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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)

6th Annual Orienteering Day at Albright Scout Reservation

Albright Scout Camp

It's our 6th annual orienteering meet in conjunction with Albright Scout Reservation! Scouts, CVOC members, and the public are welcome. Bring a friend or head out on your own! There will be multiple courses available. See below for details. * There will be lots of Boy Scouts out there that day, so drive slowly & use caution when driving in and out of the camp. * STARTS: Boy Scouts: 9:30am - 2:00pm. Everyone else: 12:00pm - 2:00pm. Everyone must finish by 4:00pm LOCATION: Albright Scout Reservation. 11031 Trents Bridge Road, Chesterfield VA 23838. From the entrance, follow the arrow orienteering signs and park in the parking lot (field) behind the building on the hill. After parking, proceed toward the orienteering banner near the white farm house (not the building on the hill). COST: Scouts and Adult Scout leaders are free. Otherwise maps are $5. If time permits, a second course can be run for free. OTHER: - As always, instruction will be available for beginners or those who would like some help to get started. - Bring your own orienteering 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 and off trail. - 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 one of our meets. *** +++++ 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: All courses will be traditional orienteering courses which are to be completed in the numerical order indicated on the map. There will be four courses available. This is a great opportunity to do more than one course in a day to increase your skills or progress to the next level. White A (Beginner) approximately 1.7k White B (Beginner) approximately 1.7k Yellow (Beginner/Intermediate) approximately 3.0k Orange (Intermediate) approximately 5.1k COURSE DESIGNER/SETTER: Kevin Kessler

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Pocahontas State Park - Loop Forest Trail

Details coming soon! This will be a bike-O event.

Save the Date!!! River Rock Adventure Race

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Pocahontas - Score-O With a Twist!

Pocahontas State Park

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