Sunday 9th September 2018
Geisinger Medical Center: 100 N. Academy Avenue, Danville, United States
Medical Wilderness Adventure Race (MedWAR) Pennsylvania
Racers will mountain bike, canoe, and orienteer while navigating to checkpoints containing wilderness medicine scenarios and questions. Teams of three 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. Expected race finish times are 6-10 hours. This is an unassisted race - no support crew. Teams of any three (3) persons - no less, no more. There are no age, gender, or training level catagories. 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.
See our webpage for gear list and more information:
Tentitive Race Day Schedule
7:00-8:00am Volunteer Sign-In and Breakfast
8:00-8:30am Racer Check-In
8:30-9:00am Pre-Race Meeting (Mandatory)
9:00am Race Start
3:30pm Race Finish
3:30-5:00pm LifeFlight Hanger Tours
5:00-6:30pm Awards and Post-Race Party
**All times subject to change.
North American Educational Adventure Racing
34 Grove St. Apt 2, Boston