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.

Adventure 101: Most paper isn’t waterproof

Here’s a quick illustrated tip, brought to you by a few unlucky Bitter Pill teams.

January 5, 2017

New for 2017: Test Your Nettle

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 […]

December 10, 2016

2017 Frigid Infliction – Important Update

We’ll be trying something a bit new for the 2017 Frigid Infliction. Never fear – it will still be spectacular! For those that have been racing with us for years, here’s a snapshot of the key items that will be different: The race will be eight hours instead of ten. This means you can sleep […]

August 10, 2016

OGE Bitter Pill 2016 – Results

GMARA has a theme for 2016: Doing more with less! This winter, the Frigid Infliction didn’t have enough snow to include a ski leg. For the Bitter Pill, we planned a nice long paddle, but forgot to gather enough water to make it fast & smooth. Oh, and on race morning, only half the busses […]