DVOA Event Schedule

We use online preregistration for all of our events (at a significant discount versus day-of-event rates.) Links to register are listed below. Deadline to register is normally the Thursday before the event.

Walk in day-of-event registration is available unless otherwise noted, but map/course selection may be limited. Cost for registering at the event is $10/map for the white/beginner course and $20/map for all other courses.

See below for a note about risks you assume while orienteering, including Covid-19 information.

Fri Jan 12, 2024    Georgia Navigator's Cup, GA    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Notes: Event runs from 1/12/24 to 1/15/24 Pre-registration is required. See OUSA event listing for deadlines and fees.
Sat Jan 13, 2024    Anza Borrego Desert Festival, CA    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Notes: Event runs from 1/13/24 to 1/15/24. Pre-registration is required. See OUSA event schedule for link to entry fee information and entry deadlines.
Sat Jan 20, 2024    Zion Lutheran Church  Google Map  
 Training  Winter Meeting, Potluck  This event has been confirmed with park officials
 
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: DVOA's Winter Meeting 2pm to 8pm. Trainings start at 2:30pm, Pot Luck Dinner at 5:30pm Schedule & Details of Training, Meeting & Potluck Dinner
Directions: Take Route 422 W to PA Rt23 West exit. Follow Rt23 west through Phoenixville to Rt724. From Rt23 & Rt724 jct, follow Rt724 west 1.1 miles to Zion Lutheran Church on left. From the Rdg-Pottstown area, take the 724 Exit off 422. Continue E on 724 through 3 lights and look for signs. Large white Church on the right.
Sun Jan 21, 2024    POSTPONED Ellis Woods    Special  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Pre-register Here or Check Who's Registered
Notes: DUE to the weather, the Park has asked us to reschedule the event. Date pending President's Cup - New Map - Get 'em All O' ... Event Details
Sat Feb 10, 2024    Chestnut Hill Urban Orienteering    Score-O  Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Joey McGarvey
Course Setter: Ian Whitehead
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Notes: Join us for Mailbox Madness, an urban sprint orienteering training series in Philadelphia. Events follow a Score-O format, with mailboxes instead of control flags. Tag as many mailboxes as you can in 60 minutes--pace and route choice are up to you. Scoring is unofficial, on the honor system. Note that urban running involves risk--please cross streets safely and carefully. Please arrive at 10:45 to enter and collect your map. Mass Start at 11 am. Start location to be announced. More Info on Urban Orienteering
Directions: The start will be in Pastorius Park, next to the pond. There is plenty of free street parking adjacent to Pastorius Park, in addition to paid lots along Germantown Avenue. We will have an after-event "Mappy Hour" at Chestnut Hill Brewing Company beginning at 12:00 pm. Mappy Hour is open to everyone, even if you are not participating in the Score-O. Google Map
Thu Feb 22, 2024    Mainline School Night -Intro to Orienteering    Special 
 
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Notes: Want to get involved with orienteering? Start of 3 night Main Line School Night (MLSN) "Intro to Orienteering" class for beginners. Thursday Feb 22nd, 29th and March 7th. See link to register. Limited space available. Link to MLSN program registration
Sat Mar 02, 2024    Kings Gap Environmental Education Center  Google Map  
 Beg  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mark Frank  
Course Setter:
Pre-register Here or Check Who's Registered
Notes: 10 am instructional program starting in the classroom for 45 minutes and then trying a course in the woods. Expect to be there until at least noon.
Directions: From Interstate 81, take Exit 37. At the exit, travel south on Route 233 about 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Pine Road and continue 2.5 miles. The entrance to the center is on the right. Follow O-signs.
Sat Mar 02, 2024    Southwest Spring Week, AZ    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Notes: Event runs from 3/2/24 to 3/10/24. Pre-registration is required. See OUSA event schedule for link to entry fee information and entry deadlines. OUSA Event info and registration
Sat Mar 02, 2024    Norristown Farm Park  Google Map  
 Beg  Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
Pre-register Here or Check Who's Registered
Notes: Start at Pavilion 10 am to Noon
Directions: South side of Germantown Pike, midway between 202 and 363, just east of the crossing with Whitehall Road.
Sat Mar 02, 2024    West Philadelphia Urban Orienteering    Score-O  Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Joey McGarvey
Course Setter: Ian Whitehead
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Notes: Join us for Mailbox Madness, an urban sprint orienteering training series in Philadelphia. Events follow a Score-O format, with mailboxes instead of control flags. Tag as many mailboxes as you can in 60 minutes--pace and route choice are up to you. Scoring is unofficial, on the honor system. Note that urban running involves risk--please cross streets safely and carefully. Please arrive at 10:45 to enter and collect your map. Mass Start at 11 am. More Info on Urban Orienteering
Directions: Google Map The start will be at Clark Park Bowl, south of Chester Avenue in Clark Park. There is a small public parking lot in Clark Park, but it may be full because of the Farmers Market on Saturday morning. There is plenty of free street parking available, especially west of the park. We will have an after-even "Mappy Hour" at Carbon Copy beginning at 12:15pm. Mappy Hour is open to everyone, even if you are not participating in the Score-O.
Sun Mar 03, 2024    Nolde Forest  Google Map  
 Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
Pre-register Here or Check Who's Registered
Notes: Class begins at 10 am. We should be done by Noon.
Directions: South of Reading PA on route 625. Take Rt 724 West from I 176, or East from 222 and turn south on 625. The park is about 2 miles South of that intersection.
Sun Mar 10, 2024    Hibernia County Park  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Ohrwaschel  
Course Setter: Bob Agosta
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Directions: From US Rt. 30 Bypass north of Coatesville, take PA Rt. 82 north. Watch for left turn at top of hill. Follow O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Course notes

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.00km 45.0m 10
Yellow 2.80km 55.0m 10
Orange 4.70km 95.0m 13
Brown 3.70km 70.0m 12
Green 5.20km 150.0m 16
Red 6.30km 190.0m 16

Sun Mar 17, 2024    Fort Washington  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Lena Kushleyeva  
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
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Directions: From Exit 26 of the PA Turnpike follow PA Rt. 309 south to Rt. 73. Take a right onto Rt. 73 and follow it north and west and watch for O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

This event will feature a full set of orienteering courses at Fort Washington, with an added twist for the advanced courses of removing the trails from part of the map. There will also be an opportunity to discuss navigation strategies with the mapper and course setter either before or after your course.  Full details here.

Note that this time of year there is only one bathroom open in the park and it is about 1km from the registration area (see the map at the link above), so you may want to stop by the restroom as you are entering the park.

After the event, consider joining the Mappy Hour (where you can get lunch, drink-of-choice, and discuss your day's adventure) - at Tannery Run Brew Works, just 7 minutes from the park - meeting at 1pm.  Details.   Directions to the Brew Works.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.20km 70.0m 15
Yellow 2.40km 85.0m 15
Orange 4.40km 105.0m 17
Brown 3.80km 90.0m 15
Green 5.50km 125.0m 21
Red 7.20km 210.0m 29
Blue 9.20km 270.0m 36

Fri Mar 22, 2024    OUSA Junior Nationals, WA    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Notes: Event runs from 3/22/24 to 3/24/24. Pre-registration is required. See OUSA event schedule for link to entry fee information and entry deadlines. OUSA Event info and registration
Sat Mar 30, 2024    Governor Dick  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bradley Hall  
Co-Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Brennen Hall
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Notes: THIS EVENT WAS MOVED FROM 3/23/2024 TO 3/30/2024 DUE TO THE EXTREME RAIN FORECASTED AND SINCE GOV DICK WE DIDN'T WANT ANY ISSUES. THERE IS A LOVELY BREW PUB THAT PEOPLE MAY WANT TO VISIT..https://www.lvcraftbrew.com/brewpub
Directions: From the PA Turnpike, go South from the Lebanon-Lancaster exit of PA TPK on route 72. Turn West on Cider Press Road then North on Pinch Road. (From Rt 30 in Lancaster go North on Rt 72 through Manheim and another 3+/- miles to Pinch Road.) Follow Pinch Road to the event site. Look for entrance shortly after crossing over the Turnpike.

ED/CS Notes:

Course Setter Notes:

There are three new uncrossable fences (including one that was just put up a couple weeks ago) that I added to the map. None of these should interfere with courses but you will notice at least one.
Private property is marked as out of bounds. Advanced courses might see houses but shouldn’t have trouble avoiding these areas. There is one path that passes in between two areas marked OB. This one can be used if you wish, just stay out of people’s yards.
As a safety precaution, Route 117 is marked as a forbidden route with red X’s. This mostly applies to the Red course as this road might be a tempting route choice otherwise.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.80km 115.0m 12
Yellow 3.10km 115.0m 13
Orange 3.40km 150.0m 12
Brown 3.90km 120.0m 11
Green 5.20km 195.0m 15
Red 6.80km 265.0m 18

Sat Apr 06, 2024    Lower Perkiomen / J.J. Audubon  Google Map  
 Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Robert Meyer  
Course Setter:
Notes: 10 beginner instructional program. Come at 10 am get an instruction and then go on a course.. Preregistration preferred. Free. Link for Registration will be active 2/1/2024 - 4/5/2024
Directions: From King of Prussia follow US 422 west to Oaks Exit. At the bottom of the ramp turn right at the light then make another right at the next light. Follow O-signs to parking. From Pottstown follow US 422 east to the Oaks Exit. Stay right at end of ramp and yield on to Egypt Road. Go under 422 and make a right at the 2nd light (before crossing bridge). Follow O-signs to parking.
Fri Apr 07, 2024    Flying Pig XXVI, OCIN, OH    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Directions: Event runs from 4/5/24 to 4/7/24. Pre-registration is required. See OUSA event schedule for link to entry fee information and entry deadlines.
Sun Apr 07, 2024    Quail Hill Scout Camp  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Dmitry Lavrov
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Directions: From N & W: NJ Turnpike Exit 8 to Rt 33 East for 5 mi. Rt 527Alt North/Iron Ore Rd. From E: Garden St Pkwy Exit 100A to Rt 33 W for 16 mi. to Rt 527Alt/Iron Ore Rd. Then North 1/4 mile on 527Alt to Quail Hill sign, turn right onto Le Valley Rd into camp.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.30km 65.0m 11
Yellow 3.10km 80.0m 14
Orange 3.90km 120.0m 21
Brown 4.20km 120.0m 17
Green 5.70km 180.0m 24
Red 6.60km 160.0m 29

Sat Apr 13, 2024    DAY 1 of 44th Annual West Point National, NY    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Notes: Event runs from 4/13/24 to 4/14/24. Pre-registration is required. See OUSA event schedule for link to entry fee information and entry deadlines. Direct link not currently available Event info
Sun Apr 14, 2024    DAY 2 of 44th Annual West Point National, NY    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Notes: Event runs from 4/13/24 to 4/14/24. Pre-registration is required. See OUSA event schedule for link to entry fee information and entry deadlines.
Sat Apr 20, 2024    Willows & Skunk Hollow  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Tim Walsh  610-446-3255
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
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Directions: From Rt. 320 and Rt. 30 intersection at Villanova follow Rt. 320 south to first light. Right at light then bear left at road fork (Newtown Rd). Follow O'-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Brown is Green, Orange is Blue?    This means, specifically - Brown will have some more controls off trail, in the forest, which is getting thicker and greener in the Spring - and Orange will have some route choices where splashing across a wide but shallow stream is best.  Pick your favorite option.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 2.11km 55.0m 12
Yellow 2.66km 75.0m 11
Orange 3.16km 95.0m 18
Brown 4.10km 110.0m 16

Sun Apr 21, 2024    Caumsett State Historic Park, Long Island NY    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Notes: This is a one day National organized jointly by the Long Island OC and HVO. Pre-registration is required for all competitive courses. Registration is open. Early deadline is Friday April 12th 2024. Late deadline is Thursday April 18th. Link to event and registration
Sat Apr 27, 2024    White Clay Creek  Google Map  
 W  Training  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
Pre-register Here or Check Who's Registered
Notes: 10 am Start Time, expect to be done by 12 noon.
Directions: From PA Rt 1 take PA Rt 896 south toward Newark, DE and watch for O'-signs, or from I-95 take DE 896 North to park.
Sun Apr 28, 2024    Lake Needwood, Derwood MD    Y  O  Br  BG  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter: Sam Listwak
Notes: Annual Susquehanna Stumble hosted by the Quantico Orienteering Club. Pre-registration is required by no later than Noon on Aril 27, 2024 Stumble Info here
Sat May 04, 2024    French Creek State Park Central  Google Map  
 Special  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mark Frank  
Course Setter: Mark Frank
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Notes: S-MASOC 2024. Our 35th Scout Orienteering Championships. For information on this Scout Only event, please email frankdvoa@aol.com.
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 05, 2024    French Creek State Park Central  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Mark Frank
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Notes: Registration for the public Sunday event is open - please register early so we can make sure we have a map for you. We will be hosting the Scout Event the day before so if you can help too, that would be amazing!!

Mappy Hour - Join other finishers 12:30-2:30pm at Hidden River Brewing company for food & drink of your choice.
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 3.30km 55.0m 12
Yellow 3.90km 85.0m 14
Orange 4.60km 100.0m 15
Brown 4.50km 95.0m 16
Green 5.70km 130.0m 17
Red 7.00km 160.0m 22

Tue May 07, 2024    Green Lane Park  Google Map  
 Y  Instruct  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
Notes: Senior Games Montgomery County 2024
Directions: From Rt 422 take Rt 29 north. About 3.5 miles after the junction with Rt 73 look for a left turn onto Deep Creek Road and follow that and O signs to the park. From the North on Rt 29, look for O signs to the right as you approach the town of Green Lane..
Sun May 19, 2024    Coventry Woods  Google Map  
 W  Special  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
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Notes: Long Trail orienteering Run/walk starts at 11 am. prior to the Coventry Woods Festival that starts at 1 pm. (Food Trucks, Goat Races and vendors) No off Trail running. Preregistration will begin Monday evening 5/13/24. This event is a registered DVOA World Orienteering Week event.
Directions: From rt. 100 take Rt 724 west for 3 miles. Turn left on Unionville Rd. for 3 miles. Turn right on St. Peter's Rd. for a half mile. Park is on the left.

ED/CS Notes:

As a part of the Coventry Woods Festival DVOA will have 3 courses to choose from with starts from 11 am to 1pm for the two Trail Run/Walk options

and 1 beginner course from 11am through 3:30pm.

Parking will be at the Fernbrook main access off of St. Peters Road.  Parking will be part of the Festival parking.  Follow signs to the start which will be at the pavilion east of the Main building.  There will be food vendors and other types of vendors and organizatons starting around 1pm.   The festival ends around 4:30pm

During this time of the season we are not permitted to go off trail so all courses will be required to use trails from one control to another.

There will be a beginner (white course) for those wanting to try orienteering or just looking for a long walk.  It is 1.6 km 75m climb and 10 controls

The "Trail Run 1"  (YELLOW-X) is 2.2 km as the crow flies but 3.8 km using trails with 125m of climb and 7 controls.

The "Trail Run2"  (YELLOW-Y) is 5.2km as the crow flies but 8.2 km using trails with 260m of climb and 11 controls.

Trail Run course distances may vary depending on the trail route you choose between some controls.

Registration should open Monday evening 5/13/24 and will close at 11pm Friday 5/17/24.  Questions should be directed to Mary Frank at frankdvoa@aol.com

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
White 1.60km 75.0m 10
Yellow-X 3.80km 125.0m 7
Yellow-Y 8.20km 260.0m 11

Sat May 25, 2024    Tamanend Upper Southampton Park  Google Map  
 Short  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Svetlana Frolenko  
Course Setter: Lena Kushleyeva
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Notes: Starts 10am to Noon.
Directions: Park entrance is from PA 232 (Second Street Pike). Within the park, take the second right to reach the parking lot.

ED/CS Notes:

Join us for the kickoff of the summer short course series.

There will be two short courses plus a white course for beginners and kids.

Starts will be 10AM-Noon.

Sun Jun 02, 2024    Penn State-Berks  Google Map  
 Short  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Katherine Moss  
Course Setter: Julie Keim
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Notes: Starts 10am to Noon
Directions: From Harrisburg, PA and Points West: Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike East to Exit 286 (Reading/Denver). Exit to 222 North. Follow the signs for 222 North/Allentown. Exit at Broadcasting Road. Make a right at the traffic signal onto Broadcasting Road. Make the first right onto Harper Road (campus entrance). From Philadelphia, PA and Southern New Jersey: I-76 West to exit 328A for 422 West. 422 West to Reading (about 45 minutes). Merge to the left lane after passing the Penn Street, Penn Avenue, and North Wyomissing Blvd. exits in Reading. Follow the signs for 222 North/Allentown. Exit at Broadcasting Road. Make a right at the traffic signal onto Broadcasting Road. Make the first right onto Harper Road (campus entrance).

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
SprintO-1 2.20km 55.0m 10
SprintO-2 2.40km 70.0m 11

Sat Jun 08, 2024    Tyler State Park  Google Map  
 Score-O  This event has been confirmed with park officialsVolunteer to help at this event
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Kyle Sullivan  
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
Directions: North on I 95 to the intersection with I 295. Follow I 295 East and exit at exit 8 and go west on PA 332. Go straight 4.7 miles, and in that stretch 332 becomes Route 413. Where Rt 413 makes a sharp right turn, you will instead be turning left at that light into the main Park entrance. Watch for O-signs.

ED/CS Notes:

Join us for a one or two hour score-o covering all of Tyler State park, including many areas that have not been used for any recent events!  The course is designed to be appropriate for all experience levels, with a mix of controls from first-time beginner to advanced.

2 hour event:  Check-in 9:30-10:30, Maps distributed at 10:00AM.  Mass start at 10:30M.  Finish time 12:30PM.

1 hour event:  Check-in 10:30-11:30, Maps distributed at 11:00AM.  Mass start at 11:30M.  Finish time 12:30PM.

At the end of the event (12:30) join us at the finish pavilion for some pizza and sharing of stories from the course.  You will be able to sign up for the pizza as part of the registration process.

Similar to our other summer events, costs are $15 for members and $20 for non-members.  Pizza cost is $5/person.

Full course notes are available here.

Courses Information:

Course Distance Climb Ctrls
Score-O 17.00km 0.0m 50

Sun Jun 16, 2024    Bucks County Community College  Google Map  
 Short  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Samuel Kolins  
Co-Director: Sergei Fedorov  
Course Setter: Sergei Fedorov
Notes: Starts from 10am to Noon
Sat Jun 22, 2024    Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Notes: The event runs from June 22nd to June 30th, 2024 Friday, June 21 – Warmup event, Fishtrap Lake WA Marmot O’ Cup (incl. Western States Championships*) Saturday, June 22 – Forest Sprints NRE, Round 1 (am) and Round 2 (pm), Fisk State Park, Spokane WA Sunday, June 23 – Middle NRE, Fisk State Park, Spokane WA Monday, June 24 – Riverside State Park, Spokane WA Tuesday, June 25 – Holmberg Park and Conservation Area, Spokane WA Wednesday, June 26 – Rest/travel day Thursday, June 27 – Classic NRE, Larry Creek Rec Area, Florence MT Friday, June 28 – Middle NRE, Soft Rock Rec Area, Ravalli County MT Saturday, June 29 – Long NRE, Lubrecht Experimental Forest, Greenough MT Sunday, June 30 – Sprint NRE, University of Montana, Missoula MT OUSA Event info and registration
Sun Jun 23, 2024    Ellis Woods  Google Map  
 Special  Summer Meeting, Picnic  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Wyatt Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Notes: Rescheduled from January's President's Cup...
Sat Jun 29, 2024    Norristown Farm Park  Google Map  
 W  Br  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: David Radspinner
Notes: NOTE Special Start time 3 pm to 4 pm.
Directions: South side of Germantown Pike, midway between 202 and 363, just east of the crossing with Whitehall Road.
Sat Jul 06, 2024    Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education  Google Map  
 Short  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Joey McGarvey  
Course Setter: Ian Whitehead
Notes: Starts 10am to Noon
Directions: From I-476N use exit 18A to Ridge Pike, go southeast. From I-476S exit at 18B and use the U turn at Allanwood. From I-76 use exit 338 Green Lane, follow N to left turn on Ridge Pike. Look for signs at corner of Ridge Pike and Port Royal Ave.
Sat Jul 13, 2024    French Creek State Park Central  Google Map  
 Y  Br  Short  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Aronson  610.814.0580
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Notes: NOTE special start times: 5pm to 7pm
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Jul 13, 2024    French Creek State Park Central  Google Map  
 Beg  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mark Frank  
Course Setter:
Notes: 10 am beginner instructions with the Park. Parking near the Playground
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Jul 20, 2024    Nockamixon State Park  Google Map  
 Short  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Aronson  610.814.0580
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Notes: NOTE Special start time: 5pm to 7pm.
Directions: On Rt313 between Doylestown and Quakertown, go north on 563, look for signs to the right.
Sat Jul 27, 2024    Franko    Short 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Steve Aronson
Course Setter: Steve Aronson
Notes: Note special Start time: 5pm to 7pm. Awaiting park permission
Sat Aug 03, 2024    Canadian Orienteering Festival    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Notes: This event runs from August 3rd to August 10th. COC and NAOC info and registration
Sat Aug 17, 2024    FDR Park  Google Map  
 Br  Short  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Notes: Starts 10am to 1pm
Sat Aug 24, 2024    Wilson Farm Park  Google Map  
 Short  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Angelica Riley  
Course Setter: Wyatt Riley
Notes: starts 10am to Noon Followed by picnic and awards for summer short course series
Sat Sep 07, 2024    French Creek State Park Central  Google Map  
 Beg  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: https://paparksandforests.org/event/women-in-the-big-woods/ Women in the Big Woods
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sun Sep 08, 2024    French Creek State Park Central  Google Map  
 Beg 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: https://paparksandforests.org/event/women-in-the-big-woods/ Women in the Big Woods Event, DVOA assisting with a program. Registration is limited so register early
Directions: Follow PA Rt.23 to Rt.345, take Rt.345 north and watch for O'-signs.
Sat Sep 14, 2024    Hickory Run Sand Spring  Google Map  
 Beg  Int  Adv  Training 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Julie Keim
Notes: Hickory Run Training Weekend
Directions: From the north, take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. From the south, take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to Rt 903 exit. Turn right on PA Rt. 903. Turn left at the light onto PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. The entrance to the Sand Spring Lake parking area is along PA Rt. 534 Between I80 and Rt. 903.
Sat Sep 14, 2024    Hickory Run Sand Spring  Google Map  
 Night-O  Beg  Int  Adv 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins Co-Setter: Rob Wilkison
Directions: From the north, take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. From the south, take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to Rt 903 exit. Turn right on PA Rt. 903. Turn left at the light onto PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. The entrance to the Sand Spring Lake parking area is along PA Rt. 534 Between I80 and Rt. 903.
Sun Sep 15, 2024    Hickory Run Sand Spring  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: Rob Wilkison Co-Setter: Samuel Kolins
Directions: From the north, take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to I-80 exit. Turn right at light onto PA Rt. 940 and follow west for 3 miles. Go south on PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. From the south, take Northeast Extension of PA Turnpike to Rt 903 exit. Turn right on PA Rt. 903. Turn left at the light onto PA Rt. 534 and follow O'-signs. The entrance to the Sand Spring Lake parking area is along PA Rt. 534 Between I80 and Rt. 903.
Fri Sep 20, 2024    Hollidaysburg School Complex    Night-O  Beg  Int  Adv 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Kristin Frank-Cramer
Course Setter: Mark Frank
Notes: FLASHLIGHT NIGHT ANNUAL EVENT...
Sat Sep 28, 2024    Rotary Scout Reservation, Averill Park, NY    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Notes: This is Day 1 of a 2 day classic orienteering event September 28th and 29th. No link currently available. by Empire Orienteering club Information & Registration
Sun Sep 29, 2024    Pineridge XC Center, East Poestenkill, NY    W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director:
Course Setter:
Notes: Day 2 of the "O" on the PLAT-O by the Empire Orienteering club Information & Registration
Sat Oct 05, 2024    Warinanco Park  Google Map  
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Fri Oct 11, 2024    Nay Aug Park  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Sprint-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
Course Setter: Karl Ahlswede
Notes: DVOA hosts U.S. Orienteering Championships - Sprint Link to event website
Sat Oct 12, 2024    Merli-Sarnoski Park  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Middle  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
Course Setter: Greg Ahlswede
Notes: DVOA hosts the U.S. Orienteering Championships - Middle Link to event website
Sun Oct 13, 2024    Merli-Sarnoski Park  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl  Long  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Sandy Fillebrown  
Course Setter: Glen Tryson
Notes: DVOA hosts the U.S. Orienteering Championships - Long Link to event website
Fri Oct 18, 2024    Norristown Farm Park  Google Map  
 Night-O  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter:
Notes: 6 pm to 8 pm. Start at Pavilion
Directions: South side of Germantown Pike, midway between 202 and 363, just east of the crossing with Whitehall Road.
Sat Oct 19, 2024    Rodney Scout Reservation  Google Map  
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Tentative NJROTC AREA 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS
Directions: The camp is approximately 30 miles southwest of Wilmington, DE and 50 miles northeast of Baltimore, MD. Take Exit 100 off I-95, follow Rt. 272 for 10 miles south, through the town of North East and look for signs
Sun Nov 03, 2024    French Creek State Park North  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  This event has been confirmed with park officials
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Kyle Sullivan  
Course Setter: Ernie Schubert
Directions: Follow Rt. 23 to PA Rt. 345, take Rt. 345 north and watch for O'-signs
Sat Nov 09, 2024    Warwick County Park  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Mary Frank  16103104675
Course Setter: David Morgan Co-Setter: Mark Frank
Notes: Annual Patriot's Challenge. Open to all High School Junior ROTC programs. Courses white through green. Starts open to club volunteers and general public 11:30am to 1pm. Courses White through Red
Directions: Follow PA Rt23 to Knauertown and watch for O'-signs
Sun Nov 17, 2024    Mount Penn - Pagoda  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Bradley Hall  
Course Setter: Ron Bortz
Notes: This event has been moved from April 21, 2024 to this date. More information to come once permission has been granted.
Directions: From the E or S: Business 422 into Reading and look for O signs. From the W or N: Skyline Drive south from Rt 12 and look for O signs
Sun Nov 17, 2024     Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter:
Notes: Tentative date for event..awaiting confirmation from course setter.
Sun Nov 24, 2024    Batsto  Google Map  
 W  Y  O  Br  G  R  Bl 
Event has EPunching
Event Director:   
Course Setter: Bob Burg
Directions: From US30 East (White Horse Pike) in Hammonton take SR-542 (Pleasant Mills Rd.) toward Batsto, follow SR-542 north-east for about 7mi and watch for O'-signs.
Sun May 11, 2025    Merli-Sarnoski Park  Google Map  
 BG  Kid  Baby 
Event has EPunching
Event Director: Kyle Sullivan  
Course Setter: Samuel Kolins
Notes: Tentative 2025 Billygoat

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  • Outdoor activies, including Orienteering have some inherent risks, and we ask that you assume those risks when you are out and about. These risks include both physical hazards, such as the rocks, stick and logs in our parks, as well as a risk of catching something from another person outside, including Covid-19.
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