Another Refreshed Map for Winter League #3

Join the fun on Saturday, December 7th at St Edward State Park! Winter League has been very fortunate to be able to debut refreshed maps at each venue this year. Thanks to Dave Tallent, the St Edward’s map continues this with over 100 hours of map updates to show off.  St Edward is an on trail only venue, making it an ideal place to practice your route choice skills.  Some important notes to be aware of:

  • St Edward has some construction going on so nothing this year is “where it’s always been”.  Please see site map for parking, bathrooms, registration, etc.
  • A Discover Pass is required to park in this state park.
  • Overflow parking is available at Bastyr University. IF you park at Bastyr you MUST follow the road back to the start area. Taking any other route besides the main road is grounds for disqualification.
  • We will have a gatekeeper opening the gate to allow for team/runner drop off until 9:45am. After that gate will be closed for runner safety. PLEASE SEE SITE MAP.

The 2020 US National Junior Program is now accepting applications!

Are you a Junior that loves Orienteering? Are you dedicated to improving your skills?  Do you want to experience the sport at the next level? Then think about applying for the US Junior Development or Junior National Teams! Information about and applications for applying to the National Junior Program are now posted on the Orienteering USA Junior Team page here. Note that applications for the Junior National Team are due December 15, 2019. Development Team applications are accepted throughout the year.

Join us at Winter League #2 and Enjoy Racing on Another Refreshed Map

Come join us for Winter League #2 at North SeaTac Park this Saturday, Nov. 16th and be treated to the second meet in a row to sport a brand new map refresh, thanks to Dave Tallent!  Watch with excitement as runners come down the finish chute lined with school league teams cheering them on. Exciting courses, lots of racers, and fun awaits. Don’t miss out, register now!

Ready, Set, Go! Winter League!

Winter League is almost here. Get ready to enjoy 8 challenging orienteering meets designed for all ages. Get set by registering now for the public courses or the WIOL school league. Go enjoy some beautiful outdoor parks from November to February. A new Advanced Beginner course is available on the public side! Volunteers jobs are posted so sign up to help out as well. Looking forward to seeing you at the first meet on Nov. 2 at Magnuson Park in Seattle.

Fall Flavor Fling in Teanaway

Orienteering flag in Idaho

Come out for a fall weekend in Teanaway (or just one day). Peteris and Ott have designed exciting courses on their updated maps. The Saturday event will be a Middle Distance north of the Jack Creek (east of Teanaway Rd N Fork). The Sunday event will be a Long Distance in an area south of Jungle Creek (west of 29 Pines Campground). This is a beautiful area with open forests. For more information, see the event page.

SART 2019

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Missing the thrill of sprint races at this year’s World Orienteering Championships? Fear not, Cascade Orienteering Club is here to help! The fifth edition of the Seattle Adventure Running Tournament is just around the corner on September 14 and 15!

Like previous years, this SART consists of a short time trial followed by five urban/park sprint orienteering races where you’ll race in small head-to-head heats rather than individual starts. Because the weekend is essentially a giant sorting exercise, Sunday morning’s races bring the thrill of tight competitive racing to every speed and skill level! In 2019 you’ll zip through Gasworks Park, Woodland Park, Seattle Pacific University, and Magnuson Park.

New this year, we’re going to use SportIdent Air+ for timing. Learn to flow through controls like you never have before, just like the pros do! There will be a quick demo setup near GasWorks available before the time trial so everyone is familiar with the system.

Registration is open now through September 2nd, or until the bracket fills up at 80 participants. Secure your spot today!

COC Juniors on the World Stage

Cascade Juniors are doing a great job representing COC and USA Jr Orienteering in Denmark.  Siri C, Caroline S, Jessica C, Kai M, Joshua C and Annika M are benefitting from lots of training and great coaching from Head Junior National Team coach Erin Schirm and Head Junior Development Team coach Greg Ahlswede while enjoying the Outdoor Capitol of Denmark-Silkeborg. Days are filled with practice races, map review, core workouts, meal prep and lots of card games. JWOC competition and JWOC Tour starts tomorrow. #GoUSA #ItStartsAtHome

Excellent O’ in Eastern WA June 15/16

Don’t miss the final two events in this year’s Ultimate Orienteer Series! Spend the weekend navigating in some of the finest orienteering terrain in the state. Spokane may seem like a long way to go, but it’s well worth the trip. Get together with friends and carpool!

Saturday, June 15 – Riverside State Park, Spokane. The open pine forests of Riverside are a pleasant change from the thick forests on the west side of the state. This event is organized by our friends in the Eastern Washington O’ Club.

Sunday, June 16 – Fishtrap Lake, Fishtrap. Experience the unique scablands of the Fishtrap Lake area. With relatively few trails, and intricate terrain and rock features, this area is a navigator’s dream.

Tent camping is available Saturday night in the group site at Riverside’s Bowl and Pitcher for just $10 per tent/vehicle. Space is limited, so if you’re interested in this option, contact John Beck (beck@gonzaga.edu).

Teanaway Weekend

Spend the weekend orienteering in the open pine forests of the lovely Teanaway Valley near Cle Elum. Experience the full weekend or pick one day: it’s your choice.

  • Saturday, May 11 – Ultimate Series #6, Long Distance event, Lick Creek: we’ll have 5 courses available, from Beginner to Long Advanced.
  • Sunday, May 12 – Ultimate Series #7, Goat event, Teanaway Forks: we’ll have a Beginner course as well as 3 mass-start courses (Zygoat, Kid, and Goat). A goat race is a unique form of orienteering in which you may skip 1 or 2 controls and NOT be disqualified. You’re also allowed (even encouraged) to follow your fellow orienteers.

There’s free camping nearby (or hotels in Cle Elum), and a Saturday night get-together in Cle Elum.

 

COC Represents at 2019 Junior Nationals

We are back from a fun and exciting weekend of races in Virginia where over 40 Cascade members competed at the 2019 Junior Nationals and the JWOC Team Trials.

Congratulations to Tahoma HS, Kamiak HS and Bethel HS JV Teams and individuals Kyle Hopkins, Peter Campbell, Zoe Sibthorp, Audrey Javadoff, Ben Brady, Siri Christopherson and Kai Mihata for coming home with medals/trophies. Adult COC members with medals included Tori Campbell and Rick Bresemen.

Cascade is also thrilled to have Siri Christopherson and Caroline Sandbo named to the 2019 JWOC team and Kai Mihata and Jessica Colleran both named as first alternates to the team.  All around a wonderful weekend at Quantico.