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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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Caution - Fall Hunting Seasons
    Archery season for deer begins on Sept 7 in Kentucky, Sept 28 in Ohio, and Oct 1 in Indiana. Please use caution in the woods during all hunting seasons. For more details, season dates, and links to official state websites, see our hunting information page

Sat Nov 16 2019     TROL / WARS #2 Diamond Oaks, Dent, Ohio
    Purchase a TROL /WARS season pass for free entry to all TROL/ WARS series events. Entry fee for individual TROL / WARS events is $10 for members or $15 for non-members; $2 discount if you have your own SI card. $5 per student for all students and JROTC cadets.
    Starts will be open from 10 am until 1 pm, full range of courses for all ages. Courses: white 1.5 km; yellow 2.7 km; orange 4.0 km; brown 2.5 km; green 4.8 km; red 7.3 km.
    Park entry or vehicle permit fees: none. Restroom facilities: modern, indoor. Event center: indoors.
    Locator Map

Sat, Nov 23, 2019     OLOU Turkey Run, Seatonville KY
    Orienteering Louisville (OLOU). Seatonville, KY, off KY 1318, southeast of Louisville. See NEW   OLOU website for more details.
   

Sat, Nov 23, 2019     TROL /WARS #3, Seven Hills Park, Milford, Ohio
    Purchase a TROL /WARS season pass for free entry to all TROL/ WARS series events. Entry fee for individual TROL / WARS events is $10 for members or $15 for non-members; $2 discount if you have your own SI card.
    Seven Hills Park is privately owned by Tata Consultancy Services, but open to the public for hiking and recreation.
    Starts will be open from 11 am until 1 pm, full range of courses for all ages.
    Park entry or vehicle permit fees: none. Restroom facilities: portable toilet. Event center: outdoors, open air.
    Locator Map

Sun, Nov 24, 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, 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. Information is coming soon on how to obtain a FREE Miami University Daily Parking Permit for this event; you MUST pre-register your vehicle (you can do it day-of-event from your phone).

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 2019-20 TROL and WARS Season pass holders.
    Boyd Hall, Miami University "Western" Campus. Locator Map. Information is coming soon on how to obtain a FREE Miami University Daily Parking Permit for this event; you MUST pre-register your vehicle (you can do it day-of-event from your phone).
    Park entry or vehicle permit fees: to be determined, we expect to get free parking permits which you can pick up on arrival. Restroom facilities: modern, indoor. Event center: indoors.

Sun, Dec 1, 2019     Topo Trail Marathon, East Fork State Park, Ohio
    This is a trail running event, not orienteering. 6.5, 13.1, and full 26.2 mile marathon options. See Topo Adventures website for more details.

Sat, Dec 7, 2019     Bernheim Forest, Clermont, Kentucky
    Orienteering Louisville (OLOU). Large forest preserve south of Louisville off I-65, exit 112. See NEW   OLOU website for more details.

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

Sun, Dec 8, 2019     TROL / WARS #5, Middle Creek Park, Burlington, KY
    Event Site Change - Due to a property management decision on Oct 30, we needed to switch locations for this event. We will now be at Middle Creek park in Burlington, KY Purchase a TROL /WARS season pass for free entry to all TROL/ WARS series events. Entry fee for individual TROL / WARS events is $10 for members or $15 for non-members; $2 discount if you have your own SI card
    full range of courses for all ages. Course Planners: Stephanie Ross and Ben Hart and Jim Benton.
    Locator Map

Sat, Dec 14, 2019     MVOC Night-O, Dayton, OH
    See Miami Valley Orienteering Club (MVOC) website for more details
   Night-O, tentatively at Cricket Holler. Mass start at 6 pm.

Sun, Dec 15, 2019     TROL / WARS #6, Bear Creek, Alpine, IN
    Purchase a TROL /WARS season pass for free entry to all TROL/ WARS series events. Entry fee for individual TROL / WARS events is $10 for members or $15 for non-members; $2 discount if you have your own SI card
    full range of courses for all ages. Tentatively, this one will be at Bear Creek Scout Camp\, located between Brookville and Connersville, Indiana
    Locator Map

Dec 31, 2019 and Jan 1, 2020     OCIN New Year's Events
    OCIN New Year's meets: Join us for this annual tradition! Details to be announced.

Jan 4, 2020     TROL / WARS #7, Big Bone Lick State Park, Union, KY
    Purchase a TROL /WARS season pass for free entry to all TROL/ WARS series events. Entry fee for individual TROL / WARS events is $10 for members or $15 for non-members; $2 discount if you have your own SI card
    full range of courses for all ages. Directors: Ben Hart and Stephanie Ross.
    Locator Map

Jan 5 - Feb 23, 2020     OLOU Winter Sprint Series, Louisville, Kentucky
    Orienteering Louisville (OLOU). 2 short sprint-style courses at each event. See NEW   OLOU website for more details. Event fees $5 for one or both courses. Starts are open on Sundays from 2:00 to 3:15, with control pickup beginning at 3:30. The shorter course is always family and beginner-friendly. The second is more challenging.
    weekly events in Louisville area parks. Jan 5 - Thurman Hutchins Park, Jan 12 - Anchorage Trail Park, Jan 19 - Long Run Park East, Jan 26 - Long Run Park West, Feb 2 - Shawnee Park, Feb 9 - Cherokee Park, Feb 16 - Lapping Park.

Sat, Jan 11, 2020     TROL / WARS #8, Joyce Park, Hamilton, OH
    Purchase a TROL /WARS season pass for free entry to all TROL/ WARS series events. Entry fee for individual TROL / WARS events is $10 for members or $15 for non-members; $2 discount if you have your own SI card
    full range of courses for all ages. Event Director: Pat Meehan.

Jan 17-20, 2020   Georgia Navigator Cup, Georgia USA
    open to all, pre-registration required.

Jan 25, 2020     TROL / WARS #9, Miami Univ. Middletown Campus
    Purchase a TROL /WARS season pass for free entry to all TROL/ WARS series events. Entry fee for individual TROL / WARS events is $10 for members or $15 for non-members; $2 discount if you have your own SI card
    full range of courses for all ages.
    Locator map. Registration and starts will be at Verity Lodge (indoor registration and restrooms).

Feb 1, 2020     TROL / WARS #10, Camp Friedlander, Loveland, OH
    Location changed to Camp Friedlander Purchase a TROL /WARS season pass for free entry to all TROL/ WARS series events. Entry fee for individual TROL / WARS events is $10 for members or $15 for non-members; $2 discount if you have your own SI card
    full range of courses for all ages. Director: Bryan Casteel.
    Locator map. Registration and starts will be at Verity Lodge (indoor registration and restrooms).

Feb 8, 2020     TROL / WARS #11, location tba
    Tentative: dam area of East Fork State Park. Purchase a TROL /WARS season pass for free entry to all TROL/ WARS series events. Entry fee for individual TROL / WARS events is $10 for members or $15 for non-members; $2 discount if you have your own SI card
    full range of courses for all ages.

Feb, 2020   Southwest Spring Meet, Tucson, AZ
    Series of events in the Tucson and Phoenix areas, includes President's Day weekend. open to all, pre-registration required.

Feb 16, 2020     TROL / WARS #12, tentative MVOC Woodland Trails
    Purchase a TROL /WARS season pass for free entry to all TROL/ WARS series events. Entry fee for individual TROL / WARS events is $10 for members or $15 for non-members; $2 discount if you have your own SI card
    full range of courses for all ages. tentatively Woodland Trails BSA Camp, Camden, OH, organized by MVOC, Event Director: Tom Svobodny.

Feb 22, 2020     TROL / WARS #13, Pyramid Hill, Hamilton, OH
    Purchase a TROL /WARS season pass for free entry to all TROL/ WARS series events. Entry fee for individual TROL / WARS events is $10 for members or $15 for non-members; $2 discount if you have your own SI card
    full range of courses for all ages.
    Note: Pyramid Hill has a park entry fee which is NOT included in season pass fees. They are offering us a very special discounted rate of $5 for adults and $3 for students in high school or younger!

Sun, Mar 1, 2020     TROL / WARS #14, Sharon Woods (tentative), Sharonville, OH
    Purchase a TROL /WARS season pass for free entry to all TROL/ WARS series events. Entry fee for individual TROL / WARS events is $10 for members or $15 for non-members; $2 discount if you have your own SI card
    full range of courses for all ages. Director: Greg Fasig.
    Note: Sharon Woods requires a Hamilton County Parks Motor Vehicle permit, which may be purchased when tyou enter the park, and is NOT included in season pass fees.

Mar 7, 2020     TROL / WARS #15, Camp Ernst, Burlington, KY
    Purchase a TROL /WARS season pass for free entry to all TROL/ WARS series events. Entry fee for individual TROL / WARS events is $10 for members or $15 for non-members; $2 discount if you have your own SI card
    full range of courses for all ages.
    Locator Map

Sat, Mar 7, 2019     OLOU Scout-O, Louisville, Kentucky
    Orienteering Louisville (OLOU). This event may be limited to scouts, details to come.

March 14-15, 2020   NJROTC Nationals, Quantico, VA
    closed event for invited NJROTC school teams only, Quantico Marine Corps Base, Virginia.

Sun, Mar 15, 2020     Miami Valley Junior O' Champs, OH
    tentative.

April 3-5, 2020     OCIN Flying Pig XXIV / 2020 Orienteering USA Nationals
    National events, details to be announced. 2020 OUSA Nationals (Middle, Long, Sprint)
    Events will be within a 20 mile radius of downtown Cincinnati. Format will be a Friday afternoon middle distance, Saturday long distance, and Sunday morning sprint. Separate individual awards for each race; US Champion medals to eligible finishers.
    Embargoed terrain: 1. Miami Whitewater Forest south of New Haven Rd (paved bike trail is ok, golf course is ok); 2. all portions of Mt Airy Forest south of I-74, including Green Twp Bicentennial Park; 3. Northern Kentucky University.

April 11, 2020     MetroParks of Butler County, location tba
    This event will include a special egg hunt course for kids. Following an easy map, kids can collect a different color plastic egg at each checkpoint. When finishing, turn in the eggs for a choice of candy or toy from our treasure chest. Egg hunt course is $4 per child. For other courses, regular entry fee is $10 for members or $15 for non-members; $2 discount if you have your own SI card.
    full range of courses for all ages.

April 18-19, 2020   OUSA Junior Nationals, Washington, USA
    Fort Ebey State Park and Fort Casey State Park. National championship for individuals and teams of junior orienteers: college, high school, and younger. Pre-registration required.

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.

Sat, August 29, 2020     St Patrick's Park, South Bend, Indiana
    OCIN's South Bend Chapter will offer a score style course (go in any order) with a 2 hour time limit on this unique map that spans the Indiana-Michigan border, with plenty of controls in both states.
    Event Directors: Thurston and Bonnie Miller
    Locator Map

Sat, Oct 3, 2020     East Fork, Amelia Ohio
    (tentative, permit pending. Fall event, open to all, large competition and awards for area JROTC students, concession stand by Live Oaks HS JROTC. Full range of courses from white thru red. Starts are open from 10 am until 1 pm, courses close and control pickup begins no later than 3 pm.
    event fees: $5 per student for all students in high school or younger, regular rate for all others: $10 for members, $15 for non-members, $2 discount if you have your own SI card.

Sat, Oct 9-11, 2020     Scout-O Camporee, Loveland Ohio
    This event is restricted to scouts and will be held at Camp Friedlander. Many OCIN volunteers will be needed to help. We will have an intense weekend of orienteering activity for scouts, with an introductory get-togetehr on Friday evening, skills sessions on Saturday morning, several courses open on Saturday afternoon, a night Score-O Saturday night, and the individual Scout-O Championships on Sunday morning.
   Details and Registration information

Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2020   South American Orienteering Championships, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
    near spectacular Iguasu Falls near the Brazil / Argentina / Paraguay border. event website (Portuguese) Preliminary plans call for a Sprint/Middle/Long format in 3 countries, with the Sprint in Parguay, Middle in Brazil, and Long in Argentina.

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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