DVOA Event Schedule

We use online preregistration for all of our events (at a significant discount versus day-of-event rates.) Links to register are listed below. Deadline to register is normally the Thursday before the event.

Walk in day-of-event registration is available unless otherwise noted, but map/course selection may be limited. Cost for registering at the event is $10/map for the white/beginner course and $20/map for all other courses.

See below for a note about risks you assume while orienteering, including Covid-19 information.

Event has EPunching
Event Director: Samuel Kolins  
Co-Director: Sergei Fedorov  
Course Setter: Sergei Fedorov
Pre-register Here or Check Who's Registered
Notes: Starts from 10am to Noon

ED/CS Notes:

This year’s BCCC courses will feature a slightly different format and I believe will create a good warm up for upcoming international and local events. BCCC is awesome spirit terrain and the recently revised by Sam Kolins map reflects it all! Courses are measured at straight line. The actual distance traveled will be at least 30 to 50% higher due to running around the buildings and other obstacles. Loose clue sheets will be available at the start and you will want to pay attention to those! No spikes allowed for these courses. Portable toilet is available at the visitors parking lot 100m from the start-finish area.

Both sprints will feature multiple route choices and a lot of controls are close to each other and on the same features so check your control codes carefully! We’re placing additional controls in some areas to create additional challenge. Very important to read the description including the exact control placement to avoid surprises as some of the controls are placed in the tricky fenced sections of the campus. Be extremely careful crossing the main campus road as this may have some traffic - both courses will cross it.

As an additional challenge - one course will feature artificial fences which are forbidden to cross. In the field they will be set using the caution tape and sticks and on campus tape will be placed on the ground. Both will be marked on the map. A portion of the second course will feature an area with ‘white map’ where all features have been removed from the map and you will only be able to use compass bearing to navigate to the controls. This will require competitors to switch from one technique to another while maintaining the same fast speed.

For beginners trying to choose one course, we recommend Sprint 1.  The course has a similar length to a white course with slightly more advanced difficulty but many buildings, fields, and linear features to help with navigation, so it’s doable for any level at slower speeds - give it a try!

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
SprintO-1 1.90km 25.0m 14
SprintO-2 2.10km 35.0m 16

Wed Jun 19, 2024    Manayunk Urban Orienteering    Score-O  Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Joey McGarvey
Course Setter: Ian Whitehead
Pre-register Here or Check Who's Registered
Notes: Join us for Mailbox Madness, an urban sprint orienteering training series in Philadelphia. Events follow a Score-O format, with mailboxes instead of control flags. Tag as many mailboxes as you can in 60 minutes--pace and route choice are up to you. Scoring is unofficial, on the honor system. Note that urban running involves risk--please cross streets safely and carefully. Please arrive at 5:45 pm to enter and collect your map. Mass Start at 6 pm. We will meet at Pretzel Park. Mappy hour to follow (7:15 pm) at Manayunk Brewing Company. More Info on Urban Orienteering
Directions: Start is at Pretzel Park in Manayunk.
Sat Jun 22, 2024    Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: The event runs from June 22nd to June 30th, 2024 Friday, June 21 – Warmup event, Fishtrap Lake WA Marmot O’ Cup (incl. Western States Championships*) Saturday, June 22 – Forest Sprints NRE, Round 1 (am) and Round 2 (pm), Fisk State Park, Spokane WA Sunday, June 23 – Middle NRE, Fisk State Park, Spokane WA Monday, June 24 – Riverside State Park, Spokane WA Tuesday, June 25 – Holmberg Park and Conservation Area, Spokane WA Wednesday, June 26 – Rest/travel day Thursday, June 27 – Classic NRE, Larry Creek Rec Area, Florence MT Friday, June 28 – Middle NRE, Soft Rock Rec Area, Ravalli County MT Saturday, June 29 – Long NRE, Lubrecht Experimental Forest, Greenough MT Sunday, June 30 – Sprint NRE, University of Montana, Missoula MT OUSA Event info and registration
Sun Jun 23, 2024    Ellis Woods  Google Map  
 Special  Summer Meeting, Picnic  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Wyatt Riley  
Co-Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley Co-Setter: Rob Wilkison
Pre-register Here or Check Who's Registered
Notes: Mass Start 11am. (Vice+)President's Cup & meeting to follow. Small/relatively simple - but *new* map. Non-standard courses (Score-orienteering like) - see more information link. More info.
Sat Jun 29, 2024    Norristown Farm Park  Google Map  
 W  Br  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
Notes: NOTE Special Start time 3 pm to 4 pm.
Directions: South side of Germantown Pike, midway between 202 and 363, just east of the crossing with Whitehall Road.
Sat Jul 06, 2024    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education  Google Map  
 Short  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Joey McGarvey  
Course Setter: Ian Whitehead
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Notes: Starts 10am to Noon
Directions: From I-476N use exit 18A to Ridge Pike, go southeast. From I-476S exit at 18B and use the U turn at Allanwood. From I-76 use exit 338 Green Lane, follow N to left turn on Ridge Pike. Look for signs at corner of Ridge Pike and Port Royal Ave.
Sat Jul 06, 2024    French Creek State Park North  Google Map  
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Event has EPunching
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Notes: Introduction and course starting at 6 pm at the Ampitheater
Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs
Sat Jul 13, 2024    French Creek State Park Central  Google Map  
 Y  Br  Short  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Aronson  610.814.0580
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Notes: NOTE special start times: 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Jul 13, 2024    French Creek State Park Central  Google Map  
 Beg  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mark Frank  
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Notes: 10 am beginner instructions with the Park. Parking near the Playground
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Jul 13, 2024    French Creek State Park Central  Google Map  
 Score-O  Night-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Aronson  610.814.0580
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Notes: Check-in begins at 7pm near the park office. This is a Score-O event. Mass Start at 8pm.
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Wed Jul 17, 2024    Swarthmore Urban Orienteering    Score-O  Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director: Ian Whitehead
Course Setter: Joey McGarvey
Pre-register Here or Check Who's Registered
Notes: Join us for Mailbox Madness, an urban sprint orienteering training series in Philadelphia. Events follow a Score-O format, with mailboxes instead of control flags. Tag as many mailboxes as you can in 60 minutes--pace and route choice are up to you. Scoring is unofficial, on the honor system. Note that urban running involves risk--please cross streets safely and carefully. Please arrive at 5:45 pm to enter and collect your map. Mass Start at 6 pm. We will meet in front of the Swarthmore Public Library. There is abundant parking (meters end at 5 pm). Mappy hour to follow at Ship Bottom Brewery, a two-minute walk away from the finish. More Info on Urban Orienteering
Directions: Meet in front of the Swarthmore Public Library.
Sat Jul 20, 2024    Nockamixon State Park  Google Map  
 Short  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Aronson  610.814.0580
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Notes: NOTE Special start time: 5pm to 7pm.
Directions: On Rt313 between Doylestown and Quakertown, go north on 563, look for signs to the right.
Sat Jul 27, 2024    Franko Park    Short  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Aronson
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Notes: Note special Start time: 5pm to 7pm. Awaiting park permission
Sat Aug 03, 2024    Canadian Orienteering Festival    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: This event runs from August 3rd to August 10th. COC and NAOC info and registration
Sat Aug 17, 2024    FDR Park  Google Map  
 Br  Short  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: Starts 10am to 1pm
Sat Aug 24, 2024    Wilson Farm Park  Google Map  
 Short  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Notes: starts 10am to Noon Followed by picnic and awards for summer short course series
Sat Sep 07, 2024    French Creek State Park Central  Google Map  
 Beg  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
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Notes: https://paparksandforests.org/event/women-in-the-big-woods/ Women in the Big Woods
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Sep 08, 2024    French Creek State Park Central  Google Map  
 Beg 
Event has EPunching
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Notes: https://paparksandforests.org/event/women-in-the-big-woods/ Women in the Big Woods Event, DVOA assisting with a program. Registration is limited so register early
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Sep 14, 2024    Hickory Run Sand Spring  Google Map  
 Beg  Int  Adv  Training 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Julie Keim
Notes: Hickory Run Training Weekend
Directions: From the north, take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. From the south, take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to Rt 903 exit. Turn right on PA Rt. 903. Turn left at the light onto PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. The entrance to the Sand Spring Lake parking area is along PA Rt. 534 Between I80 and Rt. 903.
Sat Sep 14, 2024    Hickory Run Sand Spring  Google Map  
 Night-O  Beg  Int  Adv 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins Co-Setter: Rob Wilkison
Directions: From the north, take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. From the south, take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to Rt 903 exit. Turn right on PA Rt. 903. Turn left at the light onto PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. The entrance to the Sand Spring Lake parking area is along PA Rt. 534 Between I80 and Rt. 903.
Sun Sep 15, 2024    Hickory Run Sand Spring  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Rob Wilkison Co-Setter: Samuel Kolins
Directions: From the north, take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. From the south, take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to Rt 903 exit. Turn right on PA Rt. 903. Turn left at the light onto PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. The entrance to the Sand Spring Lake parking area is along PA Rt. 534 Between I80 and Rt. 903.
Fri Sep 20, 2024    Hollidaysburg School Complex    Night-O  Beg  Int  Adv 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Kristin Frank-Cramer
Course Setter: Mark Frank
Notes: FLASHLIGHT NIGHT ANNUAL EVENT...
Sat Sep 28, 2024    Rotary Scout Reservation, Averill Park, NY    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
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Notes: This is Day 1 of a 2 day classic orienteering event September 28th and 29th. No link currently available. by Empire Orienteering club Information & Registration
Sun Sep 29, 2024    Pineridge XC Center, East Poestenkill, NY    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
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Notes: Day 2 of the "O" on the PLAT-O by the Empire Orienteering club Information & Registration
Sat Oct 05, 2024    Warinanco Park  Google Map  
 This event has been confirmed with park officials
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Fri Oct 11, 2024    Nay Aug Park  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
Course Setter: Karl Ahlswede
Notes: DVOA hosts U.S. Orienteering Championships - Sprint Link to event website
Sat Oct 12, 2024    Merli-Sarnoski Park  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Middle  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
Course Setter: Greg Ahlswede
Notes: DVOA hosts the U.S. Orienteering Championships - Middle Link to event website
Sun Oct 13, 2024    Merli-Sarnoski Park  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Long  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
Course Setter: Glen Tryson
Notes: DVOA hosts the U.S. Orienteering Championships - Long Link to event website
Fri Oct 18, 2024    Norristown Farm Park  Google Map  
 Night-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
Notes: 6 pm to 8 pm. Start at Pavilion
Directions: South side of Germantown Pike, midway between 202 and 363, just east of the crossing with Whitehall Road.
Event has EPunching
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Notes: Tentative NJROTC AREA 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Nov 03, 2024    French Creek State Park North  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Kyle Sullivan  
Course Setter: Ernie Schubert
Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs
Sat Nov 09, 2024    Warwick County Park  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: David Morgan Co-Setter: Mark Frank
Notes: Annual Patriot's Challenge. Open to all High School Junior ROTC programs. Courses white through green. Starts open to club volunteers and general public 11:30am to 1pm. Courses White through Red
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Sun Nov 17, 2024    Mount Penn - Pagoda  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bradley Hall  
Course Setter: Ron Bortz
Notes: This event has been moved from April 21, 2024 to this date. More information to come once permission has been granted.
Directions: From the E or S: Business 422 into Reading and look for O signs. From the W or N: Skyline Drive south from Rt 12 and look for O signs
Sun Nov 17, 2024     Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
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Notes: Tentative date for event..awaiting confirmation from course setter.
Sat Nov 23, 2024     Google Map  
Event has EPunching
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Notes: Area 2 Tentative Date for NJROTC Championships
Sun Nov 24, 2024    Batsto  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Directions: From US30 East (White Horse Pike) in Hammonton take SR-542 (Pleasant Mills Rd.) toward Batsto, follow SR-542 north-east for about 7mi and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 11, 2025    Merli-Sarnoski Park  Google Map  
 BG  Kid  Baby 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Kyle Sullivan  
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
Notes: Tentative 2025 Billygoat

A Message to our Membership and Orienteering Friends:

  • Outdoor activies, including Orienteering have some inherent risks, and we ask that you assume those risks when you are out and about. These risks include both physical hazards, such as the rocks, stick and logs in our parks, as well as a risk of catching something from another person outside, including Covid-19.
  • For a more isolated orienteering experience - our Permanent Courses await you any time*. (*Check with the specific park for their opening hours.)
  • We also will continue to respect local COVID regulations - see specific event information for anything uncommon or changed vs. the new-normal expectations.
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