Fort Gordon, formerly known as Camp Gordon, is a United States Army installation established in October 1941. It is the current home of the United States Army Signal Corps, United States Army Cyber Corps, and Cyber Center of Excellence. Fort Gordon covers 56,000 acres in eastern Georgia.
33.408 °N, 82.134 °W
Note to those who have been to our race before: the campsite and race location moves periodically within the base to keep you in new terrain!
Fort Gordon is located just a few miles southwest of the city of Augusta, Georgia and is 138 miles from Charleston, South Carolina. It is located about 8 miles SW of Augusta, however it will take 30-40 minutes to reach race headquarters from downtown Augusta, so please plan accordingly.
Take I-20 East from Atlanta or I-20 West from Columbia.
Exit #196: I-520 Bobby Jones Expressway Eastbound. Take Exit #3A & Turn Right toward Fort Gordon: Hwy 78 West/Gordon Hwy and drive ~ 3 miles.
If entering through Gate 1:
Turn left into Gate 1 (7th Avenue).
Show government issued photo ID, vehicle registration, and insurance to the security guards and tell them you are with the MedWAR race. You may be pulled to the side to open your hood, trunk, & glove box. Don't worry, it's normal, but you should budget extra time for it.
Specific directions to this year’s location will be included in racer packet.
EVERY PERSON IN EVERY VEHICLE MUST HAVE A PICTURE ID TO ENTER THE FORT. THE CAR MUST ALSO HAVE VALID REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.
Do NOT speed inside Fort Gordon. More then one Race Director has gotten a ticket.
You are NOT allowed to operate a motor vehicle and cell phone at the same time inside Fort Gordon.
Be aware: It is not unusual to find tanks, soldiers, convoys, etc on the roads. Sometimes they do controlled burning in some training areas. You may hear explosions and shots in areas. It is possible that a road will be blocked for a time, and there may or may not be detours around it.
If you have been to the race in previous years, they have increased security. You MUST have an ID, registration, and insurance card. Also, they sometimes move the second security checkpoint.
Details coming soon!
There are numerous hotels in Augusta (about a 20 minute drive from Race Headquarters). Those located on Gordon Highway are the closest.