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Midwest MedWAR 2021

MedWAR is short for Medical Wilderness Adventure Race. It is a unique event that combines wilderness medical challenges with the growing sport of adventure racing. The race was also developed as a tool for teaching and testing the knowledge, skills, and techniques of wilderness medicine, and for promoting teamwork and collegiality among competitors. MedWAR is sanctioned by North American Educational Adventure Racing (NAEAR).

Mercy St Vincent Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency is proud to present the 19th annual Midwest MedWAR at Pinckney Recreation Area. Sign up early to ensure space at this year's race featuring a nighttime orienteering challenge.

Please visit www.medwar.org to read through the official MedWAR Challenge Curriculum and FAQ’s for very important details before registering for any of the races.

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Registration Details

Teams: 30 teams of three (3) racers.

Fees: $240 per team

Registration includes:

  • Canoe rental
  • Event shirt
  • Race admission
  • Pre-race snacks
  • Post-race celebration event
  • CME credits
  • Give-aways and more!

Cancellation policy: Contact the race directors directly if your team or a team member is unable to make the event.

Other Details

We are trying to create a race so that all teams are spending the entire day out in the woods. The race will finish well AFTER sunset so be prepared for darkness and the potential for getting lost. Dress appropriately. This race will occur no matter what the weather. Teams should expect to canoe, trek, climb, swim, and get lost at least once.

Racers are responsible for their own camping and parking.

For all other details, visit our full site at www.medwar.org/midwest or email us anytime at midwest@medwar.org. Thank you!


Pinckney, MI

8555 Silver Hill Road PinckneyMI  48169

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