April 2: Please join us at Baldwin Hill (Ashburnham, MA) for a training event. Sign up by 4/1 at 5 pm to reserve a map. The following courses will be available:
Beginner: 2.4 km - Controls will be on or close to trails.
Advanced Short: 4.7 km - Normal course.
Advanced Long: 6.2 km - Normal course.
Advanced White-Out: 5.9 km or shorter version - The area around some control circles are 'whited out' which will help you practice choosing a good attack point and visualizing the control circle. A shorter version will also be available for those wanting to practice technical skills on a shorter course.
This event is free for members. Non-members should bring $5 (cash only) and sign a waiver form on-site.
Newton Recreation Spring Development Series:Register for this exciting beginning training 3-event series in Newton Parks. Learn the basics of navigation and then try out your skills at the 2023 events. The series dates are April 1, 8 and 22 in Newton Parks. You can sign up for the full series or just for an individual event.
Spring Park-O Thursday Series (SPOTS): CSU and NEOC are organizing a series of 8 Thursday evening spring park orienteering events in the Greater Boston Area. Pre-registration will be live soon. Register for the series or for just one of the events. Series runs April 20-June 8, 6:00 pm. Tentative Schedule listed here:
Spring 2023 here we go! See the Coming Events page for details and updates. In the next few weeks, we have:
March 25:Beginner Training Event (Newton, MA): Pre-registration Required. Bring a friend, child or sign up yourself. A few slots still available.
April 2: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Training Event (Baldwin Hill, Ashburnham, MA). This event is for everyone, not just folks training for elite orienteering. It is a chance to try a training course and focus on a particular skill. New Gear pick-up available during the start window.
April 2: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Training Event (Baldwin Hill, Ashburnham, MA). Gear pick-up available.
April 15: Spring Scout-O at Hale Education
April 16-30: BYOM Hale Education (Westford, MA)
April 24: Beaver Brook North (Waltham, MA) - Updated Map
May 13-14: The 43rd Billygoat and Camping/Training Weekend at Pearl Hill (Ashby, MA). Beginner and intermediate courses also available on May 14. Registration info coming soon.
May 21: Mary Cummings Park (Burlington, MA)
May 28: Forest Park Sprints (Springfield, MA)
June 11: Houghton's Pond (Milton, MA)
In addition, here are a few additional regional Spring activities to keep you busy!
Spring Park-O Thursday Series (SPOTS): CSU and NEOC are organizing a series of 8 Thursday evening spring park orienteering events in the Greater Boston Area. Pre-registration will be live soon. Register for the series or for just one of the events. Series runs April 20-June 8: 6:00 pm. Tentative Schedule listed here.
April 20: Boston Common - Boston
April 27: Nahanton Park - Newton
May 4: Horn Pond - Woburn
May 11: Herter Park - Boston
May 18: Jamaica Pond - Boston
May 25: Menotomy Rocks - Arlington
June 1: Historic Beaver Brook - Belmont/Waltham
June 8: Pine Banks - Malden
May 6-7 - Boulder Dash in NH: Up North Orienteers are hosting a 2-day National Ranking Event near Hollis, NH. Early Bird Registration ends on March 19.
Newton Recreation Spring Development Series:Register for this exciting beginning training 3-event series in Newton Parks. Learn the basics of navigation and then try out your skills at the 2023 events.
Mary Cummings (Burlington, MA) - May 20 or 21: The map for this location is relatively new and the event would support beginner, intermediate and a short advanced course (brown).
Houghton's Pond (Milton, MA) - June 4: This event is run side-by-side with the Annual General Meeting and typically includes a Score-O and a beginner courses (white and yellow courses).
Boojum Rock (Medford, MA) - October 21: This event will be held on an updated map (currently being updated) and can support beginner/intermediate and advanced courses.
Noon Hill (Medfield, MA) - October 14- 27: This event will be a Bring-your-own-Map (BYOM) event, so easier than in-person events. We have had a lot of feedback that many folks like to have BYOM events as well as in-person events
WINTER CHALLENGE: The 2023 Winter Challenge is live and people are getting out on the 5 maps. Details are included with your member card, emailed when you join/renew for 2023. Be sure to check out the comments from members on the spreadsheet before heading out!