What we're about

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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Dorey Park

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Dorey Park is fun for orienteering. It has a lot of features to navigate from and is great terrain for those who run (and those who don't)! Three courses to choose from! Check out the details below. Note: We are doing pre-registration for this event. Details, including the required Google form link, are below in the "Pre-registration & Payment" section.


STARTS: Start any time between 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. (Everybody must be back to the start no later than 2:30 pm.) Feel free to arrive any time after 11:15 am.

COST: Maps are $5 each (pre-registered); $10 day-of (if available).

LOCATION: Dorey Park at 2999 Darbytown Rd, Henrico. Look for the red & white arrow orienteering signs to lead the way toward the back of the park. We'll be near the pond.

INSTRUCTION: 11:45am - 12:30pm

  • Instruction will be available during above times 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.
  • See links at the bottom to some reference materials that you can review in advance in lieu of in-person instruction.


  • Bring your own compass or borrow one of ours (on a first-come basis). Be prepared to leave car keys as a deposit when borrowing.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather and for travel both on & off trail. You are strongly encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray.
  • Feel free to post comments or contact one of the organizers if you have any questions!

*** Our meets are put on by volunteers & we could use your help. Please consider offering some of your time at this or an upcoming meet. ***

We require everyone to register on the Google form & pay for their maps in advance. This cuts down on the amount of time needed on event day for waiver signing & payments. It also guarantees you a map.

Register by Thursday August 11th at Noon to give us time to print maps and reserve one for you. Only a very limited number of extra maps will be available; we cannot print them on site.

Please register and complete the waiver using the Google form link below. You will be shown payment info after registering there.
Google Form Registration

3 courses to choose from. All are traditional orienteering courses that are completed in the numerical order indicated on the map.

  • White (Beginner) - Great for first-timers & practicing your skills.
  • Yellow (Novice) - A bit more challenge than White.
  • Orange (Intermediate) - More route choice decisions and some off-trail travel.

Course Designer: Pete Greenwald

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Below is some instructional information that you can check out to learn about orienteering before heading out on the course.


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