2018-11-25 Turkey O at Hawn State Park

Hey all – you gotta get out to this one.  SLOC returns to Hawn State Park after a 5 year layoff.  Kevin Minton leads us there with a red/orange/white course options.
Sunday, November 25th
11:00 registration and 12pm start (2 min intervals).

2018-10-28 Halloween O Meet and Party (with costume contest)

Here’s a chance to get a look at Castlewood from an unusual perspective and then relax and have fun at the party.  The course will challenge your strategic skills, as the controls will be all over the map with a couple of decision points of major consequence.

Location (Start and Parking):  Castlewood State Park, 1401 Kiefer Creek Road, Ballwin, MO 63021  at Shelter #1, across from gazebo and rest room at trail head lot (follow signs)
When:  Sunday, October 28, Registration beginning 11am, Mass Start 12pm.
Format: 1 hour Score O (May be done as a Bike O with finish access by paved road)

The course begins in the main valley and ends near the stairs down to the railroad tracks.  After finishing, you will be directed to the party at Rudy’s new digs (e.g.bnb2b) about 100 yards walk away. (no metal spikes please).  A simple but satisfying repast with sustainably grown foods, wine, beer and sparkling juices and water will be provided.

There will be a costume contest with a wild animal theme judged by the honorable Yvonne. The costume should be worn on the run!

When you are rested and refreshed, a cool down jog/walk back to your cars down below will prime you for your next training day.

Thanks in advance for those of you who have offered to help with course design, map checking and vetting, etc.

RSVP and/or questions:  Contact Rudy Schwarz at rudysarch@att.net or 314-914-1120

2018-06-09 Des Peres Park Memory O Results

White Course
Des Peres Park
Memory O
Gabe Sison 0:13:11
Kate Shipp 0:18:00
Angie and Tommy Ryan 0:18:34
Troop 61 0:22:42
Buss Pack Troop 0:25:32
Patty Shipp 0:27:45
Zoe Lyons 0:31:15
Liam Carey 0:34:44
Anna and Victoria Gochkov 0:35:30
Robert and Aimee Port 0:38:20
Matt untimed
Nathan and Eileen Graves untimed
*Results for the yellow course are lost – sorry!!

2018-11-17 & 18 Possum Trot

Orienteer Kansas and Possum Trot Orienteering Club invite you to attend the Possum Trot XIX weekend in Kansas City on Nov 17-18, 2018.
Saturday will feature a sprint course hosted by Orienteer Kansas.
Sunday will feature the famous Possum Trot, a long “goat” event hosted by Possum Trot O Club.
Further details will be updated on this page as they become available:

2018-07-22 Queeny Park Results

Bike Group:
David Frei and Mary Piper – 24:56

Jeff Ryan – 24:07
Matt Scheerer – 25:35
Mickey Boianoff – 26:13
Kevin Minton – 31:37
Dave Hagen – 31:40
Rudy Schwarz – 32:20
Brent Suydam – 35:15
Jim Avery – 35:40
Gabriel Sison – 37:52
David Welsh – 40:20

Lisa McNurty – 42:54

Robert Bart/Amy Bart – 58:18
Tristan Beache/Heather Zanitsch – 1:06:13
Nicole Bruemmer/Melissa Hillery – 1:07:32
Dave, Shannon and Jack Beattie – 31:52 (1 lap)

2018-08-18 SLOC Board Meeting

Immediately following the Laumeier meet is a Board Meeting for the club.  At this club we will hold elections for two new board positions including the office of the president of the board.  All members are welcome to attend and vote.  If you are interested in joining the board and have questions about what that entails, please contact any of our board members.

2018-08-18 Laumeier Sculpture Park

Join us for our second year with Jeff at this art park.  See art, run, have fun.

Registration at 9am at the Moss Shelter with starts to follow.  Course closes at 12pm.

We Will have two courses, a 2k yellow “kids” course and a 4.5k Orange course.

Immediately following the meet is a Board Meeting for the club.  At this club we will hold elections for two new board positions including the office of the president of the board.  All members are welcome to attend and vote.  If you are interested in joining the board and have questions about what that entails, please contact any of our board members.

2018-11-10 West Tyson O Meet

Many of you may be itching to get outdoors as the weather starts to cool.  Others may want to get some good practice navigating for the upcoming Castlewood Adventure Race sponsored by Alpine Shop.  Whether a beginner or experienced, this meet is for you.  Come out to one of the best local parks for orienteering in the St. Louis area.

Location:  West Tyson Park, 131 North Outer Road East, Saint Louis, MO 63025 at the Roth Memorial Lodge (follow signs).

When: Saturday, November 10th.  Registration starts at 8:30, Timed starts begin at 9:00.

Format:  Point to Point with 3 courses for beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

White Course (beginner):  2 KM, mainly trail based with some hill climbing on moderately technical trails.  Skills required:  basic map recognition and be able to follow a trail map.

Orange Course (Intermediate):  4-5 KM, points placed on strong features.  Skills required: ability to understand contour lines and use compass to navigate off trail.

Red Course (Advanced): 10 KM, Difficult point placement, requires advanced skills of compass, pacing, and contour reading.  Grit and endurance are definite prerequisites for the Blue Course as this park has lots of fun hills!

Course Closes at 12:00 (last start is 9:30 for advanced course): each orienteer gets 2.5 hours to complete course before losing 1 CP per minute over the time.

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.  Stick around and chat about your route/experience.

Balanced Body Rehab is a physical therapy service provider donating one complimentary biomechanical analysis and running evaluation to a lucky participant and will be chosen by a drawing at 12:00.  The participant must be present to win 🙂


  • Free for Members and their immediate families
    • Membership is only $50 annually for an entire family and you can sign up at the race if you would like
  • $20 for every adult for non-members.
  • $5 for non-member youth- under 18

BONUS:  Orienteering workshop for beginners and intermediate to be conducted at 9:00.  Volunteers will be available to answer questions following the short workshop as well.

Questions?   Contact Race Director: Josh Borgmeyer at 314-780-9759 or josh@balancedbodyrehab.com

2018-07-22 Queeny Park Orienteering

Our next event is being held at Queeny Park on Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 9am.  Registration begins at 8am.  Meet director is Yvonne Deyo.


– Mass start at 9AM
– The course will be a farsta format (mass start, 14 total controls, 2 loops with 3 common controls each loop)
– 15 different course combinations – following others is not advised!
– Approximately 4.5k total length
– Pay close attention to the clue sheet for the proper order of controls
– Less complex navigation, but quick decision-making is rewarded
– Course is appropriate for both beginner and advanced