Only 13 days left until race day and its the countdown for the directors here at the leatherman loop headquarters.
One of the next biggest tasks at hand is to register the 350 pre entries that have accumulated to date. It is not just a matter of separating into age category and color coding the numbers for all of us race directors (and volunteers who help). For some like Tony, he has specific parameters and ideas for number assignment.
Examples are: joe ziminsky gets #3…. he was 3rd place finisher in 2002 griffin “buck” farro #13…. his age don mackenzie #81…. his age patrick hubbell #11…..his age rick hubbell #17…..# of leatherman loop races completed (that’s everyone of them!) nick ohnell #61…. his age carol kane #57…..her age roger borsett #15….# of loops completed bob goldblattt #16….# of loops completed john krasniewicz #52…..his age michael paletta #37…..his age george”cannonball”buchanan #5…..”he likes that #” douglas goldblatt #14….# of loops completed tabitha goulart #9……her age dick norsworthy #68…..his age rick chalmers #10 ….finish place 2002 race hernando I munoz #12 …”because we like him” john bria #50….”because we like him too” joe stanley #17…. we ordered a second #17 for joe if he shows up…..# of loops run.
So i guess if anyone is feeling partial to a particular # you can email tony at the loop site. Special orders won’t upset us but will only be honored until April 20th when we actually gather and assign the numbers in indelible ink. I’ll see all of you pre registerd runners in the tee-pee on rest day. Like we say, come with a good attitude and some dry socks.