Leatherman’s Loop News, Volume 32, Issue 2: 5 Days To Go!
If you are close by the Rez you can 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 9am-12noon on Saturday, April 21, 2018. 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 April 22nd, 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. Arrivals earlier than 7:30am typically get to park in the meadow parking lot. After then parking is on the grass. You don’t want to get stuck in the unpredictable park entrance bottleneck even though there will be friendly Westchester County Police directing traffic on Route 35/121!
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.
Race day bib pickup will begin at 7AM on the day of the Loop at the showmobile.
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 after main group has started. Runners with dogs will be started after the main group. You MUST keep your dog leashed and close when running!
If you are planning to contribute a food donation to the 10th annual “Help Feed The Leatherman” food drive, please bring your food pantry donation to the Loop on April 22nd. 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 partly sunny day with increasing temperatures starting at 38 degrees in the morning and warming up to the mid-50’s by afternoon… Water levels are pretty high after the latest monsoon-like rainstorm but should be lower by Loop day as the watershed drains. The mud flats were already soaked and ready to pull your shoes off before the latest storm. It is possible you should bring floaties for the mud flats. 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 for Sunday!
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