - WA, ID, MT
    Week-long festival of orienteering events in Washington, Idaho, Montana
    PNWOF 2024 website

July 12-21, 2024     Pan-Am Master's Games, Cleveland, Ohio
    pre-registration required. Pan-Am Master's Games is open to orienteers age 35 and over. Volunteers are also needed. Orienteering races are July 13-16 at Kent State University and Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
    Sat July 13 - Sprint at Kent State University; Mon July 15 - Middle at Boston Run, CVNP; Tues, July 16 - Long at Kendall Lake, CVNP
    Pan Am Master's Games website Pan Am Master's Games Orienteering Details NorthEastern Ohio Orienteering Club NEOOC website

Aug 3-11, 2024     Canadian Orienteering Festival, Toronto-Ottawa, Ontario
    Week-long festival of orienteering events in Ontario and Quebec. First weekend is Canadian Championships north of Toronto, then events move east toward Kingston for mid-week events, then on to the west side of Ottawa for the North American Championships on the second weekend
    Canadian O' Fest 2024 website

Aug 31, 2024 - St Patrick's Park, South Bend,IN
    2-hour Score O, Start window 10 - 11. Event Director: Thurston Miller
    Hurwich Shelter

Sat, Oct 5, 2024 - Peterloon 2024, Camp Friedlander
    Orienteering courses will be offered for scouts as one of many outdoor activities at this large scouting event. Many OCIN volunteers are needed. Details coming in late summer.

Sat, November 2, 2024     East Fork, Indian Mound Shelter
    TENTATIVE pending park approval. Full range of courses from white thru red, for all ages. This event will include a special competition for JROTC cadets. (Co-sponsored by Live Oaks JROTC). Starts are open from 10 am to 1 pm. Control pickup begins at 3 pm. -->

Sat, Nov 9, 2023     TROL / WARS Series #1, Camp Butterworth, Maineville, Ohio
    Entry fee for individual TROL / WARS events is $10 for members or $15 for non-members.

Sat, Nov 16, 2023     TROL / WARS Series #2, Diamond Oaks, Dent, Ohio
    Entry fee for individual TROL / WARS events is $10 for members or $15 for non-members.

Jan 17-20, 2025     Georgia Navigator Cup, Sweetwater Creek, GA
    pre-registration required. Friday Middle Distance Race. 2-stage Classic Distance races on Sat and Sun (full range of courses). The annual Mal Harding Extreme-O on MLK Monday.
   

March 15-16, 2025     Navy JROTC Nationals, Birmingham, AL
    restricted event - invited Navy JROTC teams only. Oak Mountain State Park

March 21-23, 2025     OUSA Junior Nationals, Bridgeport, Texas
    pre-registration required. Sid Richardson Scout Ranch

April, 2025     OCIN Flying Pig XXVII
    details to be announced.
   

April, 2025     West Point Invitational, Highland Falls, NY
    pre-registration required. Annual event hosted by the US Military Academy

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