Race locations and dates MedWAR News Register for a Race Volunteer for a Race Subscribe to our mailing list MedWAR Messageboard
Race Home
Race Details
Register for Races
Volunteer for Races
Race Location
Required Gear
Curriculum
Race Specific Rules
CME Credit
Race Results
Race Photos
Race Sponsors

The next Mid-Atlantic MedWAR was held on
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
at Newport News Park, Virginia.

The 2014 Race Registration is now open!
Volunteers please also sign-up through Active.com.

Racers will mountain bike, canoe, 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 three or four distinct loops. Teams will have to specify at registration if they are running the 3 Loop course (regular) or 4 Loop course (expert/advanced). Orienteering will be highly emphasized. Each loop will contain 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 4-7 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.

Also in the past, CME/CEU credit for Physicians, PAs, Nurses, and EMS providers have been available for participation in this race. If this is available this year, that information will also be posted here.

Thanks for your interest. We hope to see you in 2014!

See the 2010 Mid-Atlantic race on YouTube.

Download a Quicktime Slideshow (6.3 MB - Right click to save to disk) to show your friends and convince them to be your teammates.

MedWAR History MedWAR Mission Statement MedWAR Topics Tested & Taught Frequently Asked Questions Links and Downloads Race Director Resources Contact Us

Because there's more to survival than being the fittest...