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Deschutes Daze 2019

CROC returns to Central Oregon for a 5 day pyr-O-clastic adventure over Labor Day

At a Glance

  • 6 events in 5 days

  • Barebones:

    Advanced Courses only - this is for experienced Orienteers and Adventure Racers

    Flexible start windows without assigned start times

    Focus is on excellent maps and courses

    2-3 different course lengths offered on most days

  • SPORTident epunch chip timing

  • Results and splits posted same day ← New this year!

  • All in the beautiful Bend, Oregon area

This is the weekend before the British Columbia Orienteering Championships (Sept 7-8) in Kimberly/Cranbrook so come visit the Pacific NW and have a solid week of orienteering!

Registration Information

Registration Opens in March

Registration links will be added -> HERE! <- when registration opens. Registration the old fashioned way is also available by contacting the Registrar (see below).

The registration menu will include

  • Event fees: per day or all-days

  • Optional Sunday evening banquet dinner

  • Optional camping at the group site

  • Arrangement for carpools in high clearance vehicles for the Dutchman Flat - Upper event on Monday September 2

  • Waiver form

Registration is Limited

Our Forest Service permit limits participation Saturday through Monday. Please register early to ensure your spot at Deschutes Daze 2019


Pricing is being finalized and will be posted soon

  • Single Event Day:

  • All Events:

  • Banquet Dinner:

  • Camping per night:

Does your group include juniors (under age 18)? Please contact the registrar using the contact form below for special pricing.


All event information in this table is subject to change. Please refer to your event packet for detailed information such as start window and driving directions.

All events except Tuesday require advanced orienteering or map and compass navigation skills. Please be aware of the safety bearing as most venues border on vast undeveloped forest land.

Juniors (under age 18) may run solo with the approval of the event director.

Date Venue Event Notes
Saturday August 31 Dutchman Flat - Lower Classic
Sunday September 1 Lava Butte Dogbone
Monday September 2 Dutchman Flat - Upper Classic Carpool in high clearance vehicle required
Tuesday September 3 AM Central Oregon Community College Short Updated Map
Tuesday September 3 PM Shevlin Park Short New Venue
Wednesday September 4 Crooked River National Grassland Score-O New Map


Group Camping

We have reserved a group campsite at Tumalo State Park, lat long coordinates: 44.1284, -121.3315. (Copy/paste these into Google maps or mapping app to get driving directions.) Camping is limited at this group campground and may be reserved via the registration links above.


There are numerous motel/condo/B & B options in Bend. Up in the mountains, there are several walk-in, low-cost, high-scenery, Forest Service campgrounds located on Century Drive east of Bend (near the Dutchman Flat events). These are first-come, first-served, not reservable. Elk Lake Resort on Century Drive has economical camping sites and camping cabins which you can reserve. Camping is allowed in the national forests.

Social and Other Activities

Sunday September 1 - Banquet Dinner

Sign up via the registration links above

Tuesday September 3 - No Host Lunch

Join us at the food carts between the two short events on this day. Details coming . . .


Between events, you can enjoy the outdoor playground of central Oregon. Must-see near Bend is the High Desert Museum and Lava Butte's trails though the flows. Explore great mountain biking and hiking trails in or near the Three Sisters wilderness or high desert. Rock climb at world-class Smith Rock, 30 minutes north of Bend. Cool off at some nearby back-country lakes, raft the Deschutes River, or head 2.5 hours south to Crater Lake National Park.

The City of Bend offers a wide range of accommodations, great restaurants, and 22 craft breweries!

The Deschutes Daze 2019 Team

Mike (Tox) Poulsen (course designer), Robert Barton (planner), Pat Gottsacker (registrar), Theo Dreher (course designer), Alison Crocker (course designer), Abra McNair (planner), Brian Hauck (course designer), Jill McBee (course designer), Rick McBee (course designer), Vanessa Blake (event packet), Debby Wenzel (camp host), Ken Wenzel (camp host), Marty Lawrence (planner), Andy Wiselogle (course designer), Virginia Church (lead mapper), Alexander Myachin (results) Mike (Electro) Bruns (chairperson)


Please use this contact form to reach any member of the Deschutes Daze 2019 team

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Earlier Event: July 14
Champoeg State Park
Later Event: September 9
CROC Board Meeting