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MedWAR Pennsylvania 2014
Sat, Sep 27, 2014
About This Activity
Medical Wilderness Adventure Race (MedWAR) Pennsylvania
Racers will mountain bike, canoe, and orienteer while navigating to checkpoints containing wilderness medicine scenarios and questions. Some basic ropes elements may or may not be included. Teams of three will race on a course featuring questions and hand-on scenarios, designed to test your academic and practical knowledge of wilderness medicine. Teams will navigate by map and compass to checkpoints where they will encounter physical challenges or wilderness medicine scenarios. The team must successfully complete the task and demonstrate all procedures before moving forward in the race. Past races have involved treating everything from climbing or diving accidents to stove burns and altitude sickness. Expected race finish times are 6-10 hours. This is an unassisted race - no support crew. Teams of any three (3) persons - no less, no more. There are no age, gender, or training level catagories. Medical training is NOT required to compete, however you will have a significant advantage if you and your teammates have some level of wilderness medical knowledge.
See our webpage for gear list and more information:
Event details and schedule
Tentitive Race Day Schedule
7:00-8:00am Check-in Opens/Volunteers Report
8:30 Racer Check In Closes/Volunteer Meeting
8:40 Safety Presentation (Required for ALL racers)
8:50 Team Captain's Meeting
9:00 RACE BEGINS!
~6:00pm RACE FINISH
6:00-8:00pm Dinner, Awards, & Post-Race Celebration (Included in Registration)
Tentative schedule. All times subject to change.
Please check the website for full gear list, final schedule, and other updates.