CROC returns to Central Oregon for a 5 day pyr-O-clastic adventure over Labor Day
At a Glance
6 events in 5 days
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!
Here’s a photo sampler from Deschutes Daze 2017. (See a bunch more at this Facebook album.)
Registration is now open! Click on this map . . .
The registration menu includes
Event fees: per day or all-days
Optional Sunday evening barbeque dinner
Optional camping at the group site
Registration is Limited
Our Forest Service permit limits participation Saturday through Monday. Please register early to ensure your spot at Deschutes Daze 2019
Single Event Day: $25
All Events: $110
Banquet Dinner: $22
Camping per night: $15 per tent per night, and allowance for one RV for $20 per night
Does your group include juniors? Please look for reduced prices and special instruction on the registration form.
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.
|Saturday August 31||Dutchman Flat - Lower||Classic|
|Sunday September 1||Lava Butte||Dogbone|
|Monday September 2||Dutchman Flat - Upper||Classic||2.5 km hike to start|
|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|
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 - Barbeque 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