Wilderness Medicine Adventure Race

Do you love the outdoors? Want to test your endurance and emergency medicine skills?

Consider competing in MedWAR North on Saturday, January 19th, 2013.

This event combines first aid with the increasingly popular sport of adventure racing. Teams of three work together to navigate winter terrain on ski and snowshoe and to solve wilderness medicine first aid and survival scenarios. Past races have involved treating everything from climbing or skiing accidents to stove burns and barotrauma.

Previous races have attracted a diverse group of participants including emergency first response teams, medical students, paramedics, emergency medicine residents, and members of the Canadian Military.

WHO: Anyone interested in first aid and the outdoors!

WHEN: Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 | 9:00 AM

WHERE: Albion Hills Conservation Area (map), only 50 minutes west of Toronto, ON, Canada

WHY: A fun day outdoors, enjoy some friendly competition, learn from colleagues, meet students from other schools, and finish off with a delicious meal!

COST: $225/team ($175 for U of T medical students)

For more information and to sign up, please visit:

Happy trails,

Moira de Valence, Tenneille Loo, Elizabeth Miazga
Co-directors, 2013
University of Toronto Wilderness Medicine Society