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Saturday, September 27, 2014

7am Race Check-in opens
8am Racer Gear Check
8:30am Racer Meeting
9am Race Start
5pm Race Finish

*Times subject to change


Near Danville, PA
See Directions and maps for help finding the race start.

Teams Any three (3) people with an interest in wilderness medicine. Teams often have any combination of healthcare professionals, emergency personnel, students of all varieties, and outdoor enthusiasts. Everyone is welcome. There is no minimal knowledge requirement. There are no divisions based on age, gender, or medical skill level. Teams of 3 ONLY. No less, no more.
Possible Race Components
  • Land: Hiking, Running, Orienteering, Climbing, Ropes Elements, Mountain Biking
  • Water: Canoeing, Stream/River/Swamp Crossing & Wading
  • Preparation: Gear, Food, Water, Medical Supplies, Etc.
  • Wilderness Medicine: Knowledge and Skills
  • Unexpected Challenges...
Race Format Circuit format adventure race with Wilderness Medicine questions and hands-on scenarios, designed to test your academic and practical knowledge of wilderness medicine. Penalties for wrong answers will be assessed. You may carry any references you see fit to answer these questions/scenarios correctly, however you must carry whatever you bring for the entire race, and there is a very good chance you and your gear may get wet. The first team to cross the finish line will win the race.
Required Equipment
Please see the full gear list posted on the Gear page. Some major supplies and safety items will be provided, but participants must bring any and all other items they feel will be necessary to compete (backpacks, medical kits, food, water, medical texts, clothing, gear, etc.). Waterproofing is your responsibility. Plan to get wet.
  • One Multiperson Canoe, 3 Paddles, & 3 PFDs (Rentals included in registration)
  • One Mountain Bike, helmets, and bike locks
  • 75 Feet of Rope (Any type)
  • Orienteering Compass (You will be navigating by map & compass)
  • Tent (Any size)
  • Fire starting method
  • CPR Facemask
  • Water Detoxification Method
  • Waterproofing Method for Map and Passbook
  • Wilderness Medical and Survival Kit (Contents up to each team)
  • Dry Change of Clothes and Rain Gear for each person
  • Whistle
  • Light Source (with extra batteries) for each person
  • Food and Water (ability to carry 1 liter per person - water will be provided on the course)
  • GPS units, cell phones, PDAs, smart phones, and other forms of communication or transportation are prohibited.
  • A finalized and full required gear list is posted.
Prizes First, second, and third place teams will receive prizes. Everyone gets race schwag (to be determined) and a post-race dinner!

Race Registration
$180 per three-person Team

Registration Deadline Sept 13 (2 weeks prior to the race)
After this date, contact us. Entries accepted based on availability. No support crew needed or allowed. Entries are limited to first 30 teams.

Cancellation policy: Full refund until 4 weeks prior to race. 1/2 refund until 2 weeks prior. No refund after 2 weeks prior to race. Team members may be substituted at anytime until Check-In on Race Day. Please let Race Directors know of any substitutions.
Registration Includes Race packets, race day insurance, safety equipment needed for challenges (unless part of Required Gear), all weekend camping (although donations accepted), and post-race celebration dinner. Team members each receive an exclusive MedWAR Race T-shirt. A topographic map will be provided on race day for navigational purposes.
Accommodations Camping is available nearby at Hess Field (~1 mile from race site) with showers. Although the campsite is free, donations are encouraged.
Race Support This race is self-supported, and competitors are expected to either carry their own water or detoxify natural sources of water during the course of the race. Any assistance received from the race staff will result in disqualification. Participants must bring items they feel will be necessary to compete (backpacks, medical kits, food, water, medical texts, clothing, gear, etc).
Volunteers We need volunteers at Checkpoints and medical scenarios. Volunteers will receive an exclusive MedWAR T-shirt, food throughout their volunteer time, free camping, and are invited to the post-race celebration dinner. Medical knowledge not required - we will teach you everything you need to know.
Please sign-up online to volunteer.
CME/CEU Credit No information is available at this time on CME/CEU credits. Please check back.
The Fine Print This adventure race requires intense physical exertion for a prolonged amount of time. While most persons in good physical health should be able to compete on some level, racers should be prepared for potential and probable physical exhaustion. You are very unlikely to finish the entire race course and will likely be re-routed for safety if you only walk vs. run/jog. Teams must be entirely self-sufficient during the race (food and water MUST be carried). Expected race finish times is 6-10 hours and racers will cover 10-15 miles. Weather and darkness may play a role, but the race will take place rain or shine.
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