Sponsors make it possible for GMARA to operate; without them our races wouldn’t happen.
Please let them know how much you appreciate their support!
These businesses have made a great commitment to GMARA, and we can’t thank them enough.
Mammut makes some amazing gear. Whether you’re mountaineering, climbing, backcountry skiing, trail running or just doing a little travel their clothes are some of the most innovative, functional, and durable on the market. Mammut USA is based in Williston VT and provides awesome prizes for racers, and helps to outfit the core GMARA volunteer crew with high-end gear.
The Outdoor Gear Exchange
GearX.com is the online sibling of the Outdoor Gear Exchange (OGE) located on Church Street in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. It’s like having your local gear store online! Their mission is to sell great gear at great prices, to make the outdoors accessible and affordable for all levels of ability. The OGE was our title sponsor for the Frigid Infliction and the Bitter Pill for 2015 and 2016, and continues to provide excellent ongoing support.
Along with our primary sponsors, these businesses directly support GMARA’s races:
Bolton Valley Resort
With 88km of Nordic and back country trails (including 26km of groomed Nordic terrain), Bolton Valley Resort has hosted twelve of our thirteen winter adventure races. Peaks to climb, ravines to traverse, and plenty of snow for everyone.
Sugarbush has invited us down to plan the 2017 Bitter Pill. When you’re not navigating through the backcountry, check out their options for winter skiing, summer biking, disc golf, great restaurants and lodging… we’re excited to discover everything the resort has to offer and share it with you in August.
Bevo is a bold catering company offering a fully licensed bar and personalized fare.
As avid supporters of local farmers, they strive to use as many Vermont products as possible, from fruits and vegetables to meats and cheeses.
Bevo provided an excellent high-end “back yard barbecue” at summer races from 2011-2013, and should be back in 2014!
Garuka Bars are handmade with Vermont raw honey to provide you with the best tasting, best source of pre-exercise energy – and it’s no secret that your body performs better on real food than it does on artificial and synthetic ingredients. As a Vermont business, Garuka Bars is proud to be the only energy bar using 100% consumer recyclable packaging. Garuka Bars has been a valued GMARA sponsor since the 2015 Wintry Wander!
Skida started in 2007 when a VT skier started making hats for her college teammates. Now, they’re a local business in the strongest sense of the word – headquartered in Burlington, with seamstresses working from home in northern Vermont. Skida has provided luxurious hats, neckwarmers, and other gear as prizes for multiple GMARA winter races.
Ski Vermont (Vermont Ski Areas Association) is a non-profit association serving 18 Alpine and 30 Nordic member resorts across the state. They know that adventure racers who get a taste of Vermont terrain will be back to take advantage of the great skiing and year-round recreational opportunities that our mountains have to offer.
Come experience Winter in its Original State!
Zanfel Poison Ivy Wash is a safe and effective topical solution for poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. It is the only product known to remove urushiol, the toxin responsible for the reaction, from the skin after bonding, enabling the affected area to immediately begin healing. Those of us who have stumbled through a patch of poison ivy in a race know quite well how effective this product is.
These businesses help with regular club operations.
Union Street Media
Union Street Media is a web development company that through personal service and progressive technology has conceived, developed, and maintained over 450 customer-centered websites since 1999. USM provides web hosting for GMARA.
Amalgamated Culture Works
Wayne and Ed have been printing on shirts since 1981. They’re talented, knowledgeable, their turnaround time is amazing, and they stand behind their products. GMARA relies on ACW to get our shirts printed at the last minute, every time.
Moulton Law Group
The Moulton Law Group is a Burlington, Vermont based boutique law firm providing sophisticated legal counsel to businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors throughout New England and beyond. The firm provides valuable legal counsel to GMARA.
MyTopo began in 1998 with the goal of providing custom printed navigation-ready map products for professional and recreational topographic map users.
They provide customized, waterproof, adventure-capable UTM maps to GMARA for our races, at a phenomenal discount.
Horse & Human Bodywork of Vermont
Abbie Senesac is a certified and licensed massage therapist with experience in bodywork for equine and human athletes. Abbie provides post-race massage at GMARA events!
Partners and Friends
Petra Cliffs is Burlington’s premiere indoor climbing center and mountaineering school. They hang our tyroleans every winter, keeping racers safe while they hang over the ravine, and they’ve set up the occasional rappel for us as well. Petra offers GMARA members a discounted one day climbing pass for $10, along with a free harness rental. If you need to brush up on your rope skills before a race, check them out!
Maine Summer AR
Started in 2016, the Maine Summer Adventure Race is a 3- or 10-hour adventure in beautiful Midcoast Maine! Both races are hosted by the Midcoast Conservancy and designed by the members of Strong Machine Adventure Racing. All proceeds from the race benefit the Midcoast Conservancy.
Endurance Aventure is a Quebec business which was founded in 1998. Its goal is to promote physical activity through the presentation of outdoor activities and to ensure that participants enjoy unique experiences. Endurance Aventure puts on the RAID International Gaspesie, a four-day race on the Gaspesie peninsula in September.
Local Motion is a member-supported non-profit organization promoting people-powered transportation and recreation for healthy and sustainable Vermont communities.
Local Motion’s advocacy helps make more VT terrain available for hiking, biking, skiing, and other race activities.
Catamount Outdoor Family Center
The Catamount outdoor family center promotes family and community well being through activity and education in a natural environment. 500 acres of space including biking/skiing trails and an orienteering course make this the perfect place to train for future adventure races. Catamount gives discounted passes as prizes to some of our top local racers, and was the host location for the 2013 Bitter Pill.
Cochran's Ski Area
Cochran’s Ski Area was established in 1961 and became a non-profit in 1998. Their mission is to provide area youth and families with affordable skiing, snowboarding, lessons and race training. They do an amazing job teaching children to take advantage of the snow… and in the summer, they’ve got a fabulous hill just waiting for adventurous people to climb it. Bitter Pill 2014 wouldn’t have happened without the support of the Cochrans.
The Moosalamoo National Recreation Area has some of the best terrain we’ve ever seen. The Moosalamoo Association works together with GMARA to put on races which highlight the great opportunities for hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, climbing, blueberry picking and more in their corner of the Green Mountain National Forest.
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Untamed puts on fantastic events in both US and in Europe. Untamed New England is the biggest race in Northeast US and is an AR World Series qualifier. If you were looking to make the step to expedition racing, this is a great way to do it.
On Track Health
On Track is a complete fitness facility offering physical therapy, massage therapy and fitness consulting services. Their mission is to provide professional treatment of orthopedic injuries and to empower their clients to acheive their personal fitness goals. GMARA members receive a free month of membership with any three month sign-up.