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The Central Virginia Orienteering Club is a group dedicated to orienteering 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.

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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Recent Meetups

  • 3 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Night-O at Pocahontas

    26 Orienteers | 5.00

    Test your orienteering skills at night! This course is set in the woods of Pocahontas State Park in an area with no lights, so it's NOT for first-timers. Those with some... Learn more

  • September 17 · 1:00 PM

    Paddle-O at White Bank Park

    10 Orienteers | 5.00 | 1 Photo

    It's time to get on the water! For our September meet we've got something a little different.  We will be doing a Paddle-O, which is a course that you complete in either... Learn more

  • August 19 · 12:00 PM

    Rockwood Park

    29 Orienteers | 5.00

    This event will be planned, set and officiated by local Boy Scouts who are working on their Orienteering merit badge. Course details are below. *****  *****  *****  ****... Learn more

  • July 9 · 12:00 PM

    Bike-O at Pocahontas

    24 Orienteers | 5.00 | 13 Photos

    Come on out for some cycling fun! It's time for our annual bike-O!  This will be our first one on the expanding Swift Creek Trail system.  The course will use both the... Learn more

  • June 4 · 12:00 PM

    Forest Hill & James River Parks

    38 Orienteers | 5.00

    This is our first club event at these parks.  The map will cover Forest Hill Park and the nearby parts of the James River Park system (roughly as far east and west as... Learn more

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