Upcoming Events

Here are the future events that are being planned for St. Louis Orienteering.  For events that are open for registration, please go to our Registration Page.  Also, a paper registration form can be found here to bring to the meet -> Registration Form

  • 2018-10-19 OUSA Nationals

    OUSA Nationals are being held October 19-21 close to South Bend IN.

    It’d be a blast to carpool with a big group from SLOC!

    https://www.ocin.org/flying_pig/Nationals_2018/entry_info_Nationals_2018.html

  • 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
  • 2018-11-10 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 8:00, 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.

    Blue 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 12:30 (last start 10:00): 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 🙂

    Cost:

    • 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 8:30.  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

  • 2018-11-17 & 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: