Coming Events

  • Sa, 5/6, Antioch Park Sprint & PTOC Meeting, Merriam
  • Su, 5/7, Burcham Park, Lawrence
  • Sa, 6/3, KU West Campus, Lawrence
  • Sa, 6/10, Stocksdale Park, Liberty MO
  • Sa, 6/17, Rotary Arboretum, Lawrence
  • Sa, 7/15, Wyandotte Co Park, Bonner Springs
  • Su, 7/23, 8:30 am, Sunflower State Games, Washburn Univ, Topeka
  • Sa, 9/23, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, Lenexa

Oct 22

Great Pumpkin Event at Ft Leavenworth. More photos by Sandy Stephens.

Photo from the Great Pumpkin Ft Leavenworth event, Oct 22, 2016.  Photo by Sandy Stephens.

Mar 5

Link to permanent course at the Woodridge Area at Clinton Lake.

The basic directions are that the controls are marked with red and white 4 x 4 inch markers. Markers are attached on the north side of a tree at the center of each circle.
As of February 2016, all of the markers were in place except for number 8. Number 8 was marked with orange tapes on a tree.
The course is designed to be used when the leaves are down or just starting to bud. It is not designed for use in the summer.

Sep 26, 2015

Scenes from the NOW event at Clinton Lake - Overlook Park.

Link to photos from the NOW event.

July 26

June 25

Matt O'Reilly, Alex Beecher and Cordairo Hansen at the urban O' workout Thur. evening.

Photo of fastest finishers at the June 25th urban orienteering workout.

Mar 29

Photo of OKers with the national champ medals.

OK medal winners at the Mar 27-29 Flying Pig Meet National Championships at Carter Caves State Park, KY. (l-to-r) Peggy Dickison, Mike Eglinski, Mary Jones and Sandy Beverly. results

Jan 1, 2015

A video report of the first orienteering meet of the year at the Rockcrusher Area at Clinton Lake.

July 27, 2014

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

The 2014 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

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.

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

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 Intercollegiate Champs - the University of Kansas.

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