Massachusetts Medical Wilderness Adventure Race (MedWAR)
Racers will mountain bike, canoe, trail run, and orienteer while navigating to checkpoints containing wilderness medicine scenarios and questions. Some basic ropes elements may or may not be included. Teams of four 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. There are several required checkpoints in the race. The race will also feature optional checkpoints that will provide a time bonus. Teams choose how many optional checkpoints to complete within the time allotted. Finish time is strict. Any team arriving after the finish time will be scored DNF. Expected race finish times are 6-8 hours. This is an unassisted race - no support crew. Teams of any four (4) persons - no less, no more, no exceptions. There are no age, gender, or training level categories. 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.
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Event details and schedule
Tentative Race Day Schedule
8:00 AM Racer Check-In Opens and Volunteers Report
9:00 AM Racer Check-In Closes
9:00 AM Volunteer Meeting & transport to stations
9:30 AM Team Captain's Meeting (Required)
10:00 AM RACE BEGINS!
6:00 PM RACE FINISH!
6:15 PM Post-race Celebration Dinner
7:30 PM Awards & Educational Presentation
Tentative schedule. All times subject to change.
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