MEDWAR NORTHWEST 2022 is currently postponed. Stay tuned for updated dates/location and for registration. Visit www.pnwmed.org/subscribe to join PNWM's email list for further updates or follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pnwmed.org
MedWAR is short for Medical Wilderness Adventure Race. It is a unique event that combines wilderness medical challenges with the growing sport of adventure racing. The race was also developed as a tool for teaching and testing the knowledge, skills, and techniques of wilderness medicine, and for promoting teamwork and collegiality among competitors. MedWAR is sanctioned by North American Educational Adventure Racing (NAEAR).
Pacific Northwest Wilderness Medicine (PNWM) has partnered with North American Educational Adventure Racing (NAEAR) to bring the Medical Wilderness Adventure Race back to Washington State for the second year in a row. The inaugural MedWAR was developed and hosted by emergency physicians and medical students from the Medical College in Georgia in the fall of 2000. Since then, MedWAR Challenge has grown to include races all over the country every year. We were honored to bring this unique educational event back to our corner of the continent in 2019 and excited to return for 2022.
Race Format: Teams of four run and navigate through challenging trails and beautiful forest scenery to find challenging medical simulations. Using a compass and map, racers decide how to get to each victim. A medical professional will observe and rate each team as they work through each scenario. Practice questions will be placed along the route as an additional opportunity to earn valuable time and to learn wilderness medicine.
Volunteers: Please also register so we can keep track of you!
Please visit www.medwar.org to read through the official MedWAR Challenge Curriculum and FAQ’s for very important details before registering for any of the races.
Please email us anytime for questions - medwarnw @ gmail.org
Event details and schedule
For full details, schedule, and gear lists, please go to www.medwar.org/northwest
Teams: 10 teams of four (4) racers.
Fees: $220 per team of 4 racers.
- Event shirt
- Race admission
- Pre-race snacks
- Post-race celebration event
- Give-aways and more!
Cancellation policy: TBD