Sponsors complete the GMARA experience. We’ve been lucky to have help from outdoor industry heavyweights as well as many local Vermont businesses. If you’re a racer, please let them know you appreciate their support!
Become a Sponsor
We’re open to any great partnership ideas.
These businesses have made a great commitment to GMARA, and we can’t thank them enough.
Mammut makes some amazing gear. Whether you’re mountaineering, climbing, backcountry skiing, trail running or just doing a little travel their clothes are some of the most innovative, functional, and durable on the market. Mammut USA is based in Williston VT and provides awesome prizes for racers, and helps to outfit the core GMARA volunteer crew with high-end gear.
The Outdoor Gear Exchangewww.gearx.com
GearX.com is the online sibling of the Outdoor Gear Exchange (OGE) located on Church Street in beautiful Burlington, Vermont. It’s like having your local gear store online! Their mission is to sell great gear at great prices, to make the outdoors accessible and affordable for all levels of ability. The OGE was our title sponsor for the Frigid Infliction and the Bitter Pill for 2015 and 2016, and continues to provide excellent ongoing support.
Along with our primary sponsors, these businesses directly support GMARA’s races:
Bolton Valley Resortwww.boltonvalley.com
With 88km of Nordic and back country trails (including 26km of groomed Nordic terrain), Bolton Valley Resort has hosted twelve of our thirteen winter adventure races. Peaks to climb, ravines to traverse, and plenty of snow for everyone.
Bevo is a bold catering company offering a fully licensed bar and personalized fare.
As avid supporters of local farmers, they strive to use as many Vermont products as possible, from fruits and vegetables to meats and cheeses.
Bevo provided an excellent high-end “back yard barbecue” at summer races from 2011-2013, and should be back in 2014!
Garuka Bars are handmade with Vermont raw honey to provide you with the best tasting, best source of pre-exercise energy – and it’s no secret that your body performs better on real food than it does on artificial and synthetic ingredients. As a Vermont business, Garuka Bars is proud to be the only energy bar using 100% consumer recyclable packaging. Garuka Bars has been a valued GMARA sponsor since the 2015 Wintry Wander!
Skida started in 2007 when a VT skier started making hats for her college teammates. Now, they’re a local business in the strongest sense of the word – headquartered in Burlington, with seamstresses working from home in northern Vermont. Skida has provided luxurious hats, neckwarmers, and other gear as prizes for multiple GMARA winter races.
Ski Vermont (Vermont Ski Areas Association) is a non-profit association serving 18 Alpine and 30 Nordic member resorts across the state. They know that adventure racers who get a taste of Vermont terrain will be back to take advantage of the great skiing and year-round recreational opportunities that our mountains have to offer.
Come experience Winter in its Original State!
Zanfel Poison Ivy Wash is a safe and effective topical solution for poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. It is the only product known to remove urushiol, the toxin responsible for the reaction, from the skin after bonding, enabling the affected area to immediately begin healing. Those of us who have stumbled through a patch of poison ivy in a race know quite well how effective this product is.
These businesses help with regular club operations.
Moulton Law Groupwww.moultonlg.com
The Moulton Law Group is a Burlington, Vermont based boutique law firm providing sophisticated legal counsel to businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors throughout New England and beyond. The firm provides valuable legal counsel to GMARA.
MyTopo began in 1998 with the goal of providing custom printed navigation-ready map products for professional and recreational topographic map users.
They provide customized, waterproof, adventure-capable UTM maps to GMARA for our races, at a phenomenal discount.
Partners and Friends
Petra Cliffs is Burlington’s premiere indoor climbing center and mountaineering school. They hang our tyroleans every winter, keeping racers safe while they hang over the ravine, and they’ve set up the occasional rappel for us as well. Petra offers GMARA members a discounted one day climbing pass for $10, along with a free harness rental. If you need to brush up on your rope skills before a race, check them out!
Maine Summer ARwww.mainesummerar.com
Started in 2016, the Maine Summer Adventure Race is a 3- or 10-hour adventure in beautiful Midcoast Maine! Both races are hosted by the Midcoast Conservancy and designed by the members of Strong Machine Adventure Racing. All proceeds from the race benefit the Midcoast Conservancy.
Endurance Aventure is a Quebec business which was founded in 1998. Its goal is to promote physical activity through the presentation of outdoor activities and to ensure that participants enjoy unique experiences. Endurance Aventure puts on the RAID International Gaspesie, a four-day race on the Gaspesie peninsula in September.
Catamount Outdoor Family Centerwww.catamountoutdoor.com
The Catamount outdoor family center promotes family and community well being through activity and education in a natural environment. 500 acres of space including biking/skiing trails and an orienteering course make this the perfect place to train for future adventure races. Catamount gives discounted passes as prizes to some of our top local racers, and was the host location for the 2013 Bitter Pill.