So, you’re planning to direct an endurance sporting event such as ultramarathon, triathalon, adventure race, adventure camp, or other organized trail runs. Now what?
Do you have:
- Existing medical providers and equipment?
- Existing medical providers but lack the appropriate supplies and equipment?
- Race insurance policy from USATF or RRCA with volunteer medical rider?
Chances are, you may feel confident about how to handle your aid stations and course markings, but how prepared are you to address the following potential medical needs at your event?
- Hydration issues and hyponatremia
- Metabolic and gastrointestinal issues
- Exertional rhabdomyolysis and acute kidney injury
- Exercise-associated collapse
- Thermal-related disorders
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Altitude illness
- Vision problems
- Environmental issues
- Respiratory issues
- Hygiene issues
- Major trauma
- Blisters and other dermatologic conditions
What distances is the UltraMedical TrainingSM appropriate for?
Really, any distance! Kids mile, 5K, 10K, 15K, 20K, 25K, 50K, 26.2, 50K, 50M, 100K, 100M, 200M, and more.
We provide the UltraMedical TrainingSM to help educate medical volunteers for the special needs of endurance athletes. This evidence based training is a certification program that ensures everyone has a common understanding of the unique needs and treatments pertinent to ultramarathon runners.
The UltraMedical TrainingSM will help establish a level of consistency and professional competency not only from one event to another but also from one aid station to another.
Much of our training is based on recently generated consensus guidelines from international groups of physician scientists that Dr. Hoffman organized.
Be a part of bringing and supporting the world-class medical providers trained by the UltraMedical TeamSM to your area. Ask your medical providers to take the UltraMedical TrainingSM – reimburse them for the cost even.