Meet (Local Meet)
When trying orienteering for the first time, it is generally
better to choose a Class-C meet, also called local meet, for
your first event. GAOC normally hosts 2 local meets per month and
publishes an annual schedule on our website at:
you choose a meet, check the directions to the meet's location
on our website at: http://www.gaorienteering.org/Local_Events/directions.htm.
It's also a good idea to check another map source, such as on
Yahoo Maps or a road atlas. As you get within a mile or so of
the site, start looking for our small orange and white direction
signs. (They're about 12x12 and look like an Orienteering
control flag.) They'll point you to the registration area.
offers beginner instruction at every local meet beginning at 10
a.m. During the 15-20 minute instruction period, a GAOC
instructor describes the meet procedures, rules of orienteering,
and basic map reading techniques.
meets offer a wide range of courses based on skill level and
distance. As a Beginner, you'll want to try the White course
first, but if you're happy with your performance, you can go out
on the next level course afterwards at no additional