Upcoming Events
Dec 19, 2020
Saturday
Oak Mountain State Park
@ Tranquility Day Use Area
Feb 20, 2021
Saturday
Oak Mountain State Park
@ Terrace Drive Picnic Area
Mar 20, 2021
Saturday
Oak Mountain State Park
@ Tranquility Day Use Area
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VOC Meet Schedule
MEET RULES & REQUIREMENTS  (COVID-19)
  • Online pre-registration and payment is now required for ALL upcoming meets.
    • Pre-registration begins the Sunday prior to an upcoming meet and ends at 6 pm the Friday before the meet.
    • Individuals and groups MUST register online for each course to be run.
    • No money will be taken the day of the meet. Online payment is required at the time of registration, via PayPal or credit card.
    • You must now select your start time when pre-registering.
    • Group size is limited to no more that 5 people per start time slot. If you are registering multiple groups for the same course, please spread their start times out.
  • Rented finger sticks and maps will be ready for pickup with the name of the individual or group as registered. No contact with the registration table is required.
  • Clear and Check boxes will be available close to the Start box. Give your name to the person at the Start so they can check you off the list.
  • No water will be available on the course, so bring your own.
  • Beginner Instruction will be given in socially distanced groups of 6 or less. Masks must be worn. If you will need this instruction, please arrive 20 minutes prior to your Start time.
  • Gathering in large groups will not be allowed. While out on the course, please do not linger at control locations, in order to prevent crowds forming.
  • It is required to carry an emergency whistle with you on the course (at least 1 per group). If you do not have a whistle, be prepared to purchase at the meet for $1 each. Please bring exact change.
View or download our full COVID-19 plan
VOC will follow all mandates.
All volunteers MUST wear masks.
Recent Results
updated
12-03-20Nov. 2020 Southeastern Bubba Goat @ Oak Mtn
10-18-20Oct. 2020 Meet @ Oak Mountain
10-09-20Sep. 2020 Meet @ Oak Mountain
02-17-20Feb. 2020 Meet @ Oak Mountain
Recent Photos
updated
12-03-202020 Southeastern Bubba Goat
10-19-20VOC Meet - October 2020
09-21-20VOC Meet - September 2020

Welcome to the Vulcan Orienteering Club

Orienteering - The thinking sport

I came, I saw, I thought, I ran

The Vulcan Orienteering Club promotes orienteering in Alabama by hosting orienteering meets and training. The VOC is affiliated with Orienteering USA and is the only OUSA club in the state of Alabama.

The VOC hosts orienteering meets at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, AL (just south of Birmingham) and Wind Creek State Park in Alexander City, AL. We have a large portion of Oak Mountain's 9,940 acre park mapped with enough detail for advanced orienteering, which allows us to start in several different locations throughout the park to keep you from getting too acquainted with any one section of the park.

The VOC orienteering season runs from September through May each year. We typically host one meet each month (usually on the 3rd Saturday). All events are open to everyone and offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses, as well as free beginner instruction. There is a nominal fee of $6 per map. Most of our local meets also use electronic punching, for which there is an additional $2 e-stick rental fee. Small groups may go out using a single map and e-stick (additional maps are $1 each).

Our orienteering meets are very informal and are primarily used to introduce people to the sport of orienteering and as practice for national level orienteering meets. You may enjoy it as a casual walk through the woods or a competitive run. To find out about the next VOC event, please check the VOC schedule.

To learn more about orienteering, please visit the orienteering and links sections of our site.

For more information about the Vulcan Orienteering Club, including membership, our newsgroup, and contact information, please visit the About VOC page.

The World Games 2022

The World Games are coming to Birmingham in 2022.
This is your chance to see 34 of the world's most unique sports, including orienteering!
Please click here or visit www.theworldgames2022.com to learn more.

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The discount price for the Basic Orienteering Class has been extended to October 19th.

The class will be held at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve on October 24th, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

You get a compass and lunch and proceeds go to support orienteering activities at the preserve!

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