Five Days to Go…

Leatherman’s Loop News, Volume 30, Issue 2: Five Days ’til the Loop!

This year you will have the option to pick up your bib (and shirt if ordered) the day before the Loop. We will be at the WPA Gallery at the entrance to the Reservation from 10am-12noon on Saturday, April 23, 2016. If you can come and pick up your bib that would make Loop day a bit less hectic for you — and for our race day volunteers in the showmobile.

For Loop Sunday, plan to arrive early…  The Loop start time is 9am. Plan to be at the park before 8:15am to get parked and get your bibs (and t-shirts if ordered). Even earlier is better — and an early arrival will let you get a look around and get some warm up time. Plus you don’t want to get stuck in the unpredictable park entrance bottleneck! 

If you missed the earlier detailed instructions and logistics email, click here to read it.

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Leatherman’s Loop aerial photo of start area. Click for larger image.

Here’s a link to some handy maps and directions that should help you get on your way to the Loop.

If you want to make sure you are registered check here: Searchable list of registered runners.

Remember – there is no same day registration.

Bib pickup will begin at 7AM on the day of the Loop at the showmobile.

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Dogs are welcome at the Park but — just like any other time you visit a county park — you must obey the Park’s leash law.  There will be many other dogs around.

If you plan to run with your dog you must wait until the main group has started. Runners with dogs will be started 3 minutes after the main group. You MUST keep your dog leashed and close when running!

If you are planning to “Help Feed The Leatherman” please bring your food pantry donation to the Loop on April 26th.  Your generous donation will go to the Community Center of Northern Westchester and will directly benefit families in need.

A reminder from the Pound Ridge Reservation park management: On Sunday PLEASE respect the park speed limit of 15 MPH while driving on the park roads. Take special care driving the roadway into the park and in the parking meadow as there will be many people and pets walking around.

There will be staff and volunteers directing the parking and guiding cars to park efficiently. Please follow their directions. It is going to be tight parking and we’d like to pack ‘em in!

The forecast currently calls for a pretty mild start and warming temperatures on Sunday… Water levels are medium height. The mud flats are wet, but not too wet. In pasta terms they are “al dente.” Wear your brightest and cleanest socks! Send us before and after photos (of your socks or other items of clothing or body parts). Everything is looking good to go.

Have a safe trip — CAR POOL if you can!

Any questions please contact us.

See you on the trails…

-Tony, Judy, Rob, Mike, Bill and the rest of the Leatherman Harrier volunteers

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