January 19, 2017

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 […]

August 6, 2016

Bitter Pill 2016 live updates

If things go as planned, this post will automatically publish when the race starts, and you’ll see: A brief course description! General details about where and how to be a spectator! Here’s our twitter feed. For much of the day, we’re out of cell range, but we’ll try to get things updated here and on […]

July 26, 2016

Course Updates!

We have a full race ahead of us! We’re excited to have filled up so early, even with finding some extra boats. That being said, we thought you might like some insight into the course… The bike: it’s certainly more ride-able than last year, but that’s not saying much! There’s quite the mix of terrain […]

June 28, 2016

OGE Bitter Pill – Registration Update

As many of you are already aware, we weren’t originally able to source as many boats from our primary provider as in the past. As a result, we had a healthy backlog of teams on the wait list, which isn’t fun for anyone. (In hind sight, we should have offered a spot to the team […]

June 17, 2016

OGE Bitter Pill 2016 – Questions & Answers

We’ve been getting a few questions from teams new and old, and thought we’d capture key ones here so all teams are on the same footing. We will provide boats and paddles – most likely canoes for teams of three and kayaks for teams of two, but it’ll depend on what our suppliers can provide. […]

March 6, 2016

OGE Frigid Infliction 2016 Results

This year’s Frigid was co-directed by El Niño. The warmest February on record meant that for the first time in its eleven years, skis weren’t on the mandatory gear list! × Which route would you choose? Cool! [init_sidephotos album=”55596776″ key=”5TDkdq”]

February 27, 2016

Frigid Infliction 2016 – Important News!

This message was mailed to all racers on Feb 25th – if you didn’t get it, please let us know! One week left until the OGE Frigid Infliction 2016! Here in Vermont it’s around 50 degrees, last night it poured for hours, and Bolton Valley actually closed the mountain today. This uncooperative weather forces some […]