Due to lack of new content and in order to simplify our website, the "Outside News" page at TucsonOrienteeringClub.org has been retired.  However, the links that were on that page and that are still working may still be accessed from the archive list below.  Future news from outside sources regarding our club events and its members will continue to be featured on our online "News" page.

As of October 31 of this year, David Follette will be stepping down as president of the Tucson Orienteering Club.  His leadership has been a great experience for this organization, and he will be greatly missed!

We are looking for a new president who can carry the torch, help ensure that orienteering remains strong in Tucson and continue to build and improve the club.  If you are interested, please get in touch with David or any of the board members.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Through a partnership negotiated by Orienteering USA, orienteers (whether members or not) and their families can save 15% any time they stay at one of the Choice family of hotels/motels.  You may also save on rental cars.  Some of the sponsorships include an amount returned to Orienteering USA to support orienteering programs.

For more info, see the Sponsor Discounts page at the Orienteering USA website.

In an effort to keep up with inflation and changing times the Tucson Orienteering Club board of directors has approved an increase in meet fees (for the first time in 10 years).  The increase in revenue will help us continue to replace aging equipment, reimburse volunteers for meet expenses, and develop maps for more areas around Tucson.  Thank you for your continued participation in club events, and we look forward to seeing you at future events!

The Tucson Orienteering Club is currently looking into the possibility of purchasing an electric punching (e-punch) system for its events.

It’s the final day of a week of orienteering. Together with a couple of hundred runners I’m standing in an open shower area. It’s a warm – the Swedes would say hot – day at the end of a fabulous week of orienteering, but the breeze from the sea cools us. To the east of us there is no tarp wall restricting the view, and we can see far across the high, flat moor out over the Baltic Sea.  The unexpected noise of a plane can be heard, and soon a jet fighter approaches. The pilot comes in low over the arena. All eyes are on the jet as he makes a slow, tight 360 turn around us. He dips his wing in a salute to the over 20,000 people gathered for the world’s largest O-meet. Then he slams on his afterburner and with a roar makes a steep climb straight to the skies. At the top he flattens out, does a few 180-degree rolls, and disappears out over the sea. He can’t hear it, but we are all applauding.