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When

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Race starts at 10:00am**
Race ends by 5:00pm**
Award Ceremony and celebration to follow

All times subject to change.

Where

Round Valley Trails
Near Park City, Utah

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 3 ONLY. No less, no more.
Possible Race Components
  • Land: Mountaineering, Orienteering (GPS and compass)
  • Snow: Snowshoeing
  • Preparation: Gear, Food, Water, Medical Supplies, Etc.
  • Wilderness Medicine: Knowledge and Skills
  • Unexpected Challenges...
Race Format GPS and compass-guided adventure race with Wilderness Medicine questions and hands-on scenarios, designed to test your academic and practical knowledge of wilderness medicine. Penalties for wrong answers/actions will be assessed. You may carry any references you see fit to answer these questions/scenarios correctly, however you must carry whatever you bring for the entire race. Winners and rank will be based on speed at which the course is navigated and successful completion of wilderness medicine scenarios, time penalties will be added for failure to address critical actions during the scenarios.
Cut-Off Times We want to see as many teams as possible cross the finish line. To accommodate teams of wide-ranging experience, ability, and speed, “cut-offs” may be built into the course. If a team does not make the cut-off time for a particular section, that team will be re-routed and allowed to continue on the course.
Required Equipment
  • Winter hiking gear: goggles/sunglasses, neck warmer/facemask, baselayer long underwear (top & bottom), fleece/down jacket, waterproof shell jacket, waterproof shell pants, heavy winter socks, winter boots, gloves, winter hat
  • Orienteering compass
  • Avalanche shovel, climbing rope, hydration system (water bottle or bladder/pack)
  • Optional gear: avalanche beacon, avalanche probe, backpack, personal snowshoes, personal GPS unit
  • Some major supplies and safety items will be provided, but participants must bring any and all other items they feel will be necessary to compete (backpacks, medical kits, food, water, medical texts, clothing, gear, etc.).
  • A finalized required gear list will be posted.
  • No support crew needed or allowed.
Prizes First, second, and third place teams will receive prizes. Everyone gets a T-shirt and a post-race dinner!
Registration

Race Registration
$75 per Three-person Team
$85/team for late registration (after Feb. 6)
Registration Deadline February 14, 2014

After this date, contact us. Entries may accepted based on availability. Entries are limited to first 20 teams. Sign up early!!!

Cancellation policy: 90% refund until 4 weeks before the race. 1/2 refund until 2 weeks before the race. No refund after 2 week prior to race day. You may substitute team members at any time until Check-in on Race Day. Please make the Race Directors aware of all substitutions. No substitutions allowed during the race.
Registration Includes Snowshoe rental for all team members*, GPS rental*, transportation to the race start, safety equipment if needed for challenges (unless part of Required Gear), race day insurance, pre-race snacks, post-race celebration event, and surprise swag. Team members each receive an exclusive long-sleeved MedWAR Race T-shirt. A race bib (number) and any needed maps will be provided on race day.
*You are welcome to bring and use personal gear instead.
Accommodations TBA
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).
Volunteers We need volunteers at Checkpoints and medical scenarios. Volunteers will receive an exclusive MedWAR T-shirt, food throughout their volunteer time, and are invited to the post-race celebration dinner. Medical knowledge not required - we will teach you everything you need to know.
Please sign-up online to volunteer.
CME/CEU Credit Registration fee includes FAWM core/elective and experience credit towards the WMS fellowship (specific curriculum components TBA after the race).
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 is 6-10 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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