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August 2016
Happy August! Here’s the News….

So, let's get to it:
  • Foot-O WOC in Progress
  • Team USA Improves at World Mountain Bike Orienteering Champs
  • Register Now for U.S. Classic Champs and North American Orienteering Championships
  • Help Support Orienteering’s Next 50 Years
  • Register for September’s U.S. Classic Champs and North American Orienteering Championships
  • 2016 Orienteering USA Annual General Meeting Announced
  • Call for Club Histories
  • Hilton Hotels Becomes Official OUSA Partner

Foot-O WOC in Progress

For the latest updates on the World Orienteering Championships, head to:

Team USA Improves at World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships

Continuing the trend in only it's fifth year competing, Team USA MTBO achieved the lowest average time difference behind the winners over the 4 events (Sprint, Middle, Long and Relay) at the recent WMTBO Championships held in Portugal compared to the previous four years - so the stats back up the feeling that this is a team that continues to improve!

Congratulations to the Team, who are already busy helping to organize MTBO events here in the US over the coming year. This Fall, five OUSA members will compete in the World Masters MTBO Champs in Lithuania, where the World (Elite) Champs will be held next year.


Register Now for September's U.S. Classic Champs and North American Orienteering Championships

The 2016 U.S. Classic Champs and 2016 North American Orienteering Championships are only one month away!  Have you registered yet? Late fees are in effect starting August 29.

Go to and click on “Find a National Event” to access the event web sites and Event Register.

Help Support Orienteering's Next 50 Years

This end of this year marks the 50th year of amateur orienteering in the USA. It was in 1967 that the first orienteering clubs, Delaware Valley Orienteering Association and Quantico Orienteering Club were formed. Since 1967 USOF and now Orienteering USA clubs and supporting members have hosted tens of thousands of events and placed millions of controls.

Between now October 1, OUSA’s goal is to raise $50,000 to seed the growth of orienteering for the next 50 years, investing in club infrastructure and sport promotion, through programs that can be used to grow our clubs and our sport today.

To date we are about halfway to our $50,000 goal through donations by our OUSA board of directors, OUSA staff, donors and the Quantico Orienteering Club. We need your help to get us home.

Please make a gift by October 1, 2016 to support this goal. Make your check or online payment payable to the United States Orienteering Federation and designate the gift as “50 Years.” You can go online to, or mail your donation to Orienteering USA, PO Box 1444, Forest Park, GA, 30298

2016 Orienteering USA Annual General Meeting Announced

The 2016 OUSA Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, September 17th from 4:00–6:00 pm at the Hampton Inn in Danbury, CT. The Hampton Inn will be the host hotel for the US Classic Championships. All active members of Orienteering USA may attend. Delegates will be appointed to represent clubs for voting purposes.

Call for Club Histories

As we begin to celebrate 50 years of amateur orienteering in the USA, longtime member Sara Mae Berman is putting togtether a club retrospective to be shown at this year’s North American Orienteering Championships. Please have a representative of your club contact Sara Mae so you can share your information and history. You can email her at

Hilton Hotels Becomes Official OUSA Partner

OUSA and Hilton Hotels have confirmed their partnership. Membership benefits and details can be found on the membership page of

Upcoming Orienteering USA 2016 National Event Calendar

  • September 10 - 18: National Orienteering Week (multiple clubs - nationwide)
  • September 17 – 18: US Classic Champs (HVO & WCOC, Pound Ridge, NY; event website)*
  • September 17: OUSA Annual General Meeting, 4-6pm (Pound Ridge, NY)
  • September 23 – 25, 2016: North American Orienteering Championships (multiple OUSA clubs & Dartmouth College; event website)

Note: * = OUSA Board of Directors Meeting. All are welcome.


Peter Goodwin                                             Glen Schorr
President                                                      Executive Director

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