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October 2021

Sardinia Forest Solo Score-O Event

October 2, 2021 @ 10:00 am - October 10, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
Sardinia County Forest, 11372 Genesee Rd.
East Concord, NY 14055 United States
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Event Details: The course will be a Score-O format. There will be no on-site event management, so choose a course suitable for your skill and level of fitness. Registration: To participate in the course there is a $10 fee for non-members or a $5.00 fee for members.  Interested in becoming a member?  You can do so here.  Fees can be paid through registration. To register: 1) Register Online & Pay – Register here.  2) You will receive an email with links…

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February 2022

Winter Score-O

February 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Emery Park, 2084 Emery Rd
South Wales, NY 14139 United States
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Event format One hour score-O. Fifteen controls located both north and south of Emery Road. Participants are allowed to use skis, snowshoes, or regular boots or shoes. Registration All registration will take place online.  Registration is open and available here. The fee to register is $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members. The deadline for registration is Thursday 2/10/22 at 11:59 pm. There will be no day of event on-site registration. Day of Event Procedures Check-in starts at 11:45…

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April 2022

Annual Meeting

April 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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.  

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May 2022

The 7th Annual Cherry Blossom Challenge

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Delaware Park by the Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Court
Buffalo, NY 14216 United States

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 levels and for walkers, runners, and family groups. Two courses will be available which traverse the Hoyt and Mirror Lake parts of Delaware Park: a…

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Chestnut Ridge Meet & Training Session

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chestnut Ridge Park, 6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Orchard Park, NY 14127 United States

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 available. There also will be a learn-and-practice session to learn or brush up on map and compass skills. The three courses:  a 2.9 kilometer (1.8…

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June 2022

Emery Park Meet

June 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Emery Park, 2084 Emery Rd
South Wales, NY 14139 United States
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$5 – $10

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) Yellow course, and a more difficult 5.9 kilometer (3.6 mile) red course. The time limit is three hours. Online preregistration is required. To register go…

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Knox Farm 3-Course Meet

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Knox Farm State Park, 437 Buffalo Road
East Aurora, NY 14052 United States

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) Mellow Yellow course (1:10000), and a 5.5 kilometer (3.4 mile) Twisted Orange course (1:10000). The time limit is three hours. Online preregistration is required. To…

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July 2022

Picnic and Open Board Meeting

July 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Chestnut Ridge Casino Side, 6160 NY-277
ORCHARD PARK, NY 14127 United States
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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 a dish to share. Please RSVP to Rob by July 6th. Come join in the camaraderie and conversation with fellow orienteers.

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August 2022

Ellicottville Adventure Run

August 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 choose a 3-hour or 6-hour time limit and whether they will go individually or as members of a group. It’s a great format for both…

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September 2022

Sprague Brook Park Meet

September 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sprague Brook Park, 9674 Foote Rd
Glenwood, NY 14069 United States
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$5 – $10

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 White course for beginners, a 2.6 kilometer Yellow course for advanced beginners, a 4.2 kilometer Orange course for intermediate, and a 4.1 kilometer Brown course…

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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.
  • 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.