Upcoming Events
Dec 20, 2014
Saturday
Oak Mountain State Park
@ Double Oak Lake (Lakeside Pavilion)
Jan 17, 2015
Saturday
Red Top Mountain State Park
 
Feb 21, 2015
Saturday
Oak Mountain State Park
 
Recent Results
event date
11.15.14VOC Local Meet @ Wind Creek
10.18.14VOC Local Meet @ Oak Mountain
09.20.14VOC Local Meet @ Oak Mountain
05.17.14VOC Local Meet @ Wind Creek
04.19.14VOC Local Meet @ Oak Mountain
03.15.14VOC Local Meet @ Oak Mountain
02.15.14VOC Local Meet @ Oak Mountain
01.18.14Georgia Navigator Cup 2014
12.21.13Alabama Cup / Area 8 Championships
12.07.12VOC / NJROTC Training Camp XIV
Recent Photos
added on
11.19.14VOC Meet - November 2014
11.19.14VOC Meet - April 2013
05.06.142014 GAOC Extreme-O
04.22.14VOC Meet - April 2014
02.16.142013 GAOC Extreme-O
Important Documents

Welcome to the Vulcan Orienteering Club (VOC)

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 the United States Orienteering Federation and is the only USOF club in the state of Alabama.

The VOC hosts orienteering meets primarily at Oak Mountain State Park in Pelham, AL (just south of Birmingham on I-65, exit 246) which is the only area in Alabama with orienteering quality maps large enough to host advanced orienteering courses. We have a large portion of the 8,820 acre park mapped with enough detail for orienteering. This 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 $5 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.

Our orienteering meets are very informal and are primarily used to introduce people to the sport of orienteering and as practice for national USOF 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.


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