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Spring 2018 Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, participants can register and begin at any time between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. Control flags are collected beginning at 2:00 p.m. (participants must finish the course by this time). Free instruction is available at all meets. If you would like instruction, please arrive before 11 a.m. (it's also a good idea to tell the meet director in advance that you'd like some training). If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the meet director.

Some meets include sprint courses, which are about 2 to 3 km with a mix of beginner to advanced controls over more runnable terrain than in typical advanced courses.


Sunday, April 8, 2018

  • Where: Ansonia Nature Center

  • Events: Foot-O

  • Courses: Middle distance advanced courses (shorter than usual so cnisder doing more than one course), courses at all levels

  • Course setter/Event Director: Niels Lyng-Olsen

  • Location: 10 Deerfield Road, Ansonia, CT

Saturday, April 14, 2018

  • Where: Huntington State Park - Redding, CT

  • Events: Bike-O and Foot-O

  • Courses: Score-O format (find as many controls as you can, in any order, within time limit)

  • Time Limit: 90 minute time limit for one course or 45 minutes each for both courses

  • Course setter/Event Director: Joe Brautigam

  • Directions: 50 Sunset Hill Rd., Redding, CT

Sunday, April 15, 2018 

  • Where: Gay City State Park

  • Events: Foot-O

  • Courses: Standard courses, all levels

  • Course setter/Event Director: Bill Duncan and Charlie DeWeese

  • Directions: 386 North St, Hebron, CT

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Sunday, May 13, 2018

  • Where: Blue Mountain Reservation

  • Events: Billygoat, which is a mass-start, long-distance orienteering event between 10-15 km; requires intermedicate to advanced orienteering skills

  • Courses: Billygoat and Pygmy goat, which is a shorter version of the Billygoat

  • Course must be completed in 3-1/2 hours to receive a t-shirt

  • Following other runners is explicitly allowed

  • Pre-registration strongly recommended; see HVO's website for details

  • Course setter: Joe Brautigam, Race Director: Geof Connor

  • Directions: 435 Welcher Avenue, Peekskill, NY

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

  • Where: Bethel Public Schools

  • Events: World Orienteering Day 

  • Courses: Long and short sprint course, other training activities for beginners

  • Free

  • 5 pm to 7 pm

  • Course setter/Event Director: Evalin Brautigam

  • Directions: 400 Whittlesey Drive, Bethel, CT; Rockwell Elementary School

Saturday, June 16, 2018

  • Where: Ratlum Mountain, Canton, CT

  • Event: WCOC summer meeting and BBQ

  • Courses: Sprint courses

  • Schedule: Courses between 1-3 pm, meeting at 4 pm 

  • RSVP Required: Charlie DeWeese

  • Directions: 263 Wright Road, Canton, CT

Winter 2018 Training Series

The winter training series was a great success and one that we hope to repeat in years to come. Thanks to everyone who set courses, helped coordinate the series, and who ran the courses (sometimes in very cold, snowy conditions). Check out the results on or on our results pages. Since the courses were self-timed, results reflect only the people who chose to post their results. We heard from (and heard of) many others who decided not to post.

Contact one of the series coordinators for questions or comments:

Winter Series Coordinators:

HVO: Geof Connor,

WCOC: Niels Lyng-Olsen,

Results Coordinator: Rick DeWitt,

  • WCOC Facebook page
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