Coming Events

  • Th, Jan 1, 1 pm, New Year's O', Rockcrusher Rd, south side of Clinton Lake KS
  • Sa, Jan 24, Clinton Overlook Park, Night O, 5 pm registration, 6 pm mass start
  • Su, Feb 22, Rockhaven, Clinton Lake KS
  • Su, Mar 22, Woodridge Area, Clinton Lake, KS
  • Su, Jul 26, Sunflower State Games, Gage Park, Topeka KS

Oct 25, 2014

A full day of orienteering activities at Ft. Leavenworth including daytime foot O', bike O and a night race at the Great Pumpkin Festival. Thank you Suzy Stephens and Connie Carpenter. more

Sep 20

Photos from the National Orienteering Week event on the KU Campus, Sept 20. results

Photo of Joab and Carlotta.


July 27

Photo of Susan Stephens going through the Rose Garden at the Sunflower State Games, July 27, 2014.

This year's Sunflower State Games Orienteering Event was held at Gage Park in Topeka, KS. Mary Jones was the race director, Mike Eglinski the mapmaker and Paul Clatterbuck, the course setter.
full results | photos

May 17

Summer orienteering started at the Rotary Arboterum. Team Steph checking in on the Youngster's course. results | more photos

Photo of Steph punching in.

Feb 8

Here's a map of West Campus with a 4 point ski-O course to try with the snow on the ground..

July 13, 2013

First place coed team and second overall at the Sunflower State Games Adventure Racing Race - Sandy Beverly, Fletcher Hamel and Mike Eglinski. Held at Milford Lake, they ran, biked, ran, biked, then climbed over a wall, flipped a tractor tire, canoed, then biked. Envy the Pink. Results

Photo of the OK Adventure Race team at the Sunflower State Games.

Mar 11, 2013

Scenes from the March 9-10 Intercollegiate and Interscholastic Orienteering Championships held at Shawnee Mission Park, the OUSA "A" meet hosted by the Posum Trot OC and Orienteer Kansas. Results | Photos | Course maps

Oct 28, 2012

Here's a video of a junior squad from Zurich/Schaffhausen running through the Swiss forest. (Dec 2011)

June 4

From Spike's Blog: This short video summary of the European Orienteering Champs is really nice. The U2 song that starts the video always brings back strong memories of sports for me. At the Salt Lake Olympic cross country venue they played it repeatedly.

Henrik Gothberg made the video. If you've got a long memory and know about the history of orienteering in Kansas, you might remember Henrik spent some time here in the mid 1980s.

Link to Orienteer Kansas Twitter page. facebook logo and link.Orienteer Kansas promotes the sport of orienteering by holding events and training sessions, organizes the participation of its members at local and regional competitions, and recruits and encourages the development of new orienteers.  OK is a member of Orienteering USA.

What is Orienteering?

Here's a promo video from Switzerland (thanks to Fletcher for the link):

Here's an intro video from the British Orienteering Federation.

If you don't want to get lost, read the map . . .

May 13

Check out Mike Eglinski's video of his run at the Kill Creek Sprint event complete with video (no sound) and active-map. You can follow his route with what he saw on the map and what was really in front of him. The video even orients the map for you (beginners: this is Orienteering 101). Good armchair orienteering.

Photo of the 2010 US Champs in the 8 pt Relays Competition.

The 2010 National Champs from the 8-point team relay race in Colorado: Mary Jones, Peggy Dickison, Mark Everett and Mike Eglinski. Peggy and Mark were also the individual champs in the open divisions in the ultra champs the following day (July 21)

Photo of the 1984 Intercollegiate Orienteering Champs: the University of Kansas

1984 Intercollegiate Champs University of Kansas (Tom Wolf, Fritz Menninger, Michael Eglinski, Bill Comfort, Peggy Dickison)

Photo of the 1983  KU team - Interncollegiate Champs.

1983 Intercollegiate Champs: University of Kansas (Michael Eglinski, Dave Linthicum, Karan Keith, Peggy Dickison, Bill Comfort.