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Welcome to the Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)! GAOC hosts a variety of Orienteering meets and special events in the state of Georgia. 

All events are open to members and the public for a nominal fee.  Local events offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses, as well as beginner instruction. 

To find an event close to you, check out the Schedule under Local Events.

Adventure Racers -- check out these Hints from Ron Sanders.

For meets with Electronic Punching, see Epunching Instructions.

GAOC is a non-profit and a member of the United States Orienteering Federation.

We will celebrate our 40th anniversary in 2016.


Date Upcoming Orienteering Events
ATTENTION! In order to participate in any GAOC event, all youths under the age of 18 MUST present a Waiver of Liability that has been signed by their own Parent or Legal Guardian. It is NOT sufficient that the Waiver of Liability be signed by any other adult such as a coach, teacher or chaperone. NO WAIVER, NO PARTICIPATION! NO EXCEPTIONS!
Oct 23
Chattahoochee Bend State Park Bubba Goat
Sam Smith & Laurie Searle 770-463-2133
Oct 29
Dauset Trails
Night-O and Pot Luck Dinner
No dogs allowed
Rick Shane 770-820-5361
Nov 6
Hard Labor Creek State Park
Steve Houghton & Anne Ledbetter 770-330-8172
Nov 12
Indian Springs State Park
Bill Cheatum 706-247-5031
Nov 19
Sope Creek, CRNRA
Greg Dunlap 770-310-2545
see full schedule...


Date Recent News and Events

Results for Mistletoe State Park are now posted.
From Meet Director Bill Cheatum: The courses on this day were duplicates of the previous day's event with 360 competitors. In general, course technicality is forcing the orienteer to find the circled feature among similar features using precision compass and cognizance of its description. It really is helpful to ignore the presence of other runners in the woods.


Results for Oconee State Park are now posted.
Don't forget to draw your route on RouteGadget.
From Meet Director Bill Cheatum: Thanks to everyone escaping the ravages of hurricane Matthew to enjoy a beautiful weekend in the mountains. All the course were on the "hard" side, and most orienteers "plowed through" successfully to the end. More technical courses can be expected in the future on maps that I am redesigning for that purpose. Ultimately, your skills will improve as well as your ability to negotiate new and difficult terrain in other parts of the world. Many thanks to the following volunteers making this meet easier: David Aaronson, Andrea Berger, Dennis Cryor, Les Hollingsworth, Rick Shane, Vinton Wolfe


Results for Sweetwater Creek State Park are now posted.
Don't forget to draw your route on RouteGadget.


Please sign your Annual Waiver of Liability online.


Results for West Georgia College Sprint are now posted.
Results for West Georgia College Relay are now posted.


Results for Sweetwater Creek State Park are now posted.
Don't forget to draw your route on RouteGadget.


Results for Tugaloo State Park are now posted.
Don't forget to draw your route on RouteGadget.


Gold Branch CRNRA Score-O and White/Yellow results are now posted.


Results for Red Top Mountain State Park are now posted.


GAOC Club Jerseys are available to order! Cost is $69 each (includes shipping). Orders close on June 30th, 2016. Delivery will take approximately 4 weeks after the club's order is submitted to the manufacturer.





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