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Parental Consent Now Required (Click here for more information)
All participants under age 18 are now required to have a signed parental consent form on file with the club. You can complete the form before the event and either scan it and send it to us by e-mail or bring it with you to the event.

Join the Club! (Click here for details how to become a member)
If you like what we do, we'd love for you to join our club! Club members get special notices by e-mail or regular mail as well as discounts on event prices.

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Permanent and Temporary Orienteering Courses in the Phoenix Area

Map Library Map library containing links to past event maps, permanent courses, temporary courses, etc.


We apologize for the delay posting results. The last two events both included creating new maps, which took a substantial amount of time. We'll get results posted soon.


Next Phoenix Orienteering Events.
  • Sat, Nov 25: Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area (Phoenix, AZ):
    Beginner's Clinic (Sat), Sprints/Motala (Sun)

    [image:O flag] Event Details [image:O flag] Pre-register  
    (Pre-registration required. Deadline: Thu, Nov 25, 11:59 PM.)

  • Sat, Dec 9: Rio Vista Park (Peoria, AZ)
    Beginner's Clinic

    Details coming soon

  • Sun, Dec 10: Saguaro Lake Area Event (East of Fountain Hills, AZ)
    2-Hour Score-O

    Details coming soon
    The location will be within 10 miles of the intersection of the Bush Highway and the Beeline Highway, north of Saguaro Lake.

Next Tucson Orienteering Events
  • See http://tucsonorienteeringclub.org for the Tucson Orienteering Club's event schedule and additional information for individual events.
  • Sun, Oct 29: Lincoln Park
  • Sun, Nov 19: Cat Mountain
  • Sun, Dec 3: Fort Lowell Park
  • Sat, Dec 16: Ironwood Picnic Area
Other Orienteering Events.
  • Jan 13-15, 2024: Anza Borrego Orienteering Festival
    San Diego Orienteering Club Event

Upcoming Adventure Races


Orienteering is a group of sports where participants navigate from point to point using only a topographic map and a compass. Orienteering events include travel on foot, by bicycle, on skis, by kayak, etc. The events are open to individuals looking to compete for the best time as well as to others who hope to enjoy the outdoors while improving their navigation skills. A more detailed description of orienteering is found at the Orienteering USA website.

Orienteering dates back to the end of 19th century. The first competition took place in 1897 in Bergen (Norway), but it became more popular (especially in the Scandinavian countries) after the World War I. The International Orienteering Federation was created in 1961. Orienteering is growing rapidly in the U.S. (Orienteering USA) and Canada (Orienteering Canada).

There are Orienteering activities/competitions for people of all ages, at all levels of skill and fitness. Our goal is to provide activities and services to those individuals or organizations that will help them enjoy the outdoors more. If you are looking for fun new and different ways to enjoy the outdoors or if you think that we could be of service to you, please contact us.

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