Events

Annual Meeting

Join us for a Zoom meeting for the Annual meeting to start the 2022 orienteering season.  The Zoom info and link will be emailed to all current club members.  The meeting will include some club news, recognition of map hike completions and a review of the upcoming season. The online festivities start at 10:00am.  

The 7th Annual Cherry Blossom Challenge

Delaware Park by the Buffalo History Museum 1 Museum Court, Buffalo, NY

The 7th Annual Cherry Blossom Challenge May 1 @ 11:00 am Delaware Park on Nottingham Terrace by the Buffalo History Museum. (42.935762 -78.875276) We are so happy to be back in person for this casual and fun celebration of spring in conjunction with the Buffalo Cherry Blossom Festival. This event is designed for all experience

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Chestnut Ridge Meet & Training Session

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

Chestnut Ridge Park, Shelter No. 8, about 2/10 of a mile past the park casino on the east side of the park. Use the main park entrance off of Route 277 in Orchard Park. This regular orienteering event is designed for all experience levels, and for walkers, runners, and family groups. Three courses will be

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Emery Park Meet

Emery Park 2084 Emery Rd, South Wales, NY

This regular orienteering event is designed for all experience levels, and for walkers, runners, and family groups. The start will be at Shelter No. 12 on the south side of Emery Rd. Three courses will be available. The three courses:  a 2.4 kilometer (1.5 mile) white course for beginners, an intermediate 4.6 kilometer (2.8 miles)

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$5 – $10

Knox Farm 3-Course Meet

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

This regular orienteering event is designed for all experience levels, and for walkers, runners, and family groups. The start will be next to the main parking lot off of route 16. Three courses will be available. The three courses:  a 2.6 kilometer (1.6 mile) Casual White course (1:7500) for beginners, a 3.3 kilometer (2.1 miles)

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Picnic and Open Board Meeting

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

All Buffalo Orienteering Club members are invited to attend a club picnic followed by the July board meeting at Chestnut Ridge Park. We will meet at Shelter #10 on the east side of the park.  Hot dogs and veggie burgers will be served at noon, with the meeting following lunch.  Bring your own drinks and

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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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Sprague Brook Park Meet

Sprague Brook Park 9674 Foote Rd, Glenwood, NY

Event Details: This regular orienteering event is designed for all experience levels, and for walkers, runners, and family groups. Location is Sprague Brook Park. Use main entrance and turn left at main park road, Shelter #4 is on the left just past the casino. Four courses will be available. The four courses: a 1.7 kilometer

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$5 – $10

Erie County Forest (Sardinia) Score-O

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

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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Cazenovia Park Night-O

Cazenovia Park 120 Cazenovia Street, Buffalo, NY

Bring your flashlight or headlamp and join us for orienteering in the dark at Cazenovia Park. This low-key event will feature a handicap format that has all participants starting at the same time and hopefully finishing at the same time as well. (Faster orienteers will run a longer course.) The goal will be to have

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  • Information specific to an event can be obtained by contacting the Event Director.
  • On-line pre-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 on-line 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, it is suggested that all participants carry a whistle.
  • For forest events it is suggested that leg coverings be worn.
  • Entry fees are $5 for members of any orienteering club. Non-members are always welcome and pay $10. Some special events may charge more, such as the Ellicottville Adventure Run.
  • When registering for an event, members utilize a coupon code to get the member rate. At the beginning of the season this code is emailed to all members of BFLO and ROC. Members of other clubs should contact the event director for the code.
  • Juniors, those from 12-20 years of age, pay the member rate.
  • 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. The coupon code to eliminate the fee will be noted in the online registration form.
  • A limited number of compasses are available to borrow.
  • 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 as 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. Entry fees are not refundable.
  • Some events have an instructional component. At events without formal instruction, there will be someone to provide a briefing for newcomers.
  • WAIVER POLICY: All participants must sign a waiver as a part of the online registration process. Parents must sign for their minor children.