How Do You Train?: Summary of Trails Covered to Date

EDIT 12/2012: We have a constantly updated collection of Westchester and area trail maps here. Let us know if any of your favorites are missing! How do you train for the Leatherman and in general?  In January-February of this year we have published eleven articles about trails and preserves we have trained on.  Let us know …

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How Do You Train?: Betsy Sluder Preserve

The Betsy Sluder Preserve is in Armonk, NY off of Old Route 22.  The park stretches behind the old Armonk Bowl and as a bonus – it features one of the Leatherman’s many caves.  It is a 70 acre park with around a 1.5 mile perimeter trail.  The Leatherman’s cave is in the southern part …

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The Legend of The Leatherman

[This text is originally sourced and adapted from the Trailside Nature Museum’s site here.] One of the most interesting pieces of Westchester County folklore is the living legend of the Leatherman.  The true story of the Leatherman is still shrouded in mystery and controversy.  However, even though we may never know the full story of this …

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Leatherman’s Loop: For Caracciolo, Third Time’s a Charm

(republished from old website) by J.B. COZENS The Lewisboro Ledger, April 2002 (post-loop article), Cross River, New York Click the article image to view a larger scan of the article form the Lewisboro Ledger in April 2002 from the week after the Leatherman’s Loop. The Leatherman’s Loop 2002 Race Results Sunday, April 28, 2002 • …

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10k of Bruising, Squishy Racing

(republished from old website) by Jim Wright, The Bergen Record, March 28, 2002 And now for something completely different: The Leatherman’s Loop, a six-mile steeplechase through the backwoods of northern Westchester County, offers a few certainties. You will get soaking wet when you cross two wide streams.  You will run slower than in any other …

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Leatherman Race Throws Boy For A Loop

(republished from old website) by J.B. COZENS The Lewisboro Ledger, April, 2001, Cross River, New York Over the years, the Leatherman’s Loop trail race has built a reputation as a supreme natural challenge.  Many a runner have been laid low by its stream crossings, ankle deep mud and steep, rocky trails. But in Sunday’s 15th …

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How Do You Train?: Merestead

Merestead is a key trail area in our trail series.  It is a greenway link that helps to join the Butler Preserve, the Meyer Preserve, and the Marsh Sanctuary (and Leonard Park) into a single trail network. You can also access Westmoreland Sanctuary via Butler by crossing a short bridge over interstate 684. Read on …

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