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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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Sat, Mar 16, 2019     Ohio Valley School Orienteering Championships, Louisville KY
    NEW   OLOU website
   pre-registration will be required. Otter Creek Park, southwest of Louisville.

Sat, Mar 16, 2019     Slate Run Metropark, Columbus, OH
    See Central Ohio Orienteers (COO) website for more details
   starts 11 am to 1 pm at Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area at the back of the park. Courses white, yellow, orange, green.

Sun, Mar 17, 2019     Miami Valley Junior-O Championships and Shamrock Hunt, Ohio
    Miami Valley Orienteering Club (MVOC) Bill Yeck Park in Centerville, Ohio. Course Setter: Matt Bond.
    Locator Map

March 22-24, 2019     OCIN Flying Pig XXIII
    National events, sanctioned. Middle distance Friday on new map, Camp McKee. Saturday and Sunday will be at Carter Caves State Park, and will also include the 2018 Orienteering USA Masters Nationals for those in age classes 35 and over.
    Preliminary information. Pre-registration is required. Register online

March 30-31, 2019     Raccoongaine, Georgetown, Pennsylvania
    The Raccoongaine and Little Raccoongaine are long-duration score style events (commonly known as rogaines). 3 hour course on Saturday, 6 hour course on Sunday. Both solos and teams are permitted. event website
    Raccoon Creek State Park, 30 miles west of Pittsburgh, PA. Pre-registration required, SOLD OUT.

Sun, Mar 31, 2019     OCIN board meeting
    7-9 pm. OCIN monthly board meeting (online/phone), Contact Greg Fasig for the information to call in or connect online through Ring Central. All OCIN members are welcome to listen in and participate.
   

Sat, Apr. 6, 2019     Voice of America, West Chester, Ohio
    There will be a full range of courses for all ages! This event also will have an Egg Orienteering Course for children, in cooperation with MetroParks of Butler County. There will be a short, easy course for kids, featuring plastic eggs to be collected. At finish, turn in your eggs for candy or a toy. Egg course is $4 per child; regular OCIN fees ($10 members, $15 non-members) for other courses.
    MetroParks of Butler County Motor Vehicle Permit is required and will be available on site. Butler County residents may get a 2019-2020 permit free with proof of residency. Non-residents may buy a 2019 annual for $10 or a daily for $5. We use MetroParks of Butler County for several events each year.
    address: 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069 Locator Map

Sat, Apr. 6, 2019     Conquer the Crossroads 6 and 12 hour, Indiana
    This event will be hosted by Indiana Crossroads Orienteering. Owen-Putnam State Forest, SW of Indianapolis.
   

Sun, Apr. 7, 2019     OCIN board meeting
    7-9 pm. OCIN monthly board meeting (online/phone), Contact Greg Fasig for the information to call in or connect online through Ring Central. All OCIN members are welcome to listen in and participate.
   

April 13-14, 2019   OUSA Junior Nationals, Quantico, VA
    national event, junior nationals. event website. You must pre-register online Early registration discount ends March 8.
   

Sat, Apr 13, 2019     A.W. Marion State Park, Circleville, OH
    See Central Ohio Orienteers (COO) website for more details
   starts 11 am to 1 pm

Sat, Apr. 20, 2019     Forest Run MetroPark, Hamilton, Ohio
Score-O Course, Egg Orienteering, and TROL / WARS awards picnic
    Mass start Score-O Course at 1:00, with awards for top finishers. This event also will have an Egg Orienteering Course for children, in cooperation with MetroParks of Butler County. There will be a short, easy course for kids, featuring plastic eggs to be collected. At finish, turn in your eggs for candy or a toy. You may start the Egg Course any tiem between 11 am and 1 pm. Egg course is $4 per child; regular OCIN fees ($10 members, $15 non-members) for the Score-O course.
    MetroParks of Butler County Motor Vehicle Permit is required and will be available on site. Butler County residents may get a 2019-2020 permit free with proof of residency. Non-residents may buy a 2019 annual for $10 or a daily for $5. We use MetroParks of Butler County for several events each year.
    TROL / WARS season awards ceremony will follow the meet. You are encouraged (but not required) to bring a dish to share for the TROL / WARS awards picnic.
    address: 1976 Timberman Rd, Hamilton, OH 45013 Locator Map

April 27-28, 2019   40th annual West Point National Meet, New York
    national event in rugged terrain near US Military Academy in West Point, NY
   

Sun, Apr. 28, 2019     MetroParks EarthStock, Voice of America, West Chester, Ohio
    Event in cooperation with MetroParks of Butler County. OCIN will offere a free, beginner level orienteering course. EarthStock will offer a variety of free programs and exhibits, related to environment, conservation, and living with the earth in low impact activities. Earthstock is open from 12 to 5. You may start the orienteering course between 12 and 4, but should finish by 5.
    MetroParks of Butler County Motor Vehicle Permit is required and will be available on site. Butler County residents may get a 2019-2020 permit free with proof of residency. Non-residents may buy a 2019 annual for $10 or a daily for $5. We use MetroParks of Butler County for several events each year.
    address: 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069 Locator Map

Sun, May 5, 2019     OCIN board meeting
    7-9 pm. OCIN monthly board meeting (online/phone), Contact Greg Fasig for the information to call in or connect online through Ring Central. All OCIN members are welcome to listen in and participate.
   

May 7 - Sept 3     OLOU Summer Sprint Series, Louisville, Kentucky
    Orienteering Louisville (OLOU). 2 short spint-style courses at each event. See NEW   OLOU website for more details. Event fees $5 for one or both courses
    weekly events in Louisville area parks.

Sat, May 11, 2019     Park of the Roses, Clintonville, OH
    See Central Ohio Orienteers (COO) website for more details
   starts 11 am to 1 pm

Sun, May 12, 2019     Grant Park, Centerville, Ohio
    Miami Valley Orienteering Club (MVOC)
    Locator Map

May 19, 2019     Camp Libbey, Defiance, Ohio
    New map, girl scout camp.
    Special note: This is a girl scout camp (privately owned); no dogs please.
    Address: 28325 OH-281, Defiance, OH 43512

Sat, June 1, 2019     Sharon Woods Metropark, Westerville, OH
    Note that this is the Sharon Woods in Westerville (Columbus Area), NOT the Sharon Woods in Sharonville (Cincinnati area). See Central Ohio Orienteers (COO) website for more details
   starts 11 am to 1 pm

June 2-7, 2019   Texas Junior Orienteering Camp, Bridgeport, Texas
    week long intense orienteering training camp for junior orienteers currently running orange course or above. Selective admission, pre-registration required.
   

June, 2019   Georgia Advanced Orienteering Training (GOAT), Georgia
    week long intense orienteering training camp for junior orienteers currently running orange course or above. Selective admission, pre-registration required. This camp is run by Junior ROTC and has a strong military flavor.
   

June to August, 2019     Cincinnati, Ohio
    Orienteering Cincinnati Summer Sprint Series - a series of short summer orienteering events, mostly in Cincinnati Parks.
    tentatively June 8 and 22; July 13 and 27; August 10 and 24.

June 23-29, 2019   World Trail Orienteering Championships, Portugal
    national teams only, contact Orienteering USA National Team Selection Committee for details.
    event website

July 5-12, 2019   World Masters Orienteering Championship, Latvia
    open competiton for orienteers age 35 and over. pre-registration required.
    event website

July 6-13, 2019   Junior World Orienteering Championships, Denmark
    national teams only, contact Orienteering USA National Team Coaches (Erin Schirm and Greg Ahlswede) for details.
    event website

July 21-26, 2019   Laurentides Junior Orienteering Camp, Morin Heights, Quebec, Canada
    week long orienteering training camp for junior orienteers ages 9-19. pre-registration required. $CDN 520 before March 1 (about $US 400); $CDN 640 after March 1, multi-child family discount. well organized camp, 3:1 camper-staff ratio, bi-lingual staff (English/French)
    camp information

July 27 - 28, 2019   Canadian Orienteering Championships, Quebec, Canada
    open to all, pre-registration required. Rawdon, Quebec
   

July 27-28, 2019   16th World Rogaining Championships, Spain
    teams of 2, 24 hour navigation challenge. pre-registration required, and there is usually a limit on the number of teams that can register.
    event website

July 27 - Aug 3, 2019   World and Junior World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, Viborg, Denmark
    national teams only, contact Orienteering USA National Team Coaches (Erin Schirm and Greg Ahlswede) for details.
    event website

August 13-18, 2019   World Orienteering Championships (forest), Norway
    national teams only, contact Orienteering USA National Team Selection Committee for details.
    event website

Sat, August 31, 2019     St Patrick's Park, South Bend, Indiana
    OCIN's South Bend Chapter will offer a score style course (go in any order) on this unique map that spans the Indiana-Michigan border, with plenty fo controls in both states. There will also be a cross country course (with navigation).
   

Sun, Sept 1, 2019     Three Creeks Metropark, Groveport, OH
    See Central Ohio Orienteers (COO) website for more details
   starts 11 am to 1 pm

Sept 14, 2019     OLOU Rough River State Park, Kentucky
    Orienteering Louisville (OLOU). See See OLOU website for more details. Event fees $7 for members, $10 for non-members.
   

Sept 28-29, 2019     Great Outdoors Weekend, Cincinnati, Ohio
    events in late September. Great Outdoors Weekend is a regional effort offering many different outdoor activities highlighting Greater Cincinnati Parks and Natural Areas. OCIN will offer free "try it" orienteering courses, sites and times to be determined.
   

Oct, 2019     East Fork, Amelia Ohio
    Fall event, open to all, large competition and awards for area JROTC students, concession stand by Live Oaks HS JROTC
   

Sat, Oct. 13, 2019     Great Seal State Park, Chillicothe, OH
    See Central Ohio Orienteers (COO) website for more details
   starts 11 am to 1 pm

Oct 19-20, 2019   Boulder Dash and 2019 US Master's Nationals, Gilford, NH
    national event in rugged terrain. 2019 Orienteering USA Master's Nationals (US Champions awards in 5 year age groups for age 35 and over). Organized by Lost Arrow Sports.
    preliminary event info on Attackpoint

Oct 19-20, 2019   Legend of the Dogman, Gregory, MI
    8 hour and 18 hour rogaine in southern Michigan, solos permitted.
    Legend of the Dogman website

Sun, Oct 20, 2019     Miami Valley Pumpkin Hunt, Germantown, Ohio
    Miami Valley Orienteering Club (MVOC)
   

Oct 25 and 27, 2019     Trail of Treats Orienteering, Ohio
    OCIN's annual Halloween Orienteering Courses in cooperation with MetroParks of Butler County. There will be a short, easy course for kids, with a choice of candy or a toy at the finish. There will also be a range of more advanced courses for teens and adults. Trail of Treats course is $4 per child; regular OCIN fees for other courses. Friday October 25 at Rentschler and Sunday, October 27 at Voice of America
    MetroParks of Butler County Motor Vehicle Permit is required and will be available on site. Butler County residents may get a 2019-2020 permit free with proof of residency. Non-residents may buy a 2019 annual for $10 or a daily for $5. We use MetroParks of Butler County for several events each year.
    Directions and locator map coming soon.
   

Sat, Oct 26, 2019     High Banks Metropark, Lewis Center, OH
    See Central Ohio Orienteers (COO) website for more details
   starts 11 am to 1 pm

Sat, Nov 2 2019     Twisted Run II, Centennial Park, Plymouth, Indiana
    OCIN's South Bend chapter brings back the second year of the Twisted Run. Easy (white to yellow level difficulty) courses (long and short versions) with a mass start. A few navigation decisions will give navigators the chance to outsmart the speedsters.
   

Nov 9-10 2019     Camp Butterworth, Maineville, Ohio
    girl scout training weekend and OCIN TROL / WARS event on Saturday
   

Sun, Nov 10, 2019     Battelle-Darby Metropark, Galloway, OH
    See Central Ohio Orienteers (COO) website for more details
   starts 11 am to 1 pm

Nov 16 2019     TROL / WARS #2 Diamond Oaks, Dent, Ohio
    TROL / WARS meet.
   

Nov 23 or 24 2019     TROL /WARS #3, location tba
    TROL / WARS meet.
   

Sat, Nov 30, 2019     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. 8 am to 6 pm; Lunch sandwiches and dinner pizza are included. Pre-registration is required.
    Boyd Hall, Miami University "Western" Campus. Locator Map. A Miami University Daily Parking Permit will be provided when you check in at this event; you do not need to use the metered parking spaces.

Sun, Dec 1, 2019     TROL / WARS Series #4, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
    courses from white through red, starts 11 to 2. Courses: white thru red. Courses will use a mix of rolling woodland and campus areas.
    Event Fees: $10 members, $15 non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SportIdent card. Free for 2018-19 TROL and WARS Season pass holders.
    Boyd Hall, Miami University "Western" Campus. Locator Map. A Miami University Daily Parking Permit will be provided when you check in at this event; you do not need to use the metered parking spaces.

Dec 7 or 8 2019     TROL / WARS #5, location tba
    TROL / WARS meet.
   

Sat, Dec 7, 2019     Charles Alley Park, Lancaster, OH
    See Central Ohio Orienteers (COO) website for more details
   Night-O?

Dec 14 or 15 2019     TROL / WARS #6, location tba
    TROL / WARS meet.
   

April 3-5, 2020     OCIN Flying Pig XXIV
    National events, details to be announced.
   

June 28 - July 5, 2020   Junior World Orienteering Championships, Turkey
    national teams only, contact Orienteering USA National Team Coaches (Erin Schirm and Greg Ahlswede) for details.

July 7-11, 2020   World Orienteering Championships (sprint), Vejle and Kolding, Denmark
    national teams only, contact Orienteering USA National Team Selection Committee for details.

July 21 - Aug 2, 2020   California Orienteering Festival, USA
    two week long festival of orienteering events, beginning in the Bay Area and ending in the Sierras near the Nevada border. includes the North American Championships (July 25-27) and World Rogaining Championship (Aug 1-2).
   

July 25-27, 2020   North American Orienteering Championships, Truckee, CA, USA
    open to all, the North American Championship is held every 2 years, alternating between USA and Canada.
    hosted by Bay Area Orienteering Club (BAOC)

Aug 1-2, 2020   17th World Rogaining Championships, Truckee, CA, USA
    teams of 2, 24 hour navigation challenge. pre-registration required, and there is usually a limit on the number of teams that can register.
    event website

Aug 7-15, 2020   World Masters Orienteering Championship, Slovakia
    open competiton for orienteers age 35 and over. pre-registration required.
   

Aug 17-23, 2020   World and Junior World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships, Jesenik, Czech Republic
    national teams only, contact Orienteering USA Mountain Bike-O Committee for details.
   

April, 2021     OCIN Flying Pig XXV
    National events, details to be announced.
   

July, 2021   World Orienteering Championships (forest), Czech Republic
    national teams only, contact Orienteering USA National Team Selection Committee for details.

2021   World Games, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Orienteering USA will host the orienteering portion of the 2021 World Games. national teams only, contact Orienteering USA National Team Selection Committee for details.

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