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The Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club is a group dedicated to the sport of orienteering. Orienteering is an event in which competitors use map and compass skills to navigate over terrain as quickly as possible in order to find a series of pre-placed "control" markers. Think of it as a poor man's adventure race or an adult Easter egg hunt. Our meets are open to everyone of all ages and skill levels. Come on out and have some fun running around the desert with us.

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It's orienteering season in the desert!

Recent Meetups

  • Yesterday · 6:00 PM

    General Club Meeting for All Orienteers

    14 Orienteers

    The Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club is hosting a general meeting at Boulders on Broadway from 6-8pm on Saturday, January 21st.  This is an "Open House", meaning it's... Learn more

  • January 7 · 8:30 AM

    Robbins Butte 3-hour Score-O

    12 Orienteers

    The Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club is hosting a Score-O at the Robbins Butte Wildlife Area out near Buckeye on Saturday, Jan 7.  In a Score-O format participants have... Learn more

  • Dec 11, 2016 · 8:30 AM

    Saguaro Lake 2-Hour Score-O

    7 Orienteers | 5.00

    The Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club is hosting a day of orienteering fun on Sunday, December 11 in the Tonto National Forest just north-east of the Phoenix... Learn more

  • Dec 10, 2016 · 5:30 PM

    Coon Bluff Night-O

    4 Orienteers

    We're excited to announce the return of our Night-O events. In a Night-O, participants search for control locations marked on a pre-printed map with one important twist... Learn more

  • Dec 10, 2016 · 9:30 AM

    FREE Sprint Courses (Papago Park)

    4 Orienteers

    This sprint event will be held at Papago Park at the West Buttes parking area (across from the Phoenix Zoo).  It will include two short courses varying in length from 2-... Learn more

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