Orienteering Cincinnati is a non-profit that puts on events in parks and on private property throughout the Greater Cincinnati Area. These events provide the opportunity to work on navigational skills while enjoying the great outdoors. Each has courses designed for beginners and experienced orienteers. Come alone, with a friend or a group of friends to family.
This activity is for the adventurous person. It's like geocaching or Pokemon Go without the GPS. Each course has various checkpoints that participants must visit, in order, and the event is timed.
Participants are very diverse. Men, women, children. You'll see husbands & wives, boyfriend & girlfriends, friends. Runners, walkers, and speed-walkers. Beginners, intermediates and experts (one young man is on the USA National Orienteering Team). What everyone one has in common is a desire for mental and physical stimulation in the great outdoors.
There is a small fee for participation and 100% of the funds we collect go toward putting on events. Instruction is also available at each event and we also supply all the needed equipment.
These events typically have a "start window" of 2-3 hours. During that time participants start courses. Each course typically takes an or so hour to complete. Multiple courses can be completed at each event. We use electronic timing equipment and maps are made by some of the world's best mappers.
As this is an all-volunteer organization we always welcome helpers. Feel free to help pick up the control markers at the end of the event if you have extra time.
OCIN's annual Halloween Orienteering courses presented in cooperation with MetroParks of Butler County. Starts from 11 am - 1 pm - pre-registration is required! Courses close at 3:00 pm (control pickup begins).
Training for new participants will be available
The "Trail of Treats" will be a short, easy course for kids, with choice of candy or toy at the finish. "Trail of Treats" course is $4 per child. Regular meet fees for all other courses ($10 members, $15 non-members, including timing chip). This event is included in our[masked] TROL/WARS season pass, so entry is FREE if you pre-register online for a season pass.
Registration to open soon
MetroParks of Butler County motor vehicle permit is required and will be available for purchase on-site. Butler County residents may get a[masked] permit free with proof of residency. Non-residents may purchase a daily pass for $5 or annual pass for $10. OCIN uses MetroParks of Butler County for several events each year.