November 26, 2023 by Michelle Kastner
Ate too much over the long Thanksgiving weekend? Ready to get in some exercise before the holiday cookies make an appearance? Register now for WL #3 on December 2nd at Shoreline College/Shoreview Park. You are sure to have some fun! More info here. Register here. Sign-up for a start time here.
November 17, 2023 by Michelle Kastner
Are you racing at North SeaTac Park on Saturday? Join Patrick Nuss and Will Enger via Zoom on Sunday, Nov 19th to discuss route choices, what went well, what didn’t, and anything else WL #2. Sundays 8-9 pm after every WL meet. Register here.
November 7, 2023 by Michelle Kastner
WL #2 is coming up on Nov. 18th at North SeaTac Park and you don’t want to miss the fun! Parking and start for this event are NOT in the usual spots!! See site map here. Register here. Sign Up for a start time here. More info here. Hope to see you for some pre-turkey orienteering!
November 2, 2023 by Michelle Kastner
Are you racing at Lincoln Park on Saturday? Join Patrick Nuss and Will Enger via Zoom on Sunday, Nov 5th to discuss route choices, what went well, what didn’t, and anything else WL #1. Sundays 8-9 pm after every WL meet. Register here.
October 23, 2023 by Michelle Kastner
It’s almost time for the Winter League Series! Get registered! Pick your start time! Sign up To Volunteer! You won’t want to miss out on any of the WL fun this season. WL#1 is Nov. 4th at Lincoln Park in Seattle- more info here. Hope to see you all there!
October 9, 2023 by Michelle Kastner
Calling all parents, team leaders, and coaches. Don’t forget to get your student(s) registered for WIOL before the early bird discount ends this Sunday. Prices go up at midnight on Oct. 15th! Our custom bib order is placed shortly after.
September 22, 2023 by Michelle Kastner
At this week’s Orienteering USA board meeting, Cascade Orienteering was officially awarded Junior Nationals 2024.
The 3-day event we are naming the “Columbia Gorge Classic” will take place March 22-24, 2024 in the Quincy, WA area. Friday will be an NRE middle, and Saturday and Sunday will be the official Jr National classic races, also NRE’s.
Save the dates and if you are able to volunteer please reach out to us!
South Quincy Lakes, Bishops Land, and Frenchman Coulee are officially embargoed until after the competitions take place. Anyone planning to compete at the Columbia Gorge Classic is not allowed to visit any of these areas.
Much more detailed information will be coming out soon!
August 30, 2023 by Michelle Kastner
Winter League is right around the corner. Registration and volunteering are now open! Get signed up to run and help. In our competitive levels of Short and Long Advanced, the category names have changed to Female and Open (anyone is eligible to run in the Open category).
The schedule looks like:
|Oct 7||Winter League North Training||Lynndale Park ||Free/Special Registration Required
|Oct 22 ||Winter League South Training||Maple Valley Farmers Market ||Free/Special Registration Required
| Nov 4 ||Winter League #1||Lincoln Park (Seattle)||
|Nov 18||Winter League #2|| North SeaTac Park||
|Dec 2 ||Winter League #3||Shoreview Park/Shoreline College||
|Dec 16||Winter League #4||University of Washington||
|Jan 6||Winter League #5||Putney Woods (Whidbey Island) ||
|Jan 20||Winter League #6 ||Summit Trails/Rock Creek Natural Area (Maple Valley) ||
|Feb 3||Winter League #7||Lord Hill Park (Monroe) ||*Pending Permits*
|Feb 17||Winter League Champs||Green River College (Auburn) ||
|Feb 18 ||Winter League Celebration Relay||Luther Burbank Park (Mercer Island) ||
August 17, 2023 by Will Enger
“Summer moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and do some orienteering on a sunny Wednesday evening once in a while, you could miss it.”
— Ferris Bueller (heavily paraphrased)
August 10, 2023 by John Brady
Congratulations to Clara Sherwood from Maple Valley, WA! On August 9th, 2023, she became just the 8th junior from COC to earn her Level 4 OUSA Skill Patch. To earn the level 4 orienteering patch, it takes years to develop the requisite skill and experience in orienteering training and competition. Clara has proven her skill in national and local races over the last 5 years as she has developed into one of the top youth female orienteers in the country. Additionally, earning the patch requires the junior be proactive in volunteering in the operation of the club. To earn a level 4 patch, as a capstone assignment, you must perform a critical club role, and specifically one that only a skilled orienteer can perform. Working with Chris Cooper and Will Enger, Clara performed course design duties for the Wednesday Evening Series race at Olson Mansion. Through this process, she learned how to perform map updates, use Purple Pen, understand the basics of course design, and most importantly, learned how to deal with the things that will inevitably go wrong at a race. The intent of all orienteering races is ultimately have fun, it seemed that all had a great time. Thanks for the work and service Clara! And enjoy the patch…you earned it:).
If you want to learn more about the patch program, click here. It provides a great framework for learning and growing your orienteering skillset for coaches and juniors alike.
If you want to see the full list of COC Junior Level 4 patch earners, click here.