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The Central Virginia Orienteering Club (CVOC) is a group dedicated to orienteering and adventure racing in the Richmond and central region of Virginia. We are chartered with the national organization, Orienteering USA. Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map & compass and can be done on foot, bike, or by boat.

Head out into the woods to find specific locations shown on your map, making choices along the way of the best routes between them. Orienteering is great for improving your map reading or wilderness navigation skills or preparing for adventure races. Race against the clock for the shortest time or do it as a fun walk in the woods!

People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Come join in the adventure!

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Upcoming events (3)

York River State Park

York River State Park

Come join us at York River State Park for a day in the woods, a picnic, other activities, & prizes! There will be multiple options for your navigation pleasure, so there's something for everyone. You'll want to be there for this fun event! We're partnering with Soggy Bottom Boys Racing for this event and you'll need to go to their site for all of the details and to sign up. Courses will be designed by Mark Montague of SBBR. Course options: - Traditional orienteering courses of various levels & lengths. ( http://sbbracing.com/races/summer-orienteering-meet/ ) - 6-hour and 9-hour rogaine courses - Find as many controls as you can within the time limit, using any combination of foot and mountain biking that you like. Race solo or as a team. ( http://sbbracing.com/races/summer-rogaine-orienteering-meet/ ) Note: Exact times for the events will be posted as we get closer to Aug 3. Directions: From I-64, take the Croaker Exit 231B. Go north on Route 607 (Croaker Rd.) for one mile, then right on Route 606 (Riverview Rd.) about 1.5 miles to the park entrance. Take a left turn into the park. Park Entrance Fee: $5 ----- Be sure to join our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CentralVAOrienteeringClub/?eid=ARCIz-JVEEC1IggPWGRmSY5yGN2Mj5eCvJQD0WsuY487us2evtLEz1wGWAdSSEL2LhqtdKo1d550Kia1 -----

Rockwood Park

Rockwood Park

This event will be planned, set, and officiated by local Boy Scouts who are working on their Orienteering merit badge. Course details are below. ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** ***** STARTS: Start any time between Noon and 2:00 pm. (Everybody must be back to the start no later than 3:30 pm.) Feel free to arrive any time after 11:45 am. LOCATION: The Nature Center at Rockwood Park at the corner of Courthouse Rd & Hull St., Midlothian, VA. COST: Maps are $5 each. OTHER: - As always, instruction will be available for beginners or those who would like some help to get started. We can also offer some tips to those who've been out a few times and want to advance their skills a bit. - Bring your own compass, or borrow one of ours (on a first-come basis). Be prepared to leave car keys or an ID as a deposit when borrowing. - Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on & off trail. Water is also a good idea to bring along. Ticks and poison ivy are out now, so plan accordingly. - Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions. *** Our meets wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers. Please consider offering some of your time at this or another upcoming meet. *** +++++ When you RSVP, please answer the question & indicate: (1) how many of each level of map you will need, (2) if you need beginner instruction. This really helps us with planning! +++++ MEET DETAILS: This event will be a Score-O event with approximately 25 control points. You will have 1.5 hours to navigate to as many as you can in that time, in any order. Deductions will be made for every 5 minutes late. Additionally, there will be one beginner-level course approximately 1.8 K that will satisfy requirement 4a for the BSA First Class Rank or be a good choice for anyone new to orienteering. The map fee is waived for Scouts who are attending and are working on a BSA requirement. Course Designers: Boy Scouts & Kevin Kessler

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New Quarter Park

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