This event is the first in the newly mapped Burmaster Park (Bond Lake) which is in the Niagara Region and the Niagara Escarpment. This is a one hour score-O with fifteen controls located both north and south of Lower Mountain Rd in Ransomville, NY. Participants are allowed to use skis, snowshoes, or regular boots or
The Annual Meeting for the 2023 season is planned for April 15, 2023 The general membership meeting will be held at Stohrer Lodge in Emery Park. The meeting will include some club news, recognition of map hike completions and a review of the upcoming season. The meeting is open to members, guests and map hike
The 2023 Cherry Blossom Challenge April 30 @ 11:00 am Location: Adjacent to the Japanese Garden in Delaware Park along Nottingham Terrace by the Buffalo History Museum. (42.935762 -78.875276) Join us for this casual and fun celebration of spring in conjunction with the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival. This event is designed for all experience levels and
Emery Park Classic 3 Courses May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Emery Park, Shelter No. 7 (formerly #12), south side of Emery Rd. (42.7131024 -78.5970055) This regular orienteering event is designed for all experience levels, and for walkers, runners, and family groups. Three courses will be available, a 2.2 kilometer (1.4 mile)
Sgt. Mark A. Rademacher Memorial Park (aka Hunters Creek Park) Saturday June 17 This is a three hour score-O with twenty four controls. Mass start at Noon. Check-in 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM pick up SI-card. Registration tent and Start/Finish located at the North parking lot located on Hunters Creek Rd. On Google Maps it
Join us on June 29th to learn orienteering Have you been wishing you knew how to do orienteering? We have the perfect event for you. Come learn how to do orienteering with us in June. We are offering a special Learn & Practice session at Chestnut Ridge Park on Thursday, June 29, 2023. Registration is free for
July 16 @ 11:00 a.m. – noon Chestnut Ridge Park Shelter No. 21 off Newton Road entrance to park. This regular orienteering event is designed for all experience levels, and for walkers, runners, and groups. Four courses will be available. The courses: 2.6 kilometer (1.6 miles) “white” beginner; 3.6k (2.2 miles) “yellow” advanced beginner; 5.4k (3.3
The Buffalo Orienteering Club invites you to the Ellicottville Adventure Run & Hike. Participants will use very detailed maps to find as many as 40 orange and white triangular flags placed on, off and way off forest trails in the 6,000-acre Rock City and McCarty Hill State Forests, located between Salamanca and Ellicottville, NY. When registering, participants
U.S Masters Championships – Day 1 – Sprague Brook Park Sprague Brook Park, 9674 Foote Rd, Glenwood, NY BFLO is organizing the first day of this two day championship event. We hope you will consider volunteering to help us put on this large event. Over 250 competitive orienteers from the U.S and Canada are expected to
U.S. Masters Championships – Day 2 – Letchworth State Park The second day of the Championship event will be organized by the Rochester Orienteering Club. Further information is available at www.ousamasters2023.com.
· Always report to the finish personnel even if you decide not to complete your course.
· Online registration is strongly suggested for all events and is the only way to guarantee that a map will be available for you. The deadline for online registration is generally the Thursday night before a weekend event. A limited number of maps will be available for registration on the day of the event.
· For safety reasons, all participants should carry a whistle.
· For forest events, leg coverings should be worn.
· Entry fees are $5 for members in good standing of any orienteering club affiliated with OUSA, COF, or IOF. Juniors (up to and including age 20), who are part of a BFLO Family Membership, participate for free. Non-members are always welcome and pay $10 (Juniors $5). Some special events may charge more, such as the Ellicottville Adventure Run.
· Non-Member children, from 0-11 years of age, do not have to pay a fee but they must be registered and their waiver must be signed by a parent. A coupon code to eliminate the fee will be noted in the online registration form. Generally, children do not receive a map when participating in a group with older people.
· Groups are welcome. A “group” is defined as 2 or more people who start together, stay together, finish together, and receive one score. Indicate you are participating in a group when you register. It is recommended that groups not exceed 4 people. If your group has more than 4 people in it, please contact the Event Director before registering. All members of a group must register and pay the appropriate fee.
· Events are held rain or shine.
· At online registration and event information, participants are asked to stay home if they are not feeling well or have tested positive for Covid. Participants are informed that their fees will be returned if they inform the registrar they are sick with a communicable illness before their arrival time.
· At all events someone will be available to provide a briefing for newcomers. When you register online please indicate that this is your first time attending an event by answering the appropriate question on the registration form.
· WAIVER POLICY: All participants must sign a waiver as a part of the online registration process. Parents must sign for their minor children.
· A limited number of compasses are available to borrow.