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Massachusetts MedWAR
Race Specific Rules

  1. Assistance on the course: Teams are responsible for their own safety. Any unsafe behavior will be immediately addressed. Penalties may range from a simple warning to immediate disqualification at the discretion of the Race Directors.
  2. Adventure racing: Teams must support themselves during the race. There will be no aid stations or mile markers. Race officials will not give directions, information regarding distances, or information about other teams.
  3. Assisting other teams: Teams may choose to work together in finding a checkpoint or sharing food and water. Teams may NOT share required equipment, passwords, answers, or deliberately mislead other competitors. If a team is noted to be having a true medical emergency (not a planned simulation) assistance must be rendered. The team receiving assistance may be assessed a time penalty. The team rendering assistance will receive a generous time bonus based on the nature of care delivered.
  4. Criterion grading: In some instances a minimal level of competency must be demonstrated for the medical or physical challenges. In these cases, the team will not be allowed to proceed unless all the critical actions for the station are met.
  5. Preparation to meet the medical challenges outlined in the curriculum. Part of the MedWAR challenge is race preparation. Obviously you will not be tested on all possible medical topics. Teams should be able to complete the course without having to pack extensive packs; however, you may bring printed reference materials during the race. You are resonsible for waterproofing. No PDAs/iPads/smartphones.
  6. You MUST wear a helmet at all times when biking.
  7. You MUST wear a pfd at all times when canoeing or kayaking.
  8. You MUST wear a harness and helmet at all times on ropes elements or as directed by race staff.
  9. Equipment checks: Random equipment checks may occur during the race. Failure to have the required equipment or carrying forbidden gear may result in a time penalty or disqualification.
  10. Equipment on course: All equipment, food wrappers, water bottles, etc brought onto the course must be carried throughout the race. No littering.
  11. Volunteers: Do not argue with volunteers over grading. They did not make up the scenarios. They cannot change them. If you disagree with a critical action, please bring it to the attention of a Race Director.
  12. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited in Harold Parker State Forest. Please be respectful, so we can hold the race again next year.
  13. Have fun!!

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