April 19, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Winter League #5 heads south to the Maple Valley area this Saturday, April 24. COC is excited to have our first official event at this new venue. Course designer and map creator John Brady has promised hard and challenging courses. You won’t want to miss the debut of Rock Creek/Summit Trails as an orienteering landscape for COC.
Public registration opens Monday night (4/19) at 7pm and closes Wednesday (2/21) at 9pm.
Read more about the event here and the series here.
April 12, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Join us for a day of racing at Ft Steilacoom Park in Tacoma. At this venue you will experience dense forests, hills, native grass fields, ruins and an urban campus.
Public registration opens tonight (4/12) at 7pm and will close on Wednesday (4/14) at 9pm or when the limited spots fill up. Read more about the event here.
April 5, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Winter League is excited to announce a Winter League and WIOL Championship Race on May 8th in the general Puget Sound area, pending permits. Stay tuned and check the series page for more information as it becomes available.
The Ultimate Orienteer Series has teamed up with Eastern Washington Orienteering Club to offer another weekend of events on June 5th and 6th in Spokane. For more details see the series and event pages here and here.
March 29, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Winter League #3 is this Saturday April 3rd at South Seattle College. Join us for a fun sprint style race at a venue COC hasn’t visited in a few years.
Public registration will open at 7pm tonight (3/29) and close at 9pm on Wednesday (3/31). Rental e-punches will be available for this meet, but you must pre-pay online for them. Be sure and check out the event page for important parking information and other need to knows.
March 24, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
COC’s Ultimate Orienteer Series has officially released their season schedule. This year’s series will be three weekend double-headers over the mountains in Eastern Washington. Ultimate Orienteer events are COC’s most challenging courses but are open to everyone. All events will include Intermediate and Beginner courses in addition to Advanced courses. Read about the UO events here. Registration is open here.
Here’s the just released schedule:
4/10 – #1, Bishop’s Land (Classic)
4/11 – #2, Quincy Lakes (Classic)
5/15 – #3, Frenchman Coulee (Middle)
5/16 – #4, Frenchman Spring (Long)
6/12 – #5, Teanaway (Ultralong)
6/13 – #6, Jack Creek (Middle)
March 15, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Winter League is excited to visit an old friend in Lynndale Park this Saturday, March 20th. Public registration will open at 7pm tonight (3/15) and close at 9pm on Wednesday (3/17). Rental e-punches will be available for this meet, but you must pre-pay online for them. Be sure and check out the event page for important parking information and other need to knows.
March 8, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
Looking for an orienteering challenge?
The Winter Virtual Series Live Finale is This Saturday, March 13th at Lord Hill Regional Park in Snohomish.
Brand new courses, brand new areas on the map. Lots of flattish open runnable forest totally off trails, where creating one’s own handrails using contours, vegetation boundaries and other imaginary life savers will be the norm. More information on the event can be found here.
Sign up now! Registration closes this Thursday, March 11th at 9pm. Register here.
March 2, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
COC officially returns to live events this Saturday, March 6th at Bridle Trails State Park. Registration is open now through March 3rd at 9pm. Limited space is available and there will be no day of meet registration, so get your spot reserved now. For more information about the mini-Winter League Series and to learn about the rules and safety procedures we will have in place visit the series and the event pages.
February 19, 2021 by Michelle Kastner
COC is excited to announce a mini-Winter League Series starting March 6th and continuing through the end of April (pending permits). This marks COC’s long awaited return to a full series of live events! This series will be limited to 200 participants, with the students of WIOL being allowed to sign up first. You can read all about the mini-series, get exact dates and venues, and check out the new rules and COVID precautions on the Winter League home page.
WIOL registration is open now and will close on February 27th at 11:59pm.
Public registration for the first meet for any available spots will open on Monday, March 1 at 7pm and will close at 9pm on Wednesday, March 3rd.
There will be assigned start times for all and no e-punch rental available for public runners. We are counting on all participants to adhere to the safety guidelines we must put in place to keep folks safe and to get permits from our venues.
We are excited to be able to get back out running in the woods! Hope to see you soon!
January 31, 2021 by Ing Uhlin
Did you know Cascade OC has a group email list? It is a “Discussion group for the orienteering community of western Washington state, USA.” But it is also a way for anybody on the list to communicate with other club members or other members of the list, and a way to get information out quickly about upcoming events, changes, or other critical information. This can be especially useful now when the newsletter has gone on a hiatus (hopefully temporarily).
For some background, COC had a Yahoo Group list for many years but after Yahoo discontinued support for their group lists last December, we have now switched to a Google Group list. It is not an ideal situation because one has to be logged into Google.
So what to do?
1) Go to groups.google.com (this becomes an active link if you open the News post).
2) Search for cascadeoc (as one word).
3) Ask to join.
4) Wait for the email confirmation from groups.google.com.