The New England Orienteering Club
  • Spring Park-O Thursday Series (SPOTS): We had a great turnout at North Point Park last Thursday. Join us this week at Franklin Park (Boston). Rumor has it that some of the control descriptions are animals (?). Register for the full series or for just one of the events. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday before the event.
    • April 25: North Point Park - Cambridge
    • May 2: Franklin Park - Boston
    • May 9: -- Rest week --
    • May 16: Mary Cummings Park* - Burlington
    • May 23: Fresh Pond - Cambridge
    • May 30: Edmunds Park - Newton
    • June 6: Hammond Pond - Newton
    • June 13: Pine Banks - Malden
  • May 5 (Baldwin Hill, Ashburnham, MA): A huge thanks to all the people who have volunteered to help. The event is on! There will be six courses: something for everyone. The area has challenging terrain for advanced orienteers, and a fun area with plenty of paths and stone walls for white and yellow.

    Training Options for Baldwin: Baldwin Hill is a great area for folks moving up to orange to practice intermediate skills. A special feature at this event will be a handout, or cheat sheet, describing different orienteering skills and techniques to practice on each leg of the orange course. Intermediate instruction will be available at registration, in addition to the usual beginner instruction.

    There are still a few volunteer slots waiting to be filled. You can sign up here to help out.

  • NEOC Board - Call for Nominations 2024: Have you ever wanted to join the great group of folks helping to put on events for the local orienteering community? Now is your chance. NEOC has a nine member board that meets approximately 4 to 5 times per year. Board positions are for two years (starts in June). If you are interested, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Wendy J. and Jim P.). We are happy to tell you more about the board and look forward to hearing about your interests.

Other Local O' Happenings!

  • 44th Billygoat Run: The annual running of this long-distance event (11.2 K) will be in Gunstock, NH and will be organized by UNO. As usual there will also be a kid-goat (~ 5K) and beginner and intermediate courses.