Train up before the spring season opens

The Winter Challenge has been extended through April 2.

The Winter Challenge is a members-only competition of 30 courses, distributed across 9 venues. There are no streamers in the woods for any of these courses. You can "punch" with O-range (on certain Garmin watches) or the Usynligo app (at 4 venues) ...or just use your navigation skills to be sure you're at the correct feature.

Set yourself a training challenge:

  • 1 to 5 courses: Who said you couldn’t orienteer in New England in the winter? Congrats for getting into the woods and strengthening the synapses in your brain!
  • 6 to 8 courses: You will roll into the spring O-season ready to show off your navigation skills. You have earned yourself a 2021 Winter O-Challenge refrigerator magnet.
  • 9 courses: Complete all 9 trainings and you are guaranteed an O-flag mask! You have mastered the Winter O-challenge and will be listed as a Winter O-challenge Master on the NEOC website (and contacted to help volunteer in the spring).

The Winter Challenge is a training activity for NEOC members. If you're not a member, join NEOC now, and details will be sent to you.

Thanks to Bridget Hall, NEOC and OUSA Junior National Team Member, for creating this challenge for our community! Please send any questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..