Some of the events on this page are hosted by us and some of them are hosted by other clubs in the region.

See our FAQ page regarding when to show up when there is a range of time such as “11-noon.”

Eastern Washington Orienteering Club

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Scheduled Nearby Events For 2018

September 16


Bend, Oregon Ice Caves - Hosted By CROC

Columbia River Orienteering Club is hosting navigation races at the Arnold and Boyd Caves area about 20 minutes SE of Bend, Oregon. There will be 3 and 6-hour options. Find out more information on CROC's website.
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September 22

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Finch Arboretum Club Event and Classes

The most common question we get, here at EWOC Central, is "do you guys ever offer classes?" Well, the answer is, "just once a year," and this is that one day. Long-time EWOC member and Gonzaga Professor John Beck will teach two classes and set courses for an orienteering event in between. You'll have to pre-register through Spokane Parks and Rec for either of the classes. You can register for the club event on-site as usual. Details of the day are below.

Class: Introduction To Orienteering

EWOC has partnered with Spokane Parks and Rec to offer "Intro To Orienteering." You'll learn the basics, like how to make sense of an orienteering map, how to use a compass, and how to use the compass and map together. At the end of the class time you'll practice your newfound knowledge at the actual club event which follows (at no additional cost). If you've thought orienteering sounded fun but didn't know how to get started, this class is for you.

Class starts at 9:30 in the information building at Finch Arboretum. Register online for just $12.

Finch Arboretum Orienteering

After the morning Intro class we'll have a classic point-to-point orienteering event in Finch Arboretum. Registration for event-only people will be between 11:00 and noon. Arrive early enough so you can finish by 1:00 so John can start the afternoon class on time. Regular map fees apply if you're not enrolled in one of the classes.
Map info and directions to the start

Class: Orienteering Skills

The morning class is about the mechanics of orienteering. Start with that class first if you aren't familiar with using a compass together with a map. The afternoon class is a little more about the art. Learn about estimating distances, seeing and selecting between route choices, staying "found," and ways to complete orienteering courses faster. This class alone won't make you an expert in the sport, but it will give you an good idea what skills and strategies are worth practicing.

This class includes participation in the Finch Arboretum event beforehand, so show up for that around 11:00. Class will be in the information building (and outside) from 1:00 to about 3:00. Register online for $12.

October 6

Mass Start:

Sandpoint Street Scramble

(This was scheduled for April but we had to postpone it due to dangerous torrential rains.) Ed Robinson will design this popular annual event that explores the beautiful town of Sandpoint, Idaho. Meet at Sandpoint West Athletic Club before 9:40 to register. You'll want some time to look your map over and plan your route before the 10:00 start. Once under way, you'll have three hours to look for the control locations. Rather than punching a card at each control, there will be a question to answer. An example might be, "What color is the front door of the house on the NW corner of the intersection?" This is our only event of the year with a bicycle option.

If you think you’re going to do this event, please send an Berkley to Club President John Harbuck so he can get an idea how many maps to print.

(The name “Street Scramble” is a trademark of MerGeo Nav Races and they have graciously given us permission to use it.)
Map info and directions to the start

October 20

6:00 pm
Mass Start:
6:30 pm

Vampire Orienteering In Manito Park

After two years away, Vampire O is back in the better-lit Manito Park!

Vampire O is our Halloween-themed family friendly event held after dark. Participants will all start at 6:30pm and have 60 minutes to collect all the points they can. Look for a crucifix, wooden stake, or jug of holy water to protect you from the vampire so you don't lose any points. Arrive at 6:00 to register, strategize with your map, and learn the rules.
Map info and directions to the start

November 10



Saint Georges School — Meeting and Event

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EWOC will finish out its calendar year with a meeting and event at Saint Georges School in northwest Spokane. There was a time when EWOC had meetings monthly! Now we pack most of all our calendar planning into a single fast-paced one-hour meeting. This is your chance to influence what kind of events we host, and when. Plus — attend the meeting and we'll waive your fees for the orienteering event afterward! Meeting at 10;00, classic orienteering event starting afterward.
Map info and directions to the start