Have you always wanted to dip your toes into winter adventure without submerging your entire boot in a frozen stream? You're not alone!
New for 2017, GMARA presents Test Your Nettle, a chance to get your feet wet without fully diving in to an adventure race. It'll be shorter, cheaper, and require less gear than the Frigid Infliction – but it'll be on the same day with some course overlap. Teams from both events will gather at the post-race dinner so everyone can swap stories afterwards. Check out gmara.org/nettle/ for lots more information.
Originally, rates for the Frigid were scheduled to increase on Monday. Since we're throwing a new option in the mix, we're going to extend the early registration deadline for both races through next Wednesday the 11th. Talk to your friends, read the site, ask questions, and get signed up for the Frigid or the Test! Both events happen on March 4th, so you've got about eight weeks to warm up your compass needle, but sign up in the next 6 days to save a bundle!
We're thrilled to announce that lots of our regular sponsors will be helping out again with prizes and perks for 2017. Mammut, OGE, Garuka Bars, Ski VT, and Zero Gravity Brewing are on board again – and yes, that means free beer at the post-race party!
While you're training for the GMARA winter events, take a break to check out the Smuggs Ice Bash run by our friends at Petra Cliffs from January 20th-22nd and stop by the GMARA table at the BANFF Mountain Film Festival in Burlington Jan 26th-28th.
If you’ve got questions about testing your nettle or frigiding your infliction, leave a comment here and we’ll get back to you quickly. Two months until we all gather at the Bolton Valley nordic center – see you there!