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May 13, 2023

Blue Ridge MedWAR 2023

Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing • 11176 Peaceful Valley Rd New CastleVA  24127 Organized by North American Educational Adventure Racing $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.

About this event

Blue Ridge 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 three will race on a course featuring questions and hands-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. 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 three (3) 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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Instagram: blue_ridge_medwar

Event details and schedule

Tentative Race Day Schedule

7:00 AM Racer Check-In Opens and Volunteers Report



6:00 PM Post-race Celebration Dinner & Awards

Tentative schedule. All times subject to change.

Required Gear List

  • Mountain/off road bicycle w/ helmet and lock (One per team)

  • Compass

  • Matches/lighter

  • CPR face mask

  • Water detox system

  • Waterproofing method for map and passbook

  • Medical kit

  • Dry change of clothes and rain gear

  • Whistle

  • Light source w/ extra batteries

  • Food and water (at least 1L)

  • A sense of adventure


There will be on-site camping available the night before the race.


Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing

11176 Peaceful Valley Rd New CastleVA  24127

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