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Sunday, September 9, 2018

7:00-8:00am Volunteer Sign-In and Breakfast
8:00-8:30am Racer Check-In
8:30-9:00am Pre-Race Meeting (Mandatory)
9:00am Race Start
3:30pm Race Finish
3:30-5:00pm LifeFlight Hanger Tours
5:00-6:30pm Awards and Post-Race Party

*Times subject to change


Start/Finish in Geisenger Parking Lot (Near LifeFlight)
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, no exceptions.
Possible Race Components
  • Land: Hiking, Running, Orienteering, Climbing, Ropes Elements, Mountain Biking
  • Water: Kayaking, Stream/River/Swamp Crossing & Wading
  • Preparation: Gear, Food, Water, Medical Supplies, Etc.
  • Wilderness Medicine: Knowledge and Skills
  • Unexpected Challenges...
Race Format Free-Form: racers will be given location (on combination of Trail Maps, SAR/Topo Map) of six stations. Teams can choose the order to attempt each with goal to finish all before cut-off time.

Stations may contain: Medical Scenario, Skills Challenge, Optional orienteering bonus time deduction

Winners: Total Time Bonus Challenge Point Deduction + Penalty Points.

Teams that DNF will not be ranked

Bonus Points: -10min for each correctly answered question

Penalty Points: Teams leaving any trash/gear behind or Cheating (cell-phones, aiding teams, etc)
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 Kayak, 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
$135 per three-person team before July 1
$150 per three-person team on or after July 1

Registration Deadline August 26 (2 weeks prior to the race)
After this date, contact us. Entries accepted based on availability with $5 late fee per person ($15 per team). No support crew needed or allowed. Entries are limited to first 15 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 CME/CEU credits are available for this race this year.
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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