Events & Series

In the Pacific Northwest, you’re likely to find an orienteering meet any month of the year, sometimes as individual events, and sometimes as events that are part of a larger series. At most events, you can start anytime you like between 10am and 12pm.  For more information on any event, click the link or visit the Cascade Event Schedule.


Cascade Signature Events

It's always Cascade Signature Event season!  In the fall, you'll find National Orienteering Day, Founders Day, and the Vampire-O. Then the Bog Slog happens around New Year's. In March, there's MoboGoGlobo! And in the summer, the Six Degrees of Navigation adventure race.  All events are open to beginners and experts alike.

Every two years, we also work with other regional clubs to co-sponsor the Pacific Northwest Orienteering Festival (PNWOF), which offers the additonal challenge of a nationally sanctioned A-Meet.


Cascade Orienteering Series


  • The Winter Orienteering Series of eight meets is for all orienteers, from novice to expert, to challenge themselves on courses at locations in the Puget Sound area. Runs from November to February.
  • The Washington Interscholastic Orienteering League (WIOL) series of eight meets--offered simultaneously with the Winter Series meets--offers students and schools the opportunity to meet and enjoy friendly map-based solo competition at locations in the Puget Sound area. Runs from November to February.
  • The Ultimate Orienteer Series of six meets challenges beginner to experienced orienteers with a variety of different types of courses. Runs from March to July.



Other Local Series & Events


  • The Sammamish Summer Series, hosted by the Sammamish Orienteering Club, offers non-competitive orienteering in a relaxed environment, usually on Wednesday evenings, with a BBQ at the end.  They also have an annual event for the Issaquah Salmon Days in September.
  • The Street Scramble Series, hosted by Meridian Geographics, turns orienteering into an urban scavenger hunt over a large area, placing a premium on route planning and urban navigation. Events are held throughout the year.
  • Regional A-Meets may be in Washington State or elsewhere on the West Coast, providing a higher level of competition that attracts participants from across the country. See the Cascade Event Schedule for details.