May 2, 2019

2019 Bitter Pill – Registration Open!

Registration is open for the Bitter Pill! August 10th near Waterbury VT: hike, bike, paddle, maybe a swim if you’re unlucky. Early registration pricing is the best deal – sign up by next Saturday (May 10th) to lock in the best rate. It’s likely we’ll have to cap entries based on the number of boats […]

March 21, 2019

2019 Bitter Pill – Date Set!

You’ll see the website being updated with full details soon, but we wanted to share ASAP that we’ve set the date for this summer’s Bitter Pill on August 10th. Happy training!

January 27, 2019

2019 Frigid Infliction/Nettle – Update #1

Hello adventure racers! T-Minus 2 1/2 weeks till race day! Bolton backcountry just got another foot yesterday with more on the way! A few important details: NOTE TO THOSE PLANNING TO RENT EQUIPMENT: Bolton has a ton of new staff this year including at the Nordic center. This year they are not reserving equipment in advance as in […]

July 27, 2018

Test Your Nettle Update

Plans for the Nettle have come together nicely. There is a great assortment of points and challenges; there will be a wide variety of on-trail and off-trail points for you to chose from. We’re really looking forward to hearing the feedback on an event like this, particularly from our first-timers! There is an option to […]

May 16, 2018

2018 Test Your Nettle! 2019 Bitter Pill!

Relief is a wonderful thing. I can’t tell you how excited we are to post this announcement, as many of you (dozens) have been reaching out about this year’s Bitter Pill and we’ve been holding off on replying until now. We’ve been delaying the news a bit because we were hoping everything would come together […]

August 14, 2017

Bitter Pill 2017 Results

The GMARA crew explored new terrain this summer! New trails to run, waterfalls to find, ponds to swim and hills to climb… so many hills…

July 31, 2017

Adventure 101: Stinging Nettles

If you hang around GMARA events you’re guaranteed to hear volunteers joking about nettles. Not sure what a nettle is? Time to “brush up” on your knowledge! (ha ha)

March 28, 2017

2017 Bitter Pill Information

We’re excited to announce we’ll be basing this year’s Bitter Pill out of the Sugarbush Resort on Saturday, August 12th. Lots more to come as we shake out the course and disciplines, but this should let you block off your calendars. Happy training; enjoy Spring!

March 7, 2017

Frigid Infliction 2017 Results

Skiing! Snowshoeing! Drifts so deep you need a shovel to find the checkpoints! But then we saw this: Burlington, VT hit 72F today. This smashes the daily and all-time monthly records. — NWS Burlington (@NWSBurlington) February 25, 2017 Ok, so our classic winter event won’t be typical this year, maybe it’ll be a warm-weather trail […]

January 19, 2017

Adventure 101: What is a checkpoint?

Here’s one for the “things new racers may not know” category.