2022 Orienteering USA Nationals
November 11-13, 2022 (Veteran's Day 3-day Weekend)
Sprint: Friday, Nov 11 - venue TBD
note: Sprint is not yet sanctioned and awarded
Middle: Saturday, Nov 12 - Vasquez Rocks Natural Area
Long: Sunday, Nov 13 - Red Rock Canyon State Park
LAOC is proud to host the 2022 OUSA Nationals in our premier desert terrain.
Sprint - We are working hard to secure a sprint venue that will be suitable for the Championships as well as logistically suitable relative to the other venues. Stay tuned.
Middle - Vasquez Rocks is an internationally known map that has been used for prior Relay and Trail-O Championships along with NJROTC Champs. It is optimal middle format terrain with highly technical rock detail and fast running.
Long - Red Rock Canyon State Park has been used for local events on a quick and dirty USGS based map. The Nationals will feature a newly field-checked ISOM map. This terrain features subtle wash features along with old mining features and desert hills.
The entirety of Vasquez Rocks Natural Area is embargoed until we release model event boundaries.
Red Rock Canyon State Park is embargoed east of Highway 14. Areas west of Highway 14, including the Ricardo Campground are not embargoed.
Registration is expected to open by the end of August
The event will take place on the Veteran's Day 3-day weekend. Los Angeles International Airport usually has the most flexible and lowest fare options. Burbank or Bakersfield are other options. Headquarters is expected to be in the Lancaster/Palmdale area including a Saturday evening awards banquet.
Distance from LAX to:
Vasquez Rocks - 52 miles - 60 to 90 minute drive
Red Rock Canyon State Park - 124 miles - 2 to 3 hour drive
Distance from BUR to:
Vasquez Rocks - 32 miles - 45 to 60 minute drive
Red Rock Canyon State Park - 110 miles - 1.5 to 2 hour drive
Distance from BFL to:
Vasquez Rocks - 110 miles - 2 to 2.5 hour drive
Red Rock Canyon State Park - 90 miles - 1.5 to 2 hour drive
Event Director: Clare Durand
Sprint Course Setter: Scott Schmitz
Middle Course Setter: Bruce Garbaccio
Long Course Setter: Kim Pincus
LAOC President: John Phillips