Northwest MedWAR 2020

Fall Creek Campground & Trailhead
Olympia, WA 98512


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Event Description

Northwest MedWAR 2019

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 2020.

Capacity: 15 teams of three to four (3-4) at $60-80 per racer.

Format: Foot race with medical and terrain-dictated wilderness challenges.

Volunteers: Please also register so we can keep track of you!

Please visit to read through the official MedWAR Challenge Curriculum and FAQ’s for very important details before registering for any of the races.

Event details and schedule

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Teams: 15 teams of three to four (3-4) racers.

Fees: $60-80 per racer. $20 individual discount for students and military using the code STUDORMIL

Deadline: Teams must be registered 2 weeks before the race. After this date, individuals may join teams that have registered but may not be guaranteed racer shirts. Late team entries may be accepted based on availability, so contact us. Volunteers may register up until the day before race. Race shirts can only be guaranteed for registrants prior to May 15th, 2020.

Registration includes:

  1. Event shirt
  2. Race admission
  3. Pre-race snacks
  4. Post-race celebration event
  5. Give-aways and more!

Cancellation policy: If your entire team cannot make it to MedWAR NW 2020, you may request a partial refund or credit for another race until May 15, 2020. If your team cancels after May 15, your race funds can only be transferred to another race. Substitutions will be permitted any time before the race begins but must notify the Race Directors ahead of time.

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