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Saturday May 3, 2014

(Tentitive Schedule)
8:30am Check-In Opens
9:00am Race Start
4:00pm Race Finish
5:00pm Dinner Served

Where Albion Hills Conservation Area about 40 minutes northwest of Toronto. See Detailed directions and map.
Teams Any three (3) people with an interest in wilderness medicine. Teams often have any combination of healthcare professionals, emergency personnel, students of all varieties, and outdoor enthusiasts. Everyone is welcome. There is no minimal knowledge requirement. There are no divisions based on age, gender, or medical skill level. Teams of three (3) ONLY. No more, no less.
Possible Race Components
  • Land: Hiking/Running, Orienteering
  • Preparation: Gear, Food, Water, Medical Supplies, Etc.
  • Wilderness Medicine: Knowledge and Skills
Race Format Teams of 3 compete in a multi-leg format.  Legs may involve trekking, orienteering, and wilderness medicine challenges which teams will complete in different orders. Each team receives a map and must navigate to a series of checkpoints.  At the checkpoints, tasks must be completed that test physical ability and/or wilderness medical knowledge and skills. The team must successfully complete the task and demonstrate all procedures before moving forward in the race. Expected race finish times are 4-7 hours. This is an unassisted race - no support crew.
Race Scenarios Although scenarios will follow traditional MedWAR form allowing any type of situation to be simulated from sandstorms to deep-sea diving, most will be slanted towards those appropriate to the location and season. Past race highlights include rescuing team members who had slipped through ice breaks, fallen while ice climbing, or were buried in avalanches.
Required Equipment See the Required Equipment page for a full list.
Prizes First, second, and third place teams each receive mystery prizes, as well as the glory of being crowned victor of MedWAR North.
Registration Race Registration Fee:
$26 US dollars per 3-person team
Registration Deadline April 26, 2014

After that, please contact us.
Entries accepted based on availability.
Entries are limited to first 20 teams.
Cancellation policy: Full refund until 4 week before the race. 1/2 refund until 2 weeks before the race. No refund after 2 weeks before the race. Team members may be substituted at anytime until Check-In on Race Day. No substitutions allowed during the race.
Registration Includes Team members each receive a souvenir, race day insurance, maps, safety equipment needed for challenges not explicitly stated as required gear, and a post-race celebration dinner.  A race number, topographic map and trail map will also be provided on race day for navigational purposes.
Accommodations Several reasonable hotels are located in Albion.
Race Support This race is self-supported, and competitors are expected to either carry their own water or purify it during the course of the race. Any assistance received from the race staff will result in disqualification. Participants must bring items they feel will be necessary to compete (backpacks, medical kits, food, water, medical texts, clothing, gear, etc).
CME Credit At this time we have no new information. If CME credit becomes possible for this race, information will be posted online. Please check back for details.
The Fine Print This adventure race requires physical exertion. While most persons in good physical health should be able to compete, racers should be prepared for potential physical exhaustion. Teams must be entirely self-sufficient during the race (food and water MUST be carried). Expected race finish times are 4-7+ hours and racers will cover 10-15 miles. Weather and darkness may play a role, but the race will take place rain, snow, or shine.
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