Blue Ridge MedWAR 2023Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing 11176 Peaceful Valley Rd New Castle, VA 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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Event details and schedule
Tentative Race Day Schedule
7:00 AM Racer Check-In Opens and Volunteers Report
9:00 AM RACE BEGINS!
5:00 PM RACE FINISH!
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)
CPR face mask
Water detox system
Waterproofing method for map and passbook
Dry change of clothes and rain gear
Light source w/ extra batteries
Food and water (at least 1L)
A sense of adventure
Note:There will be on-site camping available the night before the race.
May 13, 2023
Wilderness Adventure at Eagle Landing11176 Peaceful Valley Rd New Castle, VA 24127