April 2, 2022

2022 Bitter Pill Adventure Race – Registration is Open

The moment you have all been waiting for … registration for the GMARA 2022 Bitter Pill is now open!  This year we return to a home base at Blush Hill Country Club for 12 hours of navigating while biking, trekking, and paddling through the Green Mountains.  We would love to share more about the details […]

March 23, 2022

2022 Test Your Nettle Update

We’re exploring options currently to see if we can host a Test Your Nettle event in 2022. There’s a chance we’ll be able to align one with the Bitter Pill. If it comes together we’ll update the site and announce it via our mailing list.

2022 Hard Fall Update – Patience is a Virtue

We’ve decided to wait a year to bring the Hard Fall back. It’s a lot to put on two major summer events; it’s important that we keep our organizers energized and our volunteers happy. Never fear – we expect to return with another 24 hour race in 2023!

2022 Bitter Pill – Registration Opening Soon

The Bitter Pill Returns! We’re excited to announce that we’ll be opening registration for the Bitter Pill on 4/1. Event basics are posted. It’s safe to say you’ll get to enjoy all the summer classics – paddling, trekking, navigation, and mountain biking. We do expect to fill up again, and fill quickly, regardless of how […]

October 25, 2021

2021 Hard Fall – Results

The 2021 Hard Fall was GMARA’s first 24-hour race – and what a race it was! Taking place in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, the course highlighted the beauty, the challenge, and the remoteness of this amazing area. Teams then had a fairly short bike ride to get to TA 5, where they would begin the second […]

October 5, 2021

Test Your Nettle Racer Update #2

Hello Test Your Nettle Racers! Oct 9th is quickly approaching, I hope you are getting as excited as we are! A few notes: Final pre-race briefing: Test your Nettle 3hr race virtual Pre-Race Briefing will be Tuesday Oct 5th at 8:00p. The zoom link will be: (This link has been removed from the website post […]

2021 Hard Fall Racer Update #2

Hello Hard Fall Racers! Final pre-race briefing: The Hard Fall 24hr race virtual Pre-Race Briefing will be Tuesday, Oct 5th, at 8:30PM ET. The zoom link will be: (We removed this link from the website posting to prevent SPAM, if you don’t have the link please email us) The meeting will be recorded if you […]

September 24, 2021

Test Your Nettle Racer Update #1

Regarding race day schedule: Check-in opens at 11AM. We recommend being on the early side – As soon as your team is checked in we’ll give you maps to start planning your adventure. Race start is at 12PM Race course closes at 3:00PM. You can stay out for 30 minutes, or the full time, it’s […]

August 19, 2021

2021 Hard Fall Racer Update #1

Hard Fall racer update #1: Lots of news to share, so we’ll get straight to the good stuff: Check-in/finish location: The St. Johnsbury School – 257 Western Ave, St Johnsbury, VT 05819 Schedule updates: Check-in will now take place race morning, starting at 7AM. Race instructions and maps (or at least some of the maps) […]

August 17, 2021

2021 Bitter Pill – Results

The 2021 Bitter Pill featured a record number of teams, discipline changes, and comments about swamps and marshes. All of which were completely positive! People love swamps. And marshes. This was our first course in Craftsbury since 2012, so we were excited to explore some new terrain and showcase what the Craftsbury Outdoor Center has […]