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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.

    2015 JROTC Programs

  • February Club Newsletter Now Avaliable Online! February Newsletter (PDF Format)



  • Season Schedule

  • First Water Score-O Cancelled

    The First Water 3-Hour Score-O, scheduled for Sunday, March 1, 2015, is cancelled. The National Weather Service has issued a flash warning for the area beginning Saturday night and running through Monday. (See the National Weather Service Flood Warning). Since the driving route to the First Water event area includes a dirt road that crosses several washes, we have decided that it is too risky to hold orienteering events in the area this weekend. If you have questions you can contact Forest through the GPHXO Meetup Contact link.

    Don't worry though, if you need an orienteering fix, we have a big weekend of orienteering events planned for March 14 and 15 at new event locations around Black Canyon City. (See event information in the links below).

    Next Phoenix Events.
  • CANCELLED: Sunday, March 1, 2015: First Water, near Apache Junction, AZ
    3-Hour Score-O
  • Saturday, March 14, 2015: High Desert Park, Black Canyon City, AZ
    Beginner's Clinic, Beginner's Practice, 2 Sprints
    (Event Details)
  • Sunday, March 15, 2015: Rock Springs, Black Canyon City, AZ
    2-Hour Score-O, 5-Hour Adventure Race
    (Event Details)

  • Next Tucson Events (More info at www.tucsonorienteeringclub.org)
  • Sunday, March 8, 2015: Box Canyon 2-Hour Score-O

  • Other Orienteering Events.

    Upcoming Adventure Races
  • Sunday, March 15, 2015: Rock Springs, Black Canyon City, AZ
    GPHXO 5-Hour Adventure Race
    (Event Details)
  • Saturday or Sunday, May 9 or 10, 2015: GPHXO Sidewinder Adventure Race
    Event Details TBD.

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 1st world war. In 1961 the International Orienteering Federation was Created. Orienteering is a sport which is growing rapidly in the U.S.  (US Orienteering Federation ) and Canada. Orienteerers use topographical maps and compass to plan cross-country routes, and then use a variety of techniques to travel the route they have planned.

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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