• Here is the START LIST 
  • ALL runners will be called to enter the start procedure line 10 minutes prior to their assigned/picked start time. Please Be Race Ready when your name is called.
  • See New Start Procedures Here.
  • PUBLIC Start Time Sign-Ups Here. The start time signup is now closed.
  • 2022-23 WIOL Rules Here.
  • Site Map here.
  • Public registration AND start time sign-up will close Wed at midnight (11/2 at 11:59 PM).
    There is no Day-of-event registration.
  • Training opportunities at the event and elsewhere.
  • Sunday 8 PM:  About the Route – call in to discuss the courses, open to all

Winter League is the Pacific Northwest’s premier competitive orienteering series for all ages.

  • Elementary, Middle School, High School and College students compete under the banner of the Washington Interscholastic Orienteering League (WIOL).
  • Winter League public courses offer a range of categories from a competitive long advanced category to non-competitive beginner-friendly categories at every event!


Course Controls Distance Climb
Elementary/Beginner 9 1.1 km 25 m
Middle School 10 1.4 km 25 m
JV Rookie 12 1.8 km 30 m
JV Girls/Intermediate 13 2.6 km 35 m
JV Boys 10 2.6 km 35 m
Varsity 15 3.2 km 80 m
Short Advanced 15 3.6 km 50 m
Intercollegiate/Long Advanced 17 4.5 km  80 m

How are courses measured?

Courses are measured as the crow flies, in a direct line from control to control. Unless you have wings, you will travel farther than this distance! Courses are measured in kilometers, so a good rule of thumb is to simply round up to miles to estimate how far you will go. So in a 5 kilometer race, you’ll likely travel up to 5 miles.


  • Welcome to Lincoln Park, a mixed woodland, open area, and shoreline park.  Lincoln Park has a robust trail network and generally rises in elevation from South to North.  Even with a strong North-South orientation, it is easy to get off axis as you navigate the trail system.  Compass use and map-thumbing are your friends here.  Also, at 1:5000 things can come at you quickly. 
  • Some smaller trails may become less distinct due to the falling leaves. 
  • Some smaller social trails may have appeared that are not mapped, but to be good stewards we should avoid running on these.
  • It will be wet!  Spare socks and shoes are highly recommended. 
  • Please note the drainage near the south end of the park near the southeast end of the bluff that is marked out-of-bounds. 
  • Feel free to take a refreshing dip in the Sound after the race – weather permitting. 


  • 9:45am – Assigned starts begin
  • 12:45pm – last available start time
  • 2:45pm – all courses close


Why is there a start window?

This event uses an interval start, which means that participants are started in waves instead of all at once. When you arrive at the start tent, find the chute for your course and follow the start volunteer’s instructions.



$22 base price
– subtract $5 for CascadeOC members
– subtract $5 for using your own e-punch

Become a member here.

Participating as a group? Just $5 for each additional adult (16+) group
member, no cost for additional minors.


What’s an e-punch?

An e-punch records your race. At each control, you’ll dip the e-punch into an electronic box, which will beep and flash as confirmation. After you finish, you’ll download the e-punch at the download tent and get a receipt that show which controls you visited and how long you took between each; these are your “splits.”

Part of the fun of orienteering is comparing your splits with people who completed the same course, and discussing the routes you took!


Public registration will close Wednesday 11/2/2022 at 11:59:00 PM.

Learn more about volunteering

Volunteers make these events happen! You can volunteer and participate on the same day, plus earn volunteer points to earn a free meet.



Two parking areas are available: a small south lot and a larger north lot. Limited parking is also available along the East side of Fauntleroy Way.



Looking for a carpool? Join the Yahoo listserv and share your request to find a ride.


Lincoln Park is an interesting combination of open, grassy park on a gentle slope, a loose network of wooded trails, and a tight network of really dense trails.


Read more on the map page

Navigational Challenge: 4

Physical Challenge: 2

Training opportunities will be present.  More details here.


Return to the Finish
All participants MUST return to the finish and download their e-punch or turn in their punch card.

Even if you have not finished your course, you must still return to the the finish and confirm with event staff that you have returned safely.

Out of Bounds
Some areas may be marked out of bounds. It is imperative to respect these boundaries to maintain our relationships with land managers. Participants MUST NOT go out of bounds. Any participant caught going out of bounds will be disqualified.

Course Closure
All participants MUST return to the finish by course closure time. If a participant does not return by course closure, event volunteers will begin coordinating a search party.

If you need a long time on the course, start as early in the start window as possible, wear a watch, and be prepared to cut your course short to make it back by the course closure time.

All participants MUST carry a whistle on the course. Complimentary whistles are available at the start tent (please only take one).

If you are injured on the course and need assistance, blow three long blasts to call for help.

If you hear a call for help, abandon your course to find the person in distress.

Part of the fun and fairness of orienteering is navigating your own course, so please be polite when you find a checkpoint and don’t holler that you’ve found it.