Can I bring my dog?

Taking your dog for a run on your orienteering course may seem like a great way to exercise the dog and have fun. However, experience has shown that dogs and competitive orienteering are generally incompatible. Orienteering is generally off trail and there are many hazards that could hurt your dog. If you are a recreational orienteer on a beginning-level (White) course that stays on trails, bringing the family pet may be appropriate if park regulations allow it, the dog is used to crowds, and you are planning to walk, rather than run or jog. Dogs may also be appropriate at urban orienteering settings, such as city streets, city parks, and school campuses. Please use common sense. Many of LAOC events are held on private property and may or may not allow pets. Please check with the event director before the event to discuss your particular situation. Southern California has some extreme heat, so please use caution in exercising your pets in these conditions. Bring a lot of water and keep in mind that dogs often do not let you know when they are in trouble.

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Required Waiver

Minors attending without a parent must bring this required waiver filled out by their parent for each event or they will NOT be allowed to participate. Adults and parents with children may sign the waiver at the event.

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