The World Academy for Endurance Medicine is committed to upskilling healthcare professionals overseeing medical support at World Athletics Label Road Races and other mass-participation endurance events around the world with its Race Emergency Medicine Course (REMC).
This course provides participants with the opportunity to improve their knowledge and race-day medical management skills with lectures, skill-building activities, and race-day observation.









The REMC trains healthcare professionals to deliver quality medical leadership at mass-participation endurance events by introducing participants to standardised medical concepts, procedures, and protocols in race medicine. The course is divided into two components:


  • an eLearning course to be completed autonomously before the event (6h of modules). Individuals who attend the course receive access for one year to the eLearning modules, presentation videos and slides, and member-exclusive articles.  
  • two-day in-person workshop (including race observation and/or support).

    Both components of the course must be completed to attain the Race Emergency Medicine Course certification valid for 3 years.


The course is open to race medical directors, as well as other healthcare professionals. The REMC is limited to 30 participants to achieve the course’s learning objectives with small-group collaboration; because the REMC certification is required for all race medical directors of World Athletics Label Road Races*, they are given priority attendance. Additional participation is based on availability and is offered on a first-come first-served basis.


*Medical Directors of Label Road Races will be required to participate in at least one Race Emergency Medicine Course every three years as part of their continuing medical education. Race organisers will be required to include the name of the medical director who holds participation certificate(s) when applying for a World Athletics Label.


learning outcomes



      • Predict individual risk factors for running-related injury and illness using baseline data.
      • Adopt novel approaches to supplement and strengthen traditional epidemiological methods for collecting medical encounters.
      • Outline intervention strategies to potentially reduce the risk of fatal and near-fatal medical encounters during endurance events.
      • Explain the basic principles of mass-casualty triage.
      • Manage medical care for individuals entering the medical tent at a road race.
      • Apply the use of medical algorithms for the management of common injuries and events encountered during road races.
      • Outline a strategy to assess the differential diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment for runners who have collapsed during or after an endurance event.
      • Perform pre-hospital care for exertional heat stroke.
      • Explain the criteria for diagnosis of exertional hyponatremia and its role in administering appropriate treatment.
      • Implement steps for temperature monitoring and/or warming for hypothermic athletes.

e-Learning modules