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General GCO Meet Details - how most meets work

Registration for most GCO events opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 10:30 a.m. Starting times are assigned from 9 to 11 a.m. Beginner Instruction is offered as requested. Courses close at 1.00 p.m.

Our fees: $10 for each adult and $5 for each child or youth (ages 7-18) for non-members and $8 for adults and $4 for children or youths for members of GCO or other Orienteering clubs.

A second course is $2 per person. You can also rent a compass for $1.

You can save time, particularly for groups, by filling out a Registration Form (left). Use ONE FORM for each individual or team going out together!!


Combined schedule for 2024:

GCO, BAOC and Terraloco


Sunday 8/25/2024 - BAOC: Bedwell Bayfront Park, Menlo Park, CA.

C: Beginner event with free introduction to Orienteering sessions. BAOC Bayfront Park


Sunday Early October , GCO - Orangevale Community Park

Orangevale Park
Orangevale Park

Beginner / Intermediate event. 3 regular courses (White, Yellow and Orange) with checkpoint that have to be visited a specific order.

Orangevale Park is a small but varied park with fun single track trails and some really runnable forrest!

Course Setter Ryan Zahner

More location info: Orangeval Park.


Sunday 12/1 - GCO Rossmore Bar!

B-meet with 6 courses

Course Setter Nic Weber, Event Director Dan Rathbun



Mid December - GCO's X-mas Old Town Folsom O-Scramble!

The traditional Holiday scramble in Old Town Folsom. Check points are cattered around the old town, from the zoo to the trolley stop. Time limit is 90 minutes; find as many as you can in and return to the start/finish before the time runs out. Penalty for Overtime.
Event Director and Course Setter: Dwight Freund.


Come and have fun with us!

More scheduled events:

  • Bay Area Orienteering Club (BAOC).
  • terraloco Urban and wild map adventures.
  • Nav-X Map Trekking Series.
  • Los Angeles Orienteering Club.
  • San Diego Orienteering.

  • Abbreviations: W = White, Y = Yellow, O = Orange, Br = Brown, Gr = Green, R = Red, B = Blue,
    ED = Event Director. CS = Course Setter.
    White and Yellow are beginner courses. Orange is intermediate. Brown, Green, Red and Blue are all advanced courses with varying lengths and physical difficulty.
    Scrambles (also known as Score-O) are mass-start events in which you find as many controls as possible, in any order, within the time limit.

    All meets are tentative, subject to park approval!! Dates might be changed for various reasons, so always check here! Look for more details on the meets closer to the date.