Chestnut Ridge Learn and Practice Event

Chestnut Ridge Casino Side 6160 NY-277, ORCHARD PARK, NY, United States

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

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Chestnut Ridge Classic 4 Courses

Chestnut Ridge Park - Newton Entrance 6317 Newton Rd., Orchard Park, NY, United States

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

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Ellicottville Adventure Run

CCC Camp Seneca

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

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US Masters Championship-Sprague Brook

Sprague Brook Park 9674 Foote Rd, Glenwood, NY, United States

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

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US Masters Championship – Letchworth

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  

Erie County Forestry (Sardinia) Score-O

Sardinia County Forest 11372 Genesee Rd., East Concord, NY, United States

Event Format:  This is a Score-O lasting 180 minutes (3 hours).  Numerous controls are placed over a large area.  Locate as many you desire in any order within the time limit.  It is a great format for hard-core competitors who might finish in less than two hours and for casual hikers who will enjoy the

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Knox Farm Night-O

Knox Farm State Park 437 Buffalo Road, East Aurora, NY, United States

Bring your flashlight or headlamp and join us for orienteering in the dark at Knox Farm State Park just outside East Aurora. This year’s event will feature 3 courses from 2 – 4 km in length. All have easy control locations. There will be a mass start. The time limit is 90 minutes. Online registration

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Orienteering Winter-O

Shea's Seneca 2188 Seneca St., Buffalo, NY, United States

Event Format:  This is a Score-O lasting 90 minutes (1.5 hours).  Numerous controls are placed over a large area. Use skis, snowshoes, or boots or shoes to locate as many you desire in any order within the time limit.  It is a great format for hard-core competitors who might finish in less than the allotted

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Chestnut Ridge Solo Event

Chestnut Ridge Park 6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Orchard Park, NY, United States

2024 Chestnut Ridge Park – Solo Orienteering Event Long and short courses available for solo orienteering from Friday, April 12, 2024 through Sunday, April 21, 2024. Print out the long course map or the short course map and complete anytime during the days that orienteering flags will be up in the park. Course notes: Park

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Annual Meeting

Emery Park 2084 Emery Rd, South Wales, NY, United States

The Buffalo Orienteering Club Annual Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 at Stohrer’s Lodge in Emery Park. All club members and 2023 map hike participants are invited to attend and are encouraged to bring a guest or two who would like to learn more about orienteering and the club. We will begin at noon

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·        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.

·        Contact the Event Director if you have any other questions about an event.