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MedWAR - Copa Desert Challenge

Saturday, January 16, 2016
Phon D Sutton Recreation Area Phon D Sutton Rd Fort McDowellAZ  85264
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Phon D Sutton Recreation Area Phon D Sutton Rd Fort McDowellAZ  85264

About This Activity

A 6 hour adenture race that includes canoeing, mountain biking, trekking, orienteering, and medical scenarios and questions.

Event details and schedule

Race Information
Saturday January 16, 2016
Tonto National Forest, Mesa, AZ
6 hours

Teams of 3 will be navigating sections of the Tonto National Forest via canoe, mountain bike, and on foot to find checkpoints and complete wilderness medical scenarios.

Where
Tonto National Forest
Phon D Sutton Recreation Area
Mesa, AZ 

Race Information
Saturday January 16, 2016
Tonto National Forest, Mesa, AZ
6 hours

Teams of 3 will be navigating sections of the Tonto National Forest via canoe, mountain bike, and on foot to find checkpoints and complete wilderness medical scenarios.

Where
Tonto National Forest
Phon D Sutton Recreation Area
Mesa, AZ 

Tentative schedule 
6:30 - 7:45 Registration and bike staging
8:00 - 8:30 Pre-Race briefing
9:00 Race start
3:00 Race cutoff
3:15 - 3:45 Post race briefing
4:00 Results and Awards

Teams
Teams of 3. All team members will participate in all disciplines and medical scenarios. Teams may be made up of any gender. Racers must be 18 years of age or older. Medical knowledge is recommended but not required.

Race Format
Teams of 3 will navigate the 6 hour course via foot, canoe, and mountain bike. Teams will receive pre-marked maps with all checkpoints for the race. There will be major and minor checkpoints. Major checkpoints are mandatory and have medical scenarios. Minor checkpoints are optional and have wilderness medicine questions.

Scoring is based on a checkpoint system. Each checkpoint is worth 5 points. Each scenario completed correctly is worth 5 points. Each question answered correctly is worth *1-2 points. At the end of the race, teams are ranked initially by the number of 5 points gathered and then ranked by time.

Each checkpoint will be marked by a traditional orienteering orange and white flag. 

Required equipment

  • Bicycle with helmet (available for rent)
  • Canoe with life jacket (available for rent)
  • Water detoxification method
  • 2 L of water capacity per person
  • Whistle per person
  • Compass
  • First aid kit (including diphenhydramine)
  • Waterproof map case or 2 gallon size Ziploc bags
  • Spare tube per bike
  • Bike pump or CO2 cartridge
  • Light source per person
  • Cell phone (turned off)
  • Tonto National Park Pass per vehicle (can be purchased for $7  at local gas stations and markets)


Prizes to be announced

Registration
Team registration will cost $150, including canoes
Bikes - TBA

Accommodations
Camping offered at the Coon Bluff Campground. It is on a first come first served basis. http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto/null/recarea/?recid=35399&actid=31

Organizer Info

Map & Direction

Phon D Sutton Recreation Area Phon D Sutton Rd Fort McDowellAZ  85264
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