Event Dates and Times
Tucson Orienteering Club meets are held monthly, typically on the third Sunday of the month, year-round. For actual dates, click "Event Calendar" on the main menu.
Unless otherwise noted all meets follow this schedule:
8:30 a.m. Registration opens and beginners’ clinic starts.
Volunteering at Events
Experienced course setters are usually happy (with advance notice of about a month) to work with apprentices who want to learn to set courses. Directing a meet consists essentially of setting up and supervising the Registration and Timing areas, with help from other volunteers. Teams of two are encouraged. Please contact the Event Scheduler if you wish to help.
Main Course Types
White course -- Follows mostly trails. Is ideal for youngsters and anyone who isn’t comfortable with reading a road map yet. Typically 2-3 km long.
Yellow course -- Takes you off of the trails but follows helpful linear features. Is a good course for the beginning adult. Typically 2-4 km long.
Orange course -- Takes you out “into the forest.” Is for the orienteer who is very comfortable with off-trail travel on topographic maps and has intermediate orienteering skills. Typically 4-5 km long.
Green/Red course -- Takes you into difficult, complex, and ambiguous terrain. Is only for orienteers with advanced skills. Typically 4-6 km (Green) and 5-8 km long (Red).
Tucson Motala -- Is for the advanced orienteer who wants to go the ultra distance. Combines the Yellow, Orange, and Red courses in the order you want. Typically 11-17 km long
Descriptions for other types of courses offered at TOC local meets such as sprints, score-o's, rogaines, mini-rogaines, goats, and others can be found in the event announcement for each event.