Midwest Medical Wilderness Adventure Race (MedWAR)
Racers will trail run, canoe, and orienteer while navigating to checkpoints containing wilderness medicine scenarios and questions. Some basic ropes elements may or may not be included. You will probably get wet and muddy. Teams of three will race on a course in a Test-O style. The course will contain 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. Optional "extra credit" navigation points with additional time compensation are also on the race course and it is the team's strategy to determine how many and which of the optional checkpoints to find within the time limits. When a team reaches a checkpoint containing a medical scenario, the team must successfully complete the medical and survival tasks 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 5-8 hours. The race end time is strict. If your team is not at the finish at exactly 6pm, you are scored DNF. 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
Start time: 2:00pm
Finish time: 10:00pm
Award Ceremony & Dinner to follow
Tentative schedule. All times subject to change.
Please check the website for required gear list and final schedule.
Thanks for your interest!
North American Educational Adventure Racing