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    Orienteering in the Petrified Forest National Park (Oct 17 & 18, 4-hour Rogaine each day)
    We have an incredible new venue for our orienteering club! See below for more information or jump directly to the Petrified Forest Event Page.

    Update: 06 Oct 2015
    • We extended packet pickup on both Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 to 7:45 at the Visitor's Center. We also have packet pickup on Friday from 15:00 to 18:00 at the Visitor's Center and again on Friday from 19:00 to 21:00 at the Motel 6 courtyard.
    • The park entrance fee went up to $20/car starting October 1, 2015. Please consider traveling to the Visitor's Center together then car pooling to the Event Headquarters.
    • The start location for Saturday is 600 meters from Event Headquarters. The start location for Sunday is 1500 meters from Event Headquarters. Please plan accordingly.
    • We'll post the Event Headquarters location here on Thursday, October 15, just in case someone is unable to pick up their packet beforehand and misses the on-site packet pickup times.

    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.

    Maryvale High School AJROTC 2015 Fundraiser Daryl Yost and the Maryvale High School Airforce Junior ROTC, active participants in our orienteering events and leaders in training up-and-coming orienteers in the Phoenix area, are conducting a fundraiser to help meet their orienteering needs. Please visit their Fundraiser Page for more information.

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



  • Season Schedule

  • Next Phoenix Events.
  • Saturday, October 3: Hidden Cove Park (Holbrook, AZ)
    Introduction to Orienteering, Practice/Short Course (Event Details)

  • Saturday and Sunday, October 17 & 18: Petrified Forest Rogaines
    Two 4-hour Rogaines (one each day) in the Petrified Forest National Park near Holbrook, AZ
    (Event Details) (What is a Rogaine?)

    NOTE: Pre-registration is required for the Petrified Forest events.
    We have a strict limit on the number of participants we can have in the national park. The park also does not allow on-site registration. Fees: Early registration: $20 per person per day. Late registration: $35 per person per day. Registration closes midnight on October 15.
    (Event Registration) (See who is registered)

  • Next Tucson Events (More info at www.tucsonorienteeringclub.org)
  • Sunday, November 15, 2015: Catalina State Park

  • Other Orienteering Events.

    Upcoming Adventure Races

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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